CASE STUDY – THE REACTION PROJECT, LEVENMOUTH 2020 1 Offshore wind generation is subject to harsher conditions than onshore wind, which puts a great deal of pressure on the reliability of critical infrastructure. With the increase in the number of offshore wind farms being built across the UK and throughout Europe, there is now more subsea cable in the water than ever, and this growth is expected to continue over the next decade.

One key challenge for offshore wind generation is subsea cable failure, which can lead to a significant loss of power generation and a huge increase in repair costs. Subsea cable incidents account for between 70 – 80% of the total cost of offshore wind farm insurance losses, but only account for around 10% of the overall cost of a new wind farm project.