DNV & LS Cable for Floating Cabling Services Offshore Wind Sector
Leading independent energy expert and assurance provider DNV has signed a non-exclusive Memorandum of Understanding with leading global cable
Leading independent energy expert and assurance provider DNV has signed a non-exclusive Memorandum of Understanding with leading global cable manufacturer LS Cable & System to target emerging cabling opportunities in the offshore wind industry. The MOU comes in response to growing global demand for high-voltage, next generation power cables with state of the art dynamic capabilities for near-shore and floating wind farms. The collaboration represents a new opportunity for DNV to extend its market-leading Dynamic Power Cables Assurance service * offering to the cabling industry and to leverage the group’s longstanding technological expertise in the oil and gas industry for the rapidly expanding offshore wind market.
For LS Cable & System, this initiative with DNV represents one of the early collaborations between a cable-focused Original Equipment Manufacturer and an energy expert and assurance provider. The MOU will assist LS Cable & System in identifying and reducing risk early on in the cable manufacturing process, improving overall decision-making and helping secure pre-approval for floating power cabling products for offshore wind farm developers.
The MOU will see DNV and LS Cable & System leverage their collective resources, individual strengths and distinctive capabilities in the following areas:
Geotechnics: cable protection and burial assessments
Installation: environmental screening and cable-laying optimization and scheduling
Materials technology: cable corrosion protection and mechanical testing
Structural design: dynamic analysis and cross-sectional analysis of cables subjected to floating loads and installation loads
Forensics: rapid-response investigation into power failures and root cause analysis of third-party cabling.
As part of the MOU, DNV and LS Cable & System will develop specific framework agreements to jointly determine their commercial and working arrangements in relation to these various work areas.