Combined mooring systems for floating wind farms
The first floating offshore wind farms are being designed (Hywind Scotland Pilot Park (30 MW) off the coast of Aberdeen, WindFloat Atlantic Offshore wind farm (25 MW) off the coast of Portugal). Wind turbine manufacturers work on bigger turbines (8-10MW turbines). Within a decade floating Offshore Wind will gain in scale and become a valid option to provide energy to large cities located close to deep oceans. For the time being, each floating foundation is moored distinctly from the others.

I wonder if there is any money and time to save by using a mooring system for the whole farm rather than for each turbine?

Goal is to investigate if a mooring system can be designed for a whole farm by using mooring buoys around the wind farm and connecting the floating wind turbines to each other.

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