GLOBAL controls technology company Proserv Controls has secured a contract from DEME Offshore, subsidiary of the DEME Group, a leader in solutions for the offshore energy market, environmental and infra marine works, for the provision of the inter-array cable monitoring system, or CMS, for the first two phases, A and B, of the Dogger Bank Wind Farm, which when complete will be the largest offshore wind farm in the world.
Aberdeen-based Proserv will harness its new, disruptive ECG holistic cable monitoring system to deliver this project. ECG has been initiated and driven by Proserv with critical support from its partner Synaptec, a power system monitoring expert.
ECG represents a step-change in traditional monitoring methods, offering comprehensive visibility across cable assets. Adopting an integrated and scalable approach, it provides real-time analysis with insights through an intuitive user interface. By using intelligence from all data across an asset, the system is capable of enabling proactive and predictive decision-making, improved utilisation of resources and reduced operational expenditure (OPEX).
Proserv’s Great Yarmouth Centre of Excellence team will be executing the full scope of supply, with both Dogger Bank A and B systems scheduled to be ready for dispatch in Q3 2022.
The extent of the scope of supply will include a cable monitoring system solution for each phase, integrating applicable sensor interrogator technology. The hardware will be complemented by the intuitive human-machine interface, utilising Proserv’s TIACS software suite.
Paul Cook, Business Development Director – Renewables, Proserv Controls, stated:
“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.
“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. ECG aims to reduce cable faults and failures, optimise performance and enable more targeted OPEX via improved visibility of asset integrity. In line with our philosophy at Proserv, we will continue to enhance our ECG platform and seek to develop further disruptive and compelling offerings.”
Dogger Bank Wind Farm is located more than 130km off the north-east coast of England and is being delivered by joint venture partners SSE Renewables, Equinor and Eni. SSE Renewables is leading on construction and delivery while Equinor will operate the wind farm on completion. Due to its size and scale, Dogger Bank is being built in three consecutive 1.2GW phases; Dogger Bank A, Dogger Bank B and Dogger Bank C. In total the wind farm is expected to generate enough renewable electricity to supply 5% of the UK’s demand, equivalent to powering six million homes.
Halfdan Brustad, Vice President Dogger Bank Operations, remarked:
“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.”
“With vast experience in the oil and gas sector, Proserv are now translating their subsea experience into solutions for offshore wind. We’re excited to be supporting them on this journey as their first ECG customer, and we look forward to working with them, alongside DEME, as we continue to build this innovative and world-class wind farm.”
Davis Larssen, Chief Executive Officer, Proserv Controls, commented:
“This award from DEME Offshore marks a very significant win for Proserv. We have clear, proactive plans to grow our business in the offshore wind segment, as the world gradually transitions to more sustainable forms of energy.
“Our ECG technology is a combination of our subsea heritage and expertise being brought together with our renowned ability to innovate new solutions. It offers a real transformation in cable condition monitoring capabilities and it is hugely pleasing to see it being implemented at such a key offshore wind project as Dogger Bank.”