Dogger Bank offshore windfarm, UK
Dogger Bank is set to be the world’s largest offshore wind farm located more than 130 km off the northeast coast of England, featuring 112 individual 33 kV array cables connecting the largest wind turbine generators ever to be deployed at sea. Synaptec instrumented phases A and B of the windfarm, providing permanent and synchronous monitoring of each individual array cable and their terminations to provide early warning of thermal failure at over 600 locations. This complements the DTS system installed on all 16 strings by adding crucial monitoring of terminations (at which failures are twice as common). Data from both systems is combined into one dashboard view of the cable system as part of Proserv’s power ECG platform.
Equipment installed: Synaptec Interrogators, Synthesis® and Photonic Temperature Transducer | Platform: Synthesis Data Core and Proserv ECG™ | Live date: TBC 2023