The OPIN Team wants to develop a Collaboration Innovation Group (CIG) to help members understand the technology challenges and best practice associated with mooring lines and anchoring solutions for floating platforms.
The objective is to look at ways to develop reliable and cost-effective mooring lines and anchoring solutions, able to operate under harsh and strongly varying conditions, optimised for floating wind, wave & tidal energy platforms. We would therefore like to discuss design parameters, installation methodology, loading conditions and look at methods of monitoring integrity and degradation.
We are particularly interested to hear from floating wave, tidal and wind energy device developers who can describe their system loadings, fatigue characteristics, operating issues and from supply chain organisations who can describe both latest and emerging technologies.
Collaborative projects can result in different outcomes. The CIG topic and outcomes will be adapted to the needs of the OPIN Members, thus we would like to organise an online meeting to discuss your needs and interests.
The meeting will take place on Wednesday 17th June, from 10:00 to 11:30 BST (11:00 to 12:30 CET). The online meeting will start with a short overview of mooring & anchoring-related subjects and potential outputs of the project, followed by a discussion to define your needs.
If you want to participate, please register at the following Eventbrite link and answer a few questions that will provide useful information to the organisation team. This event is open to OPIN Members. If your organisation is not listed here, please fill out the following Membership Form. OPIN registration is quick, free and gives access to an international network of more than 200 members and activities dedicated to offshore renewable energy.
If you would like to attend the event but you are not available on June 17th, please send an expression of interest to OPIN@seai.ie addressing the following questions:
- Why are you interested in an OPIN Collaborative Innovation Group about mooring lines and anchoring solutions?: a) You have a mooring/anchoring challenge you would like to address ("problem owner"), b) You can provide a solution to mooring/anchoring challenges ("solution provider")
- What mooring/anchoring-related topic would you like to be addressed through an OPIN Collaborative Innovation Group?: a) Design parameters, b) Installation methodology, c) Loading conditions d) Monitoring integrity and degradation e) Other
- What expertise/knowledge could you/your organisation bring to an OPIN Collaborative Innovation Group about mooring lines and anchoring solutions?
- What output would you like to develop through a Collaborative Innovation Group on mooring lines and anchoring solutions?