JDR Unveils New Inter-Array Cable For Offshore Wind


U.K.-based JDR, a supplier of subsea power cables to the offshore wind industry, has released its new high-voltage, inter-array cable and accessories offering.

According to the company, the 66 kV technology has capabilities up to 72.5 kV and will support the offshore wind industry in its move toward increased power transmission between turbines at higher-capacity offshore wind farms.

In addition, JDR says the high-voltage cable recently completed its qualification and type-testing program, including terminations and accessories. The supplier says key customers attended an event this week to learn about the qualification program, including cable development, high-voltage and full-scale wet-age testing, cable splicing, joints and connectors, and thermal analysis.

“JDR is pushing technology boundaries in the industry as we move to higher-voltage energy networks,” remarks James Young, JDR’s chief technology officer. “The development program has involved collaboration with the full supply chain, developers and stakeholders.”

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