TheCarbon Trust say that one of the challenges facing large-scale floatingoffshore wind farms, is floating submarine cable availability. A studyto support the development of dynamic export cables is currently underway.
The project is being led by BPP Cables and commissioned by the ScottishGovernment and twelve industry partners – EnBW, ENGIE, Eolfi, E.ON, Equinor,Iberdrola, innogy, Kyuden Mirai, ˜rsted, Shell, Vattenfall and Wpd Offshore.
As part of the study, the Carbon Trust is launching a competition thissummer to support cable manufacturers to develop suitable 132kV and 220kVdynamic cable designs. The competition hopes to accelerate the developmentof the technology to ensure that high-voltage dynamic cables are availablefor the first commercial floating wind projects within the next 5-10 years.
The competition specifications will be issued next month and cable manufacturersare invited to indicate their interest to participate by 18:00 BST on Tuesday19th June 2018.
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