Calling for entries from companies and consortia interested in undertaking a study investigating the requirements to develop a mooring integrity management plan (MIM) applicable to a commercial scale floating wind array.
The Floating Wind JIP would like to:
Develop and answer the question of what an integrity management strategy for a floating wind array can look like. It should provide guidance in the form of a mooring integrity management plan (MIM), focusing on managing risk and cost for different reliability scenarios. Creating the opportunity to reduce OPEX by developing new procedures based on experience from other industries.
The MIM plan will consider the variation in mooring systems such as but not exclusively multiple lines, chain, and synthetics. This project will be looking specifically at mooring system from design to decommissioning with a lifetime of 25-35 years. With the key question to be answered; how do we develop an optimised integrity management scheme based on data from a representative sample of installations, which are subject to similar utilisation and degradation?
The deadline for clarification questions has now passed. Responses to questions received can be downloaded below.
The closing date to receive tender submissions has been extended to 28 April 2023 17:00 BST