The Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm (AOWF, also known as the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre) is operated by Vattenfall. Facilitated by the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (OREC), Synaptec retrofitted passive fibre optic sensors to the AOWF to monitor and generate live insights from each export cable’s termination points. The leveraged data can help offshore wind operators safely maximise cable use, optimise their scheduled maintenance, and avoid major and costly cable failures through earlier detection of abnormal behaviour.