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Prof. Dr. Thomas Gries
Mechanical Engineering
Societal Challenges
Project duration:
01.04.2019 to 31.03.2022
EU contribution:
4.944.957,50 euros


Innovative, low cost, low weight and safe floating wind technology optimized for deep water wind sites


Many elements of an offshore wind farm become more expensive as depth increases: mooring, anchoring and dynamic cables are the most obvious. However, deep water areas also pose additional challenges for installation and O&M strategies. FLOTANT project aims to develop an innovative and integrated Floating Offshore Wind solution, optimized for deep waters (100-600m) and to sustain a 10+MW wind turbine generator, composed by: a mooring and anchoring system using high performance polymers and based on Active Heave Compensation to minimise excursions, a hybrid concrete-plastic floater and a power export system with long self-life and low-weight dynamic cables. The project includes enhanced O&M strategies, sensoring, monitoring and the evaluation of the techno-economic, environmental, social and socio-economic impacts.


  • Consorcio para el Diseño, Construcción, Equipamiento y Explotación de la Plataforma Oceánica de Canarias, Spain (Coordinator)
  • The University of Exeter, United Kingdom
  • The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • AIMPLAS - Asociación de Investigación de Materiales Plásticos y Conexas, Spain
  • Stichting Maritiem Research Instituut Nederland, Netherlands
  • Technology from Ideas Limited, Ireland
  • Esteyco S.A., Spain
  • INNOSEA, France
  • INEA Informatizacija, energetika, avtomatizacija d.o.o., Slovenia
  • Transmission Excellence Ltd., United Kingdom
  • Hydro Bond Engineering Limited, United Kingdom
  • Fulgor Anonymi Eteria Elliniki Viomixania Kalodion, Greece
  • Adria Winch d.o.o. za proizvodnju, projektiranje, promet i usluge, Croatia
  • Future Fibres Rigging Systems S.L., Spain
  • COBRA Instalaciones Y Servicios S.A., Spain
  • Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore – Registre International de Classification de Navires et de Plateformes Offshore, France