The new market for floating offshore wind mooring is expected to increase significantly in the years to come with the increased use of floaters as foundations for offshore wind turbines.
Offshore Wind Design aim to provide innovative and cost-effective foundation, mooring and anchoring products and services for this floating offshore wind mooring market.
The technologies and products we will provide for floating offshore wind mooring are:
Offshore Wind Design also provides early-stage engineering and design services for the developers within research and development, feasibility and FEED studies and concept development and product technology qualification.
In addition, we also provide standard CAD modelling, subsea engineering and design services, such as structural, geotechnical, materials and corrosion engineering.
The mooring systems to be used for floating offshore wind are currently taken from the offshore oil and gas industry where these have been used as anchoring of floating platforms and drilling rigs for many decades. The main mooring systems used are tension leg mooring or Tension Leg Platform (TLP), Taut angle mooring lines (or semi-taut) and the most common mooring solution, using slack catenary mooring lines.