Project overview:

Shared Mooring Systems for Deep-Water Floating Wind Farms

Awardee:

NREL

Started:

Q2, 2020

Technical Challenge Area:

Floating Structure Engineering

Completed:

Q1, 2022

Synopsis:

The aim of this project was to investigate the feasibility of using shared moorings in a floating wind farm to reduce overall stationkeeping system material and installation costs, hence lowering the LCOE of wind farms in deep waters.

Target Outcomes:

1
The objectives of this project are to develop a shared mooring floating wind farm design;
2
improve simulation tools to enable loads analysis of such a farm;
3
and conduct analyses to compare the performance and cost of the shared mooring farm with those of a conventional individually moored farm.
4
The goal is to demonstrate significant cost reduction opportunities and provide the industry with design tools that can be used to pursue these cost reductions commercially.

NOWRDC Project Manager

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Senior Program Manager

Project Principle Investigator

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Researcher VI-Mechanical Engineering

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