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Tuesday
Jul232013

"Connecting Offshore Wind Energy to the Mainland Grid"

July’s editorial in Sea Technology magazine, entitled “Connecting Offshore Wind Energy to the Mainland Grid” provides an excellent synopsis of current status of the US offshore wind industry, citing specific projects and describing the technological challenges of undersea power transmission cables.

Two of the “did you knows”:

  •  “export cables are likely to be 10-to-15 miles long—in one continuous length—and weigh up to 4,000 tons. Hence, special-purpose-built vessels will be needed for installation.” 
  • “Approximately 50 percent of all insurance claims and 80 percent of the payouts related to offshore wind farms in Europe are cable-related.”

See, http://www.seatechnology.com/