Doctoral dissertation discusses the topic of chloride induced steel corrosion processes in blended cements, where cement clinker is partially replaced with slag, fly ash, natural pozzolan and limestone mineral admixtures. During the on-field investigation in Port of Koper for 4.5 years, corrosion processes in concrete columns made of ordinary portland cement and portland slag cement were monitored. The columns were exposed to natural tiding, salt-water spray and environmental temperature changes throughout the exposure period. Electrical resistance sensors and coupled multi-electrodes were used as corrosion monitoring techniques. As part of the laboratory experiments, multiple mortar specimens were made of portland cement and three blended cements using fly ash, natural pozzolan, slag and limestone as partial clinker replacement. Half the specimens were subjected to accelerated carbonation and some properties of mortars in both carbonation states were characterised at different exposure periods. The specimens were exposed to 3.5 % NaCl solution for 1 year and during the exposure, pore solutions were extracted for each cement. Galvanostatic pulse, electrical resistance sensors and coupled multi-electrode array were used to monitor corrosion processes in mortar. In order to determine corrosion properties of steel in pore solutions, cyclic potentiodynamic polarization, linear polarization and open circuit potential were measured. Using multiple complementary and innovative monitoring techniques we were able to successfully monitor initiation and propagation of steel corrosion in mortars made of blended cements and link those results to physical and chemical mortar properties. Using cements with higher clinker content, it was shown that the initiation time is longer than cements with mineral admixtures. After initiation, corrosion rates in portland cement can initially be slightly lower than specific blended cements, but later blended cements offer reduced corrosion rates compared to portland cement. It was also shown that mortars made of cements with mineral admixtures and in carbonated state can have corrosion damage with lower maximum depth than those that appear in portland cement mortars in the same timeframe.