In the SEASNAKE project, a new MV electric cable solution will be developed. The new design aims to reduce cable weight by introducing a new type of shield that will allow the cable to move with a high frequency and remain functional for a long period of time. SEASNAkE's overall objectives are to reduce the cost and risk of offshore operations through convergence in cable technology, through:
✓ Demonstration of dynamic cable solutions (laboratory and marine environment);
✓ Risk reduction and optimization of offshore operations (installation, maintenance, decommissioning);
✓ Application of surface protection for marine biofouling.
- Development of anti-fouling coatings to be applied to submarine electrical cables -the goal is to reduce biofouling thus reducing the load of cables, power collectors and power converters.
- Four formulations based on the Selektope® biocide will be produced and durable and easy-to-remove coatings (fouling release), recorded in accordance with EU Biocidal Product Regulation (BPR) regulation.
Project Coordinator at WavEC: Pedro Vinagre
Total Funding (Requested contribution): € 833 765
WavEC Funding: € 46 375
Duration: January 2020 – February 2023 (38 months)
Partners: NKT Cables, IFSTTAR, CorePower Ocean, Waves4Power, Sea Power Ltd., I-Tech, MWA Beläggning, Siemens Energy, Chalmers, Ocean Harvesting, James Fisher and WavEC Offshore Renewables.