BPP Cables lead JIP study on dynamic export cables

The Carbon Trust-led Floating Wind Joint Industry Partnership has kicked off two new studies to investigate critical issues for large scale floating wind farms. Commissioned by the Scottish Government and twelve industry partners – EnBW, ENGIE, Eolfi, E.ON, Iberdrola, innogy, Kyuden Mirai, Ørsted, Shell, Statoil, Vattenfall , and Wpd Offshore – the JIP will be supporting the development of high voltage dynamic cables and outlining monitoring and inspection requirements for commercial floating wind power projects.

BPP Cables will lead the study on dynamic export cables, which has been identified as a potential bottleneck for commercial deployments. While lower voltage dynamic inter-array cables (~22-66kV) are readily available, there is a notable gap in the market for suitable high voltage dynamic cables for export purposes (~130-250kV) to enable efficient transmission of power back to shore.