MooringSense, the European project led by the CTC Technology Centre, 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). The MooringSense consortium presented the project and its objectives in detail to the WFO subcommittee in a meeting with its representatives.
The main interest of the WFO comes from the European project’s focus on responding to the needs identified by the industry for floating wind that have yet to be addressed. In this sense, MooringSense’s mission is to reduce maintenance costs of offshore wind turbines by up to 15 % through real-time monitoring of offshore platforms to know their status.
Representatives from CTC Technology Centre, Saitec, Vicinay Marine Innovación, TNO, Ikerlan y Bekaert Wire Rope Industry, six of the organisations that make up the MooringSense consortium, summarised the project, the main objectives of the research and the preliminary results achieved to date. Around fifty experts in marine renewables and innovative technologies attended the meeting.
The World Forum Offshore Wind (WFO) is the only global association focused entirely on promoting offshore wind energy. WFO provides companies and organisations with access to governmental and international forums to open up new markets and drive the growth of offshore wind globally. The MooringSense consortium’s participation in the partnership provides an essential framework for understanding the interests, needs and strategies pursued within the industry.