Trelleborg’s offshore operation recently launched its innovative protection system, NjordGuard, for the renewables’ market. The system is designed to protect offshore wind, power-cables in monopile and J-tube applications.
“The way the industry thinks about energy and renewables has transformed and it is no longer just a concept but a reality,” said John Deasey, Renewables Sales Manager at Trelleborg’s UK offshore operation. “As the industry continues to move further offshore, we can short cut the development time needed for new concepts by transferring our oil & gas industry knowledge and expertise to renewable energy.”
NjordGuard is specifically designed and developed to protect offshore wind-farm power cables. The system can be installed, removed, and reused without the use of remotely operated vehicles or diver intervention, improving safety and reducing installation complexity.
“The cutting-edge solution also permits both a monopile and J-tube installation for wind-turbine generators and offshore substation platforms without procedural variation,” explained Deasey.
Manufactured from API 17L certified Uraduct material for internal and external components, the integrated system boasts class-leading impact and abrasion resistance. NjordGuard is designed with a smooth outer surface, which reduces drag and snagging risks. The system requires minimal assembly, is easily extendable, and can be manufactured to meet any diameter cable.