RENEWABLE ENERGY INDUSTRY: Wave Energy, design and manufacture of cables, terminations, connectors and junction boxes



 
Areas of Application:
Tidal Energy

Wave Energy

 

 

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    Wave Energy, design and manufacture of cables, terminations, connectors and junction boxes

    Hydro Group works closely with the world’s leading Renewable Energy organisations to deliver a range of subsea cable solutions for wave / tidal power transfer and export.

    Hydro Group can design and manufacture a robust solution running up to 36kV, which includes fibre optic connections .Hydro Group cable and connectivity solutions can withstand the harshest environmental conditions on earth, including salt water, solar effects, stormforce winds and dynamic tidal / wave motion. These factors place extreme loads on the subsea systems, connectors and cables. All Hydro Group cables and connectors are designed and manufactured for flexibility and environmental endurance.


    Custom Design Solutions

    All Hydro Group products are designed in-house by our team of experienced industry Engineers. Hydro Group can design a completely new wave energy support product or adapt an existing proven product to suit your wave application.


    Connectors

    Hydro Group offer testable stop end solution allowing full energisation and testing of the terminated cable, which can easily be converted to a connector.


    Hydro Group has overcome hazardous sea conditions with the design and production of a deck-mate connector which evolved from our original junction box design, which allows installation times on the barge to be substantially reduced.


    Junction Boxes

    Hydro Group can design and manufacture a robust solution running up to 36kV, which includes fibre optic connections. Hydro Group provide junction box (housing) solutions for both medium and high voltage and fibre optic connectivity, easily adaptable for a wide range of power and fibre optic core sizes.


    Cables

    Hydro Group works closely with the world’s leading Renewable Energy organisations to deliver a range of subsea cable solutions for wave / tidal power transfer and export. The Hydro Group dynamic power cables (umbilicals) incorporates 12kV to 36kV three phase power cores and fibre optic cables for data transfer and provides the connection between power buoys and the underwater substation. Our cable and connectivity solutions withstand the harshest environmental conditions on earth, including salt water, solar effects, stormforce winds and dynamic tidal / wave motion. These factors place extreme loads on the subsea systems, connectors and cables. All Hydro Group cables and connectors are designed and manufactured for flexibility and environmental endurance.


    Cable Terminations

    Features: Sub sea cable design & manufacture
    Cable bend restrictors
    Power terminations
    6KV – 11KV connectors
    Fibre optic terminations
    Interior Dry
    On site support

    Ensure safety transmission of power, data & signal from the turbine to the seabed cable.


    Wave Hub

    Wave Hub provides shared offshore infrastructure for the demonstration and proving of arrays of wave energy generation devices over a sustained period of time.


    It consists of an electrical hub on the seabed 16 kilometers off the north coast of Cornwall in South West England to which wave energy devices can be connected.


    The 12-tonne hub is linked to the UK’s grid network via a 25km, 1300 tonne subsea cable operating at 11kV. The project holds a 25-year lease for eight square kilometers of sea with an excellent wave climate. Wave Hub has the necessary consents and permits for up to 20MW of wave energy generation and offers a clearly defined and fully monitored site for marine energy production.


    Four separate berths are available to lease, each with a capacity of 4-5MW, each fitted with individual power and fibre optic connectors.