Weathering Any Challenge
TE Connectivity´s (TE) customized switchgear connectors meet the challenges of one of the world’s largest offshore wind farms.
The Single Partner Advantage
TE was able to offer a complete switchgear connect solution to empower one of the world´s largest offshore wind farms, thanks to its broad screened separable connectors portfolio, which made the project less challenging and more efficient.
Developing a connectivity solution for one of the world’s largest offshore wind farms was extremely challenging and required a customized approach.
For this project, the engineers responsible for the energy supply structure requested screened separable connectors to connect a large cross-section of cables in their unique, very compact switchgears. These connectors had to withstand extreme temperatures in an environment characterized by its high humidity and salinity.
TE’s engineers offered a customized package of switchgear connect solutions built for harsh environment:
- RSTI screened separable base and coupling connectors
- RSTI screened separable connectors with surge arrestors
- RSTI dead end plugs designed to face environmental challenges during turbine installation
TE´s Raychem screened separable connectors RSTI adapted easily to the customer’s cable type and size. RSTI connector´s compact design and the flexibility of its silicone components facilitated the installation of the connectors, reducing installation time and errors.
TE´s customized switchgear connectors, along with TE´s high-level technical support and training provide the ideal solution for customer requirements.
TE´s experts identified the right solution and reduced project management time with end-to-end customer service, including local language support, on-site training and installation supervision.
By successfully completing another project in offshore environments, TE reinforced its role as a key provider of switchgear connect solutions for the renewable energy market.