Amar Abideen

Affiliation: NTNU
Nationality: Saudi Arabian
Supervisors: Associate Prof. Frank Mauseth (NTNU) and Dr Øystein Hestad (SINTEF)
Period: 2020-2024

Thesis: Wet cable design for subsea applications

This work concerns transmission technologies in subsea. The aim of this project is to examine and determine the critical aging mechanisms for wet design AC power cables with an emphasis on water treeing (WT) in XLPE cables. Results from this work can contribute to facilitating the electrification of

offshore installations, which can lead to more efficient transmission and indirectly reduce the CO2 emissions. The work started in 2020 with an initial experiment on aged cables to investigate WT structures and inception locations to identify factors that influence the inception of WTs.