Cable 1 JIP (2017-2019) was an RVO (Netherlands Enterprise Agency) subsidised research project with the aim of studying the use of a semi-static electrical cable for the power take-off from a floating offshore wind turbine. During the project, a fully operational simulation model was developed for assessing the ultimate life and fatigue life of a free hanging electrical cable under the floating offshore wind turbine. In the sequel Cable 2 JIP, work will continue towards developing the required technology readiness level for real projects.


In the Cable 2 project the electrical cable under a floating offshore wind turbine is just one example. Free spanning, bottom-fixed, floating substation, electric CALM buoy and floating solar in between bottom-fixed wind will be studied as well. The ultimate objective is to obtain a firm grip on the mechanical loading of the electrical cable and its components during the 20-30 year lifetime offshore. Additionally, the project aims to minimise risks and reduce the levelised cost of energy of the (future) offshore renewable energy industry.

Project parnters are Twentsche Kabel Fabriek BV, Bluewater Energy Services BV and MARIN.

For objectives, deliverables and project plan see