Ampacimon and Marlinks sign MoU to enhance cable monitoring services.
Marlinks and Ampacimon signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), bringing together their expertise in cable, power line and substation monitoring. Ampacimon will concentrate on dynamic line rating for overhead lines, while Marlinks will focus on buried cables.
Monitoring is essential for promptly addressing and preventing grid outages caused by power line or cable failures. It also enables timely maintenance actions. Accurate grid capacity information supports secure and optimized grid operation, maximizing the delivery of cost-effective energy from renewable sources.
Tech company Ampacimon is specialized in intelligent power grid monitoring for onshore systems across 30+ countries. With the BlueBox Partial Discharge technology, it is possible to detect insulation defects in high-voltage cables, predicting breakdowns. Overhead conductors are monitored via Ampacimon Dynamic Rating (ADR) and GridVisor sensors, observing power line capacity, conductor health, and detecting anomalies (icing, galloping and electrical faults).
Marlinks focuses on condition-based monitoring for power cables, aiming to reduce failure rates in (subsea) transmission systems. Their service line includes monitoring Depth of Burial, RTTR through DTS, and a range of DAS monitoring services to ensure the integrity and reliability of critical power supply cables from offshore to onshore grids.
Ampacimon is founded in Belgium and Spain in 2010, offering grid enhancing solutions to Transmission & Distribution utilities. Through its proprietary measurement systems and advanced analytics, Ampacimon allows grid operators to maximize the use of their assets, optimize their maintenance, and prioritize investments. As such, it offers data-driven solutions enabling grid operators to accelerate renewables integration and the energy transition. With offices in Belgium, Spain and the USA, Ampacimon has a global presence and systems in operations with all major grid operators in the world.
Marlinks is specialized in the continuous monitoring of offshore infrastructure, more precisely subsea power cables. Using advancements in fiber optic technology to reduce monitoring costs, Marlinks is committed to enhancing the lifespan, efficiency and thus profitability of wind farms and other offshore installations. Marlinks was founded in 2017 as a joint venture between engineering firm Fluves and offshore wind energy operator Parkwind. Hailing from Flanders, a region brimming with expertise in offshore wind, the company finds itself both at the heart and the forefront of a bustling industry