The ADMA Energy Pilot is focused around the following broad market areas:
- Offshore Oil and Gas.
- Offshore wind.
- Ocean energy – especially wave and tidal.
The main goal is to create new business opportunities and increased growth for the sector by facilitating to European companies the best partnerships in order to address and solve specific challenges at the technological level in the different markets and segments:
- For offshore oil & gas the challenges include operation in deeper seas, higher pressures and temperatures and with increased levels of corrosive and erosive materials in the flow, whilst maintaining integrity, reducing operation and maintenance costs and meeting more stringent leakage prevention requirements.
- For offshore wind energy the challenges include increased water depths, more remote and distant site locations, corrosion of towers and foundations and larger size of components, with a resultant increase in logistical challenges for installation, operation and maintenance.
- For ocean energy (mainly wave and tidal energies), the current biggest challenge is the survivability of the marine devices.