The partners of the Metal Structures Centre are pleased to present the programme of the 3rd  seminar on “Structural integrity of metal structures”

Thursday May 24th 2018, 13-17h


  • Structural integrity challenges for power plants in the current energy transition race“, by Frits Petit, Engie Laborelec
  • FFS assessment reactor case: out of roundness reactor“, by Willem Deraedt, Sintra engineers
  • Design, build and in-service follow-up of a dynamically loaded steel structure“, by Peter Neven, TCS
  • Structural integrity beyond the standard“, by Stijn Hertelé & Philippe Thibaux, Metal Structures Centre
  • Assessment of corrosion damage affecting the girth or long seam weld in vintage pipelines”, by Troy Swankie, DNV-GL
  • Challenges and opportunities for offshore single sided welded tubular joints“, by Jo Willems, Smulders
  • Structural integrity in risk based design of inland waterway tankers“, by Joep Broekhuijsen, Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding

Including two panel discussions chaired by Prof. Wim De Wale and Fleur Maas, a coffee break and followed by a networking reception


Metal Structures Centre,
Tech lane A2, Technologiepark 935, 9052 Zwijnaarde (Ghent)


Participation fee is 85,00 EUR (VAT included). Register online or sign in for our dedicated newsletter to stay tuned.

Your MSC team

Fleur Maas, Director BIL-IBS,  Prof. Wim De Waele, Soete Laboratory Ghent University, Prof. Stijn Hertelé, Soete Laboratory Ghent University, Karen Hemelsoet, Business Developer, IOF consortium Metals – Ghent University, Philippe Thibaux, Technology Manager OCAS, Marc Vanderschueren, Business Development Manager OCAS