Offshore wind turbines and substations face many challenges due to the harsh marine environment, complex operational conditions, and their remote locations. The materials used in these installations must be carefully chosen to withstand these challenges.
Our fiberglass cable tray has been used in the most corrosive and structurally demanding environments across the globe. Keep reading to learn how FRP/GRP products can enhance your offshore installation by saving costs, reducing weight, maximizing efficiency, and boosting safety.
Why Choose FRP for Wind Energy Cable Solutions
Offshore wind turbines and substations operate in unique environments that require highly skilled technical and custom solutions. Primary variables that influence the design of these cable management systems including:
- Corrosion and saltwater exposure: Offshore installations are exposed to saltwater and corrosive conditions, leading to the rapid degradation of conventional steel materials. Enduro's FRP/GRP cable tray is highly corrosion-resistant, with a demonstrated success rate in various projects. Check out one case study of an offshore application using our fiberglass cable tray.
- Extreme weather conditions: Besides a highly corrosive environment, offshore substations often endure high winds and rough seas, which can lead to mechanical stress and damage. Fiberglass cable trays are known for their durability and ability to withstand extreme weather conditions, including high winds, heavy rain, and saltwater exposure.
- Fire hazard: Fire incidents are a concern in any industry and application but can be particularly severe in offshore applications. Enduro's FRP/GRP tray is fire retardant and meets various regulatory requirements, certifications and approvals, ensuring the safety of your project and the team working on it.
- Maintenance and accessibility: Offshore installations are difficult to access for maintenance and repairs. The reliability and durability of FRP/GRP make it an ideal solution. Also, fiberglass cable trays are significantly lighter than alternatives, making them easier to transport, install, and handle. All of which can reduce installation costs and simplify logistics.
The selection of materials for offshore wind turbines and substations is a critical aspect of design and construction. These materials must meet regulatory requirements, ensure operational safety, and offer long-term durability in the challenging offshore environment.
Thanks to their engineered material composition, fiberglass products like our fiberglass cable tray offer many advantages over traditional steel tray systems and make it the ideal material for challenging conditions. Fiberglass products are the most cost-effective material over a lifetime of various applications, and they are highly customizable and versatile.
Thanks to its strength, durability, and corrosion resistance, save money and time. Fiberglass products generally require less maintenance. Are you curious how FRP/GRP cable tray can enhance your offshore project?
Contact Enduro Composites for Offshore Cable Solutions
Connect with one of our reps to discuss your project's requirements, budget considerations, and regulations to learn more about the FRP solutions we can offer you. For additional information and assistance, please contact Enduro Composites, Inc. Our full list of product solutions plus informative case studies are included on our website. If the product needed is not shown, please consult our team to find the solution you need.