Mooreast secures wind-farm anchor order

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Mooreast Holdings Ltd. has secured an order to supply its proprietary anchors for a pre-commercial floating offshore wind farm. Located off the French coast of Port-La Nouvelle and Gruissan in southern France, Eolmed is a project developed by Qair, a European independent energy company, with TotalEnergies and floating technology supplier BW Ideol.

Mooreast Holdings Ltd. has secured an order to supply its proprietary anchors for a pre-commercial floating offshore wind farm. (Courtesy: Mooreast)

Singapore Exchange-listed Mooreast, a total mooring solutions specialist and Asia’s only ultra-high power anchor manufacturer, recently announced it has partnered with French installation contractor Bourbon Offshore to supply Mooreast’s MA5S mooring drag anchors. The latter will provide transport and installation services to the 30-MW pre-commercial project, the biggest of the first three floating wind energy projects to be developed in the country.

“The project win in France underscores the growing confidence that international players in the floating renewable industry have in us,” said Sim Koon Lam, found and CEO of Mooreast. “The European floating wind-energy sector is known for its rigorous standards and we are proud that Mooreast is able to achieve market acceptance in this region.”

Up to 35 tons each, the anchors command a holding power of up to 1,210 metric tons, underscoring its remarkable strength-to-weight ratio and efficiency. The anchors will be used to moor three floating wind turbines. The anchors are expected to be delivered by October 2024, and the order will contribute to Mooreast’s FY2024 performance.

The anchors will be manufactured at Mooreast’s yard at 51 Shipyard Road, Singapore, where the group has also developed a range of anchors, chain stoppers and buoys to moor floating platforms.

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