James Hunt, chief executive officer

International energy consultancy Xodus Group has recorded a major increase in the provision of services related to subsea power cables over the last twelve months.

The number of new assignments grew by more than 50%, resulting in more than 70 active work streams in 2019. This has allowed Xodus to increase its number of specialists in this area, now totalling more 30 permanent staff with subsea cables experience.

Xodus has delivered projects worldwide including Europe, North America and Australasia, providing expert support to clients across the project lifecycle. The company has provided an expanded list of support services to a growing client base in the subsea, offshore wind and interconnector sector.

James Hunt, Xodus interconnectors & cables lead said: “This year brings seabed leasing application deadlines for ScotWind and Round 4 in the UK, as well as the development of offshore wind projects in Europe, Asia and North America. Coupling this with increasing demand for offshore power transmission networks, we are forecasting further growth in this sector.”

Xodus recently signed a three-year service agreement to provide investigate, maintain and repair (IMR) engineering services for submarine cable assets in North America and in final discussions for a similar framework in Europe.

James added: “These are significant projects for us. With the increase in transmission cables across the globe, the expanding demand in the requirement for these services delivering for owners, operators and investors will parallel this growth.”