Call for Papers


Introducing a fantastic opportunity for those working in offshore wind to join the debate and speak at our Cables 2020 conference. We are now accepting papers for presentation opportunties to build a programme not to be missed.  To submit a paper on any of the submission topic parameters listed below, please complete the submission form using the link above.

submission topics

Why it is important and their experiences of what can go wrong without the appropriate surveys
Latest developments in survey methodology and data collection
Importance of qualitative geotechnical support prior construction
Common challenges and lessons learnt.

Cable design, test and manufacture
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?

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.

Cable repair
The rise of the cable repair framework
New developments in terms of contracts and technologies
The role of people: skillsets and mindsets.

What is Best Practice?
Lessons learned
How can we share this information – do current methods work?


Deadline for submission

Extension: Friday 5 June 2020 

Expected notification of submissions: Friday 12 June 2020. However, abstracts may be accepted on a rolling basis, and early notifications might be made where possible. 

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