Marlinks to provide cable monitoring services for Arcadis Ost 1

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 21/07/2022 Marlinks

Marlinks has been commissioned to provide cable health monitoring services for the
Arcadis Ost 1 wind farm in Germany. Using its Real Time Thermal Rating (RTTR) services, Marlinks system aims to prevent the cable from overheating during normal and peak situations.

Arcadis Ost is situated in an area of the Baltic Sea where challenging seabed conditions are present. A swampy topsoil layer accelerates the embedment of the subsea cable in lower soil layers and increases the risk for overheating.

Marlinks installed and tested all necessary equipment in the substation while it was being assembled on the yard before offshore shipment. The Marlinks dashboard allows operators to continuously monitor the core temperature of the conductors and has an in-built alert system to notify too high temperatures. It also aims to provide the wind farm team with a report with actionable insights.  

The Arcadis Ost 1 wind farm will have a capacity of about 257 MW and is located in the Baltic Sea, 19 km north-east of the island of Rügen, within the 12 nautical mile zone of the Federal State Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany. Parkwind secured grid capacity for the project in the offshore wind auction in Germany back in 2018. Offshore installation works are expected to start works in 2022. It is expected to be operational in 2023, and will be capable of generating enough green electricity for the annual power consumption of more than 290,000 homes.

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