On May 12th, the Danish minister of Energy, Utilities and Climate, Lars Christian Lilleholt inaugurated the 28 MW demonstration offshore wind farm in Nissum Bredning.
The main purpose of the project is to contribute via specific test elements to further reduction of LCOE (Levelized Cost of Energy) for offshore wind energy.
The first semi-automatic cable blowing machine with installation assistant and electronic blowing data recorder.
The new IntelliJet is a pioneering, intelligent cable blowing system that facilitates the laying of fibre optic cables for the machine operators and improves installation quality.
Cable layers as well as customers benefit from these improvements.
Plumettaz developed a test bench where dynamic friction can be tested in real jetting (blowing) conditions, in order to determine the coefficient of friction (COF) between a cable and duct/micro-duct.
This service is provided to cable and duct manufacturers, chemical companies, as well as other partners and customers.
The latest tests are described in the attached News Letter from Nexans about their CablOmix cable. It was the first time that the COF was measured in a helicoidal duct contained in a Medium Voltage cable.
Lubrication of cable and duct/microduct has a large beneficial effect on cable jetting (blowing), increasing significantly the achievable installation distance.
The Plumett cable Lubricators (patented) are easy to use and result in high efficiency in cable installation
Paper has been presented by Dr. Willem Griffioen at the IWCS (International Cable Connectivity Symposium) in Charlotte, NC, USA, in November 2013