PROJECT

Novel Coatings for Subsea Structures

Novel Coatings for Subsea Structures

Supervisors

  • Julian Partridge
    Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, School of Biological Sciences, UWA
  • Thomas Wernberg
    Senior Lecturer, School of Biological Sciences, UWA
  • Scott Draper
    Associate Professor, Oceans Graduate School, UWA

Students

  • Tony Yang
  • Terry Griffiths

Project Description

This project is testing novel coatings on sample / test plates in the field using UWA’s Riverlab facilities to investigate effects on marine growth. Subsequent testing of the samples in the laboratory will then be undertaken under conditions which simulate the operational state of subsea equipment. The project combines the marine biology of marine growth with innovative engineering to improve the performance of subsea structures.

This project is a CEED project sponsored by Aurora Offshore Engineering.