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DNV and LS Cable sign cable MOU

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: Tom Russell 27/05/2021 DNV

DNV has signed a non-exclusive Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with global cable manufacturer LS Cable & System to target emerging cabling opportunities in the offshore wind industry.

The collaboration represents a new opportunity for DNV to extend its market-leading Dynamic Power Cables Assurance service offering to the cabling industry and to leverage the group’s technological expertise in the oil and gas industry for the offshore wind market.

For LS Cable & System, this initiative with DNV represents one of the early collaborations between a cable-focused Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) and an energy expert and assurance provider.

The MOU will assist LS Cable & System in identifying and reducing risk early on in the cable manufacturing process, improving overall decision-making and helping secure pre-approval for floating power cabling products for offshore wind farm developers.

The MOU will see DNV and LS Cable & System leverage their collective resources, individual strengths and distinctive capabilities in the following areas:

  • Geotechnics: cable protection and burial assessments
  • Installation: environmental screening and cable-laying optimization and scheduling
  • Materials technology: cable corrosion protection and mechanical testing
  • Structural design: dynamic analysis and cross-sectional analysis of cables subjected to floating loads and installation loads
  • Forensics: rapid-response investigation into power failures and root cause analysis of third-party cabling.
  • As part of the MOU, DNV and LS Cable & System will develop specific framework agreements to jointly determine their commercial and working arrangements in relation to these various work areas.

    Brice Le Gallo, Regional Director for Energy Systems Asia Pacific at DNV: “The partnership builds on DNV’s strengths with long offshore technology heritage and strong expertise in the power industry.”

    “Offshore wind is dramatically changing the energy landscape, providing the need for high-voltage, subsea power transmission systems. As offshore wind investments are still in its relatively early stages, the timing of the launch of our Dynamic Power Cables Assurance service offering is ideal. It will ensure that in the coming years of intense renewables build-up, new offshore wind farms will be fitted with safe, reliable and cost-effective electrical connections. We look forward to helping the energy industry solve the complex challenges posed by the rapid shift to a decarbonised global energy system while also assisting our customers identify emerging opportunities through the transition.”

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