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Conference Day 2 - Wednesday, 08 March 2017

09:30 AM - 10:05 AM Registration and welcome coffee


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Heiner Strauß

Senior Project Manager Nordsee Ost
RWE Innogy GmbH

12:00 PM - 10:15 AM Managing risks through proper project certification

10:15 AM - 12:00 PM Standards and requirements for certification

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  • The process of application for certification
  • Minimum requirements and scope for third-party evaluation
  • The scope of key activities during cable certification projects


12:00 PM - 10:45 AM The balance between safe positioning of the cable and keeping costs down

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM The seabed mobility and dynamics

  • Determining seabed variation short- and longterm
  • Time-dependent soil-structure interaction phenomena
  • Combining both short and longterm variations as part of a life cycle strategy
  • The required burial depth based on the long-term integrity

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM Dynamic Cable Rating – Risks and Rewards

James Pilgrim, Lecturer in Electrical Power Engineering, University of Southampton
  • Review of the possible options for non-steady state cable ratings
  • Identification of benefits and capacity gains
  • Sources of risk – are they outweighed by the benefits?

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James Pilgrim

Lecturer in Electrical Power Engineering
University of Southampton

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM Refreshment break and networking



12:15 PM - 12:00 PM Idea Wall

Got a hot topic in mind that can't wait and has had no room so far? Add this subject to the board and then benefit from further discussion and audience insight in the subsequent Open Mic session.

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM Operational experiences regarding cable installation and new trends

12:45 PM - 1:15 PM Sandbank Inter Array Cabling – A Successfully Completed Project

Girshen Padayachee, Inter Array Cable Engineer, Vattenfall Europe Windkraft GmbH
  • Project description and overview
  • Cable installation: Methodology employed and rate of completion
  • Highlights and lowlights

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Girshen Padayachee

Inter Array Cable Engineer
Vattenfall Europe Windkraft GmbH

1:15 PM - 2:45 PM Networking luncheon



2:45 PM - 3:15 PM Switching to 66kV – latest developments in 66kV offshore cables

Alex Neumann, R&D / offshore wind / 66 kV, Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult
  • Layout of the Blyth offshore wind farm
  • Cable and accessories design
  • Qualification, test program
  • Specifics for the installation, burial, termination etc

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Alex Neumann

R&D / offshore wind / 66 kV
Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM What do we really understand about the wet ageing of cables?

Simon Sutton, Senior Research Fellow, University of Southampton
  • Identify the key differences between onshore MV utility cables and offshore 66kV cables
  • Review the likely impacts on cable ageing for wet design cables
  • Challenge the basis for the current test regime

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Simon Sutton

Senior Research Fellow
University of Southampton

3:45 PM - 4:15 PM The future is closer than you think: Cabling for floating offshore wind

Jeremy Featherstone, Product Development Director, JDR cables
  • Overview of floating substructure technologies & floating wind projects
  • Relevant previous experience in dynamic oil & gas floating applications
  • Cable design & qualification for floating offshore wind

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Jeremy Featherstone

Product Development Director
JDR cables

4:15 PM - 5:30 PM Managing cable focused operational risk from Pre-FEED through manufacture and installation for reduced project cabling costs and increased service life and reliability

Antony Zymelka, Director: Cable Operations, BPP-cables
  • The benefits of early expertise engagement in reducing project costs and risk
  • The cable development support models that are used to optimise your project
  • Quality control from specification and design through manufacture and installation
  • The different challenges concerning Dynamic Power Cables

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Antony Zymelka

Director: Cable Operations
BPP-cables

5:30 PM - 11:59 PM Evening Workshop: Dynamic cable rating

James Pilgrim, Lecturer in Electrical Power Engineering, University of Southampton
Review of the possible options for non-steady cable ratings and identification of benefits and capacity gains.


The Workshop will follow up the main discussion points during the conference on dynamic cable rating and go deeper into the sources of risks and possible benefits.

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James Pilgrim

Lecturer in Electrical Power Engineering
University of Southampton