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Offshore Wind Cable Market to Reach $3B

The global offshore wind cable market is estimated to grow at CAGR above 16% over the forecast time frame 2019 to 2026 and reach the market value around $3 billion by 2026.The demand for offshore wind cables has seen significant development due to the paradigm shift towards fresh renewable techniques with increasing consciousness of carbon emission limits, said a report by Acumen Research and Consulting."Offshore wind turbines are rapidly growing, with a higher capacity production more than onshore wind generation. In addition, offshore wind wires play a major part in the transport of fresh

Construction at the Hornsea One wind farm (Photo: Ørsted)

Seaway 7 to Install Cables at Hornsea Two

capacity Hornsea Two offshore wind farm project is located approximately 90 kilometers off the Yorkshire coast and consists of 165 Siemens Gamesa wind turbine generators, each with a capacity of 8.4 megawatts.The inner array grid cable system consists of 165 66-kilovolt copper-core submarine composite cables with a total length of more than 420 kilometers. In addition to the submarine cable installation works, Seaway 7 will undertake a pre-installation submarine cable route survey, perform pre-installation boulder clearance activities and execute post-lay trenching services, it said.Project engineering

Edvard Grieg oil and gas production platform (Photo: Lundin)

NKT to Link Edvard Grieg to Johan Sverdrup

Power cables manufacturer NKT announced it has been awarded a contract to supply the high-voltage power cable that will connect the Edvard Grieg oil and gas production platform to the Johan Sverdrup field center in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.NKT said it was selected by Lundin Norway to supply 24 kilometers of 132 kV AC XLPE high-voltage power cable, expected to be commissioned in 2022.The connection of the two installations enables Lundin to benefit from the already planned power link in conjunction with phase 2 of the Johan Sverdrup development. The link connecting Johan Sverdrup phase 2

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JDR Cables Inks MOU with Taya Group

Cables manufacturer JDR Cables said it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Taya Group, an electric wire and land cable manufacturer in Taiwan, which will see two companies collaborate on localization opportunities on future renewable energy projects in the area, with a specific focus on building a stronger Taiwanese offshore wind supply chain.In partnership with Taya Group, JDR, part of the TFKable Group, said it aims to transfer key technical expertise and utilize Taya Group’s products and services in future project work. The companies intend to discuss areas where localization

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Atlantic Offshore Wind: Favorable Winds for Maritime

environmental review processes and lessees have to meet BOEM deadlines for site assessment plans and construction and operation plans and financial commitments. (30 CFR Part 585.)The states have a major role to play because they have to allow the wind to come ashore through a series of pipelines and cables as well as approve the terms of the sale to public and private off-takers, including utilities and state regulatory agencies. States can also incentivize the wind through Ocean Renewable Energy Certificates (ORECs) and other subsidies.The states along the Eastern Seaboard are also competing for the

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NOVACAVI Expands Cable Length Capabilities

As many applications increasingly require longer single continuous lengths of steel armored cables, manufacturer NOVACAVI says it has improved its equipment and optimized its production system to handle cuts deployment up to several kilometers.Focused on developing custom cables solutions for rigorous operational requirements, NOVACAVI says this implementation will help to go deeper and farther, whether it is to the ocean floor, the bottom of a mine or down a well.Custom designed single and multi-layered steel armored cables can be supplied using torsion balanced galvanized steel wire armor in various

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Mat Sinking Unit in Modernization Drive

tie the individual mat squares together to form one large mattress.As more squares are placed on the launch deck, winches payout cable, allowing the concrete fabric to slide down the launch deck. Once the appropriate number of squares have been connected, automatic clamping and tying units will cut the cables and let the mat slide off into the river. This concrete fabric protects the river banks from erosion and holds the Mississippi in its current place.NREC is currently in the prototype phase of the project. The first of the lifting arms and a segment of the tying gantry have been built and are under

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Shipbuilding: Cable Layer Delivered to Japan

maximum load laying draft of approx 7.1m has a deadweight carrying capacity of 5,757 DWT and a speed of 14.5 knots with accommodation facilities for 80 persons.This vessel is a modern, high technology vessel, which is intended for subsea operation and cable installation and repair works of ‘optical cables’ as well as ‘power cables’ adding to the versatility of the Vessel. For the handling of power cables, the forward tank has been fitted with a carousel system with a Spooling Arm.The vessel is specially designed and equipped with a focus on maintaining good sea keeping ability and

Takaaki Anraku, President Kokusai Cable Ship Company Ltd of Japan, cutting the rope to break the milk pot against the vessel’s hull. Photo: Colombo Dockyard PLC

Colombo Delivers Cable-Laying Vessel

Sri Lanka's Colombo Dockyard PLC (CDPLC) delivered its biggest and most sophisticated vessel, the submarine cable-laying ship KDDI Cable Infinity built for Japan's Kokusai Cable Ship Co.The KDDI Cable Infinity is meant for subsea operation and cable installation and repair works of optical cables as well as power cables. For the handling of power cables, the forward tank has been fitted with a carousel system with a Spooling Arm."This is the biggest ever vessel, price-wise as well as length-wise, to be built by CDPLC in its illustrious journey of shipbuilding excellence and the first

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Subsea Plow Delivered to Global Marine

Marine Group and its first client for the new plow, Vattenfall, to deliver a burial asset which will help to reduce the cost of offshore wind installation. This has been accomplished by optimizing the vehicle to minimize project risks and combine operations to reduce the time required to install subsea cables.The plow offers single pass capability, which enables boulder clearance and pre-trenching up to 1.7 meters in a single run, leaving a boulder cleared swathe and a ‘backfill-ready’ open trench with segregated spoil. The plow is also fully subsea adjustable and features an extensive surveillance

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