JDR selected as preferred cable supplier for Windfloat Atlantic project
Wednesday, Jun 07, 2017
JDR, a leading supplier of subsea power cables and umbilicals to the global offshore energy industry, has been selected by WindPlus as the preferred cable supplier for the Windfloat Atlantic (WFA) 25MW floating wind farm.

The project – located off the coast of Viana de Castelo, Northern Portugal – will see the industry’s first application of dynamic cables operating at 66kV. The scope of supply includes the design and manufacture of array cables to suit V164 floating turbines. The floating wind turbines will be connected via a network of inter-array cables to one export cable.

To support the project, JDR has designed a unique, easy to install, dynamic cable break away system, which protects the floating platform in the unlikely event of a mooring line failure. JDR’s proposal also includes HV termination and testing.

James Young, Chief Technology Officer at JDR comments, “We are extremely proud to be selected by WindPlus as the preferred cable supplier for the Windfloat Atlantic project. JDR has an extensive track record in the design and supply of dynamic products to the oil and gas industry. This experience was essential in designing and optimising the cable configuration and accessories to meet the needs of this floating offshore wind project.”

WFA brings together two pioneering developments in array cables: dynamic cable design for floating offshore wind and high-voltage power transmission, through 66kV cable technology. JDR was recently awarded the world’s first large-scale commercial 66kV project, for the East Anglia One wind farm, in the UK.

About JDR

JDR’s world-leading solutions bring power and control to energy systems in the global offshore oil, gas and renewable industries. For more than 20 years, we have built our success on our technical expertise and reliability. Every market we enter, every customer we serve, and every project we deliver benefits from exactly the same dedication to technical quality, service and support.  

In designing, manufacturing, delivering, installing and supporting subsea power cables and umbilical systems, our engineers and manufacturers are committed to providing products and services of the highest quality. We deliver consistently reliable solutions through our specialist engineering and experienced project management teams. Our 24/7 service and support throughout the product lifecycle meets even the most complex and demanding project requirements.

More about JDR’s unique breakaway system

Under extreme load conditions, the breakaway system disengages the cable hardware at the top and bottom of the I-tube and allows the cable to drop to the sea floor, preventing it from exerting excessive tensions on the floating structure in case the platform floats off position.

About WindPlus

WindPlus is owned by EDP Renewables, Mitsubishi Corporation (DGE), Chiyoda Corporation, Trust Energy (Engie and Marubeni) and Repsol.

For more information, please visit: http://www.jdrcables.com

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