MacArtney to Display Medium Voltage Inline Termination
On June 10, 2013, when doors open to the 10th edition of the annual Energy Ocean International Conference in Warwick, Rhode Island - global provider of underwater technology solutions, the MacArtney Group, will display a full-scale section of a Medium Voltage (MV) Inline Termination on its exhibitor's stand.
Underwater connectivity plays an increasingly vital role within the marine renewable energy sector, MacArtney said. Gathering the energy is just part of the equation, and as ocean energy promises to become an ever more important component of the world’s future energy portfolio, the challenge presented by interconnecting energy production and converter units and connecting them to the grid is bound to receive the undivided attention of developers and operators.
Within this context, the proven and dependable connectivity solution represented by the MacArtney MV Inline Termination promises to deliver multiple advantages to renewable energy operators within wind, wave and tidal energy sectors alike. MacArtney MV Inline Termination solutions are often used to connect dynamic cables from offshore renewable energy converters to static export cables. Moreover, they are used for interconnecting subsea units.
MacArtney MV Inline Terminations are engineered to make offshore inline connections faster, easier and more effective. Cables can be terminated onsite or ahead of cable laying and the actual mechanical connection of the two halves takes less than an hour, making it a suitable solution for applications with limited installation windows, such as tidal energy units. The short connection time also means that valuable ship and downtime is reduced.
Off the coast of Brittany (France), a pathbreaking tidal energy project is rapidly approaching an operational stage of development. Initiated and administered by EDF (Electricité de France), and powered by four OpenHydro (DCNS) tidal turbines, the Paimpol-Bréhat project is set to become the largest tidal array in the world, and the first large-scale tidal energy farm to be connected to the onshore power grid. Within the scope of this project, MacArtney MV Inline Terminations are being widely applied to connect tidal turbines to a central subsea power conditioning unit.
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