Choosing the right supplier is crucial to the long-term success of offshore renewable energy projects
The MacArtney Underwater Technology Group has been actively working with offshore renewable energy projects for several years, supplying state-of-the-art solutions to wave, tidal and offshore wind applications and projects around the world.
The MacArtney portfolio of underwater technology systems and products has proven itself to be an ideal basis for advising and supplying the rapidly growing renewable energy sector. Many of our existing products are directly transferable to offshore renewable energy applications, where our termination, rotary, infrastructure and connectivity solutions offer reliability and a proven track record.
MacArtney’s skilled and experienced engineers also further develop and customise products and conceive innovative solutions to suit specific projects and advanced customer specifications. This way, MacArtney is able to tailor entirely new systems using the latest techniques and modelling software.
Transferring energy and essential data
Infrastructure plays an important role in the offshore renewable energy sector - gathering the energy is just part of the equation. Our range of medium and low power cables, terminations, high power connectors, penetrators, underwater hubs, junction boxes and SubConn® and OptoLink connectors are ideal for transferring power and data for renewable energy systems, and are tested and certified for reliability and performance in harsh offshore environments.
Advice can be crucial to finding the right solution
Our 40 years of experience have given us specialist knowledge that is essential for providing effective engineering advice and project support for offshore renewable energy technologies, solutions and products. Expert advice reduces lead time and ensures optimal pricing from the outset.
We know the value of time. Expert advice throughout the design stage coupled with qualified and timely service and support helps reduce lead time, optimise pricing and minimise downtime during service, maintenance and repair. Installed offshore renewable energy systems are supported by MacArtney’s commitment to local service and global support, empowered by our 24 hour engineering support service.
Solutions at scale
The renewable energy sector continues to face new challenges. New and exciting technological solutions are continuously designed and refined, and at MacArtney, we recognise that the scope and scale of these solutions remain extremely variable. Our extensive and flexible portfolio of solutions combines reliable and tested technologies and innovative, new thinking. Our latest innovation, the 11 kV (7.6 MW) wet mate connector, shows our commitment to the advancements within the offshore renewable energy industry.
ETI Chief Executive David Clarke discusses the development within the renewable energy industry including the ETI and MacArtney's 11 kV wet-mate connector project (All Energy, 2012)
MacArtney offshore renewable energy supply:
- Interconnectivity solutions
- Special cable terminations
- In-line connectors
- Bend stiffeners and bend limiters
- Cable protection
- SubConn® connectors and harnesses
- OptoLink fibre optic connectors
- Wet mate connectors
- Dry mate connectors
- Low voltage (LV) and medium voltage (MV) penetrators
- Special junction boxes
- Sensor systems (including navigation)
- LUXUS cameras, lights and controllers
- Rotary products for turbine axis and vertical power swivel
- Essential engineering advice and project support in offshore renewable energy