The MoniMoor initiative seeks to develop a framework for the mooring integrity management of floating wind turbines and production systems with the aim of reducing operation & maintenance costs, supporting lifetime extension and increasing safety. Floating wind turbines and production systems are designed to remain on station for a prolonged period of time. They are equipped with permanent mooring systems to ensure the station keeping ability of these floaters. Performing integrity management on the mooring system is crucial, but not straightforward. Despite the fact that mooring systems have a very good safety record and undergo periodical underwater inspections, unexpected failures still happen. Fatigue is an important failure mechanism.
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Led by MARIN, MoniMoor, will be carried out in cooperation with representatives from the floating wind and oil & gas industry including owners, operators, suppliers and classification societies. The kick-off meeting is scheduled during the coming BlueWeek & FPSO JIP Week in June 2022.