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Inexperience makes cabling offshore's Achilles' heel
Cable installation has gained the unwelcome reputation of offshore wind power’s weak point, with flawed design and a lack of relevant experience holding back the sector. We ask industry insiders for their views on how the problems can be addressed in the run-up to 2020.
Rapid growth places strain on cable supply
With offshore wind poised for huge growth and sites increasingly located further from shore, the availability of cables and the capacity to lay them are becoming major concerns. Also, manufacturers are understandably reluctant to ramp up production until projects win consent.