in News Departments > Projects & Contracts
print the content item

Pharos Offshore Group says it has completed the repair of a section of damaged subsea export cable at the London Array Offshore Wind Farm.

The British company provided the engineering, fabrication and operational teams to locate, recover, re-lay and re-bury the power cable off the Kent coast. The 800 square-millimeter HVDC export cable has a 218 mm diameter and weighs over 50kg/m in water and 86 kg/m in air.

According to Pharos, tools for properly handling the cable did not exist in the market, and standard grapnel operations were not possible due to nearby cable routes. In addition, the Pharos team also converted a conventional telecoms cable ship to accommodate the loading, storage, lay, splicing and safe handling of the product, the company explains.

"To our knowledge, this is the first diver-less operation to de-bury, retrieve and repair a cable of this size and weight," says Phil Walker, Pharos' CEO.

The project is being developed by London Array Ltd., a consortium comprising DONG Energy, E.ON and Masdar. Once completed, the project’s 175 turbines will generate enough electricity to power over 470,000 U.K. homes, according to the companies.

Hybrid Energy Innovations

Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015
Latest Top Stories

To Help Combat Costly Electricity Theft, Emerging Markets Turn To Smart Grid Infrastructure

According to a new report, the world loses a whopping $89.3 billion to electricity theft annually, and emerging country markets are feeling a majority of the pain.


Report: Utilities Face Big Revenue Cuts From Distributed Energy Resources

According to a new report from Accenture, the growth of solar and other resources, such as energy storage, could mean significant losses for utilities.


NextEra To Acquire Hawaiian Electric In $4.3 Billion Merger Deal

If approved, the agreement between the two energy companies would produce one of North America's largest renewable energy players.


EPA Racks Up Over 1.6 Million Comments On Carbon Pollution Plan

Months after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its Clean Power Plan, which will create new regulations for existing power plants, the agency says it has received loads of feedback to consider.


Smart Grid Interest Continues To Spread Among U.S. Rural Utilities

A new survey gauges rural smart grid efforts across the country and offers key findings, one of which is that nearly all utilities polled are doing something to modernize their systems.

S&C Electric_id176
edf_id180