Moorings of floating oil and gas (O&G) structures present surprisingly large failure rates. A top solution is a redundancy in the design. However, marine renewables cannot afford such redundancy in the mooring design to obtain a competitive levelised cost of energy (LCOE). The EU-funded ISLINGTON project will reduce uncertainties in the estimated fatigue damage of mooring cables due to soil-cable interaction in the touch-down zone (TDZ) and the economic cost for marine renewables. ISLINGTON will improve the numerical modelling of the cable-soil interaction in the TDZ for mooring cables, generate experimental data for mooring line trenching and perform a numerical investigation of the effect of trenching on the fatigue of mooring cables.
|Effective start/end date||01/12/2022 → 30/11/2024|
- Sigma Energy & Marine
- University of Vigo
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