JDR Cable Systems (JDR), owned by the TFKable Group, awarded Trelleborg’s offshore operation the contract to design, manufacture and deliver dynamic cable protection products for the Windfloat Atlantic project. Set for installation off the coast of Portugal in 2019, Trelleborg will provide Distributed Buoyancy Modules (DBM), bend stiffeners and Uraduct® for this project.
Paul van Es, Renewables Project Manager at JDR. says: “We’re delighted to have won this project and to be working with the Trelleborg team. The harsh environment of the Atlantic is a perfect proving ground for floating offshore wind and our technology. We believe engineering innovations such as these are essential to make a success of floating offshore wind and to enable the sector to make the most of its global potential.”
Daniel Bate, Renewables Sales Manager with Trelleborg’s offshore operation based in Skelmersdale, England, says: “After supplying cable protection products for JDR’s WF1 prototype in 2011, we are very pleased to be chosen to support this significant European commercial floating wind farm project.
“With over 30 years of experience and track-record as subsea polymer engineering experts, we take pride in our engineering capabilities and approach to offshore wind cable protection systems for both floating and fixed foundations.
“The opportunity permits Trelleborg to reaffirm its commitment to contributing to the growth of the renewable energy industry and securing this contract is a significant achievement, which follows on from previous contract wins in this growing sector.”
In floating production environments, subsea electrical power cables are used to inter-connect floating structures on offshore wind farms and run between the substation (electrical hub of the wind farm) and the shore. Trelleborg’s high performance DBMs and bend limitation products are designed to secure, guide and protect these power cables from excessive movement and bending that cause fatigue damage.
WindFloat Atlantic, developed by WindPlus, has a total capacity of 25MW in a 100 meters depth area on the Portuguese coast of Viana do Castelo. Each of its three platforms will be equipped with an 8MW commercial turbine that will operate on a WindFloat floating platform. The platform ensures stability and is only connected to the seabed by a catenary mooring system. The system avoids the complex offshore operations associated with installing traditional fixed structures, so it reduces potential impact on the environment.
From cable protection products for the offshore wind sector to tailored buoyancy solutions for the wave and tidal sector, Trelleborg’s offshore operation holds a long-standing commitment to serving the renewables market. For additional information on renewable energy solutions from Trelleborg’s offshore operation, visit: http://www.trelleborg.com/en/offshore/markets–and–applications/renewables
Trelleborg’s offshore operation and Trelleborg Group
Using advanced polymer material technology, Trelleborg’s offshore operation provides high integrity solutions for the harshest and most demanding offshore environments. As part of the Trelleborg Offshore & Construction Business Area of Trelleborg Group, Trelleborg’s offshore operation specializes in the development and production of polymer and syntactic foam based seismic, marine, buoyancy, cable protection and thermal insulation products, as well as rubber-based passive and active fire protection solutions for the offshore industry. Within its portfolio are some long established and respected brands including, CRP, OCP, Viking and Emerson & Cuming. Trelleborg’s offshore operation has been providing innovative solutions to the industry for over 30 years. www.trelleborg.com/offshore
Trelleborg is a world leader in engineered polymer solutions that seal, damp and protect critical applications in demanding environments. Its innovative solutions accelerate performance for customers in a sustainable way. The Trelleborg Group has annual sales of about SEK 34 billion (EUR 3.32 billion, USD 3.92 billion) and operations in about 50 countries. The Group comprises five business areas: Trelleborg Coated Systems, Trelleborg Industrial Solutions, Trelleborg Offshore & Construction, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions and Trelleborg Wheel Systems. The Trelleborg share has been listed on the Stock Exchange since 1964 and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Large Cap. www.trelleborg.com.
About JDR Cable Systems
JDR’s world-leading solutions bring power and control to energy systems in the global offshore oil, gas and renewables industries. For more than 20 years, we have built our success on our technical expertise and reliability. Every market we enter, every customer we serve, and every project we deliver benefits from exactly the same dedication to technical quality, service and support.
In designing, manufacturing, delivering, installing and supporting subsea power cables and umbilical systems, our engineers and manufacturers are committed to providing products and services of the highest quality. We deliver consistently reliable solutions through our specialist engineering and experienced project management teams. Our 24/7 service and support throughout the product lifecycle meets even the most complex and demanding project requirements. www.jdrcables.com