Offshore wind farm in harsh environment

Case Study

Weathering Any Challenge

TE´s customized switchgear connectors meet the challenges of one of the world’s largest offshore wind farms.


Connecting Large Cross-Section Cables in Compact Switchgears

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.


A Customized Solution for Extreme Environments

TE’s engineers offered a package of switchgear connect solutions: 

  • RSTI screened separable connectors with silicone components 
  • RSTI screened coupling connectors 
  • RSTI screened separable connectors with surge arrestors
  • RSTI dead end plugs specially developed for the reliable connection of cross-section cables 


Screened separable connectors delivered


Switchgears provided with Raychem screened separable connectors RSTI


Homes supplied in electricity by this wind farm each year

A Smart Design

Easy to Install and Compact Connectors

Raychem screened separable connectors RSTI adapted easily to the customer’s cable type and size. The RSTI connector´s compact design and the flexibility of its silicone components facilitated the installation of the connectors, reducing installation time and errors.

A Single Partner

Complete Portfolio and Technical Support

TE was able to offer a complete switchgear connect solution because of the broad RSTI portfolio, which made the project less challenging and more efficient. TE 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.

TE´s customized switchgear connectors, along with TE´s high-level technical support and training provide the ideal solution for customer requirements.


Customer-Tailored Solutions

TE was able to combine customized products with high-level technical support and training to meet the customer´s unique switchgear connection needs and ensure the project was delivered on schedule. 

An Expert for Renewable Energy

Delivering Solutions for Wind Farms

By successfully completing another project in offshore environments, TE reinforced their role as a provider of switchgear connect solutions for the renewable energy market.