TenneT Selects NKT Photonics for Offshore Wind Farm Cable Monitoring Project

TenneT Awards LIOS for 50 km North Sea Offshore Wind Farm Export Cable Monitoring Project

LIOS Technology has won the contract based on the best technical and economical solution. The decision is based on a several months long trial comparing DTS solutions from different vendors.

The long-range series of the field-proven EN.SURE DTS family is based on a proprietary Brillouin measurement technology. Its major advantages are the excellent distance range and measurement performance in combination with the passively cooled (fan-less) and maintenance free industrial design of the EN.SURE DTS product family. Especially at distances above 20km, it exhibits a superior temperature resolution and accuracy in comparison to other technologies.

The LIOS EN.SURE DTS will allow a real time monitoring of the export cable, helping the Transmission System Operators and Utility Companies to prevent future cable failures, costly repairs and long downtimes.

 

Photo offshore wind farm by courtesy of TenneT