Thursday 3 November 2022, 2pm (GMT).
In 2019, Synaptec joined forces with ORE Catapult as part of the REACTION project to support the development of its passive sensor technology. The £234,000 project, part-funded by Innovate UK, examined the practical deployment, operation and data platform potential of the technology for offshore renewable generation.
Within the first year of the REACTION project, Synaptec was assisted by ORE Catapult to secure a follow-on project at Vattenfall’s European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in Aberdeen. Synaptec retrofitted sensors to the export cables and is now live-streaming unprecedented new data on a fully operational wind farm, showing how cyclical loads, power quality, harmonics and termination temperature affect long term cable operation, and failure. This new data stream can be used to safely optimise asset use with live and highly accurate Real-Time Thermal Ratings, but also to identify anomalous behaviour in similar assets over time. This is the key to optimised scheduled maintenance, condition-based repair and replace programs, and ultimately failure avoidance to maximise availability and safety while reducing the Levelised Cost Of Energy for offshore wind.
Based on these demonstrations, Synaptec has now moved on to win the first major IAC monitoring program with Dogger Bank A&B, combining its unique passive sensors with DTS, and in late 2022, retrofitting systems to Equinor’s Hywind floating demonstrator.
Join us for this one hour webinar to hear from representatives on this project and what the outcomes have meant for not just Synaptec and ORE Catapult but the wider industry.Register your attendance