Wind Energy – Mooring and Anchoring
Renexia from Italy has signed an agreement with Seas Geosciences to study the most environmentally sustainable mooring and anchoring solutions for the turbines at Med Wind, a floating offshore wind farm project in the Mediterranean.
To support the project, Seas Geosciences will use innovative sampling methods with its unique, remotely operated systems to investigate the underwater environment. The company will deploy its robotic seafloor drill and cone penetration testing up to 40 meters below the seafloor, in water more than 900 meters deep, to acquire geotechnical information about geohazards at the project site in the Sicily Channel.
The work will enable Renexia to define and design the most appropriate seabed anchoring systems for the turbines and ensure maximum attention to the surrounding ecosystem.
Seas Geosciences has partnered with the Italian company Argo to supply the vessel it will use as a base for the seafloor work.
“We are proud to be able to collaborate with an international company like Sealaska that shares with Renexia the values of environmental sustainability and care for the local community,” said Riccardo Toto, Renexia’s General Manager.
“Renexia, with Med Wind, has the potential to become a point of reference in Italy for the promotion of renewables and encourage the path of energy transition needed for the country. Not only that, the project will create an important supply chain through which significant added value will be produced for the local economy.”