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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

Sean Kelly, from Transmission Excellence Ltd, at the 6th Annual Offshore Power Cable Engineering and Reliability Forum

Sean Kelly, representing Transmission Excellence and FLOTANT project, has participated in the 6th Annual Offshore Power Cable Engineering and Reliability Forum which was held in Prague on 11th of February 2020. This event aims to highlight the leading role which renewable energy production is playing all around the world. In this scenario, offshore wind power ... Read more
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FLOTANT Project at the EERA DeepWind 2020

From 15th to 17th of January, the EERA Deepwind 2020 Conference was taken place in the city of Trondheim, Norway, which combines serious offshore wind research, offshore science and offshore engineering. It was a good touchstone for FLOTANT Project, since the three legs of the offshore wind sector were present at the conference. Our Deputy ... Read more
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Philipp Thies, from the University of Exeter, at the IOWTC2019

Our partners University of Exeter and Fulgor have participated in the International Offshore Wind technical Conference (IOWTC2019) on 5th November, organised by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Dr. Philipp Thies presented the scientific paper called “Performance Evaluation of Dynamic HV Cables with AL Conductors for Floating Offshore Wind Turbines”, elaborated with the contributions ... Read more
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Partners

FLOTANT has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020
research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 815289