Off-shore wind is a technologically reliable and financially cost-effective energy source that has become an integral part of the world response to combat climate change. As the demand for off-shore wind increases, technological advances will continue to utilize high voltage inter-array cables. To reliably mitigate risks related to the performance of HV array cables, we now offer proven off-shore commissioning testing for HV cable systems.

Our light weight, modular Resonant Test Sets (RTS), in conjunction with proven field-testing partial discharge monitoring technology, can test entire strings rated 66 kV (tested at 72 kV) up to 40 km of length end-to-end in their final operating configuration. The combination of high-potential (high-pot) and partial discharge (PD) testing allows for the detection of installation-related life-limiting defects prior to energization, thereby reducing the risk of in-service failures.

Why Us?

  • Complete Off-Shore Cable Testing

    We own and operate eight high powered resonant test sets and have tested export cable system from on-shore substations to off-shore platforms. Therefore, we are well equipped to provide full test solutions for both offshore inter-array cable commissioning testing, as well as export cable commissioning testing.

  • Full Cable Lifecycle Experience

    As an independent service provider, we support type testing of HV cable systems, conduct forensics and in-service failures of MV & HV cable system components, and are backed by full-fledged laboratory capabilities. Our cradle to grave experience with HV cable testing allows us to provide unique insights into long-term performance of HV cable systems based on proven test results.

  • Extensive MV, HV & EHV Cable History

    We are formerly part of Ontario Hydro Research Division before being privatized, have collectively been testing MV, HV and EHV cable systems in the field since the mid-1970s. Many of the technological approaches used today stem from the research we conducted in collaboration with other entities, such as EPRI.