The ocean environment is harsh and extensive movements in both vertical and horizontal directions put a very high demand on a cable.
NKT has developed a solution with a highly flexible yet extremely strong cable that can move with a buoy or a fish farm and withstand the many wave cycles. All connections are located above sea surface which gives you the best possible security and ease of use. This is key to be able to harness the power from waves or secure power supply from shore.
The development has been proven by extensive lab and field tests in collaboration with RISE and Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg.
The development is ongoing and the latest version of the dynamic cable is with integrated fiber optics.