- Published: 02 September 2021 02 September 2021
Proserv Controls has received industrial sponsorship for its subsea cable condition monitoring system for the offshore wind segment, Electro Cable Guard (ECG), from ScottishPower Renewables (SPR). The sponsorship agreement will see SPR provide its expertise and resource both from a cable owner and operator perspective.
ECG has been initiated and driven by Proserv with support from its consortium partners Synaptec, a power system monitoring company, and cable engineering company BPP Cable Solutions. The consortium has adopted a holistic approach to building its solution, incorporating multiple parameters such as distributed temperature, acoustic and electrical sensing, with synchronous, real-time monitoring across an asset and continuous automated data analysis. Machine learning will be integrated into the system as well. It is anticipated that the technology will be demonstrated on a UK commercial scale wind farm in Q2/Q3 2022.
SPR is part of the ScottishPower group of companies operating in the UK under the Iberdrola Group.