Wind Energy – Mooring Solution
Norwegian consultancy company Semar developed a game-changing mooring solution promising to cut hardware costs significantly.
Honeymooring™ is a new and cost-effective way of mooring floating wind turbines in a network using shared buoys, synthetic fibre lines and anchors.
Semar’s solution is estimated to reduce hardware costs with up to 50% compared to traditional mooring solutions based on steel chains.
By connecting floating wind turbines in a honeycomb layout, Honeymooring™ offers a unique way of applying well-proven mooring technology in an innovative way that challenges existing solutions.
Semar AS’ Honeymooring solution has so far been thoroughly assessed through a pre-project phase, identifying significant mooring-hardware cost savings compared to existing mooring solutions. These savings contribute to significantly reducing the CAPEX for wind parks consisting of several floating units. The pre-project was financially supported by Innovation Norway, Equinor, TotalEnergies and Semar.