New anchoring paradigms for floating renewables

Christophe Gaudin, Conleth O'Loughlin, Minh Tri Duong, Manuel Herduin, Nicole Fiumana, Scott Draper, Hugh Alwyn Wolgamot, Liang Zhao, Mark Jason Cassidy

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This paper presents a geotechnical engineering
perspective on the design of anchoring systems for floating wind
turbines and floating wave energy converters. It explores several
transformational research directions in anchor technology and
anchor design, moving away from standards established for
floating oil and gas structures, and acknowledging the
particularities of floating renewable energy devices. This
approach is believed to be necessary to generate the significant
cost savings required for floating renewables to be commercially
affordable and commercially competitive, considering the high
contribution of moorings and anchors to the total capital cost of
floating renewables
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 12th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
PublisherTechnical Committee of the European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event12th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference - Cork, Ireland, United Kingdom
Duration: 27 Aug 20171 Sep 2017


Conference12th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityCork, Ireland
Internet address


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