• Market analyses and Due Diligence • Project Development and Execution • Package Managers and Project Engineers • Wind Energy Capture Modelling, Array Layout Optimisation and Site Suitability • Wind Farm Electrical System Design and Specification • Offshore Transmission System Design and Specification • Assistance in Grid Connection and OFTO Tender Processes • Cable Route Engineering and Cable Burial Risk Assessments • Company Reps Offshore Surveys and Cable Installation • Operations and Installation Sequence Modelling
"FSCC is a reliable, compact and cost efficient subsea cooler"
"FSCC offers an improved solution to the cooling requirements on HVDC converter platforms"
"FSCC is passive, has no moving parts and uses well-proven principles to operate"
Future Technology AS has developed FSCC – Future Subsea Controllable Cooler, a compact, efficient, and reliable subsea cooler which offers an improved solution to the cooling requirements on HVDC converter platforms.
• Optimized | size and weight is minimised compared to existing technology • Passive | no energy consumption and negligible maintenance needs • Scalable | it can be tailored to accurately meet different cooling requirements using SIMCOOL – our internally developed design tool, proven through large scale field-testing • Bio-fouling resistant | equipped with proven anti-fouling technology
HVDC (high voltage direct current) technology is often the preferred choice for transferring power from large offshore wind farms or wind farm clusters located far from shore. Offshore converter platforms are needed to convert the AC power generated by the wind turbines into HVDC. In the conversion process, part of the power is lost to heat, which introduces the need for an efficient cooling system.
Conventional cooling systems for HVDC platforms are designed with three cooling loops connected in series. The tradition is to use an open seawater system comprised of submerged seawater pumps and filters, as well as heat exchangers and ancillary systems/equipment located on the platform deck. The open seawater cooling systems are susceptible to clogging due to fouling, sand and mud, which results in frequent and extensive maintenance needs and subsequently high costs and poor reliability.
Using FSCC to meet the cooling requirements on HVDC platforms significantly reduces the complexity and increases the overall robustness of the cooling system. Furthermore, it minimises the need for maintenance and repairs and dramatically reduces the energy consumption on the platform.
FSCC can be placed on a subsea frame installed on the HVDC platform jacket or pontoons, depending on type of platform. The system is modular and highly flexible, and can be tailored to fit the client’s requirements in terms of cooling capacity and system redundancy.
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