A project aimed at increasing knowledge within new materials with relevance for offshore use.

Composites have been considered the future material for more than 40 years. However, nowadays we see an actual increase in the use of composites in cars and planes.

“Composites are lighter than any viable alternatives and not subject to corrosion, which should prove highly suitable for use in offshore installations. Sensors are easily embedded in composites compared to steel. Production cost has been an issue, but we see increasingly lowered costs, which makes composites a more attractive substitute. Modern aircrafts already consists of 50 per cent composites. It is time to take a closer look at the impact composites could have on the oil and gas industry”, says Marit Dolmen, RD&I Manager at GCE NODE.

Other advanced materials will also be covered in the project.