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.
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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Our step change technology in holistic subsea cable monitoring, ECG™, has been the subject of a feature story on the Offshore Wind Industry Council’s (OWIC) Collaborating for Growth Playbook platform. ECG™’s journey from a FEED study in 2019 to being deployed on Equinor’s Hywind Scotland floating wind farm this very year is set out, including the key parts collaboration, support funding and industrial sponsorship have played in its exciting success. Please visit the OWIC website to read it:
The Scottish Renewables Supply Chain Impact Statement 2022/3 was published recently. The document, which is headline sponsored by SSE Renewables, highlights how Scotland’s supply chain is utilising its expertise and capabilities to deliver specialist work across all renewable energy segments, including offshore wind. The rollout of our subsea cable monitoring system, ECG™, is the main theme of Proserv’s inclusion, exploring how the technology took shape and its impactful benefits for the industry. Our entry also includes a quote from our VP, Renewables, Paul Cook.
CEO Davis Larssen and VP, Digital Innovation Stuart Harvey provide the feature story on the front cover of this month’s Innovation & Tech OGV Energy magazine. Davis and Stuart give an exclusive, in-depth interview to the title looking at our exciting technology development in real-time optimisation alongside our partner Ortomation and how it can bring significant gains to owners and operators in offshore wind, from dynamic operational strategy to enhanced power yield and life extension.
The wide-ranging interview touches on Davis’s new position on the Boards of both Synaptec and Intelligent Plant, as well as the deployment of our ECG™ holistic subsea cable monitoring system on Equinor’s Hywind Scotland floating wind farm.
The Global Underwater Hub has featured some of our recent news stories in its current autumn Global Underwater Hub News Magazine. The appointment of Hugh McNeal, the former CEO of RenewableUK, to our Board of Directors this summer comes under the spotlight, alongside the continued exciting progress of our holistic cable management system, ECG™, with its placement this year on Equinor’s floating Hywind Scotland Wind Farm to analyse the condition and integrity of export and inter-array cables across the asset.