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Wind Giant to Send Divers to Fix Power Cables Under the Sea

  • Company seeks ‘band aid’ to avoid expensive repairs, CEO says
  • Damages to lines earlier estimated at almost $500 million
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The world’s biggest developer of offshore wind farms has come up with a unique solution to a potentially expensive problem.

Denmark’s Orsted A/S is working on a plan to send divers to the sea floor to place a cover over damaged cables that connect from its offshore wind turbines, potentially saving it from repairs that could cost as much as 3 billion Danish kroner ($489 million).