Periodic Reporting for period 1 - COOLWIND (Subsea Cooler for Offshore Wind HVDC transformer platforms)
Reporting period: 2019-10-01 to 2020-09-30
There is large interest in the market for the technology as the subsea cooling offers several benefits compared to the conventional system. As it is a closed loop system, there is no need for chlorination of large volumes of seawater that is dumped into the ocean after passing through the heat exchangers. At the same time, the sea water pumps and accompanying filters can be avoided, leading to reduced maintenance and a significant reduction in power consumption for the cooling system. This is both reducing the OPEX for the operator and reducing CO2 emissions.