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Published: 30 January 2018 30 January 2018

Carbon Trust has announced the winners of its latest innovation competition to find novel methods to inspect offshore wind substructures. The competition, launched as part of the Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator programme, targeted companies with new or adaptable techniques for inspection of offshore wind foundations.

Entries were sought to address four specific challenges: weld inspection for monopile foundations; weld inspection for jacket foundations; grout inspection for monopile foundations and grout inspection for jacket foundations. The challenge winners were:

The winners will initially receive a range of tailored support from the Carbon Trust, the OWA partners and technical contractors INNOSEA and Everoze. This will include marketing advice through to engineering and industry-specific support. Following this phase those techniques which show significant potential will then be tested at operational offshore wind farms to prove their ability in real life conditions.

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