Termination & Testing
We help developers and tier 1 contractors to hit programme targets, without compromise to safety and quality. We can do this because of our dedication to excellence in project management, the quality of our personnel and our focus on engineering.
Our aim is to ensure that your cables are terminated and tested to the highest standard, right first time, reducing the chance of return visits and future outages. Our record of 9000 terminations without failure is a testament to our approach.”
Most claims in offshore wind are related to High Voltage cables, despite the fact these make up just one tenth of the CAPEX. Inter-array cable terminations have become a particular pain point, with design issues and poor workmanship leading to costly faults and sometimes even replacement campaigns.
At worst, these issues can impact developers deep into the operating lifecycle of the wind farm, reducing generation output. Even if caught early, project programmes move to the right and generation and handover targets are put at risk often leading to unpleasant contractual disputes.
As project timescales tighten, and quality resource is in demand, the challenge is to find the best approach to hit deadlines without compromise to quality.
What makes the difference when working with EDS is our partnership approach, our depth of engineering expertise and our focus on excellence in project management. Expert planning is key to success, but it’s our ability to help you navigate the curve balls mid-project, by drawing on our in-house engineering that gives assurance of meeting critical programme milestones. And because our projects are supported by bespoke software reporting, you’ll have access to real-time status so that no matter how far the goal posts have moved you’ll always know your position in the field.
Of course, quality of workmanship is a must and that’s why our vetting process is the core process in quality assurance. Our in-house experts assess each team member before site mobilisation, and we emphasise multi-skilled personnel to maximise flexibility.
Service Package Description
We provide a full terminations and testing package to support your cable installation project. Our pre-engineering services include desk top cable routing design review and practical review through use of turbine ‘mock-ups’.
On the ground execution includes cable pull-ins, cable routing, containment build- routing, installation and testing.
- Containment Design reviews
- TP Mock-up
- EHV jointing up to 500kV
- XLPE and EPR experience
- Fibre Testing: advanced OTDR testing
- Power core testing: All standard electrical testing including VLF and Damped AC
- Bespoke digital reporting for seamless back-to-back KPIs
- Wide range of qualifications and experience on various subsea joints
- Provision of client representation and on-site supervision.
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