Among the options being explored for the mooring of future floating wind turbines is a semi-tensioned configuration with polyamide lines to dampen the dynamics transmitted to the float and reduce the footprint on the ground. As little is known about the long-term behaviour of this type of synthetic fibre, qualifying it for an operating life of 20 to 25 years is a major challenge. To meet this need expressed by the sector, the MONAMOOR project was launched in 2020 to gain a better understanding of the ageing mechanisms of these synthetic fibres, design and adapt modelling tools, and test monitoring instruments for the long-term behaviour and the reliability of this type of moorings.
This project is coming to an end, so a final webinar will be held on 30 November, from 02:00 to 03:30 p.m. (CET).
The detailed programme is as below:
- Welcome word and webinar programme – Nicolas RUIZ, France Energies Marines
- Context of the project and links between the various work packages – Peter DAVIES, Ifremer
- Focus on the main project results
- Creep experiments and model, FEA meso-scale modelling, improved behaviour law, fatigue curves – Laure CIVIER, ENSTA Bretagne, France Energies Marines and Ifremer
- Innovative sensors – Peter DAVIES, Ifremer
- Offshore deployment of polyamide mooring lines with monitoring, comparison of measured tension & elongation with model – Jean-Sébastien VERJUT & Romain RIBAULT, France Energies Marines
- Use of the project results by polyamide rope manufacturers, and perspective for future research work – Yann MARCO, ENSTA Bretagne & Karel DEVOS, BEXCO
- Interactive Q&A session
Photo credit: France Energies Marines