DNV to Begin Project for Floating Offshore Wind Substations Along with 30 New Partners

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DNV and 30 industry partners have launched their latest Joint Industry Project (JIP).

This project aims to improve technology development for floating offshore wind substations. Particular attention is paid to how topside equipment and export cables can withstand the movement of floating substructures. 

This project aims to align industry best practices, allowing for accelerated technology development, and to close any gaps in existing substation standards, allowing floating offshore wind to be scaled with acceptable levels of safety, commercial, and environmental risk.

DNV works closely with the industry to create the most current standards and recommend practices to meet the needs of the rapidly changing renewables market. The DNV-ST-0145 standard, which specifies the technical requirements for certification of electrical offshore substations, is one of the most widely used documents. 

his standard has received more than 500 comments from the industry. This is an important document as more projects are pursuing new ideas. This JIP will help to update the standard, making it more applicable for floating offshore substations.

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