Offshore Power Cable

  • NEK606 & IEC 60092-353 Standard
  • Approved by ABS, CCS, DNV GL
  • Flame Retardant & LSHF Cable
Offshore Power Cable

Honest Cable Owns A Complete Range of Type Approval Certificates

Your Premier Offshore Power Cable Manufacturer

Honest offshore power cable is produced according to NEK 606 and IEC 60092-353 standard. It is designed for power and control on offshore units. It requires low smoke (IEC 61034), halogen-free (IEC 60754), flame retardant (IEC 60332-3) and meets the NEK 606 standards. Honest cable has been a global supplier to the world’s offshore platform industry. We provide a wide range of offshore power cables.

With more than 20 years of manufacturing experience, Honest cable has been a professional offshore power cable manufacturer and supplier based in China. Honest cable testing center with completed testing equipment is also founded to control offshore power cable’s quality, particularly the crucial performances such as low smoke, halogen-free, flame retardant, fire resistant and mud resistant.

Honest: Your Premier Offshore Power Cable Supplier

Offshore power cables include HV cable, RFOU, TFOU, RFCU, BFOU, BFCU, BU, RU cable types.

All the above offshore power cable types are approved by ABS, CCS and DNV GL classification society.

Honest cable persists on dealing with your offshore power cable projects professionally and improving our team service to satisfy your requirements.

Honest offshore power cable can achieve and maintain high performance in harsh conditions of heat, cold, humidity and vibration.

To ensure the safety and health of workers on an offshore platform, Honest cable can provide you with halogen-free cable, low smoke cable, flame retardant cable, mud resistant cable and fire resistant cable.

When you want to buy RFOU & BFOU cables at a great price, we will be your reliable offshore power cable manufacturer from China.

We stock more than 100,000 meters RFOU & BFOU cables at different sizes and specification.

We can deliver offshore power cable to you by sea, by air or by railway immediately as per your requirements.

Offshore Power Cable: The Ultimate FAQ Guide

1. What is Offshore Power Cable?

Offshore power cables are transmission cables for transmitting for carrying electric power on offshore units.

In some cases, offshore power cables carry electric current from the shore under sea water as well as fresh water.

Offshore power cable

Offshore power cable

2. How Many Types of Offshore Cables are there?

There are different types of offshore power cables such as:

  • HV offshore cables
  • RFOU offshore cables
  • TFOU offshore cables
  • RFCU offshore cables
  • BFOU offshore cables
  • BFCU offshore cables
  • BU offshore cables
  • RU offshore cables

3. What is the Voltage Rating for Offshore Power Cables?

The voltage rating for offshore power cables will vary according to the application you intend to use it on.

4. What are the Offshore Power Cable Standards?

Most offshore power cables depend on the NEK 606 standards for all types of cables.

These standards cover all types of offshore power cable standards including BFOU, RFOU, and UX offshore cables.

The standards for offshore cables require that the cable has to be resistant to:

  • Water as most of the applications are on or under the sea
  • Oil as most of the cables are for offshore activities such as mining of oil
  • Fire allowing it to work even in the worst of conditions such as flames

5. What is Offshore Power Cable Structure?

Power cable structure

 Power cable structure

The offshore power cable structure consists of the following parts:

· Conductor and Braiding Wires

The conductor ca either have copper or aluminum wires that is responsible for carrying electric current through different units.

The conductors are available in different sizes and are capable of carrying electric current of different voltages.

· Insulation

This is the main part that prevents the current from leaking through the wires thus enhancing efficiency.

There are three main types of insulations that you can use in offshore power cables including:

i. Cross-linked polyethylene which you can use for voltages up to 420 kV with extrusions and insulation systems up to 30mm thick.

ii. Paper lapped insulation

iii. Paper stripped lapped insulation

· Bedding

It consists of the filler tape or an extruded filler but it can be optional depending on the type of cable and the applications.

· Sheath

These are oil resistant units that protect the inner parts of the offshore cable from external damage.

This includes damages from oil, or water as most of the applications happen on or under water.

6. How does Offshore Power Cables Compare to Normal Power Cable?

Offshore power cables and normal power cables are transmission units that you will use in the transfer of electric power.

The difference comes in the structural construction where offshore cables have more construction components.

The additional construction elements allow the offshore power cables to work well in extreme condition with water and oil.

It is resistant to oil, water, and flames thus making it a better cable for use in offshore applications.

7. What is the Function of Offshore Power Cable?

The main function of offshore power cable is the transmission of electric power from one station to the next.

Apart from power, you can use it to transmit signals from one place to another thus enabling proper communication.

8. Is there difference between Offshore Power Cables and Undersea Power Cables?

Yes, there is a difference between undersea power cables and offshore power cables.

Undersea power cables help in the transmission of power from the shore to the sea units.

It runs under salty or fresh water to supply power to the electric units at sea.

Apart from that, you can also use an undersea power cable to transmit power from sea production units to the shore.

Offshore power cables, on the other hand, are suitable for applications on offshore vessels.

These vessels have their own source of power on the vessel instead of getting it all the way from the shore.

Some of the similarities you will see include resistance to fire, water and oil as part of the working requirements.

9. What is a Submarine Cable Crossing?

A submarine cable crossing is a type of cable that will provide a permanent clearance between two submarine cable crosses.

10. How should you Lay Offshore Power Cables?

Laying off-shore power cables requires the assistance of certain material among them being a ship and the cable.

As soon as the ship has enough rolls of offshore power cables, it will embark on the laying mission.

First, the starting point of the cable remains at the landing port ready to receive or transmit power.

As the ship proceeds, the cable is laid in small trenches dug by a submachine.

The process continues until the ship reaches destination at sea or across to the other shore.

11. Why should Offshore Power Cable Manufacturer issue Quality Certificates? Which Quality Certificates do you need?

Offshore power cable manufacturers should issue quality certificates to prove that the cable is of the right quality standards.

You should therefore get quality certificates from:

  • ABS quality assurance certificates
  • DNV-GL quality assurance certificates

12. Which Features Guarantee Safety of Offshore Power Cable?

Offshore power cables have special features that will guarantee safety of the cable such as:

  • Resistance or redundancy to flames allowing them to operate even under burning conditions
  • Water and oil resistance allowing the cables to remain safe under water and also in oil mining applications.

The above safety features are as a result of insulation jackets that protects it from the harsh environmental conditions.

13. What are the Benefits of Using Offshore Power Cable?

Using offshore power cables comes with the following benefits:

  • It is safe for use as it allows you to transmit power in the most uncertain environmental conditions.
  • It also helps in the transmission of power all the way to offshore plants to power certain applications.
  • It is resistant to flames, water, oil, mud, salt and corrosion thus increasing the durability of the offshore cables.
  • The construction of the offshore power cables allows you to transmit a lot of power at varying voltages.

14. Are Offshore Power Cables Shielded from Electromagnetic Interference?

 Offshore power cable

Offshore power cable

Yes, offshore power cables are shielded from electromagnetic interference.

It has special construction features such as insulated conductors and conductive layers to shield and reduce electrical noise.

15. Where are Offshore Power Cables used?

You can use off-shore power cables in different offshore applications such as:

  • Submarine vessels for electric wiring applications
  • Ships and vessels at sea for shipboard wiring applications

Mining operations at sea of oil wells and drilling operations

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