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MooringSense The proposed solution will be enabled by the development of Digital Twin technologies, a low-cost and reliable smart sensor solution for floating platforms’ motion monitoring, Structural Health Monitoring algorithms, as well as holistic control strategies to allow optimal operation European Research and Innovation Project to reduce the floating offshore wind operating costs by up to 15% MooringSense The proposed solution will be enabled by the development of a low-cost smart sensor for FOWT motion monitoring, a Mooring System Digital Twin (DT) model, Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) techniques, as well as control strategies for mooring condition management tolerance at turbine and farm levels. View more info New approach to managing
the integrity of mooring systems
MooringSense View more info MooringSense will contribute towards reshaping the massive renewable energy potential of the deeper waters, through enabling the transformation of unexpected interventions into scheduled preventive actions, in order to achieve substantial maintenance costs reductions and increased availability Shift from unscheduled to
preventive maintenance
and predictive operation

MooringSense

Objectives

MooringSense aims at reducing FOW operational costs by 10-15% and increasing operational efficiency by means of an increase of Annual Energy Production by 2-3%, through the development of more efficient strategies and tools for mooring system integrity management and control.

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Technology

MooringSense will take advantage of mooring systems’ updated condition information, provided by a Digital Twin (DT) and innovative monitoring technologies, to allow the implementation risk-based integrity management plans and more holistic control strategies to reduce OPEX and increase energy production of FOW farms.

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MooringSense

The project MooringSense aims at reducing operational costs and increasing efficiency through the development of an efficient risk-based integrity management strategy for mooring systems based on an affordable and reliable on-line monitoring technology.

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Consortium

The consortium comprises 9 partners from Europe’s key OW industry and academia, including worldwide market leaders in chains (VIC), wires and ropes (BRI), both producing hybrid solutions for the mooring lines.

They will collaborate to improve the understanding of mooring lines loading and performance, including a degradation mechanism.

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CTC
GNSS-sensors and algorithms for marine applications.
Materials degradation for Offshore applications…
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BRIDON BEKAERT
Bekaert Wire Rope Industry is the worldwide market leader in wires and ropes for mooring systems.
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IKERLAN
Control systems and Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) systems.
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INTECSEA
Intecsea is an engineering company with a vast track record in O&G and FOW sectors providing support in O&M applied to offshore assets.
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SAITEC
Saitec Offshore Technologies is a Floating wind turbine platform developer. Its role in the MooringSense project is to provide…
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SINTEF
Coupled Models development and Ocean Basin testing for O&G and FOW.
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TNO
Control systems, O&M planning and cost models.
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VICINAY MARINE
Vicinay Marine Innovacion is the Engineering and RDi Company of Vicinay Marine, a worldclass supplier of mooring chains, forged connectors and subsea solutions
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ZUNIBAL
Development of smart sensor for marine applications

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MooringSense presentation

Project presentation including technical challenges and expected impact.

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Available in September 2021

Progress update with first results.

Coming soon

Available in August 2022

Presentation of the main  solutions integrated and validates.

News
MooringSense lays the foundation for a model to manage the structural integrity of FOW turbine mooring systems

The first progress meeting confirmed the smooth development of the project, which aims to reduce the maintenance cost of floating wind turbines by up to 15 %

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The World’s Largest Floating Wind Farm Is Already Hard at Work

Unlike most offshore wind farm projects, this one floats. By Courtney Linder WindFloat Atlantic is the world’s largest offshore wind turbine on a floating platform. The first of these wind farm units was

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Digital Twins Mature in the North Sea

As the offshore oil and gas industry strives to improve the reliability and economics of major projects, seasoned operators are increasingly turning to digital twins to optimize the lifecycle of their assets.

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Events
GLOBAL OFFSHORE WIND 2020 – 16 – 17 June | Manchester Central | #RUKGOW20

Attend the premier offshore wind event in the world's largest offshore wind market. Experience this exciting sector come to life over two jam-packed days of political keynotes, expert panels, debates, procurement tenders, sector deal updates, disruptive innovation, business partnering, international pavilions, inward delegations and much more.

European innovation project to reduce the offshore wind turbines operating costs of by up to 15%
3 days ago
MooringSense developments will leverage a mooring #integritymanagement strategy. Assisted by decision support tools, the strategy will imply the optimization of turbine control parameters for increased energy production.
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The turbine will be supported by a floating semi‐submersible concrete structure. The prototype is scheduled to be installed and commissioned at Metcentre outside Karmøy, Norway, by the end of 2022.

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Ireland could soon become a global centre for #offshorewind, thanks to a vast maritime territory, supportive government policies and the highest average wind speeds in #Europe
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Control strategies and algorithms will be developed with the aim of optimizing operation. MooringSense will implement a dynamic loading control of the mooring lines as a strategy to improve the floating offshore wind turbine control https://t.co/2OMkBSob6q
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Spain’s Greenalia has submitted the project and environmental planning applications to develop four new floating offshore wind farms in Gran Canaria
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Prime Minister Solberg started the cutting robot on the first sheet of steel of Hywind Tampen: the world largest floating offshore wind farm. The technology project opens up new opportunities for Norwegian industry.

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Project
Information

Grant agreement ID: 851703
Start date: 1 November 2019
End date:  31 October 2022
Funded under: H2020-EU.3.3.2.
Overall budget: € 4 197 620
EU contribution: € 4 197 620

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