NKT introduces next generation monitoring system for high-voltage power cable installation with NKT Victoria

With a new Cable Laying Monitoring System at the cable-laying vessel NKT Victoria, NKT again raises the bar for reliability and traceability during offshore installation of high-voltage power cables even in the most challenging conditions. 

 With the new custom-made Cable Laying Monitoring System, NKT has further enhance NKT Victoria’s capabilities to safely install power cables with minimal risk of compromising the cable integrity during laying operation in even the most challenging site conditions such as high seas, strong current and low visibility. The new system provides real-time monitoring and data collection during cable lay ensuring optimal layback tension, departure angle and touchdown position without any physical contact with the cable. 

We are always aiming to offer the most reliable and efficient power cable installation to our customers. With the new system we are setting new industry standards in terms of minimizing the risk of over bending or stretching of the cable during installation. The system increases the level of digitalisation and integration of the survey system improving the cable laying performance and reliability, says Claes Westerlind, Executive Vice President and Head of HV Solutions Karlskrona. 

The Cable Laying Monitoring System has been specially designed by NKT in close collaboration with the software company 4D Nav and is integrated into the hull of the NKT Victoria. With the hardware hull integration and software integration into the vessels standard survey system the cable touch down monitoring is not sensitive to high currents like traditional monitoring based on Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) positioning. 

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