Discover how to improve protection against corrosion, to reduce maintenance costs, and improve profitability
Steel is an important material in the PV industry, especially in ground mounted utility scale plants. Its selection is driving strength & robustness while its protective coating is driving durability & maintenance costs.
Join our pv magazine webinar, to discuss the issue of corrosion, assess the severity of this problem, and how it can impact costs, and investment. Moderated by Jonathan Gifford, managing editor, pv magazine, we will then discuss possible solutions with Jérôme Guth, Solar Segment Leader, from ArcelorMittal who have developed a galvanized steel for corrosion protection, Magnelis®, as one available option. This will be illustrated through concrete figures of performance tests and results, and case study examples of real projects throughout the World.
Jérôme Guth will be joined by Eric Lauer, Strategic Development Manager, from Forming AG, who will discuss the needs for solar structures, and the standards driving selections of steels for construction and metallic fabricated structures. As we deep dive into the issues, and the ArcelorMittal solution for effective corrosion protection mechanisms, Eric Lauer will detail Forming AG’s experience of using Magnelis®, a new generation of metallic coated steel.
- Why durability of solar structures is key
- How steels for structures are selected
- Magnelis®: a breakthrough galvanised steel for corrosion protection
- Field test results
- Applications for ground mounted structures
- Experience and projects: from France to US and Middle East
Join this webinar, and discover through the presentation of Magnelis®, a new generation of metallic coated steel, how to improve the protection against corrosion, to reduce costs and improve profitability.
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Jérôme Guth, Solar Segment Leader, ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products
After graduation in Metallurgical engineering, Jérôme Guth held several positions in the automotive segment of the group, in R&D, as a production manager of Electro galvanized steels, as a resident engineer and later as head of advanced automotive engineering at Arcelor, with the objective to introduce new steel grades for weight reduction at car manufacturers. In 2006, Jérôme moved to global headquarter in Luxembourg at the CEO office of Flat Product Europe.
After more than 15 years in automotive & corporate activities, he joined ArcelorMittal construction industry and was appointed in 2009 Managing Director of a profiling subsidiary of ArcelorMittal producing structural profiles for building & solar applications. In 2014, he headed the business development for the construction market, which included later the responsibility for our Metallic Coated steels Product portfolio, Magnelis® and the solar market developments.
Eric Lauer, Strategic Development Manager, Forming AG
After graduation in Metallography engineering, Eric Lauer held several positions in the automotive segment by MAGNA Automotive International, in Purchasing, Supply chain, as a Non-Automotive manager to develop the solar activity, with the objective to introduce an 100% steel solar Module Mounting Systems (MMS) for price reduction.
After 15 years in automotive & corporate activities, he joined in 2017 the Solar EPC (Engineering , Procurement , Construction) Greencells GmbH as head of MMS to develop his own MMS and won the MMS Design&Supply contract for the world’s largest solar power plant (in Abu Dhabi 1177MW) in partnership with Forming AG who produced and delivered all steel profiles.
In September 2018, he joined Forming AG to develop the international solar market with the objective to optimize the MMS steel profiles using HSS and new coating solution to improve lifetime.