- Pre-lay of the mooring system completed
- Anchor-handling vessel accomplished the installation of six mooring lines and anchors
Essen / Bilbao, 17 May 2022
Chris Willow, Head of Floating Wind Development at RWE Renewables
RWE is well on track to become a leader in floating wind and to have one gigawatt either in operation or under construction by 2030. To gain experience early and pave the way for commercial-scale floating wind, RWE is participating in multiple high-profile floating demonstration projects like the DemoSATH pilot project with Saitec Offshore Technologies.
Pre-lay of the mooring system completed
In early May, the anchor-handling vessel Maersk Mariner completed the installation of six mooring lines (comprised by hybrid lines of chain and fibre rope) and six drag anchors. The mobilisation and loading of the mooring lines elements and preparation of the vessel was done at Punta Sollana quay, in the port of Bilbao (Spain), where the onshore construction of the floater is currently underway.
DemoSATH mooring, anchoring and quick connect solution is set for the 2MW turbine that will be tested later this year and which will be the first floating turbine connected to the Spanish grid.
For more information, please view the joint press release of Saitec Offshore Technologies and RWE or view the video.