A method was developed to install energy cables into ducts and then further transport them through coupled ducts, like “tube post”, to any desired location, without the need to go there with material, equipment and labour. There is almost no limit to the FreeFloating distance over which cables can be transported. Many advantageous applications exist, like installing cables into crowded city centres from suburbs and offshore cables from shore. A land project with FreeFloating in Copenhagen is described, and a project in Thyborøn (Denmark), where offshore wind turbines were connected by array cables installed from shore, even at Beaufort wind force 8.
10th International Conference on Insulated Power Cables
C. Gutberlet, S. Grobety, W. Griffioen, A. Uhl, G. Laurent