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UK-designed cable monitoring system to be pioneered on Dogger Bank Wind Farm

15th February 2022 in Project news, Supply Chain

An innovative new inter-array cable monitoring system that will help technicians identify and prevent potential faults is set to be deployed for the first time on Dogger Bank Wind Farm.

The ECG™ holistic cable monitoring system has been developed in the UK by Proserv Controls. It provides operators with real-time data for improved decision-making and supporting optimum operating efficiency.

The technology will be used for the first time on the first two phases of Dogger Bank Wind Farm, after the company was awarded a contract with Dogger Bank tier one supplier, DEME.

The Proserv order follows on from a cable protection system (CPS) contract being awarded to Darlington-based Tekmar Energy Limited. The Generation 10 TekTube contract with DEME is Tekmar’s largest CPS order to date.

More than 3,000 UK jobs have now been created or supported in relation to the construction and operation of Dogger Bank Wind Farm.

Halfdan Brustad, Vice President of Dogger Bank Wind Farm operations, said:

“In another world-first for the project, we’re looking forward to using this high-tech system to support us in optimising our assets during the operational phase.

“With vast experience in the oil and gas sector, Proserv are now translating their subsea experience into solutions for offshore wind. We’re excited to be supporting them on this journey as their first ECG customer, and we look forward to working with them, alongside DEME, as we continue to build this innovative and world-class wind farm.”

Paul Cook, Business Development Director – Renewables, Proserv Controls, stated:

“Dogger Bank represents one of the most important offshore wind projects under construction, so this success for our new ECG holistic cable monitoring system is a major endorsement of our market proposition, and a significant step forward in Proserv’s renewables strategy.

“We are delighted that DEME Offshore has chosen to work with us in the vital area of cable asset management and to utilise our exciting technology delivering synchronous, real-time monitoring.”