Offshore Wind Accelerator: Post-installation testing for arrays

Calling for entries from companies and consortia interested to undertake a study to investigate alternative site acceptance testing methods for 66kV inter-array cable systems and potential future designs.

The main objectives of this work are to:

  • conduct market reviews of testing methodology and standards with regard to inter-array cables, terminations, and earthing solutions;
  • identify innovative and alternative testing solutions that are appropriate for 66kV inter-array cable systems, and future, higher voltage designs;
  • determine the implications of testing regimes on cables, and identify risks in test regimes;
  • develop best practice guidance for future post-installation testing of arrays for developers to use on offshore wind projects. 

The deadline for clarification questions has passed. Responses to clarification questions received are posted below.

The closing date to receive tender submissions is 10 August 12:00 BST.

All clarification questions and tender submissions should be sent electronically, by their respective deadlines, to, with in copy.