Analysis & Insight

HVDC Transmission Cables in Offshore Wind

Published 18 December 2015

The deployment of high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission in the offshore wind industry is increasing, due to its economic and operational attractiveness.

HVDC cables are critical components of these transmission systems, but a lack of suitable condition monitoring systems in the market for these links render such systems vulnerable where undetected cable defects may exist. This paper, by Dr Othmane El Mountassir, proposes a way forward.