Cables 2020

Date: Tuesday 24 November 2020       


Join us to hear from industry experts discussing key trends in cable design, maintenance, protection, monitoring and failures, exploring the need for increased collaboration and the benefits of disseminating lessons learned across the life cycle of an asset. 

 TIME
 
Description
09:00 - 09:30            
 
A1: welcome remarks and update on the offshore Transmission Network Review 

An overview of the global subsea cable market for the next five years. How many kilometres and by when? 

The Offshore Transmission Network Review: What are the objectives of the review? What opportunities will this create for the supply chain?

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Chair:

Speakers:

  • Melanie Onn, Deputy CEO, RenewableUK
  • Matthew Coyne, Head of Offshore Transmission, BEIS

  • Dr Biljana Stojkovska, Technical Manager Offshore Coordination, National Grid ESO
09:45 - 10:15
 
A2: Industry insight: Asset Oracle Session

Hear insights and discover lessons learned from aestablished asset owner, with a whole life cycle perspective on subsea cable ownership and operation 

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Chair:

Speaker:

  • Neil Gordon, Chief Executive, Subsea UK
  • John Sinclair, Development Director – Power Transmission and Distribution, Balfour Beatty Investments
10:30 - 11:15
 
A3: Ask the Experts: Asset Owners 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 asset owner representatives from offshore wind and interconnectors.

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Chair:

Speakers:

  • Charlotte Strang-Moran, Electrical Engineer, ORE Catapult  
  • Ajai Ahluwalia, Principal Engineer, Equinor 
  • Jean-Luc Saquet, Director of Operations, Greenpower2020 
  • Oluwole Daniel Adeuyi, Simulation Engineer, The National HVDC Centre
11:30 - 12:30
 
A4: Panel Discussion: What are the key cable failure trends and insurance considerations?

High level Industry insight: What is the underwriter perspective?

What is the significance of risk exclusions? Why do they matter?

Examples of claims management and risk sharing amongst parties.

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Chair:

Speakers:

  • Jeremey Panes,  Director,  Waves Group
  • Andrew Norris, Director, Lloyd Warwick  
  • Bruce Grant, Broking Director – Offshore Renewable Energy, Aon

  • Mike McLachlan, Renewables Business Line Director, LOC London / LOC Renewables

12:30 - 13:30
 
lunch Break 

 

1-2-1 meetings - book your individual 15 minute meeting with our Event Partners and Sponsors:

Alex Neumann, ORE Catapult   |  Andrew Butler, Longitude Engineering   |  Andrew Lloyd, Global Offshore Andy Readyhough, Marlinks   |   Caroline Lourie, JDR Charlotte Strang-Moran, ORE Catapult | Daniel Sumner, ORE Catapult | Dominika Colver, Waves Group Graeme Chalmers, Flowline  |  Hugues Delanoue, LOC Group | James Young, JDR | Kevin Robb, Global Offshore | Michael Wells, JDR RenewableUK Project Intelligence  |  Scott Cruttenden, Boskalis | Warren Inniss, Waves Group

13:30 - 14:30
A5: Problem Solving Roundtables – Round 1

1. Cable design, test and manufacturing (66kv and beyond)

Challenge 1A:
Is cable qualification fit for purpose?  


Table Lead:

Alex Neumann
Head of High Voltage, ORE Catapult  

 

 


Challenge 1B:

  Dynamic cables and floating offshore wind

Table Lead:
  

James Young
Chief Technology Officer, JDR Cable Systems

2. Protecting

 
Challenge 2A:
How can the industry collaborate in standardising the design inputs for cable protection?

Table Lead:

Jack Simpson
Director, Tekmar

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Challenge 2B:

What is the most effective means of keeping cable out of harm’s way?

Table Lead:  

 Rob Lindsay
Business Development Manager, Global Offshore  

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3. Monitoring


 Challenge 3A:

What actionable insights do we expect from real-time cable monitoring? 

Table Lead:

Andy Readyhough 
UK Brand Ambassador, Marlinks

 

 

 


Challenge 3B:

What are the current data sharing opportunities for cost and risk reduction?

 

Table Lead:  

Caroline Lourie
Analysis Manager, JDR Cable Systems

4. Cable handling, transportation, and installation

Challenge 4A:
What are the logistical implications for cable handling, transportation and installation created by large scale projects? 

Table Lead:

Kevin Robb
Commercial Director, Global Offshore

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Challenge 4B:

What are the challenges in cable installation at floating turbines?

Table Lead:

Ian Sherrington
Director, Waves Group

15:00 - 15:45 
 
 A6: Industry insight:  Investment perspective

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

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Chair:

Speaker:

  • Marina Valls, Chief Economist, RenewableUK

  • Bruce Turner, Deputy Head of Asset Management, Transmission Investment

16:00 - 17:00
A7: Problem solving roundtables – Round 2

 1. Cable maintenance and repair

How can you utilise frameworks and collective agreements to offer better and more responsive solutions for owners, operators and developers?

Table Lead: 

Andrew Lloyd
Director, Power Cables, Global Offshore

 2. Contracts

Are defects provisions in cable laying contracts fit for purpose, or can the industry do better?


Table Lead

Richard Booth
Partner, HFW
(Chairman of the Adjudication Society)

3. Cable installation risks

What environmental risks affect nearshore cable installation?


Table Lead

Roberto Longo
Senior Engineering Consultant – Offshore Operations Specialist, Longitude Engineering / LOC Renewables  

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