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WETMATE – a 33kV Subsea Wet-Mateable
Connector for Offshore Renewable Energy

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Most European offshore wind farms are currently installed within 20 km of the coast in shallow water depths up to 20m. The next generation will be developed at distances of 40 km in sea depths up to 80m. These new locations present technical challenges for engineering and the possibility of new synergies between all marine renewable energy resources including wave, tide and wind. Inspection and maintenance at depth is difficult and the raising of transmission voltages to keep cable sizes manageable is urgently required as the technical difficulty of hauling heavy cables is significantly increased. The availability of self-monitoring connectors to eliminate routine maintenance at greater depths is seen as a potential step-change improvement in infrastructure management and the development of ROV-installable wet-mate connectors as an alternative to dry-mated cable is a dominant industry objective. We will deliver a prototype 33kV hybrid wet-mate connector with a connectivity monitoring system and future-proof features for higher voltage connector technologies. This will lead to efficient power transmission, reduced installation and maintenance costs and precision remote monitoring that reduces routine maintenance and intervention by divers, benefitting health, safety and affordability.

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FP7-SME-2012
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Koordynator

HYDRO BOND ENGINEERING LIMITED
Adres
Claymore Avenue Aberdeen Science And Energy Park Bridge Of Don
AB23 8GW Aberdeen
United Kingdom
Rodzaj działalności
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Wkład UE
€ 556 753,08
Kontakt administracyjny
Douglas Whyte (Mr.)

Uczestnicy (8)

OMNISENS SA

Zakończenie uczestnictwa

Szwajcaria
Adres
Riond Bosson 3
Morges
Rodzaj działalności
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Kontakt administracyjny
Etienne Rochat (Mr.)
NORDIC SEAL AS
Norwegia
Wkład UE
€ 166 431,99
Adres
Hegdalringen 19
3261 Larvik
Rodzaj działalności
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Kontakt administracyjny
Per Stokkan (Mr.)
FORTIS MECHANICAL DESIGN LIMITED
United Kingdom
Wkład UE
€ 169 896,54
Adres
Pickthall Ground Broughton Mills
LA20 6AT Broughton In Furness Cumbria
Rodzaj działalności
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Kontakt administracyjny
Stephen Lainson (Mr.)
THE UK INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS RESEARCH INSTITUTE LIMITED
United Kingdom
Wkład UE
€ 47 163
Adres
Pera Business Park Nottingham Road
LE13 0PB Melton Mowbray
Rodzaj działalności
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Kontakt administracyjny
Simon Fawcett (Mr.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Dania
Wkład UE
€ 4 562
Adres
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Rodzaj działalności
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Kontakt administracyjny
Joachim Holboell (Mr.)
NOVAMINA CENTAR INOVATIVNIH TEHNOLOGIJA DOO

Zakończenie uczestnictwa

Chorwacja
Wkład UE
€ 2 545,19
Adres
Jackovinsli Klanec 17
10000 Zagreb
Rodzaj działalności
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Kontakt administracyjny
Jasmina Petrinovic (Mrs.)
E.ON CLIMATE & RENEWABLES UK LIMITED

Zakończenie uczestnictwa

United Kingdom
Adres
Westwood Way Westwood Business Park
CV4 8LG Coventry West Midlands
Rodzaj działalności
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Kontakt administracyjny
Clym Stock-Williams (Mr.)
MARINE SIGNALS SL
Hiszpania
Wkład UE
€ 260 026,20
Adres
C Practicante Ignacio Rodriguez Sn Officina 12 Ed De Servicios I D I Campus Universitario De Tafira
35017 Las Palmas
Rodzaj działalności
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Kontakt administracyjny
Francisco Concepcion (Mr.)