Pulse successfully delivers fatigue monitoring system for offshore wind farm cables array

Pulse has completed a subsea integrity monitoring project for the world's largest offshore wind farm developer/wind farm. Pulse supplied a system to measure the motion of a number of unsupported sections of subsea array cables at the wind farm in the UK sector of the Southern North Sea. The investigation was to determine the impact of tidal activity on the fatigue life of the cable.

 The project included system design, sensor delivery, offshore support, post processing data analysis and all over project management. Pulse’s solution included four Pulse INTEGRIpod motion sensors which provided a detailed record of the cable’s motions throughout the study period. This data was then processed to confirm the acceptable fatigue performance of the cable. Divers were used to install the subsea instruments.

John Weldon, project manager, Pulse, said, “Pulse draws on skills and experience from more than 20 years of subsea asset integrity monitoring within the offshore oil and gas and renewables sectors. The client selected us for this project on the basis of our excellent track record and its successful completion underlines our position as a leading supplier of subsea integrity monitoring for renewables energy industry. We have again shown that our systems offer a robust and affordable solution to integrity monitoring on a range of offshore assets.”

22 Feb 2021