The offshore industry carries out activities near the coast, such as gas extraction on oil rigs, but also the deployment of wind farms at sea. The equipment and parts are constantly confronted with humidity, water, salt, and oxidation. This is an aggressive environment that metals must be able to withstand. For these reasons, strong oxidation-resistant metals are often chosen in this industry.

Applications in the offshore industry

  • Pipeline systems
  • Electrical conduction
  • Oil drilling

Most frequently used metals in this industry

  • Copper alloys for electrical conduction
  • Tungsten carbide for oil drilling
  • Nickel inconel alloys for pipeline systems