ECG™, our holistic subsea cable monitoring system for offshore wind, drives our selection for this major industry award event.
Proserv has been selected as a finalist in the highly coveted Innovative Supply Chain Company of the Year category at the upcoming Offshore Energies UK (OEUK) Awards 2023, one of the energy industry’s most renowned and competitive awards events.
Our step change in holistic cable monitoring, ECG™, is the focus of our shortlisting. The technology is a powerful example of supply chain collaboration and innovation, with our partners Synaptec and BPP Cable Solutions coming together alongside us to share expertise and know-how to deliver a unique solution to address cable faults and failures, one of offshore wind’s major challenges.
ECG™ delivers real-time monitoring of cable assets with predictive intelligence insights reducing the threat of unexpected failures and downtime, therefore enhancing power generation, boosting ROI and enabling proactive O&M strategies with informed, targeted use of OPEX directly where needed.
The technology is a genuine shift in traditional monitoring systems, as it not only employs temperature and acoustic sensing, but uniquely it engages Synaptec’s distributed electrical sensors, or DES, via passive electrical and mechanical sensor systems. ECG™ also provides effective, detailed monitoring of cable terminations, a well-known failure point and one not adequately covered by other solutions.
Since its development, a little over two years ago, ECG™ has secured a major contract on Dogger Bank Wind Farm, set to be the world’s biggest, and this year it will be installed on Equinor’s Hywind Scotland, the world’s first commercial floating wind farm.
Paul Cook, Vice President, Renewables, commented:
“Many thanks to OEUK, and its judges, for this much appreciated shortlisting. It is testament to the great narrative behind the development of ECG™, a technology that offers real support to the acceleration of offshore wind’s rollout. We have come together with other supply chain companies to pool our expertise and innovate a new, impactful solution.
“Cable failures are a real challenge for the industry but understanding the needs of the market, listening to it, and collaboration are core to our identity at Proserv. We congratulate the other finalists, across all categories, and we very much look forward to the awards evening.”
Commenting on the upcoming awards, OEUK CEO David Whitehouse, added:
“We’ve had a fantastic response to our call for nominations with a 50% increase this year. These nominations highlight the breadth of talent in our exciting sector. There is some brilliant and innovative work ongoing, to provide energy security, to accelerate the energy transition, from companies large and small, up and down the UK.
“We look forward to celebrating our sector and to revealing the winners in November.”
OEUK received well over 100 nominations across only seven awards categories. The OEUK Awards 2023 will take place at the P&J Live in Aberdeen on Thursday, November 30th.
Proserv CEO Davis Larssen and Intelligent Plant Founder Steve Aitken have provided a feature interview to OGV Energy’s latest magazine, as part of its September Digital Transformation focus. Davis and Steve explain how our work together in real-time condition monitoring and data analytics within oil and gas can smoothly transition into offshore wind and can be applied anywhere data can be accessed to generate insights on the operational performance of critical infrastructure. Steve also reveals the qualities Davis brings to the Intelligent Plant Board.
In an exclusive video interview with Dubai based news platform Energy Connects, our CEO Davis Larssen and Intelligent Plant’s Founder Steve Aitken discuss their evolving relationship which has led to the innovation of cutting-edge data analytics and real-time monitoring solutions. In an engaging and informal conversation, Davis and Steve also explain how life during the COVID-19 pandemic actually played a positive role in allowing them the time and focus to build a strong partnership underpinned by mutual trust, respect and commitment.
The current Global Underwater Hub News Magazine features two of our on-going technology collaborations, with award-winning data analytics business Intelligent Plant and electrical distribution and asset integrity specialist Viper Innovations . Our updated alliance with Intelligent Plant, including the appointment of our CEO Davis Larssen to the IP Board, is focused upon, as is the on-going progress of our OEM partner agreement with Viper, as we make our way through the second year of our successful tie-up.
Following our CEO Davis Larssen’s appearance as a guest in an in-depth “Let’s talk Transition” video podcast earlier this year, courtesy of OGV Energy and its host Moray Melhuish, the discussion has formed the basis of a wide-ranging Q&A featured in the current OGV Renewables Quarterly, produced in association with RenewableUK. Davis references how the UK can become a global leader in floating wind, the potential generation of local content, our own ECG™ holistic cable monitoring system and points to the much-needed adoption of fresh methodologies around wind farm engineering and operation.
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Earlier this summer our Business Development Manager – Renewables, Callum Maxwell was one of the guests in an engaging Industry Spotlight panel session during OGV Energy’s OGV Live – Offshore Wind special. The discussion explored opportunities for innovation within the supply chain, among many relevant topics. Callum talked about offshore wind’s “elephant in the room”, namely the critical issue of cable and termination faults and failures, and our own step change technology ECG™ to address and alleviate these.
We are delighted that ECG™, our step change in holistic subsea cable monitoring, has been spotlighted and featured as an example of “great innovation” in the Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC) Innovation Workstream’s 2023 Innovation Focus Report. This OWIC initiative has comprised numerous key industry stakeholders, including RenewableUK and the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult among others. OWIC works collaboratively to seek positive change and accelerate the offshore wind sector in the UK. ECG™ is one of just four case studies to be featured in this report, with our contract to monitor the condition and integrity of the inter-array cables on the vast Dogger Bank Wind Farm phases A and B an aspect highlighted.
Earlier this year, our Applications Engineer and current Offshore Energies UK (OEUK) Early Career Professional of the Year Laura Carrigan took part in an engaging Young Professionals Webinar. Hosted and moderated by OEUK, the event looks at a broad range of talking points including the current outlook for the energy sector and makes reference to its latest Business Outlook Report. Laura puts across her views on the changing landscape and trends within the industry, the exciting introduction of new technologies, and gives some great advice for other young people looking to make their mark in the energy business.
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Last month, Offshore Energies UK (OEUK) featured Proserv as its Member in Focus. Senior Vice President Iain Smith took the chance to answer the questions posed, and he talked about a broad range of themes, including our on-going success in the subsea market, where, as one example, our collaboration with Trendsetter Engineering regarding high integrity pressure protection systems (HIPPS), has resonated strongly with clients. Iain also references our highly skilled and growing service business in the Middle East, our on-going innovative work in offshore wind and digital technology, as well as our FRESH Proserv values that underpin everything we do.
The Energy Industries Council (EIC) featured our fresh agreement with Intelligent Plant, the Aberdeen based software engineering firm and data analytics experts, in the news pages of a recent issue of its Inside Energy magazine. Our new arrangement extends a previous alliance announced in late 2020 and sees CEO Davis Larssen join Intelligent Plant’s Board as a non-executive director. The tie-up underpins our collaboration to roll out further digital technology services for the energy market.