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Reference Number NIA_NGET0090
Title Cable Extraction
Status Completed
Energy Categories Other Power and Storage Technologies(Electricity transmission and distribution) 100%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 50%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
National Grid Electricity Transmission
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source Ofgem
Start Date 01 April 2013
End Date 01 February 2016
Duration 34 months
Total Grant Value £480,000
Industrial Sectors Power
Region London
Programme Network Innovation Allowance
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , National Grid Electricity Transmission (100.000%)
Web Site http://www.smarternetworks.org/project/NIA_NGET0090
Objectives The project objective is to produce a solution that can extract HV cables without trench digging. Successful removal of cable at one or more of the sites at which the trials are being carried out.
Abstract National Grid Electricity Transmission recognises that the current approach to removing decommissioned underground cables by excavating trenches along their length is both disruptive and costly. National Grid is seeking to develop and demonstrate alternative methods for the removal of decommissioned underground assets (specifically HV Cable). Development National Grid and JSM are developing a methodology for extracting HV cables based on a variant of directional drilling, which uses a novel drilling head that sits around the cable and agitates the surrounding material, allowing the cable to be pulled out from one end. the technique will be trialled at three different sites with different types of backfill around the cable: S1: Kingsnorth-BeddingtonS2: Ross-on-WyeS3: High MarnhamNote : Project Documents may be available via the ENA Smarter Networks Portal using the Website link above
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Added to Database 26/04/18