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 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.



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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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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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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GNSS-sensors and algorithms for marine applications.
Materials degradation for Offshore applications…
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Bekaert Wire Rope Industry is the worldwide market leader in wires and ropes for mooring systems.
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Control systems and Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) systems.
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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 Offshore Technologies is a Floating wind turbine platform developer. Its role in the MooringSense project is to provide…
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Coupled Models development and Ocean Basin testing for O&G and FOW.
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Control systems, O&M planning and cost models.
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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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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.

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Available in August 2022

Presentation of the main  solutions integrated and validates.

MooringSense publishes two deliverables related to the integrity management of mooring systems

The MooringSense project has updated the state-of-the-art technologies, techniques and tools related to the management of mooring systems applied in the Oil&Gas industry. This review, carried out from the perspective

MooringSense successfully defines the architecture of its digital twin

The European MooringSense project, which aims to reduce the costs associated with floating offshore wind energy production by 10-15%, has taken a step forward in defining a more efficient management

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 %


Autonomous Robotics and Unmanned System are redefining the offshore infrastructure working environment with health and safety improvements during inspection and maintenance of wind turbines thanks to reduced human intervention in

European innovation project to reduce the offshore wind turbines operating costs of by up to 15%
6 days ago
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Irish company ESB and Norwegian company Equinor will jointly develop a 1.4 GW Moneypoint floating offshore wind farm on Ireland's west coast.

#mooringsystems #offshore #floatingwind #windenergy #integritymanagement #H2020
2 weeks ago
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The U.K. is paving the way for a boost in global development of floating offshore wind projects as part of a national drive to deliver 1 GW of electricity from the technology by 2030.
#mooringsystems #floatingwind #windenergy
2 weeks ago
CTC leads the work package 4 intended for the development of the Smart Sensor. Within this WP, CTC will develop the GNSS algorithms to achieve the required performance. From its Navigation and Robotics unit, Raul Arnau explains the progress to date.

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2 weeks ago
SINTEF Ocean leads the work package 3 of #MooringSense, which aims at developing and validating a digital twin for the floating wind turbine mooring system. Nuno Magalhaes, Senior Research Scientist at SINTEF Ocean, explains the progress to date of WP3.
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4 weeks ago
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Floating offshore wind energy developer EnerOcean requests the construction of two wind farms off Gran Canaria. The projects would consist of up to 15 floating turbines.

#mooringsystems #offshore #floatingwind #windenergy

4 weeks ago
Saitec Offshore Technologies leads the work package 2 devoted to the analysis and definition of the reference case. Carlos Garrido, its R&D Manager, explains in this video the progress to date of WP2 of #MooringSense

#mooringsystems #offshore #floatingwind #windenergy #H2020

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