Conference Day 1 - Tuesday, 07 March 2017

09:00 AM - 09:05 AM Registration and welcome coffee

09:05 AM - 09:50 AM Who is who wall


Sean Kelly

Offshore Wind Programme Board Grid Group

12:00 PM - 10:00 AM Keeping costs down through proper insurance

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Insuring the risk of a subsea cabling project - the insurer's point of view

Michael Schlüter, Germany Underwriter Offshore Wind Energy, Codan Forsikring A/S
  • Key requirements for an insurer to consider
  • Ensuring sufficient cover whilst considering all specifics for a site
  • Claims management and shared responsibilities within a project


Michael Schlüter

Germany Underwriter Offshore Wind Energy
Codan Forsikring A/S

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Speed Networking

Get in touch with other conference guests in quick paced 1-1 meetings - make sure you bring a stack of business cards. The session is followed by a short break for further networking.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Refreshment break and networking

12:00 PM - 11:30 AM Reducing costs throughout the cabling process

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Trenching inter-array cable with complicated seabed conditions

John Davies, Business Development Manager - Offshore, Canyon Offshore Limited
  • The process and procedures
  • From initial proposal through trenching engineering and offshore operations
  • Project execution in challenging seabed conditions


John Davies

Business Development Manager - Offshore
Canyon Offshore Limited

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Export cable experiences on the Rampion project

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  • Project update on Rampion Wind Farm
  • Design and manufacture of cables
  • Experiences of dealing with non-European manufacturers

12:30 PM - 1:10 PM Unexploded ordnance - risks for cable routing

Klaus Michels, Head Of Geology And Geophysics, Fugro OSAE
  • How to find UXO: Technical overview of methodologies
  • UXO at seabed surface vs. buried UXO
  • Limitations of UXO surveys
  • UXO and submarine cables / cable corridors


Klaus Michels

Head Of Geology And Geophysics
Fugro OSAE

1:10 PM - 12:00 PM Networking luncheon

12:00 PM - 2:30 PM Cost effective monitoring to manage incidents

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Offshore renewable energy cable health monitoring

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  • Challenges facing cables
  • Multi-modality fibre sensing
  • Capturing in-situ cable and environmental data

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Lessons from recent export cable faults

Sean Kelly, Chair, Offshore Wind Programme Board Grid Group
  • Fault rates
  • Fault repair times and strategies
  • Fault causes


Sean Kelly

Offshore Wind Programme Board Grid Group

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Refreshment break and networking

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Case Study: Repair of export cables

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  • 1 planed operation and 1 unplanned in parallel
  • What went wrong?
  • Agility during operation
  • Learnings and future procedures

    Round table

    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Round table session

    Exchange your topic related experiences at a round table and develop new ideas in small groups.

    Round table A

    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Strategies for efficient cable protection

    Fotis Papathanasiou, Consultant Electrical Systems Wind Energy, ECN Wind

    Fotis Papathanasiou

    Consultant Electrical Systems Wind Energy
    ECN Wind

    Round table C

    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Insurance and risk

    Tom D. Kristiansen, Engineer, BSEE, CFPA Europe, Codan - RSA

    Tom D. Kristiansen

    Engineer, BSEE, CFPA Europe
    Codan - RSA

    Round table B

    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Key areas for cost reduction

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    6:00 PM - 11:59 PM Evening Get-together

    Join us for an informal evening get-together! This is an excellent opportunity for you to meet the other attendees and make new business contacts.