Year-On-Year O&M Jack-Up Interventions

Today, we provide you with brand new 2023 data for O&M jack-up interventions across the global offshore wind industry. 2023 saw 363 O&M jack-up interventions. This represents an increase of 11% compared to 2022. This marks the fourth year in a row with +300 jack-up interventions. Initially, the years with +300 jack-up interventions were driven by large-scale blade repair campaigns. This is no longer the case. Instead, we are now seeing 6MW+ turbines having more failures and accounting for a larger market share (up from 8% in 2020 to 38% in 2023).

Durations on the Rise

Another key factor to consider is the duration of the jack-up interventions. The industry has seen the average duration of a jack-up intervention double from 2.2 days in 2020 to 4.4 days in 2023 (the highest ever). This means that while 2020 saw 418 jack-up interventions the total on-position duration for the industry was just 914 days. While the 363 seen last year took 1613 on-position days. The main drivers behind this have again been the increased market share from larger and newer turbine platforms that generally take longer to exchange components at. Further, fewer blade repair campaigns have been seen, which are among the fastest intervention types.