Boskalis Subsea Cables is specialized in subsea power cable installation, Balance of Plant maintenance for the renewables market, umbilical/flowline installation and installation of interconnectors. In the coming years, Offshore Wind Farms will not only increase in size, but they will also be located further away from the shores than today. This will increase the required length of the transmission cables, which run from the wind farms to land. Additional systems are then required to extend economic range of high voltage alternating current (HVAC) technology.
This can be done by making use of reactive power compensators, thereby decreasing the transmission losses. Construction costs will be reduced if it would be possible to position the reactive compensation unit on the seabed, e.g. around the cable. For this application the electrical requirements for a subsea RCU have been identified.
And here you can make your mark! Applying your knowledge of high voltage transmission, you will design a subsea reactive power compensator that can be used in future offshore wind projects. You will gain experience in an international environment and kick-start your career at Boskalis.
Your responsibilities as an Electrical Engineering Graduate:
Contribute to the cost competitiveness of the offshore wind industry by conceptually designing a subsea reactive power compensator.
Design a subsea reactive power compensator; taking into account:
Assessment of economic feasibility in comparison with HVDC technology, by taking into account:
You can make your mark as an Electrical Engineering MSc student if you are/have:
Working at Boskalis is about creating new horizons and sustainable solutions. In a world where population growth, increase of global trade, demand for (new) energy and climate change are driving forces, we challenge you to make your mark in finding innovative and relevant solutions for complex infrastructural and marine projects.
Within a vibrant company culture you will be working as part of a diverse, international team of experts. We offer you the opportunity to realize your full personal potential and expand your professional career by creating new horizons. Together.
Boskalis creates new horizons for all its stakeholders. As a leading global dredging contractor and marine services provider we offer a unique combination of experts, vessels and services. Maintaining the highest safety and sustainability standards, we provide innovative and competitive all-round solutions to our clients in the offshore energy sector, ports, and coastal and delta regions of the world. Our head office is located in Papendrecht, the Netherlands.
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