A few ideas for better offshore cabling

By Maryruth Belsey Priebe IQPC GmbH This article is part of Windpower Engineering & Development’s April 2017 issue. A complete digital version of the issue is here. Despite the critical role cables perform at wind facilities, the devices are too often an afterthought during project planning. A push for faster wind-farm installations and lower project caps and

General Cable named a Gold Edison Awards’ Innovation winner

The Edison Awards recently announced that General Cable was voted a Gold Winner for Innovation in the Energy and Sustainability category. This year, the awards are celebrating 30 years of honoring the best in innovation and excellence of new products and services. General Cable President and Chief Executive Officer, Mike McDonnell, joined hundreds of senior executives

Trelleborg successfully completes wet testing of NjordGuard

Trelleborg’s offshore operation has successfully completed a series of wet tests to verify the capabilities and functionality of its NjordGuard cable protection system.

Siemens and Sumitomo partner on HVDC transmission system

A consortium between Siemens and Sumitomo Electric Industries has been awarded an HVDC order from Indian transmission operator Power Grid Corporation of India (POWERGRID) to supply a high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission system. The about 200-km long HVDC connection will be India’s first DC link featuring voltage-sourced converter (VSC) technology. VSC is the latest innovation in

Seaproof Solutions wins contract for its cable protector for DONG Energy’s 1.2 GW project

This is the 13th offshore wind farm project for Seaproof Solutions, taking the total number of cable protection systems supplied to more than 1,000 units.

Cicoil power cords resist kinking, fatigue, and fraying

The unique outer power cords jacket is self-healing from small punctures and will not wear, crack or deform due to long term exposure to vibration, sunlight, temperature extremes (-65°C to +165°C), acid rain, fungus, alcohol, mechanical stress, humidity, ozone, UV light and many chemicals.

Siemens to supply HVDC link between Great Britain and France

Siemens has been awarded an order to supply a link between the French and British power grids. The customer is ElecLink Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Groupe Eurotunnel SE. The “ElecLink” high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) link will enhance power supply reliability in both countries and promote the integration of renewable energy sources into the power

Safely managing electrical power assets at wind farms

By Kerry Heid, President & CEO Shermco Industries This article is part of Windpower Engineering & Development’s February 2017 issue. A complete digital version of the issue is here. A few years ago, the InterNational Electrical Testing Association (NETA — an organization that offers standards and accreditation of third-party electrical testing) conducted a study that showed 23%

Offshore wind generation to fuel demand for T&D equipment market in Europe

According to the latest market study released by Technavio, the T&D equipment market in Europe is expected to grow at a CAGR of around 4% during the forecast period. The report entitled, T&D Equipment Market in Europe 2017-2021, provides an in-depth analysis of the market in terms of revenue and emerging market trends. This report also

CWind to expand offshore wind services

CWind, a provider of services to the offshore wind industry, announced that it will incorporate the resources of its parent company, Global Marine Systems Limited Group, to expand the breadth of services it offers to wind-farm owners and developers. CWind currently provides the services of blade repair, corrosion protection, inspections and maintenance (topside and subsea),