Should a cable fail, the cost to the business can be huge. An innovative solution, available from one of our expert partners is the Subsea Universal Joint (UJ).
Should a cable fail, the cost to the business can be huge. An innovative solution, available from one of our expert partners is the Subsea Universal Joint (UJ). The new joint has been designed to connect Export Cables of varied sizes, as well as cable from different manufacturers with no design changes. This means that, for the first time, wind farm operators can invest in a permanent universal repair component as part of their contingency planning; ensuring that a versatile and robust engineered solution is available quickly in the event of cable failure.
The Universal Joint provides a fast install solution that can be completed in less than 48 hours, including base electrical and optical testing to take advantage of small weather windows.
The versatile unit also dramatically reduces the number of components that wind farm operators will need to store for emergency repairs, while facilitating much faster remediation works.
Widely praised as an innovative solution to a common problem of cable availability, the joint is helping to overcome the problem of lead times for subsea cable joints which often be as much as six months.