New Joint Industry Proposals
Contact: Joerik Minnebo
Preferential Weld Corrosion (PWC) is observed more frequently on permanent mooring chains, and in some cases has been determined to be the cause of failure of some mooring lines. So far, the occurrence of PWC does not seem to be correlated to either chain grade, water depth, geographic location, or manufacturer. This JIP will investigate the following:
- Prevalence of PWC within the permanent mooring industry
- Characterization of PWC features, and identify relevant correlations
- Study the driving factors that cause PWC, through modeling and field tests.
- Provide guidance tools on the risk of PWC related to the integrity of the mooring system.
Initiative: MARIN and NREL have initiated the SCALEWIND JIP to develop a widely accepted floating wind turbine design assessment methodology that leads to efficient design convergence and reduced operational uncertainties for large scale floating wind.
Information: Scalewind leaflet
Contact: Erik-Jan de Ridder
Website: MARIN Scalewind