General – electricity
CRP Subsea were awarded a contract by Hellenic Cables to supply three different types of cable ancillary products.
These have now been successfully installed offshore and will protect significant cable sections along the route of the west cable for the Crete to Peloponnese interconnection project, which will provide Crete with an electricity interconnection from mainland Greece.
CRP Subsea’s latest innovation, Motion Stabilisers, along with Bend Restrictors (including VIV strakes) and Tri-Strakes C (Combi) VIV suppression strakes, are designed to protect these submarine power cables from environmental damage potentially caused by lateral movement in very deep waters and difficult seabed environments.
The construction of an electricity interconnection between Crete and the Peloponnese on the mainland of Greece, will provide the island with a cheaper and more secure energy supply. The aim of the project is to cut the cost of electricity generation in Crete by replacing expensive and polluting oil-fired units with a more efficient alternative from across the Aegean Sea. The project includes laying two new submarine cables, each 135 kilometres long, making this the longest subsea alternative current connection in the world. The interconnector will provide around 34% of Crete’s total electricity demand in 2021.