Published: 24 January 2020 24 January 2020
MooringSense project is supported by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and aims to develop a specific approach to design an efficient mooring system for floating offshore wind platforms.
For the next 36 months, 9 partners from Europe’s offshore wind industry and academia will share their knowledge and experience in offshore wind industry. The partners are Fundación Centro Tecnológico de Componentes (CTC), Saitec Engineering, Zunibal, Nederlandse Organisatie Voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek, Vicinay Marine Innovación, Ikerlan, Sintef Ocean, Bridon Bekaert Ropes Group and Intecsea.
MooringSense will use Saitec Engineering’s SATH floating platform
, a semi-submersible concept. A reduced scale model will be used as a case study and will be tested to develop a numerical model of the mooring system and a realistic baseline assessment in terms of CAPEX, OPEX and LCOE. In order to do so, Saitec Engineering will provide mooring system configurations that will be combined with other partners contributions to identify degradation mechanisms and failure modes.
The proposed solution to achieve these objectives will consist of the integration of several components/prototypes that will be validated in a relevant environment to measure and assess the achieved performances against the specified technical requirements.