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SESSION 9: Moorings and Anchors: Deepwater and Shallow Water

September 9, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm EDT

Mooring systems are key to the success of floating wind, and conventional steel chain technologies are being challenged by larger turbines, supply chains are challenged by the scale of commercial floating farms, and mooring systems create unique impacts on fisheries. What solutions are being developed for both shallow east coast waters and deeper west coast waters? What impact do mooring systems and water depth have on commercial viability?

Moderator: Leo Bello, Vryhof


Shallow water moorings Krish Thiagarajan Sharman, Endowed Chair in Renewable Energy and Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Shallow water   Bradley Ling,  Senior Naval Architect, PPI

Overview of synthetic ropes – Cesar Del Vecchio, Stress Engineering

Overview of Moorings and Anchors – James Soliah, Subsea Manager, Delmar Systems

Synthetic moorings design – Spencer Hallowell, University of Maine

Shared Moorings/Anchors – Matt Hall, Senior Engineer, NREL 

Future of Mooring and Application of Jason Pasternak, R&D Lead Engineer, Delmar Systems NREL Lessons Learned



September 9, 2021
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm EDT
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