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Prof. Dr. Thomas Gries
Faculty / Institution:
Mechanical Engineering
Societal Challenges
Project duration:
01.04.2019 to 31.03.2022
EU contribution:
4.944.957,50 euros
  EU flag This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 815289.  


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