The replacement of parts of the subsea cable for the 400-MW Anholt offshore wind farm in Danish waters will not commence at end-September, as was previously planned.
Denmark’s national transmission system operator (TSO) Energinet.dk said Monday there has been an error with the replacement cable so a new timetable will need to be worked out.
Dong Energy’s Anholt wind farm was offline for about a month due to a subsea cable fault that occurred on February 21, 2015. The replacement will involve two separate pieces of the cable of about 4.5 km (2.8 miles) in total.
Denmark had 1,271 MW of offshore wind farms at the end of 2014, accounting for 14.5% of the global capacity. Research and consulting firm GlobalData expects that share to fall to 4.4% in 2025.