Plocan Opens IECOM Tender

Plocan has published the public tender for the construction and putting into service of the marine and terrestrial electrical and communications infrastructure (IECOM) to operate in the Plocan Test Site.

The total base tender budget is EUR 3.5 million, and includes the use of an underwater vehicle for the oversight of the work to be carried out in the sea, Plocan informed.

The IECOM for the evacuation of the offshore energy generated will consist of medium voltage 13.2 kV cabling with a maximum capacity of 15 MW. This will be for the most part underwater, comprising hybrid cabling, with copper cables for the transmission of electrical power and fibre optics for data and images, hybrid connectors, and including a short terrestrial section to connect to the electrical substation on land, the company explained.

Last August, the Town Hall of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Emalsa and Plocan signed a collaboration agreement for the development of the IECOM for the evacuation of electrical energy generated in the Test Site at the oceanic platform to an electrical substation owned by Emalsa, through the temporary assignment of the use of the existing electrical infrastructure at Piedra Santa in Jinámar.

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