DYNAMIC CABLES MONITORING – Call for expressions of interest

This is an opportunity for research and development of a dynamic subsea cable monitoring system.

France Energies Marines (FEM) is the equivalent of ORE Catapult in France, and Eolink is a French floating wind technology provider which will install in 2024 a 5 MW floating turbine at SEM-REV (equivalent of EMEC in France) test site to make the demonstration of the turbine.

France Energies Marines and Eolink launched an international call for interest to identify a company able to develop a technology to make the monitoring of dynamic subsea cables.

The HT-20MW project, which is supported by ADEME and led by Eolink, aims to design, test, and certify a high-voltage rotating mechanical and electrical connection for a 20 MW floating wind turbine. As part of this project, France Energies Marines is responsible for sea trials designed to record the cable’s shape and movements over time and space. On this occasion, a call for expressions of interest is being issued to test sensors technologies.

There are several major advantages for a sensor manufacturer to taking part in this call:

• Testing your technology on a full-scale dynamic cable in the open sea.

• Having access to the time series provided by the reference technology used.

• Promoting the results obtained in collaboration with France Energies Marines through talks at conferences, publications in scientific journals, and a pull-up banner presented during trade exhibitions.

Any questions could be sent to ocass_project@france-energies-marines.org

A video presenting the call for interest is available here:  (registration and then access to video)


31/03/2024: application deadline and candidates preselection.