Aberdeen-based Proserv has landed work on the Equinor-operated Dogger Bank offshore wind farm in the UK North Sea.
Proserv revealed it had been awarded a contract from Deme Group subsidiary, Deme Offshore, to provide the inter-array cable monitoring system (CMS) for the first two phases of Dogger Bank.
The award will see Proserv utilise its ECG holistic cable monitoring system to deliver the project, which, it claims, offers comprehensive visibility across cable assets.
The scope of the award will see Proserv supply a CMS solution for both phase A and B of Dogger Bank, while also integrating applicable sensor interrogator technology.
Proserv added the supplied hardware would be complemented by an intuitive human-machine interface, utilising the company’s TIACS software suite.
The company anticipates both the Dogger Bank A and B systems will be ready for dispatch in the third quarter of the year.
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“Dogger Bank represents one of the most important offshore wind projects under construction, so this success for our new ECG holistic cable monitoring system is a major endorsement of our market proposition, and a significant step forward in Proserv’s renewables strategy,” said Paul Cook, business development director for renewables at Proserv Controls.
“We are delighted that DEME Offshore has chosen to work with us in the vital area of cable asset management and to utilise our exciting technology delivering synchronous, real-time monitoring.”
According to Proserv, the ECG CMS aims to reduce cable faults and failures, optimise performance and enable more targeted operational expenditure via improved visibility of asset integrity.
The system utilises an integrated and scalable approach, and provides real-time analysis with insights via “an intuitive” user interface.
“In another world first for the project, we’re looking forward to using this high-tech system to support us in optimising our assets during the operational phase,” said vice president of Dogger Bank Operations, Halfdan Brustad.
“With vast experience in the oil and gas sector, Proserv are now translating their subsea experience into solutions for offshore wind.”
Dogger Bank is being developed by Equinor, SSE and Eni in three 1.2-gigawatt phases, with the final phase, Dogger Bank C, to take the wind farm’s total capacity to 3.6GW.