AS Mosley to benefit from funding award for digital twin of Floating Offshore Wind Turbines

Posted on 16th March 2020

Floating offshore wind turbines
Floating offshore wind turbines

AS Mosley, along with consortium partners, Fugro and Strathclyde University, has been awarded funding from The Carbon Trust, to develop new technology for monitoring Floating Offshore Wind Turbines (FOWT).

As one of eight projects to benefit from a share of £1m from The Carbon Trust, the project will see the development of a highly efficient method for measuring fatigue and detecting anomalies in real-time for the renewable energy sector. The system has the potential to vastly reduce operating costs by lowering – or potentially replacing – the need for subsea visual inspection of mooring lines for FOWT.

The funding, that was announced on Saturday (14 Mar 2020) was won as part of a competition run by The Carbon Trust, with the objective of accelerating the development and commercialisation of floating offshore wind technology, with particular emphasis on mooring systems and Operations & Maintenance (O&M).

AS Mosley will now work alongside its project partners to develop the system, which will take around 12 months to design.

David Bolger, Principal Engineer at AS Mosley, comments: “We are really excited about this project and are looking forward to the challenge of developing a digital twin for these impressive offshore floating wind systems. The new method could potentially be rolled out across the renewable sector, bringing with it improved efficiency, safety and substantial savings for energy companies. We’re also looking forward to working alongside project partners, Strathclyde University and Fugro.”

AS Mosley is an engineering analysis consultancy based in Insch, Aberdeenshire. The company works worldwide and specialises in Surface and Subsea design. For more information please get in touch.