Cable Monitoring - Is There Another Way?
Paul Cook, Business Development Director – Renewables, Proserv
|It is clear that cable monitoring in the offshore wind industry is inadequate given the failures and challenges which are present for cable owners and operators, and these challenges are attributed to fixed bottom wind. This means there will be a further gap when it comes to dynamic cables for floating wind projects. Cables present around 10% of the overall project CAPEX for offshore wind project, but 75% - 80% of insurance claims are attributed to cables faults and failures. Proserv has developed a revolutionary cable monitoring methodology to optimize power generation, drastically reducing OPEX and reducing project risk of cable faults and failures. ECG™, or Electro Cable Guard is a step-change in the world of offshore cable monitoring, giving owners and operators piece of mind around the condition, integrity and performance of export and inter array cables.|