Weekly Poll (12)


Plans are in place for offshore wind development both off the Atlantic Coast of the U.S. and in the Great Lakes. Is your business preparing for the coating work that will come with more U.S. offshore wind structures?


Researchers at the University of Michigan, funded by the Navy and Air Force, are working on "omniphobic" coatings they say could reduce friction for ships in the water. Will hydrophobic/oleophobic coatings soon be ready for heavy-duty marine use?


New reports indicate that the Federal Emergency Management Agency may not reimburse California fully for repairs to the Oroville Dam. Should FEMA step in to help?


The U.S. military has expressed recently that it would like to block offshore drilling and wind projects in some U.S. waters where it operates. Should military exercises trump energy development at sea?


Last month’s Gulf of Mexico offshore drilling lease auction offered more acreage than any before it, but resulted in only about $3.5 million more in bids compared with last year’s auction. Will energy companies be investing considerably more in U.S. offshore drilling in the coming years?


A German energy company recently became the first to use thermal spray aluminum to protect the monopiles of a new offshore wind farm. Will TSA soon become the standard for protecting these assets?


The Trump administration is looking to expand offshore drilling off of U.S. coastlines. Good idea or bad?


Researchers are currently developing a glass-based coating for ships and rooftops. Do you believe this will be beneficial for protecting them from heat and sun?


Worker fatalities are on the rise in the energy industry. Why do you think that is?


Five years after the deadly BP explosion in the Gulf, which aspect of the offshore industry still needs the most safety attention?


What is the best way to fund infrastructure maintenance in the U.S. going forward?


Generally speaking, which type of infrastructure do you think poses the greatest safety concern today?


 
 
   

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