Marlinks enters the German market with Arcadis Ost 1.

We are proud to announce that Marlinks won a contract for cable health monitoring for the Arcadis Ost 1 wind farm in Germany. Arcadis Ost is situated in an area of the Baltic Sea where challenging seabed conditions are present. A swampy topsoil layer accelerates the embedment of the subsea cable in lower soil layers and increases the risk for overheating. Using our Real Time Thermal Rating services, Arcadis Ost 1 can rest assured that the conductor temperatures of the subsea cables will be monitored with high accuracy, preventing the cable from overheating during normal and peak situations.  

About Arcadis Ost 

Arcadis Ost 1 is a 257 MW offshore wind farm in Germany. The wind farm is located in the Baltic Sea, northeast of the island of Rügen. The project is committed to the highest standards and will be using state-of-the-art construction methods for the installation of some of the world’s biggest wind turbines. 

What is the contribution of Marlinks in the Arcadis Ost 1 project? 

Marlinks installed and tested all necessary equipment in the substation while it was being assembled on the yard before offshore shipment. The Marlinks dashboard allows operators to continuously monitor the core temperature of the conductors and has an in-built alert system to notify too high temperatures. At regular intervals we will provide the Arcadis Ost 1 team with a report with actionable insights.  

Marlinks, as a data service provider, understands the needs for accurate calibration and configuration of hardware. Therefore we take charge of the hardware installation and testing as to ensure the output data quality if sufficient for our modelling in each specific context of a new windfarm.

What are the risks and why RTTR? 

In the Baltic Sea, the structure of the bottom is not solid and there is very little seabed mobility. Therefore, the top layer of the bottom is very mushy. There is a risk that the cable will be buried too deep in the ground and will get too hot. For this reason, RTTR is necessary during this project. 

Learn more about our services 

Want to learn more about Real-Time Thermal Rating (RTTR) or other Marlinks services? Please contact sales@marlinks.com and we will be happy to assist you.