Maritime transport, the backbone of global trade, transporting over 90 percent of the world’s cargo, is suffering. Two key problems are a growing greenhouse gas (GHG) emission issue, which must be brought under control and a prolonged period of unsustainably low profits for stakeholders.
A new monopile installation solution, developed between MacGregor and Kongsberg Maritime, eliminates unnecessary temporary mooring, offering substantial savings to the offshore wind energy market
MacGregor's specialist mooring solution secures first floating wind farm. After six months in operation, the world’s first floating wind farm, Hywind, is performing above expectations according to owners Statoil. It is achieving an average capacity of 65 percent – in comparison with typical capacities of between 45-60 percent for fixed offshore wind farms – despite one hurricane, one winter storm and wave heights of up to 8.2m.
As offshore energy production continues to expand into deeper waters, a joint research project is underway to develop methods to reduce the probability of mooring line failures in floating installations
New-generation bow loading system showcases improved connections Delivering significant improvements over previous versions, the 5th generation Pusnes bow loading system offers increased connection angles, delivering wider operating parameters to ensure success where traditional systems struggle