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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.

MooringSense

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

Coming Soon

Available in June 2020

Project presentation including technical challenges and expected impact.

Coming soon

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%
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MingYang Smart Energy says it expects to deliver what will be the first floating wind turbine to be installed offshore China in 2021

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#Europe holds the highest share of offshore wind energy installation capacity. According to European Union, Europe is likely to be at the helm of the offshore wind market worldwide until 2020, followed by China

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Control strategies and algorithms will be developed with the aim of optimizing operation. Control algorithms will take advantage of #Floating platform motion and #mooringsystem condition information.
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An estimated 70 GW of #Floating wind #power could be installed across the globe by 2040, according to forecasts contained in the Carbon Trust’s new Floating Wind Joint Industry Project’s (JIP’s) second phase summary report.

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A very low-cost and robust smart motion sensor will be designed and developed. This sensor will provide highly accurate Attitude, Position, Velocity and Time information.
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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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