- Published: 25 November 2020 25 November 2020
EMR Integrated Solutions, a SCADA network and wireless telecommunications provider, has announced the completion of a communications upgrade project for the Greater Gabbard offshore transmission assets located off the coast of Suffolk in the UK.
The upgrade involves the deployment of 100Mbps resilient microwave radio links, specifically designed for marine applications. The links, located at two offshore substations, will transport plant information including wind turbine data, ensuring uninterrupted operational information to the onshore transmission SCADA system. The team at EMR recommended the use of Advanced Space Diversity technology which uses fewer antennae for microwave connectivity. Three antennae, rather than the traditional four, provide a hybrid system with two separate paths. If one path is degraded due to tidal effects, the system immediately switches to the second path without any alarm or interruption.