BPP supporting the Carbon Trust with a Floating Wind Accelerator Project
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30 April 2019
BPP are currently supporting the Carbon Trustís Floating Wind JIP (FLW JIP) dynamic export cable competition. The Carbon Trustís FLW JIP is a collaboration between industry partners EnBW, ENGIE, Eolfi, E.ON, Equinor, innogy, Kyuden Mirai Energy, ōrsted, ScottishPower Renewables, Shell, Vattenfall, Wpd, with support from the Scottish Government.
The competition, supported by BPP, was launched to address the lack of available high voltage dynamic export cables for the transmission of power from wind farms to shore, which has been identified by industry as a potential bottleneck for the commercial deployment of floating wind technology.
The objective of the competition is to ensure that this necessary technology is a viable option for developers for commercial floating wind projects within the next 5-10 years. The competition funding will support the design, initial testing and development of dynamic cables ranging from 130kV to 250kV to enable the efficient transmission of power from floating wind turbines to shore. BPP will provide specialist technical support during the initial design and testing phases of the project.