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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Project presentation including technical challenges and expected impact.


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Progress update with first results.

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Presentation of the main  solutions integrated and validates.

The MooringSense project attracts the attention of the floating wind subcommittee of the World Forum Offshore Wind

MooringSense has attracted the attention of the Floating Offshore Wind Mooring Subcommittee, a body focused on floating offshore wind that makes up the international association World Forum Offshore Wind (WFO).

MooringSense project arouses interest at the OMAE international congress

MooringSense project has attracted particular interest during the 40th edition of the International Conference on Ocean, Offshore & Arctic Engineering (OMAE), the most eminent technical-scientific congress worldwide on Offshore technology

MooringSense successfully advances the development of technologies to improve predictive maintenance of mooring systems

The European MooringSense project is successfully advancing in developing technologies that will enable designing an efficient strategy for managing the structural integrity of mooring systems. The international research, which aims


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%
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RWE, NTE and Havfram have teamed up to participate in the Norwegian Government’s tender process for floating offshore wind energy.

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Iberdrola has announced three new offshore wind development projects in Taiwan with a combined potential capacity of approximately 6 GW.

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Prysmian Group and Asso.subsea have signed a contract with RTE for the development of an export submarine power cable system for the Gruissan floating offshore wind farm

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The installation of the world’s largest floating offshore wind farm, the 48MW Kincardine Offshore Wind, has been completed.

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Kansai Electric Power and RWE have agreed to jointly study the feasibility of a large-scale floating wind project off the Japanese coast.

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Aker Offshore Wind and Mainstream Renewable Power have been selected as the preferred bidder to acquire 50 per cent stake in Progression Energy’s 800 MW floating wind project in Japan.
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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