Tuesday 29 October 2019
Networking Lunch: 12.00 - 13.00
Conference: 13.00 - 18.00 
A1: Welcome

An introduction to the day’s event and proceedings.

A2: Subsea power cables market overview

With the annual rate of global array and export cables installations expected to nearly double in the next six years, explore the subsea power cables market with a global overview of key markets, future trends and prospective opportunities.

A3: Business Leaders Panel

Hear first-hand accounts of the subsea cable market and trends from industry leaders. The expert industry panel will discuss their approach and opinions on key market trends, developing solutions and the challenges & opportunities in the market.

  • Mike Daniel, Managing Director, Global Offshore, Global Marine

    Mike has been in the business for many years with over 35 years’ experience in the oil & gas and renewables sectors. Having previously worked at UDI, Rockwater, Stolt Offshore and Subocean Group, Mike joined Fugro’s Subsea construction and Installation team as a Project Manager in 2012, before becoming Business Line Manager in 2013. During his time at Fugro Mike has lead the team in successful completing many projects including most recently the Rampion Offshore windfarm array cable installation, Hywind export cable trenching, Maria pipeline trenching, Shell Gannet pipeline trenching, Humber Gateway cable installation and trenching of 77 array cables, Talisman Arkwright umbilical trenching, BP ETAP project 32km umbilical replacement, Engie Cygnus 74km umbilical trenching and Shell Corrib project.  Mike is now Managing Director of our Global Offshore Business Unit, bringing his great experience and capabilities to head the team.

Break and Exhibition Viewing and Networking
A4: Asset Oracle: owner insights

Insights and lessons learned from an asset owner, with a whole life cycle perspective on subsea cable ownership and operation.

A5: Market update from an underwriter perspective

Deep-dive in to the cable failure trends and key insurance considerations. Includes risk exclusions & why they matter, and, claims management & risk sharing amongst parties.

A6: Financing Subsea Cable Projects

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

A7: Q&A with key stakeholders

Engaging effectively with key stakeholders is an essential part of delivering a project. Access insights into the regulatory and licensing hurdles that need to be overcome to enable projects, the UK's approach to developing subsea power cable projects, the capacity market and the cap & floor regime.

A8: Pitch & Brew competition

A series of quickfire presentations from industry innovators pitching their products and services.

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  • Rob Lindsay, Business Development Manager, Global Marine

    Before joining Global Offshore earlier in 2018, Rob was part the Tendering department at Subsea 7 i-Tech working on a variety of life of field and drill-rig support tenders. Rob also has extensive subsea burial experience working within Helix Canyon Offshore, both tendering and managing a number of subsea trenching projects in the oil and gas, renewables and electrification markets.

Wednesday 30 October 2019 
Conference: 09.00 - 16.00
A9: Developers Question Time

Grab the opportunity to ask your questions to our industry panel covering hot topics, common concerns & hear about their challenges to industry. Our expert panel will include representatives from offshore wind and interconnectors.

A10: Addressing Industry Challenges

Break out into pre-booked workshops on the following topics:

    • Protect – Not a one size fits all solution
    • Monitor – Preventative Maintenance Scheduling
    • Repair – Strategies and rise of the framework
    • Legal - Performance standards for cable laying
  • Richard Booth, Partner, HFW

    Richard specialises in construction and engineering matters, both in the UK and internationally. He has an interest and specialism in renewables, including offshore wind. Recent instructions include six round 3 offshore wind farms in the UK, as well as offshore wind projects in French, Dutch and Danish territorial waters. He has also been engaged on two interconnector projects.  He regularly advises on procurement strategy and all forms of construction documentation, particularly high value complex EPC contracts, including cable T&I EPC contracts (both export and inter-array), foundation T&I EPC contracts, balance of plant EPC contracts, as well as EPCI and other forms of turnkey contracts.  Richard is very experienced at drafting, amending and negotiating FIDIC, NEC, JCT, LOGIC, bespoke and associated security documentation. As well as formal disputes, Richard is often asked to act in a project advisory role and he regularly acts in an advisory capacity on renewable projects. Richard is the Chairman of the UK Adjudication Society and a member of the Society of Construction Law in the UK.

 Break and Exhibition Viewing and Networking
A11: Measure Twice… don’t cut at all

Expert panel discussing:

    • 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.
  • TBC, Fugro
A12: Installers Insights

Expert panel discussing:

    • 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.
  • Kevin Robb, Commercial & Tendering Manager, Global Marine

    Kevin is the Commercial and Tendering Manager within Global Offshore, primarily responsible for supporting the sales team to achieve business growth within the oil & gas and subsea power cable installation sectors, and by developing compelling winning solutions as well as ongoing commercial support during project execution. Kevin has more than 30 years of combined experience in the marine, oil & gas and renewables sectors, within commercial, design/project engineering and operational and project management capacities. Kevin has BSc in Marine Engineering.

  • Bart Moens, Senior Commercial Manager, Jan de Nul

    Bart Moens joined Jan De Nul Group in 2004. He started to work as an expat on large and complex projects in Russia (Sakhalin), Dubai and Saudi Arabia (Manifa Causeway Project). After five years of field experience, he joined the office in Belgium as proposals manager for offshore cable installation projects with the preparation of complex tenders and successful contract negotiations for key projects such as the Burbo Bank and Race Bank Projects for Orsted, Borkum for Tennet and negotiated the Formosa project in Taiwan. As a Senior Commercial Manager for Subsea Cable Installation Projects, Bart will focus on building strategic alliances, identifying business opportunities and will take a lead commercial role on large and complex tenders.

Lunch and Exhibition Viewing and Networking
A13: Leaders in Cable Design, Test and Manufacture

Expert panel discussing:

    • Why 66kV? An OEM's take
    • HVDC vs HVAC technologies
    • The challenges with dynamic cables. A floating perspective.
    • What is the impact of turbine sizes > 10MW on Array Cable Design? 
    • Are there more cable innovations possible in the future or have we reached the best optimised design?
    • How do we ensure lessons learned from earlier projects are implemented across the industry?
  • Jeremy Featherstone, Technology Manager - HV and Renewables,  JDR
A14: Cable Repair Strategies

Expert panel discussing:

    • The rise of the cable repair framework
    • New developments in terms of contracts and technologies
    • The role of people: skillsets and mindsets
  • Andrew Lloyd, Director of Power Cables, Global Marine

    As Director of Power Cables, Andy is responsible for business and project growth at the company. Andy joined the Group in 2000, gaining a wealth of experience managing both telecom and power cable related installation and maintenance projects within Global Marine, before moving across to Global Offshore, the Group’s power focused part of the business, in 2017. Prior to joining the Global Marine Group, Andy worked as a Project Manager with a Subsea Pipeline Installation company where he managed a wide variety of installation projects worth in the region of £600million. Andy holds a B.Eng. (Hons) Marine Systems Technology from the University of Plymouth.

A15: Decommissioning

Insights into the world's first decommissioned offshore wind farm, with a cabling perspective

A16: Summary & Closing Statement

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


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