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April 17, 2018

Flintstone Sets Its Sights on Floating Wind

Andrew Clayson, managing director of Flintstone (Photo: Flintstone Technology Ltd)

Andrew Clayson, managing director of Flintstone (Photo: Flintstone Technology Ltd)

Flintstone Technology Ltd said it plans to diversify its mooring operations to help drive down costs for the offshore floating wind industry.

The company has developed a set of mooring system solutions to match specific project requirements in oil and gas and marine renewable energy.

With decades of experience in the oil and gas industry, this knowledge combined with the mooring solutions, is transferable and provides substantial benefits to offshore floating wind in lowering costs and increasing reliability.

According to Scottish Enterprise, Europe is forecast to build around 25GW of offshore wind capacity by the end of the decade, worth an estimated £60 billion in capital and operational expenditure over the next five years.

Andrew Clayson, managing director of Flintstone, will be presenting on the ‘development and implementation of a subsea tensioned mooring system’ on the opening day of Floating Offshore Wind Turbines (FOWT 2018), which takes place in Marseille, France, from April 25-27.

Clayson said, “There are many similarities between the offshore floating wind and oil and gas supply chains. Our technology, although originally designed for offshore floating production, is suitable for any permanently, moored floating system. We believe we can make a real impact in the OFW sector to increase efficiency and drive down costs.”

In November, Flintstone secured a repeat order of its mooring system for the Moheshkali floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal, in collaboration with parent company MacGregor.  The project with Bangladesh-based company, Summit LNG Terminal Co will see Flintstone’s system utilized on Summit’s floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU).

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