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. “


Giovanni Rinaldi, from the University of Exeter, at the OMAE2020

Giovanni Rinaldi from the University of Exeter presented a paper at the OMAE 2020 titled “Informing components development innovations for floating offshore wind through applied FMEA framework”. This publication represents a clear example of the collaborative work which is being carried out within the FLOTANT project, 5 different FLOTANT partners are involved in this publication: ... Read more
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First Annual Project Meeting

The General Assembly and Steering Committee Meetings were held last 19th and 20th of May respectively. On this occasion by videoconference due to the travel restrictions.This pandemic has not been able to constraint the development of the FLOTANT project and the progress done during this first year puts us in a relevant position in order ... Read more
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First FLOTANT Project video

We are glad to present the first FLOTANT Project video, which aims to summarise the four pillars over FLOTANT has been built: the problem, the need, the opportunity and objectives. In this video you will discover the main innovations which are been developing within this project and their impacts in the offshore wind energy. This ... 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