Sectors

We work within the renewables sector to deliver composites solutions that drive down the cost of energy within areas such as wind, wave, tidal and solar energy.

Composite solutions, such as wind turbine blades and tidal turbine blades fabricated from glass and carbon fibre manufactured with an infusion or prepreg process, are widespread throughout North America, Europe and Asia.  Composites offer an unrivalled cost-benefit ratio within these applications.

These advanced materials enhance performance, improve payback time and reduce the cost of ownership over the life of the renewable generation asset. The outstanding fatigue performance and low maintenance of composite materials within load carrying structures will drive broader adoption in this industry.

STRUCTeam has delivered our full range of services to OEMs and operators within the renewables sector. Notable projects include the delivery of design and engineering services for wind turbine and tidal blades using either carbon fibre or glass fibre technology. Our designs are typically certified through DNV GL guidelines.

Composite materials possess unlimited potential within the civil and structural engineering sectors as they can be customised to benefit a variety of construction types. By using a moulded composite, it is possible to create load bearing structures of almost infinite shapes and variety.

Composites offer other performance benefits including lightweight characteristics and fire and smoke retardant (FST) features. Introducing a composites solution to an architectural, civil or structural engineering project can also deliver lower cost of ownership (LCO), as maintenance costs are typically reduced.

Composite materials facilitate both structural and styling features, such as roofs, FRP/GRP bridges or cladding, fairings and canopies. These advanced materials have been used successfully to strengthen ageing infrastructure and restore the structural integrity to acceptable levels after earthquakes or other structural damage.

Projects include concept studies for a large carbon composites roof of a corporate headquarters, carbon composites staircase concept studies for the head office of a major OEM plus the design of an innovative beachfront art installation designed to mimic the appearance of dune grass.

There is uncapped potential to deliver pioneering composite solutions within the automotive market. These opportunities exist for high performance vehicles and increasingly in mass production applications across civilian, military and industrial vehicle OEMs.

Composite materials are a well-established feature of the motorsport sector, where the light weight, high strength and stiffness of composites can deliver performance enhancements. Increasingly, solutions where the unique properties of composites materials can make a difference are in structural and non-structural elements, such as the chassis and car body panels.

Composite manufacturing technologies offer a solution for automotive OEMs seeking to reduce vehicle weights and emissions. Electric cars also have the potential to bring these technologies into the automotive mainstream.

Composite are widely used within the onshore and offshore oil and gas sector. STRUCTeam realises the huge growth potential to deliver further innovative performance enhancements and reduce maintenance costs. These could be to meet your need for lightweight structures, fire and blast resistance, or indeed any other engineering or structural challenge you encounter in this highly competitive and challenging market.

With STRUCTeam’s guidance; OEMs, manufacturers and supply chain companies involved in industrial and petrochemical processes are benefitting from composites solutions that deliver process and performance improvements, cost effectively.

The onshore and offshore oil and gas sector is an established user of composites material solutions and many more areas of the industry can benefit from the advantages of structural composites. The combination of lightweight materials with high mechanical properties to weight ratio, alongside the fire retardant and blast resistant features, make composites a very effective structural material to work with.

There is much potential within the support services and subsea technologies; either new builds or through mid- life refits. Topsides and jacket structures, together with pressure vessels, are also long-term, viable applications for composites within this industry.

We deliver a complete range of advanced technologies to the marine sector that include composites boatbuilding solutions within the high performance, sport and leisure, industrial and military marine markets.

Marine applications demonstrate the true breadth and scope of potential composite technologies and can be found across all segments of this industry. These include distinctive luxury superyachts and high-performance race boats, alongside workboats, ships, passenger ferries and military craft.

STRUCTeam’s services to the marine sector span our entire service offering. We have designed many high-performance superyachts, race boats and production boats. These solutions have incorporated carbon fibre infusion and prepreg technologies, honeycomb solutions or glass fibre or foam core products – depending on the project’s objectives. We also develop vessel components such as radar masts, rudders and superstructure to meet our clients’ needs.

We support these projects with our full portfolio of services, together with laminate and detail design. STRUCTeam can manage the certification process for our clients therefore delivering a turnkey solution so you can focus on your core business with industry experts at your side.