Inter-array cable layout optimisation
Kinewell Layout Optimisation of Cable (KLOC) rapidly designs optimised inter-array cable layouts for offshore wind farms.
Save 20% of CAPEX over project lifetimes
KLOC reduces total required cable length, lowering CAPEX, while also reducing electrical and unavailability losses to maximise energy sales.
Jumpstart your productivity
Scale up your scenario modelling and de-risk key decisions such as substation location using our rapid optimisation framework and easy-to-use web application.
Automation of the cable layout design allows engineers to focus on areas where they’re needed the most.
Suitable for both floating and fixed wind farms
In addition to static cable layouts, KLOC models dynamic cables and avoids mooring systems in floating wind farms.
Innovative cable systems making use of subsea junction boxes can also be optimised.
Save time and money on seabed surveys
Seabed surveys start around five years before construction and cost £8m for a 1 GW offshore wind farm. KLOC’s probabilistic heatmapping software can reduce your project costs and lead times by eliminating the need to survey undevelopable seabed.
The heatmap forecasts likely cable locations early in a project enabling lower cost seabed surveys as well as supporting critical decisions such as export route planning.
Why use KLOC?
Inter-array cable purchase and installation costs an estimated 360m/GW – typically 11% of total CAPEX.
Using advanced machine learning methods, KLOC produces economically optimised layouts with greater reliability, usually saving 20% of cable system capex, whilst streamlining early stage development.
What others say about us
This tool [KDOTS] represents a significant achievement to improve decision making for large scale wind energy integration. By combining advanced mathematical methods with engineering expertise, this project furthers our progress to a net zero future. It’s exhilarating to see years of interdisciplinary research being put into a commercial product.
ORE Catapult’s commitment to innovation fosters success stories, bringing transformative technologies to market. Our collaboration with Kinewell has propelled ground breaking research, leading to a cutting edge product. It plays a crucial role in the design and optimisation of offshore wind farms, driving the global transition to a net zero future.
The work conducted by Kinewell Energy has evidenced the value that subsea junction boxes can deliver to floating wind farms under a range of innovative network configurations. The project team uncovered additional learning around floating wind design decisions, that we will take forward and deploy in our global floating offshore wind farm portfolio.
The Kinewell team have developed a truly incredible capability for the offshore wind industry with the KLOC software solution through the TIGGOR programme.
Kinewell’s software will allow us to look at ways of optimising the layout of our inter array cables and Offshore Substation (OSPs) locations at an earlier stage of the design, giving us the opportunity to find potential cost savings in multiple areas of the project reducing our Levelized Cost of Electricity (LCOE).