wiredinUSA August 2020

CPS solution Balmoral, a provider of cable protection systems (CPS) for inter-array and export cables for fixed and floating offshore wind installations, has created an integrated CPS that the company describes as “unique”. The CPS was developed by the Discovery Unit, a combination of product research and development, materials and testing specialists. The patented system is available in three standard sizes, and includes a combination of bend restrictors and a bend stiffener, foundation interface device, standard dynamic unit and a detachable pull head, all designed, manufactured and integrated in-house before testing on the company’s test rig. Dr Aneel Gill, product R&D manager, said: “Our systems are designed based on the fatigue limit state (FLS) and offer something different because of their unique diver-less removal feature and the ability to account for free span caused by scour development. “Our patented fibe r-reinforced technology adds stiffness to the system controlling the curvature during the project lifespan.

“This reduces the amount of movement experienced by the cable, improving fatigue performance and greatly reducing the risk of failure through the life of field.”

wiredInUSA - August 2020


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