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The FLOTANT project

“The main objective of FLOTANT project is to develop the conceptual and basic engineering, including performance tests of the mooring and anchoring systems and the dynamic cable to improve cost-efficiency, increased flexibility and robustness to a hybrid concrete-plastic floating structure implemented for DWWF. 

Innovative solutions will be designed to be deployed in water depths from 100m to 600m, optimizing the LCOE of the floating solution (85-95 €/MWh by 2030). Prototypes testing of this offshore wind floating platform and its associated mooring, anchoring and dynamic cable systems are foreseen in relevant environment and real sea conditions within the scope of the project. Moreover, the assessment and optimisation of the construction, installation and decommissioning techniques will also contribute to bring down the current cost of offshore wind energy, as well as, increasing its deployment. An expected 60% reduction in CAPEX and 55% in the OPEX by 2030 (detailed in section 2.1.), will be directly motivated by FLOTANT novel developments and additional reductions due to external technology improvements. In addition, environmental, social and socio-economic impacts will be assessed, increasing social acceptance of FOW in deep waters.

FLOTANT is a collaborative project funded by EU Research and Innovation programme Horizon 2020 under the Grant Agreement nº 815289. It is composed of 17 partners from 8 European countries. “

News

FLOTANT mooring and power cable components validated in the Dynamic Marine Component (DMaC) of the University of Exeter

During these months, several components developed in the framework of the project have been validated in terms of mechanical properties. Novel mooring lines and polymer springs have passed large-scale performance and durability testing, where forces and motions in offshore applications have been replicated. As with mooring components, dynamic power cable has been tested to demonstrate ... Read more
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FLOTANT organises Decarbonising Islands at EU Green Week 2021

The Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN) organises a webinar in the framework of the EU Green Week 2021, with the collaboration of the European project FLOTANT, which proposes an innovative, low cost, low weight and safe solution for the decarbonisation of island electrical systems through innovative floating wind power generation optimized for deep water wind ... Read more
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FLOTANT 1st Factsheet update

1st Factsheet update is already available. You can access and download the whole document in the Communication Tools Section of this website: This document represents an overall view of the main outcomes and progress within the first half of the project, in which developments have had a leading role. Share on facebook Share on google Share ... Read more
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FLOTANT has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020
research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 815289