Subsea Power Cables 2021

THE EUROPEAN MEETING PLACE FOR THE SUBSEA POWER CABLES INDUSTRY

A two-day conference exploring subsea power cables for offshore wind and offshore transmission projects.

Key Topics

Insuring and managing risks of cable projects

With the insurance market becoming increasingly nervous about underwriting subsea assets, what can be done to create more certainty? Richard Booth, Partner at HFW will present a detailed case study on “Liability for the Gwynt Y Mor OWF Export Cable Failures” (and why the OFTO couldn’t pass liability on to the original Developer).

Opportunities in floating offshore wind

Hear about the latest developments in dynamic cables and learn how the industry is readying itself to keep up with future demand. As commercial deployment approaches, hear from leading experts on technology and innovation.

Short-term impact of COVID-19 on the submarine cable industry

Find out how the pandemic has impacted contractual obligations and the marine warranty surveyor. The focus will be on the short-term effects on the industry and how to develop a more rapid response to the challenge.

An expert panel on cable failure scenarios

A dialogue on the do’s and don’ts of risk minimisation throughout a cable’s lifetime. Discover how to amass the volume of data needed to predict failures and how you can improve operational practices to avoid breakdown.

Maintenance and repair:
what’s next?

A discussion on how to improve the reliability of systems and avoid downtime. Sessions will address proximity issues, predictive maintenance measures and more.

Insights from regulators: How do offshore transmission owners function in the UK?

Find out how the pandemic has impacted contractual obligations and the marine warranty surveyor. The focus will be on the short-term effects on the industry and how to develop a more rapid response to the challenge.

Speakers

RORY SHANAHAN
Manager – Offshore Wind at The Carbon Trust
ALEX GAUNTT
Commercial Director at Irish Sea Contractors
RICHARD BOOTH
Partner at HFW
JUSTIN DIX
Head of Geology & Geophysics Research Group at University of Southampton
TIAGO DUARTE
Installation Manager at EDP Renewables
ARJEN LUIJENDIJK
Coastal morphology specialist at Deltares
ANDREW SMALL
Offshore Export Cable Package Manager at Moray East Offshore Wind Farm
MATTHEW YAU
Director at Lloyd Warwick International
SENIOR REPRESENTATIVE
at European Subsea Cables Association
SENIOR REPRESENTATIVE
at 4C Offshore

Agenda Day 1

09:30 - 09:40 | 10 mins - Chairman's Welcome to Subsea Power Cables 2020
09:40 - 10:00 | 20 mins - Market & Regulatory Updates Markets Overview: Part 1

Global industry trends and analysing factors driving the market

Senior Representative4C Offshore
10:00 - 10:20 | 20 mins - Market & Regulatory Updates: Part 2

COVID-19 impact on the submarine cable industry in the short term

10:20 - 10:40 | 20 mins - Market & Regulatory Updates Regulatory Environment: Part 3

How can the regulators work with operators to identify optimal solutions to emerging problems?

10:40 - 11:00 | 20 mins - Market & Regulatory Updates Joint Q&A with speakers: Ask your questions
Senior Representative4C Offshore
11:00 - 11:20 | 20 mins - Online Networking Break
11:20 - 11:40 | 20 mins - Floating Offshore Wind Keynote

Floating offshore wind: what are the opportunities?
Rory Shanahan – Manager – Offshore Wind, The Carbon Trust

11:40 - 12:00 | 20 mins - Floating Offshore Wind LIVE Q&A with offshore wind experts

Rory Shanahan – Manager – Offshore Wind, The Carbon Trust

12:00 - 12:30 | 30 mins - Subsea Cables Damage Claims

A legal perspective Case study: Liability for the Gwynt Y Mor OWF Export Cable Failures

Richard Booth – Partner, HFW

12:30 - 13:00 | 30 mins - Online Networking Break
13:00 - 13:20 | 20 mins - Cable-Seabed interaction and the role of morphology & DTS

Thermal model of the seabed
Arjen Luijendijk – Coastal morphology specialist, Deltares

13:20 - 13:40 | 20 mins - Advances in Cable Design & Installation Cable design challenges & standards

What do they mean for the industry?

13:40 - 14:00 | 20 mins - Advances in Cable Design & Installation Common Risks to Cables During Installation

Lessons Learned and Continued Issues Andrew Small – Offshore Export Cable Package Manager, Moray East Offshore Wind Farm

14:00 - 14:20 | 20 mins - Advances in Cable Design & Installation Spatial and Temporal Ocean Bottom Temperature variation

Implications (and solutions) for design and operation of marine HV cables
Justin Dix – Head of Geology & Geophysics Research Group, University of Southampton

14:20 - 14:40 | 20 mins - Advances in Cable Design & Installation Joint Q&A with speakers

Ask your questions

14:40 - 15:10 | 30 mins - Advances in Cable Design & Installation WindFloat Atlantic Project

Focus on Dynamic Cables Tiago Duarte – Installation Manager, EDP Renewables

15:10 - 15:40 | 30 mins - Informal networking opportunities
15:40 - 15:45 | 5 mins - Close of Day 1

Agenda Day 2

09:45 - 09:55 | 10 mins - Summary of day 1 of Subsea Power Cables 2020 Virtual
09:55 - 10:15 | 20 mins - Cable Maintenance & Repairing Maintenance & repairing

Improving reliability of the systems and avoiding downtime of the farm

10:15 - 10:35 | 20 mins - Cable Maintenance & Repairing Condition Monitoring of Subsea Cables

Innovations and better understanding predictive maintenance

10:35 - 10:55 | 20 mins - Cable Maintenance & Repairing Innovations in cables

Alex Gauntt – Commercial Director, Irish Sea Contractors

10:55 - 11:15 | 20 mins - Cable Maintenance & Repairing Joint Q&A with speakers

Ask your questions

11:15 - 11:45 | 30 mins - Cable Maintenance & Repairing Online Networking Break
11:45 - 12:15 | 30 mins - Cables Failure Analysis Panel Discussion

Cables Failure Analysis & How are termination failures viewed?

12:15 - 12:45 | 30 mins - Panel Discussion

Insuring and Managing Risks of Cable Projects

Matthew Yau – Director, Lloyd Warwick International

12:45 - 13:05 | 20 mins - The role of Interconnectors in Europe’s electricity supply & climate change mitigation
13:05 - 13:25 | 20 mins - How do offshore transmission owners work in UK?
13:25 - 13:45 | 20 mins - Joint Q&A with speakers

Ask your questions

13:45 - 14:15 | 30 mins - Online Networking Break
14:15 - 14:25 | 10 mins - Close of Day & Opportunity to ask more questions

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