English (United States)
Select a Language

    Asia Pacific

  1. English (AU)


  1. English (US)


  1. English (UK)
Case Study

PivotBuoy - an innovative mooring system platform

Single Point Mooring System Designs

“PivotBuoy” is an innovative mooring system platform for the offshore floating wind industry proposed by X1 Wind (Barcelona). This novel, single-point mooring system platform could significantly reduce the cost of floating offshore wind.

The Challenge

X1Wind has established a consortium to further develop the PivotBuoy concept and has received €4 million in EU funding under the “Horizon 2020” program to deploy a prototype at a test site off the shores of the Canary Islands.

Once tested and proven, PivotBuoy stands to reduce platform weight by as much as 80%, and costs by 50%, making floating wind much more competitive, paving the way to a goal of spending only €50/MWh in commercial scale wind farms.

Our Approach

As a member of the PivotBuoy consortium, Intecsea scope comprises:

  • Coordination of technical risk assessment: TRL assessment, FMECA, HAZID / HAZOP
  • Contribution to design development with focus on:
    • Offshore environment
    • Fabrication / construction

Intecsea brings practical experience from design of offshore floating marine terminals for the mid-stream oil & gas industry and is a great example of how our Oil & Gas expertise can be applied to achieve better designs in the field of New Energy.


You might also be interested in

General Content
IntecSea at the OMAE 2019 Conference
General Content
Case study
ENI Coral South Development
General Content
Erosion Control Technology for Production Debottlenecking