Symposium on Marine Corrosion: Industry and Scientific Challenges in Marine Corrosion

A wide range of materials is applied in different offshore applications. In particular, several metallic materials such as stainless steels alloys, aluminum alloys, Copper alloys, etc. are used. The utilization of these metallic materials is regulated by standards and guides which provide information about technical requirements, production techniques and guidance for the design and fabrication of offshore structures and equipment.

Marine corrosion results in changes in the properties of metallic materials which may often lead to impairment of the function of structures and systems. Consequently, metallic materials are often protected from the harsh environment of the seawater by coatings.

Within this context CTC would like to invite you to the first International Symposium on Marine Corrosion to be held in Santander (Spain) on 30 May 2018, which will take place in the Assembly Hall of the PCTCAN, Albert Einstein Street nº4, 39011, Santander on May 30, 2018 at 9:00 a.m and whose main aim is to provide an updated insight on the industrial and scientific challenges in corrosion protection in offshore energy and marine/maritime sectors. The symposium’s target participants are technical and R&D managers from the entire value chain, including component and device developers, operators, certifiers, as well as research organizations that carry out their activity in the field of offshore structures design and fabrication or corrosion protection.

Apart from the technical presentations and discussions, the event will be a good opportunity for the networking and the identification of funding opportunities at European level through the H2020 framework programme.

Interested participants are requested to confirm attendance by filling the form you will find in the following link by 25 May 2018.


Santander, May 30, 2018

09:00-09:15 Registration
09:15-09:30 Welcome Eduardo González Mesones (President of the CTC Executive Committee) and Beatriz Sancristóbal (Project and Business Development Manager at CTC)



Introduction to marine corrosion

Manuel Morcillo Linares – Research Professor at CENIM/CSIC. Dept. of surface Engineering, Corrosion and Durability.

10:00-10:20 Marine Corrosión. A big challenge for offshore wind

Pedro María Alonso Muñoz – Quality manager Offshore Substation East Anglia1 – IBERDROLA


Overview of corrosión issues in naval sector

Aitor Gonzalez – Coating, Manoeuvring and Services Manager at ASTANDER


Experience of CTC in marine corrosion

Álvaro Rodríguez – Head of Industry and Energy Unit at CTC




Metal Spraying Technology

Stuart Milton -Managing Director at Metallisation


Organic coatings for high corrosive marine environment

PhD. Santiago Arias Codolar – R&D Director Hempel paints – HEMPEL


Advance sensors for corrosion monitoring

PhD. Yves VAN INGELGEM – Zensor (founder and CEO) | CellSine (co-founder and board member)


Corrosion in Mooring Lines

Aintzane Exposito – Researcher in materials at Vicinay Marine Innovación

12:50-13:10 Funding opportunities for R&D projects on marine corrosion

Mª del Pilar de Miguel Ortega –  Technical Expert in Materials. Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology – CDTI



15:00-18:00 TECHNICAL VISITS: Marine Corrosion Test Site “El Bocal” and Cantabrian company’DEGIMA

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