LOC Renewables signs on to deliver offshore wind cabling expertise in Taiwan

LOC Renewables, through its specialist naval architectural design and engineering team, Longitude Engineering, has been contracted to undertake a month-long feasibility study on behalf of premier Taiwanese subsea cable installer, Woen Jinn Harbor Engineering. The agreement will see the Longitude team assess a cable lay barge for Woen Jinn and advise on the specifications and

Why power cables need more attention than they get

By Paul Dvorak, Editor Windpower Engineering & Development You’ll be forgiven if you think that cables are a “set and forget” type of component. Not so. In truth, cables in wind turbines must tolerate abrasion from vibration, oil on insulation, and remain flexible to a bone-chilling -40°F — and more. Then as the wind industry

Nexans acquires BE CableCon, makers of wind-turbine cable kits

By 2040, renewable energy sources will account for almost three quarters of the $10.2 trillion global investment in new power generating technology. To accelerate its growth in this highly promising segment, Nexans has acquired a controlling interest in BE CableCon, the Denmark-based manufacturer and supplier of cable kits for some of Europe’s leading wind turbine

Significance, causes, and mitigation of neutral corrosion in underground cables

This paper reviews six neutral corrosion issues and provides data to shed some light on the overall significance of the phenomenon.

Innovations shrink offshore wind timelines and costs

An article in IEEE Spectrum in June 2017 noted a major breakthrough: Three new German offshore projects are expected to be built without government subsidies.

Amphenol Industrial launches new connectors for wind applications

Amphenol Industrial Products Group, a global leader in interconnect systems, now offers an array of high quality, reliable connectors for use in the wind power industry. From power connectors and signal connectors, backplane connectors, rugged data cables, and switches to complete cable assemblies, fiber optic connectors, and assemblies, Amphenol has a connector for every wind power application.

Report: Global wind-energy cables market to grow over 7% to 2021

Research and Markets has released a new report, “Global Wind Energy Cables Market 2017-2021.”  According to its findings, the global wind energy cables market is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 7.04% during the period 2017-2021. The new report has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report

ITC Lake Erie Connector commends Ontario’s 2017 Long-Term Energy Plan

ITC Lake Erie Connector LLC commends the Ontario Government on its 2017 Long-Term Energy Plan and charting a path for a more reliable, efficient, and affordable energy future for the province, including a focus on reforming the energy market to support import and export of energy between jurisdictions. ITC Lake Erie Connector, a wholly-owned subsidiary

The future of cable maintenance and repair in offshore wind farms

We’ve been talking about subsea cabling challenges of cable maintenance for the past few years on our Ocean Engineering Blog and thought it time to write about the future of cables in offshore wind projects.

E-chains add reliability and uptime for power and signals on long-reach moving jobs

The products, e-chains from igus, consists of an enclosure that secures from a few cables up to 10 and more.