Roxtec Cable & Pipe Transits for Wind Energy

Roxtec Cable & Pipe Transits for Wind Energy

Roxtec Cable & Pipe Transits for Wind Energy

 

Press Release 2009

Bury based International safety seal giant Roxtec has signed a major deal to supply the world's largest offshore wind farm in the North Sea.

Swedish owned Roxtec will supply a range of cable seals to the Greater Gabbard wind farm off the Suffolk coast currently being developed by Scottish and Southern Energy and RWE npower renewables.

Roxtec Cable & Pipe Transits for Wind Energy

Construction is under way and the project is due for completion in 2012. Roxtec's UK Managing Director Graham O'Hare said its cable transit seals are being used in all 140 of the 3.6MW wind turbines which will power around 530,000 homes.

"This is an absolutely terrific contract for Roxtec to land," he said. "The highly specialised nature of the contract means we have had to design bespoke cable transit seals able to withstand the harsh offshore environment.

The deal really showcases the very best of Roxtec's problem solving design mentality. In total 10 different applications are being used on the project specifically sealing the cabling within the wind turbines from fire, water and blast."

Roxtec Cable & Pipe Transits for Wind Energy

Mr O'Hare said Roxtec has extensive experience in the wind industry having been used in almost every offshore wind farm in Europe.

"The cable transit seals will be sealing cables and used as part of the retention system areas," he said.

"We have produced seals for the generator system, the switch room, the converter, the tower, the nacelle, the transition pieces and the control cabinets." 

Roxtec will be exhibiting at the British Wind Energy Association conference in Liverpool between November 20 and 22.

Roxtec UK's products can be found across a wide range of sectors and in a number of high profile locations including the new Wembley Stadium, Wimbledon's Centre Court and Rolls Royce's new jet engine testing centre in Derby.

Press Release 2012

Roxtec UK has agreed a major deal with specialist crane manufacturer Granada Material Handling (GMH) for work on the Gwynt y Mor offshore wind farm, which is under construction off the North Wales coast.

Two Roxtec seal kits will be installed on each one of the 164 Granada Python Foundation Cranes - sealing multi-cable transit openings and thereby protecting the equipment.

The cranes will be installed on the foundation piece of the wind turbines and be used to load and unload materials and equipment.

Roxtec Cable Transits

Cables will be sealed using Roxtec's stainless steel R-100 complete with a modified sleeve. Graham O'Hare, Managing Director of Roxtec in the UK, says:

"We have worked closely alongside the GMH design team to develop a solution to comply with all safety requirements and compliment the overall project.

Our product comes with an IP67 rating promising operational reliability. And, critically for this industry, it offers protection from dust ingress and immersion in water between 15cm and 1m depth."

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