We designed, engineered and fabricated the storage solution for the spare cable for one of the world's largest offshore windfarms
As wind farms move further offshore and rapidly grow in size and scale, the amount of array and export cabling will increase proportionately. Spare cables will require storage in controlled environments for the life of the windfarm.
Easy access for efficient unloading
With an unrestricted harbour access and plentiful quay space, cables of up to 240mm in diameter can be unloaded from the adjacent quay and stored in a specially constructed facility.
Flexible storage facilities
The facility contains four bullrings with diameters of 8m, 10m, 13m and 18m; all are 3.2m in height. We work with the client to specify the exact requirements of the cable to be housed.
The cables housed in the cable storage area can be easily removed using a hydraulically operated reel system. The time required from the alert of an issue to taking the cable offshore is minimal.
Dynamic custom storage solutions
The reels are hydraulically jacked on to a custom-built frame system for the semi-automated layering of the desired cable. Our in-house capability allows us to engineer the required bespoke solution.