The world relies increasingly on high voltage offshore cable connections to ensure the continuous and reliable flow of power.
As these critical connections grow longer and with higher capacity, there is an increasing statistical risk of them being damaged by external factors, such as fishing activities. To address these challenges Nexans has now combined its wealth of experience and resources - including fault location technology, specialized offshore repair equipment and the special assets for the repair itself - into a dedicated Inspection, Maintenance and Repair (IMR) team.
The new IMR team comprises highly experienced Nexans experts who can support customers worldwide with emergency response, a 24/7 hotline and fast-track mobilization.
“Nexans has an impressive toolbox when it comes to IMR. We can offer a full scope of IMR services covering every need from preventive works to assisting when faults occur. We also carry out fault location with innovative technology as well as on and offshore repairs even under the most complex and harsh conditions.” said Tom Skattum IMR Department Manager – Nexans Subsea & Land Systems
A Nexans IMR agreement not only reduces the failure risk for cable systems through proactive inspection and maintenance, but also enables Transmission Service Operators (TSOs) to manage unexpected incidents more efficiently with the help of the expert team. Thanks to a Nexans IMR agreement, a TSO could potentially cut the response time to an incident by up to 70 percent, leveraging on the Group’s 40-year track record.
Through its long experience and track record of cable repairs all over the world including Asia, Africa, America, Europe and the North Sea region, Nexans has developed a thorough understanding of customer needs. Over the last 40 years Nexans has successfully performed over 50 offshore repairs.
For instance, Nexans has been entrusted as a key partner for ensuring power supply to millions of Statnett’s end customers. With Statnett, Norwegian system operator of the energy system, Nexans today continues to develop the existing Contingency Agreement signed back in 2011, ensuring the operational ability of their most critical high voltage cable links in the Nordic grid. The agreement includes a total length of over 1,100 km of submarine and underground cables, spread over 19 systems on and offshore.