Antifouling coatings are not the only answer for biofouling prevention on Marine Renewable Energy (MRE) infrastructure.
Most devices have niche areas, such as flooded internal spaces or critical components, e.g. heat exchangers or connectors and sensors, where conventional antifouling coating approaches simply won’t work. Failure of these areas or components, caused by blocking or obscuring by biofouling, can result in costly device recovery action being required and significant downtime.
The Centre works to ensure that before your device is deployed the critical areas are identified and adequately protected from biofouling issues. We have worked with a number of clients in the MRE sector and other industries to help to prevent niche critical component areas from failure due to biofouling.