Floating Wind Joint Industry Project: Dynamic Cable Failure Rates and Standards (DCFR)

Calling for entries from companies and consortia interested to undertake a study to understand the key failure modes and standards for dynamic cables for floating wind farms.

The FLW JIP wish to obtain a greater understanding of dynamic cable failure rates and standards, to assist with the understanding a data collection required for future floating wind development and dynamic cable modelling and/or testing. The outputs of this work should provide failure rates for dynamic cables to be used for OPEX calculations in floating wind farm development; standardise test methods for dynamic cables; and standardise fatigue modelling methods for dynamic cables. This will allow industry to have a standard process when working with dynamic cables to reduce the overall cost of dynamic cables.

This project aims to benefit the floating offshore wind industry by providing a basis of cable failure calculations which is crucial when estimating operational cost, insurance, and advising on final investment decisions. 

Response to clarification questions have been posted. Please see the document below.

The closing date to receive tender submissions has been extended to 17 September 2021 12:00 BST.

All clarification questions and tender submissions should be sent electronically, by their respective deadlines, to david.plunkett@carbontrust.com, with floatingwind@carbontrust.com in copy.

About the Floating Wind Joint Industry Project