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Time Description
08.15-09.00 Registration and exhibition opening

Session 1 Opening


A1: RenewableUK and Chair Welcome

An introduction to the day’s event and proceedings.

  • Welcome: Hugh McNeal, Chief Executive, RenewableUK
  • Chair: Alex Gauntt, Commercial Director, Irish Sea Contractors
Session 2 The Past


A2: Asset Oracle: Case Study from a Cable Owner

Insights from 35 years subsea cable ownership and operation; monitoring and assessing cable state; evolution of subsea cable designs; ongoing issues.

  • John Duquemin, Chief Engineer, Jersey Electricity Plc

A3: Cable Failures and Trends: Insurer’s Perspective

Cable failure trends – what can we say; key insurance considerations; all risk exclusions and why they matter; claims management and risk sharing amongst parties.

  • Jonas Dalsgaard, Global Sales & Business Development Manager, Codan Forsikring
Session 3 The Present


A4: Q&A with Key Stakeholders

Regulatory and licensing hurdles and enablers of projects; UK’s approach to developing subsea power cable projects; how projects are assessed; capacity market, cap and floor regime and other regulatory insights.

  • Chair: Alex Gauntt, Commercial Director, Irish Sea Contractors
  • Victoria Pointer, Head of Marine Licensing Operations, Marine Management Organisation (MMO)
  • Rachel McCall, Liaison Officer, European Subsea Cables Association
  • Simon Goodwin, Senior Commercial Manager – Energy, Minerals & Infrastructure, The Crown Estate
10.50-11.10 Coffee, exhibition & networking

A5: Measure Twice… Don’t Cut at all: Survey Session

How spending a little more on survey can pay off over the lifetime; latest developments in survey methodology and data collection; importance of qualitative geotechnical support prior construction; common challenges and lessons learnt.

  • Chair: Alex Gauntt, Commercial Director, Irish Sea Contractors
  • Ed Jones, Subsea Cable Engineering Lead, Cathie Associates
  • Mark Finch, Managing Director, Ternan Energy
  • Michael King, Business Development Manager, Bibby HydroMap

A6: Installers Insights

Review of key drivers in the cable lay vessel sector; custom vessel vs. multi-role, the pros and cons; current and future trends; key future challenges.

  • Chair: Neil Gordon, Chief Executive, Subsea UK
  • Mike Daniel, Managing Director of CWind Power Cable Installation & Repair, CWind
  • Jack Wattel, Director Commerce, Boskalis Subsea Cables & Flexibles
  • Jonathan Wheatley, UK Representative for Tideway Offshore, DEME Group
  • Dr Norman Skillen, Business Development Manager, Jan De Nul (UK) Ltd

A7: Leading Cable Design, Test & Manufacture

Why 66kV? An OEM’s take; latest developments in HVDC technologies; the challenges with dynamic cables, a floating perspective; integrated fibre optic power cable challenges.

  • Chair: Alex Gauntt, Commercial Director, Irish Sea Contractors
  • Alessandro Panico, Sales Team Leader – Offshore Wind, Prysmian Group
  • James Young, Chief Technology Officer, JDR Cable Systems Ltd
  • Dr Lee Harris, HV Materials Engineer, ORE Catapult
13.10-14.20 Lunch, exhibition & networking

Session 4 The Future


A8i: Addressing Industry Challenges: Setting the Scene

Protect – Not a one size fits all solution
Monitor – Preventative maintenance scheduling
Repair – Strategies and rise of the framework

  • Chair: Alex Gauntt, Commercial Director, Irish Sea Contractors
  • Luke Bishop, Engineering Director, EDS HV Group
  • Jack Simpson, Director, Tekmar Energy Ltd
  • Dr John Gibson, Associate Director, Marketwise Strategies

A8ii: Addressing Industry Challenges: Breakout Session

Breakout Session Moderators

  • John Davies, Director Seabed Intervention, Helix Canyon Offshore
  • Baz Matvichuk, Vice President - Sales, Omnisens S.A
  • Randall Linfoot, Project Manager, Ørsted
Session 5  Industry Outlooks

A9: Pitch and Brew

5 minutes “hard sell” – strict time limit – 1 slide only!

  • Chair: John Price, Account Director, EDS HV Group
  • Luke Bishop, Engineering Director, EDS HV Group
  • Alex Gauntt, Commercial Director, Irish Sea Contractors
  • Julian Steward, Senior Sales Manager - Subsea, Royal IHC
  • Ed Woodrow, Director, Reclaim Subsea
  • Michael Brooks, Senior Executive - Contracts, 4C Offshore Ltd
  • Pete Saddington, Senior Business Development Manager, Uniper Technologies Ltd

A10: Financing Offshore Cable Projects

How industry and finance can cooperate to improve future projects for investment; an overview of capitalisation hurdles and assessment processes.

16.50-17.00 A11: Closing Statement

Chairman’s summary of the event and overview of next steps.

  • Alex Gauntt, Commercial Director, Irish Sea Contractors