Mooring and Anchoring Systems – Market Projections

A key part of a floating wind turbine is the mooring system, this costly part of the system can cause projects to be delayed in design and procurement. Ensuring there is baseline work in designing these systems and a well understood and ready supply chain, will help accelerate the deployment of floating wind installed capacity.

This report is part of the Floating Offshore Wind Centre of Excellence (FOW CoE) “Mooring and Anchoring Systems” project which is being delivered collaboratively by ORE Catapult and First Marine Solutions (FMS). Mooring systems are a critical component of a FOW project and hence it is vital that project developers have access to robust and reliable technology from the outset. The project aims to develop design methodologies, carry out a focused state of the art review and a programme of technology development and benchmarking directly relevant to UK project development activity. There is also considerable interest in the UK supply chain in the supply of mooring and anchoring components, this project is intended to provide guidance to the supply chain regarding project requirements and stimulate investment in technology and capacity development.


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Image: Turbines at sea, part of a floating wind network
Photo of the WindFloat Atlantic project courtesy of Principle Power/Ocean Winds

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