CorroFAT: Influence of corrosive media on the fatigue strength of offshore wind turbines

Project members: 
Christian WoitzikMoritz BraunSören Ehlers

Project partners:
Institute for Renewable Energy Systems (Stralsund University of Applied Sciences and Arts), Fraunhofer Center for Maritime Logistics and Services (CML Hamburg), Fraunhofer Institute for Large Structures in Production Engineering (IGP Rostock), Institute for Steel Construction (Leibniz Universität Hannover), Institute for Ship Structural Design and Analysis (TU Hamburg)

Funding party: 
Arbeitsgemeinschaft industrieller Forschungsvereinigungen „Otto von Guericke“ (AiF),  Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie (BMWi)

12.2020 – 11.2022


1.5 million for the joint project “Offshore Wind Energy Systems for Hydrogen Supply

The AiF is funding the lead project “Offshore Wind Energy Systems for Hydrogen Supply” as part of the call for proposals “Lead Technologies for the Energy Turnaround”. The aim is to provide technologies for offshore wind energy generation and its conversion into energy carriers and to develop concepts and methods to make this energy and these energy carriers, such as hydrogen, usable on land.

The research partners are involved in four sub-projects. The Institute for Design and Strength of Ships at TUHH will work on the sub-project “Influence of corrosive media on the vibration strength of offshore wind turbines” with the Institute for Steel Construction at Leibniz Universität Hannover (lead).