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Innovative, low cost, low weight and safe floating wind technology optimized for deep water wind sites

Innovative, low cost, low weight and safe floating wind technology optimized for deep water wind sites

Objective

Many elements of an offshore wind farm become more expensive as depth increases: mooring, anchoring and dynamic cables are the most obvious. However, deep water areas also pose additional challenges for installation and O&M strategies. FLOTANT project aims to develop an innovative and integrated Floating Offshore Wind solution, optimized for deep waters (100-600m) and to sustain a 10+MW wind turbine generator, composed by: a mooring and anchoring system using high performance polymers and based on Active Heave Compensation to minimise excursions, a hybrid concrete-plastic floater and a power export system with long self-life and low-weight dynamic cables. The project includes enhanced O&M strategies, sensoring, monitoring and the evaluation of the techno-economic, environmental, social and socio-economic impacts.

The prototypes of the novel mooring, anchoring and dynamic cable components, and a scaled model of the hybrid offshore wind floating platform will be tested and validated within the scope of the project. Three relevant environments have been selected to perform the tests: MARIN basin for global performance under controlled conditions; the Dynamic Marine Component Test facility (DMaC-UNEXE) for large scale prototypes tests; and PLOCAN Marine Test Site, for the characterisation of novel materials under real seawater conditions.

An expected 60% reduction in CAPEX and 55% in the OPEX by 2030 will be motivated by FLOTANT novel developments including additional sectorial reductions due to external technology improvements. Overall FLOTANT solution, will allow an optimisation of LCOE reaching values in the range of 85-95 €/MWh by 2030.

Coordinator

CONSORCIO PARA EL DISENO, CONSTRUCCION, EQUIPAMIENTO Y EXPLOTACION DE LA PLATAFORMA OCEANICA DE CANARIAS

Address

Carretera De Taliarte
35200 Telde

Spain

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 321 636,25

Participants (16)

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THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 460 662,50

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 292 105

AIMPLAS - ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE MATERIALES PLASTICOS Y CONEXAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 244 896,25

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 284 298,75

STICHTING MARITIEM RESEARCH INSTITUUT NEDERLAND

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 491 540

TECHNOLOGY FROM IDEAS LIMITED

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 342 258,75

ESTEYCO SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 377 165

INNOSEA

France

EU Contribution

€ 371 540

INEA INFORMATIZACIJA ENERGETIKA AVTOMATIZACIJA DOO

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 140 502,50

TRANSMISSION EXCELLENCE LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 68 622,50

HYDRO BOND ENGINEERING LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 320 346,25

FULGOR ANONYMI ETERIA ELLINIKI VIOMIXANIA KALODION

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 423 227,50

ADRIA WINCH D.O.O. ZA PROIZVODNJU,PROJEKTIRANJE, PROMET I USLUGE

Croatia

EU Contribution

€ 107 530

FUTURE FIBRES RIGGING SYSTEMS SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 114 370

COBRA INSTALACIONES Y SERVICIOS S.A

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 419 087,50

BUREAU VERITAS MARINE & OFFSHORE REGISTRE INTERNATIONAL DE CLASSIFICATION DE NAVIRES ET DE PLATEFORMES OFFSHORE

France

EU Contribution

€ 165 168,75

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 815289

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 April 2019

  • End date

    31 March 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 944 957,50

  • EU contribution

    € 4 944 957,50

Coordinated by:

CONSORCIO PARA EL DISENO, CONSTRUCCION, EQUIPAMIENTO Y EXPLOTACION DE LA PLATAFORMA OCEANICA DE CANARIAS

Spain