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Export cable

Shujun Zhang explains the challenges and solutions related to export the power from an offshore wind farm

This lecture gives you knowledge about the export cables used in offshore wind. The structure of two cables are presented. Functions of different components of the cables are presented.

After viewing the lecture, you will know about the offshore cable structure and construction of submarine cables.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the lecture, you should be able to:

  • Explain how the cables are connected from the offshore wind turbines to the onshore substation
  • Explain what the structures of the high voltage cables are


After having watched the video, you should reflect upon the following:

  • What are the challenges for connecting the cables in offshore wind?
  • Will the losses from the cables be a problem? And why?

Suggested literature:

Electrical cable optimization in offshore wind farms-A review, by Juan-Andres Perez-Rua and Nicolaos A. Cutululis, IEEE Access, 2019 Volume 7, 85796-85811

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Introduction to Offshore Wind Energy

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