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 for Oil&Gas and marine renewable energies. Over 1,000 attendees from 40 countries participate annually in the meeting, held virtually this year due to health restrictions.
CTC Technology Centre, who conducts the European research, and the Ikerlan technology centre, which is part of the project consortium, have had the opportunity to present their role carried out within MooringSense, “A concept for floating offshore wind mooring system integrity management based on monitoring, digital twin and control technologies”. A presentation in which they highlighted the mission of the research project to reduce the maintenance costs of offshore wind turbines by up to 15% and how they seek to achieve the established objectives through the development and application of various technological solutions in the fields of monitoring and control, supported by the Digital Twins.
The presentation was also followed by a question-and-answer session, in which the conference participants showed particular curiosity and interest in the European project. The MooringSense partners’ presentation has been a boost to increase the visibility of the project internationally and the results to be achieved to promote floating offshore wind as a source of energy.
The OMAE congress, promoted by ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers), is a unique opportunity for researchers, engineers and technicians from the scientific and industrial community to learn about and present technological advances, exchange experiences and promote international cooperation and the creation of synergies between actors related to marine renewables.
MooringSense has now reached its halfway point, and the consortium is working on implementing the objectives set for the second half of the research. The CTC Technology Centre, Saitec, Zunibal, Vicinay Marine Innovation, Ikerlan, TNO, Intecsea, Bekaert Wire Rope Industry, and Sintef Ocean make up the consortium for this project.