ORE Catapult Develops World-First Cable Test Rig

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The idea is to improve the performance and reliability of subsea cables.

Official Press Release ORE Catapult:

World-first cable test rig to improve subsea cable performance

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has taken delivery of a bespoke, state-of-the-art cable bend fatigue test rig that will support the development, and improve the performance and reliability of subsea cables.

Northumberland-based Osbit designed and built the 15-tonne cable fatigue test rig to ORE Catapult’s specifications. The test rig is capable of testing floating wind and tidal cables, carrying out operational research and acting as a representative test bed for all aspects of subsea cable development. With cable-related failures accounting for up to 80% of offshore wind project insurance claims, the rig enables the innovative testing of offshore array and subsea cables to improve their efficiency and resilience, supporting the development of next... ... More: Official Press Release ORE Catapult

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