DNV kicks off Joint Industry Project for floating wind substations

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 01/06/2022 DNV
Together with 30 industry partners, DNV has initiated its latest Joint Industry Project (JIP) which aims to enhance technology development for floating offshore wind substations. The JIP has a particular focus on how export cables and topside equipment tolerate movements of a floating substructure.

The objective is to align industry best-practice allowing for an accelerated technology development and to close gaps in available substation standards enabling scaling of floating offshore wind with an acceptable level of commercial, technical, health, safety and environmental risks.

The DNV-ST-0145 standard provides the technical requirements for the certification of electrical offshore substations. For its latest update more than 500 industry comments were reflected in this standard which is of increased importance as a growing number of projects pursue new concepts. The results of this JIP will be used to update the standard making it applicable for floating offshore substations.

The following industry stakeholders have joined as partners: ABB, Aibel, Aker Solutions, Atlantic offshore energy, BP
Burns & McDonnell, EDF, Elia Group, Eolfi/Shell, Equinor, Falck Renewables, GE Renewable Energy, Gicon, Hitachi Energy, IV One & Nevesbu, Mitsubishi Electric, Northland Power, Oil states industries, Ørsted, Prysmian, RWE, Saipem, Siemens Energy, SSE Renewables, Technip Energies, TechnipFMC, Terna Plus Srl., Total Energies, Wood plc, Worley.