Roxtec has made an agreement with Scotrenewables to supply its waterproof sealing solution for Scotrenewables’ SR2000 tidal turbine.
Roxtec’s watertight seals have been installed to protect the turbine’s vital control systems from flooding and water ingress over a 20-year period, Roxtec’s press release reads.
Roxtec’s products are designed to seal cables and pipes and are used to protect people, buildings and equipment.
The company develops, manufactures, and sells complete sealing solutions for cable and pipe penetrations.
Graham O’Hare, Roxtec UK Managing Director, said: “We have sealed a high volume of multiple electrical control and instrumentation cables of various sizes on the turbine through every bulkhead between sections. The cabling in the turbine is extensive and runs its entire length through ten compartments inside the floating hull, and also cable sealing within the generator nacelles, and over an exposed section linked to topside power, control and communication equipment.”
Scotrenewables’ SR2000 is floating turbine which is 65 m long, 3 m in diameter and weighs 550 tons has the capacity of 2 MW. SR2000 is expected to be launched in 2015, and will undergo demonstration programme at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC).