A poster of the European project MooringSense has been awarded during the international Wind Europe 2022, held at the Bilbao Exhibition Centre (BEC). The initiative was part of the congress poster exhibition.
Jon Basurko, a researcher at Ikerlan, in collaboration with SINTEF –both partners of MooringSense– presented a poster entitled “Structural health monitoring of the mooring system of floating wind turbines through satellite positioning”. A poster explaining how the system for continuous structural health monitoring (SHM) of floating offshore wind platforms is developed from data collected by Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) sensors, one of the technologies implemented within MooringSense.
This technological solution, which already has a scale prototype in the process of being validated, makes it possible to detect certain defective or harmful conditions in the mooring systems of floating wind turbines by observing deviations in the movement of the platforms.
The MooringSense project’s main objectives are to reduce floating offshore wind turbines’ operating and maintenance costs by up to 10-15% and improve energy production by 2-3%. These objectives will be achieved by developing several enabling technologies.