We have adapted our extensive track record in the oil and gas industry to provide analysis, design and installation procedures support to the renewables industry.

From floating wind to wave converters, marine renewable energy projects can benefit from knowledge transfer from experts who fully understand anchoring options and costs.

As the world’s leading provider of life-of-field mooring solutions, built from an exceptional track record across all marine environments, InterMoor is positioned perfectly to meet your complete mooring needs across the marine renewable energy industry.

The Offshore Wind Industry is evolving with increasing speed.

Offshore wind is playing a major role in achieving targeted numbers of generated electricity from renewable energies.

To achieve these goals, offshore wind turbines will need to move to deeper waters as there are limited leasing areas in suitable shallow water regions. In the US, development of offshore wind off the west coast, Hawaii and further offshore from the northeast, requires floating structures since fixed bottom foundations are not commercially feasible in deep water. To this end, developers are looking at floating wind solutions.

The different developments and locations of floating offshore wind structures allow for a variety of anchoring solutions. Experience from oil and gas installations as well as fixed foundations for offshore wind can be used to help identify available anchoring options and costs.

This experience, combined with innovative approaches, is used to analyse potential cost savings. Selecting the best anchoring solution depends upon several variables, including the floating structure (spar, semisubmersible, etc.), mooring system requirements (taut, semi-taut, catenary), site-specific geotechnical data, ability to install, and cost efficiency.

We have adapted our extensive track record in the oil and gas industry to provide analysis, design and installation procedures support across the marine renewable energy market, including the offshore wind and aquaculture industries.

InterMoor presented a poster at the 2017 AWEA conference, focusing on one of the main cost drivers of floating wind turbines, which is the type and installation of the mooring system; namely anchoring and subsequent mooring line components.

The poster compares the different anchor solutions, costs for fabrication, traditional installation and innovative installation solutions for systems inspired by experience from the O&G Industry.

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Key project experience

Columbia Power Technologies, 2012

Wave Energy Converter, US

Analysis and design of the WEC’s mooring system; field engineering; and operational logistics for deployment and recovery procedures in addition to overseeing offshore marine operations.

Carnegie Clean Energy, 2018

Wave Converter Prototype, Australia

Analysis and design of mooring system

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Equinor, 2017

Hywind Floating Wind Farm, Scotland

Shoreside chain handling

Makani/Google X, 2018

Floating Wind Energy, US

Design support

OPT Power Buoy, 2019

Autonomous Buoy, UK

  • optimisation of the mooring system for North Sea deployment,
  • supply and install of the hybrid three point mooring system
  • execution of the offshore mooring deployment
  • hook up of the buoy.

OPT buoy installation