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I SAFEMOOR

Current challenges exist in mooring integrity management.  The existing methods for managing mooring integrity are falling short.  In the oil and gas (O&G) sector, mooring line failure rates are 25 times higher than the targets set by industry code guidance.

When it comes to floating offshore wind the UK Government has set an ambitious target of installing 5 gigawatts (GW) of floating offshore wind capacity by 2030.  Achieving this would require approximately 1,000 mooring lines.  However, with an estimated 3 to 6 failures per year per 1,000 lines, there exists a significant unmitigated risk to any business case.

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Crondall Energy is actively developing SAFEMOOR, a comprehensive solution for mooring integrity management.

 

SAFEMOOR covers the entire life cycle of a mooring system, from design and manufacturing to installation and operation.

  • Subject Matter Experts: SAFEMOOR leverages expertise from professionals in the field.

  • Low-Cost Sensors: The system incorporates off-the-shelf sensors that are cost-effective.

  • Machine Learning and Data Analytics: By combining these technologies, SAFEMOOR aims to drastically reduce the risk of mooring line failure by an order of magnitude or more. Additionally, it targets a more than 40% reduction in associated operational expenses (OPEX).

ORE Catapult, a leading innovation centre for offshore renewable energy, has identified Crondall Energy’s SAFEMOOR as an innovative solution.  As a result, SAFEMOOR has been selected to be part of ORE Catapult’s Launch Academy 2024. This flagship technology accelerator program is designed to enhance the UK’s offshore wind supply chain, promote greater UK content, and address real industry challenges.

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