Honeymooring™, an innovative honeycomb layout solution from Semar AS, is a new and cost-effective way of mooring floating wind turbines in a network using shared buoys, synthetic fibre lines and anchors
It is estimated to reduce hardware cost with up to 50 percent compared to traditional mooring solutions based on steel chains. The solution has so far been thoroughly assessed through a pre-project phase, identifying significant mooring-hardware cost savings. The pre-project was financially supported by Innovation Norway, Equinor, TotalEnergies and Semar. Following the encouraging pre-study results, the Research Council of Norway financially supports ongoing research into the technology, alongside other partners.