Cables can get crustaceans crabby!

Underwater cables for offshore wind produce electromagnetism that can alter the behaviour of crabs

UK’s offshore wind spins faster with £130m boost

A subsea cables provider has unveiled plans to build a facility that will develop components of wind turbines

Offshore wind: Eversource, Nexans and Ørsted ink US cable deal

The agreement has been signed for offshore wind farms being developed by Ørsted, which includes project off the coast of Rhode Island and Connecticut and New York

EU approves cable firm merger

Italian firm Prysmian is to buy US-based General Cable

Power cable project offered £1m to cut energy waste

Innovate UK has offered a £1 million grant for a project to develop efficient cables to cut costs and reduce emissions from the transmission sector. The new cable technology has been invented by developer Enertechnos, which has been joined by a number of partners including equipment supplier Eland Cables. The project will use the long […]

New £280m grant to spark offshore cable development

A laboratory has been given a £280,000 boost with a significant upgrade to its lighting impulse test capabilities. Funded by Innovate UK, the upgrade will support the development of high voltage cable systems and accessories, such as export cables and universal joints, helping to reduce export cable failure rates. The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s […]

Could you help fix the offshore wind cable problem?

A competition to help solve one of the problems plaguing the offshore wind industry has been launched. The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) is searching for a new technology that can monitor the condition of wind farms’ subsea cables during installation, a stage in which they are often over-stretched and damaged. Current equipment can’t detect and […]

£400,000 boost for offshore wind cable innovation

Three firms have been awarded funding totalling £400,000 to commercialise the development of “next generation” 66 kiloVolt (kV) offshore wind cables. Carbon Trust estimates the cables to reduce the cost of offshore wind energy by 1.5% or £100 million every year. The project is part of the Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) initiative, which […]

npower’s Wayne Mitchell going underground

Should our power cables go underground? Calls for our network of power supply cables to go underground is nothing new. But the recent storms and floods have only added weight to the argument, as not only will this approach create less of an impact on the landscape, it means powerlines will be less susceptible to […]

‘Next generation’ offshore wind cables competition

A new competition worth up to £300,000 to fast track the development of “next generation” 66 kiloVolt (kV) cables for the offshore wind industry has been launched. It is part of the Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) initiative, which aims to move the sector away from using 33kV cables. OWA developers, which includes DONG […]