In August 1969, a construction project for a 66KV submarine oil-filled cable system was awarded by the Public Utilities Board of Singapore; the project was completed and the cable system was handed over to the customer in October 1970. Total length of the cable supplied is 150 km in the submarine portion and 70 km in the land portion, which makes the system one of the largest in the world involving AC submarine cables. In preparation for the project, tests and demonstrations were made covering all aspects including corrosion tests for armoring wire and full-scale coiling tests; the results were fully incorporated into the design and manufacture. In cable laying, a new method was used in which two cables were laid simultaneously. Through this experience, the authors established a process for laying multiple cables in a narrow waterway, and a process for shore cable protection. Another notable development is the fact that a back-up type oil feeding system was adopted for the first time as a means of counteracting unforeseeable oil leaks. /Author/

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    Hitachi Limited, Publications Department

    Nippon Bldg, #6-2, 2-chome Ohtemachi, Chiyoda-ku
    Tokyo 100,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Koishihara, S
  • Publication Date: 1973

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  • Pagination: p. 22-29
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  • Accession Number: 00072642
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 9 1975 12:00AM