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Iberdrola takes yet another jab at Ørsted

While Ørsted is now tasked with fixing a cable at Walney Extension, Vattenfall also acknowledges similar issues. "We know a thing or two about such things," Iberdrola's CEO interjects.

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Cable problems took all the attention when Ørsted presented its first-quarter interim report in late April. Up to ten of the utility's offshore wind farms were affected by the problem of "sand waves" on the sea floor eroding protection systems for inter-array cables and disrupting functionality, Ørsted informed at the time.

The problem arises as inter-array lines at impacted facilities are stripped of their rock cover, which Ørsted later said has been the "industry solution" for several years. However, the rest of the industry has not experienced the same troubles.

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