Power and renewables

25 partners join DNV to start Joint Industry Project for floating offshore wind substations

Floating offshore wind substations JIP

The results of this JIP will be used to update the DNV-ST-0145 standard making it applicable for floating offshore substations and address technology gaps for HV equipment and export cables

MS Teams image kick-off substation JIP
Screenshot of the Microsoft Teams kick-off meeting

HAMBURG, Germany, 31 March 2022 – Together with 25 industry partners, DNV starts its latest Joint Industry Project (JIP) to enhance technology development for floating offshore wind substations, with particular attention to how export cables and topside equipment tolerate movements of a floating substructure. The objective is to align industry best-practice allowing for an accelerated technology development and to close gaps in available substation standards enabling scaling of floating offshore wind with an acceptable level of commercial, technical, health, safety and environmental risks.

The following important industry stakeholders have joined as partners:

  • ABB
  • Aibel
  • Aker Solutions
  • Atlantic offshore energy
  • BP
  • EDF
  • Elia Group
  • Equinor
  • Falck Renewables
  • GE Renewable Energy
  • Gicon
  • Hitachi Energy
  • IV One
  • Oil states industries
  • Orsted
  • Prysmian
  • RWE
  • Saipem
  • Shell/Eolfi
  • Siemens Energy
  • SSE Renewables
  • Technip Energies
  • Terna Plus Srl.
  • Total Energies
  • Worley

DNV continuously works together with the industry to develop up to date standards and recommended practices tailored to the demands of the advancing renewables market. One of the most-widely used documents is the DNV-ST-0145 standard which provides the technical requirements for the certification of electrical offshore substations. For its latest update more than 500 industry comments were reflected in this standard which is of increased importance as a growing number of projects pursue new concepts. The results of this JIP will be used to update the standard making it applicable for floating offshore substations.