Poster Award at WindEurope Copenhagen for RTTR monitoring.
Back in November 2021, our R&D lead Manly Callewaert won the conference poster award at the WindEurope event. In collaboration with Elia, we succeeded in challenging the industry standard and improving the time accuracy on how to calculate the core conductor temperature within subsea cables for the offshore wind industry.
The load transported by offshore wind cables is highly dependent on wind power, making it a very variable factor. This means the temperature of the conductor will also be variable, and therefore in the traditional steady state approach, calculating one fixed temperature for the conductor temperature cannot be applied. In our new model, we included two improvements compared to the standard model: One, our calculation of the core temperature has been made dynamic (in relationship with the transported load) and two, we have calculated the core temperature using an accurate model based on the temperature at fiber level and taking into account the geometrical complexity of modern cables.
To compare our model with the real-life situation, we made an experimental set-up with thermocouples measuring the actual conductor temperature. This was compared with our model in both constant and dynamic load situations.
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BOPTIC research project
The project idea originated from the understanding that it is crucial to have the knowledge and tools to detect and mitigate failures in cables and foundations of offshore wind farms as this is the key to large cost reductions and to economically viable wind production as an energy source.
Our UK Brand Ambassador, Andy shares some last thoughts before going into retirement
Our UK brand ambassador has seen the offshore wind market evolve from its early stages and left a considerable mark on the whole industry. However, to all great stories come an end, and every protagonist deserves some rest time as well.
2022 in a review
Now that we have officially entered the year 2023, we are happy yet nostalgic to look back at the fantastic past year. Because yes, 2022 was an exceptionally important year for Marlinks. The Virya Energy investment opened many additional doors for us. This involved certain objectives to be achieved, but we were ready with the entire team to bring these objectives to a successful outcome. That is precisely why 2022 was a year of growing together.