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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Available in June 2020

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

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French oil major Total and Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG) announced plans to develop a 2.3-gigawatt portfolio of floating offshore wind projects in South Korea.

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The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has recently published a study on #floatingwind, unveiling a new strategic vision for the sector.
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Our project will integrate a detailed digital replica of the #mooringsystems. The solution will be based on improved high fidelity coupled numerical models and advanced simulation tools

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Odfjell Drilling has invested in Oceanwind AS, a company whose long-term objective is to own and operate harsh environment #floating #offshore wind turbines.
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#BridonBekaert, member of our consortium, and IDEOL have signed a strategic partnership to develop a new synthetic #mooringsolution for the #floating offshore wind market.
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A very low-cost and robust smart motion sensor will be designed and developed. This sensor will provide centimetre level accuracy in position, millimetre per second level in velocity and tenth of degree level in attitude.
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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