Jee secures phase two of tidal energy development contract
Jee Ltd. has received phase two of a contract with Scottish Enterprise to undertake the demonstration of its U-tube system in Scottish tidal waters.
ABERDEEN, UK– Jee Ltd. has received phase two of a contract with Scottish Enterprise to undertake the demonstration of its U-tube system in Scottish tidal waters.
Jee’s protection system, the U-tube, features a pipe fixed to a J-tube which is secured to the turbine foundations at each end of the pipe. The cable is then pulled vertically into one of the J-tubes and through the pipe using a pre-installed messenger and winch line. Once the cable is pulled in, connections are made to the turbine nacelles using wet-mate connections.
The U-tube system provides the marine contractor with full control of the cable installation, which can be stopped and reversed if necessary offering a high level of flexibility. It also provides a wider weather window for the cable installation, which allowed the company to overcome one of the biggest challenges of the project.
In September 2014, Jee secured a phase one contract with Scottish Enterprise, which involved a study for the marine energy industry in Scotland. Aquatera Ltd. is responsible for installation.