All floating wind turbine technologies share a common challenge. They need to be held firmly in place in a highly reliable and cost-effective way. A high-quality offshore mooring system eases the installation and maintenance of the device and significantly contributes to the life-cycle cost of the entire configuration.
FMGC offers diverse economic and optimized solutions for a wide range of floating offshore wind turbine technologies as clump weights, gravity anchors and over-ballasting anchors, directly integrated into the anchor for additional weight and penetration strength.
FMGC clump weights are made of cast iron and are designed to offset the vertical forces against the anchor and restrict the movements of the floating structure. They are available in two models:
- The “distributed” configuration is a set of medium-sized clump weights, distributed over a segment of the anchor line. This configuration optimizes the effectiveness and the cost of the solution.
- The “mutualized” configuration consists of one clump weight, attached to one specific point of the anchor line. This configuration neutralizes the impact of wind and wave on the anchoring line.
FMGC provides a customized design of all clump weights based on the target weight, the chain line diameter and the available installation means.
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