Many structures and systems in the world, especially those in the western countries, are aging and will require repair or replacement. Replacing aging systems is not only costly, but may also impact sustainability. Materials performance is also of concern in many renewable energy sources, such as offshore wind farms. The Materials Program at our Stratetic Research & Innovation unit addresses these concerns through three major thematic elements.
Understanding the long-term performance of materials is at the core of many of the service offerings of DNV GL.