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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.

PivotBuoy

The Results

By adopting this approach, we saved the client (coming soon..) in revenue.

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