Cable Protection Systems and Submarine Cable Failures
Typical causes and remedies
By OWC’s Riccardo Felici and Daniele Caruso, 2022
According to 4Coffshore, around 4,600 subsea cables have now been laid and are serving offshore wind farms globally. Of the 4,600 around 10 incidents are declared annually, resulting in an average cable downtime of 100 days. In the past seven years, 90 subsea cable failures occurred totalling over EUR 350 million in insurance claims.
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