14-16 September 2015
University "La Sapienza", Physics Department
Europe/Rome timezone

Deep subsea data transmission : wet mateable hybrid connectors based on dry inserts

15 Sep 2015, 15:40
Aula Careri, 1st floor (University "La Sapienza", Physics Department)

Aula Careri, 1st floor

University "La Sapienza", Physics Department

Piazzale Aldo Moro, 2 - 00185 Roma - Italy


Mr Christophe Tardy (POWERSEA)


PowerSea is a spin-off company based on research done by the french CNRS on the wet-mateable underwater connectors. The reliability and the cost of subsea connections are a key issue for deep sea projects. The company has already developed a wet-mate connector adapted to marine renewable energies, featuring a high power (24 kV-300A on 3 phases) and a cost adapted to the return of investment of this new market. Our target is now to offer a deep sea (down to 4000 meter depth) hybrid wet-mate connector dedicated to the scientific market, including a high versatility design. Our goals are reducing the price of 50% compared to the competition, while ensuring a high data rate (up to 24 single-mode fibres) and improved reliability. In the meantime we want to allow bespoke designs to fit any specific demand. The presentation will introduce the company and give the key points of the connector development, including qualification time table, installation procedures, connector specifications, and reliability targets.

Primary author

Mr Christophe Tardy (POWERSEA)

Presentation materials