Nexans Power Accessories have studied the installation of subsea array cables in the offshore towers and have developed, in our opinion, a system that gives the developer and installer certain advantages over other connection methods. By employing pre-terminated leads that utilise less expensive flexible cables, a developer may save money and an installer can save time on the preparation and testing of the link between the transformer to switchgear and/or switchgear to the array cable. By using a termination point near to the hang-off rather than taking the array cable directly to the equipment, an installer may also save time on the preparation of the array cable and spend less time in the tower dealing with the inconvenience of stripping longer lengths of arrays. This results in less reliance on the weather giving a cost saving to the developer due to the implications of the Waiting on Weather charges as more work can be done onshore preparing and testing the equipment.
Nexans Interview: Advanced cabling systems
Nexans is a global player in the infrastructure, industry, building and Local Area Network (LAN) markets. As a worldwide leader in the cable industry, it offers an extensive range of cables and cabling systems to raise industrial productivity, improve business performance, enhance security, enrich the quality of life, and assures long-term network reliability.