Cable System Engineering Cost Reductions for Deepwater Floating Offshore Wind – Gilles Gardner, Technical Manager, Aberdeen

June 19th – 20th, 2018 – Poster Session – The experts will be at their poster during all the breaks and lunch times where you can speak with them.  This will take place in the Exhibition Hall on Day 1 and Day 2.


The advent of large floating wind farms introduces the opportunity for serial production of standardised components in order to achieve significant cost reductions. In deep water (>60m), such cost reductions can be achieved through the optimisation of the array cable configuration. Isolating vertical motions of the floating wind turbine unit from the touch down point minimises fatigue and over bending. This reduces the likelihood of failures occurring. Parametric global analysis is performed to assess the fatigue and strength limits of an array cable with and without the use of a subsea arch in varying water depths and environments.

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