Wind Energy – Floating Wind
DemoSATH mooring, anchoring and quick connect solution is set for the 2MW turbine that will be tested later this year.
The mooring system will be the first floating turbine connected to the Spanish grid.
In early May, Maersk Supply Service completed the installation of six mooring lines (comprised by hybrid lines of chain and fibre rope) and six drag anchors with Maersk Mariner.
The mobilisation and loading of the mooring lines elements and preparation of the vessel was done at Punta Sollana quay, in the port of Bilbao (Spain), where the onshore construction of the floater is currently underway.
Once loaded, the vessel left the Port towards the installation site at BiMEP test area where the elements’ connection and laying took place.
The lines will be recovered from the seabed for a plug and play connection to the unit later this year.