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Development of ballast/smart mooring system for trussfloat (floating) wind turbine

Smart sensor incoming mooring rope aims to implement a mooring system that can monitor load applied to rope in real time by inserting smart sensor into mooring rope.

ㅇ The floating offshore wind generator has a suspended floating structure that holds the tower, while the movement of suspended floating structure is controlled by a mooring system. Depending on the design concept, various combination of different types of floater and mooring system are studied around the world. ㅇ While attention was focused on whether or not to promote new and renewable energy due to the wake of the European economic crisis, the amount of installed onshore wind energy in 2013 decreased by about 30 percent year-on-year to 36,134 MW, but the amount of installed offshore wind energy in 2013 increased by about 152.2 percent year-on-year to 1,721MW. ㅇ According to the global trend, new and renewable energy is continuously invested as a means to respond to climate change or to promote industry; and the EU has established a strategy for achieving 20% renewable energy generation by 2020, and each European country has set its own goals to achieve this. ㅇ Denmark has created a strategy to achieve 30% renewable energy share by 2020 and 50 % by 2050, and Germany is planning to make up 30 % of its power generation from renewable power generation by 2020 with 10GW from offshore wind energy. ㅇ The UK is planning to provide 30 % of power by 2020 with renewable energy, and to push ahead with achievement through onshore and offshore wind energy. ㅇ Since the construction of the Vindeby offshore wind farm in Denmark in 1991, the offshore wind power has grown to around 7GW worldwide by the end of 2013. Despite of the forecast has been revised down due to the recent financial crisis, but the market is expected to reach 129GW and $ 653bn by 2030. ㅇ Germany established a meteorological tower through FINO 1, 2, and 3 projects, and collected information on resource investigation and environmental impact with various researches were carried out such as marine ecology, bird migration, marine transport, lightning, and ground environment.
Acronym: 
TrussFloat
Project ID: 
12 676
Start date: 
01-07-2018
Project Duration: 
36months
Project costs: 
3 430 000.00€
Technological Area: 
Wind energy
Market Area: 
Alternative Energy

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