Abstract This Technical Note provides a practical background to the commonly used burial techniques for protecting power cables, with an emphasis on cable linking offshore wind turbines (commonly known as inter-array cables). Common definitions and abbreviations are discussed, and typical approaches undertaken are outlined. Installation aspects are also touched upon, with differences between typical oil and gas and renewables projects highlighted. Finally, CTC’s vision for the future, namely the installation of inter-turbine cables with no requirement to transfer personnel to the turbine foundation, is outlined.
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