Faulty Cable to Be Replaced at Swedish Wave Project

Fortum and Seabased Industry have agreed to replace an export cable at their Sotenäs demonstration wave power plant off the coast of Smögen, Sotenäs community, in western Sweden.

The companies said that several insulation failures occurred during connection of the plant this summer, so a new cable has been purchased.

Fortum and Sebased are currently in negotiations with marine contractors for the deployment of the new cable.

The cable was installed in May 2013 and the first phase of the wave power park development started during March 2015. The first phase of the project comprises 36 wave energy convertors and one substation.

Image: Seabased

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