Day 2: 14 February 2014

Registration And Morning Coffee


Chair’s Opening Remarks

Ton Geul, Business Development Manager , Visser And Smit Marine Contracting BV


An Insight Into Dealing With Dynamic Ratings From An OFTO’S Perspective

  • Information required by OFTOs as part of the asset transfer process
  • Exploring the key issues in the design and construction of transmission assets
  • Using dynamic rating to increase the accuracy of power generation output estimations

Sean Kelly, Partner , Transmission Partners


Implementing Best Practice Cable Testing And Condition Monitoring Techniques

  • Why do we need improved comissioning testing and condition monitoring for offshore cables?
  • Exploring the options for diagnostic testing as part of the field acceptance and commissioning tests for MV and HV subsea cables 
  • What options are available for the condition monitoring of in-service offshore renewables cables?
  • Diagnostic testing and condition monitoring case studies from the UK offshore renewables industry
  • How can condition monitoring technology support condition based management of offshore MV/HV networks to reduce O&M costs?

Dr. Lee Renforth, Managing Director , HVPD LTD


Morning Refreshments


Reducing Costs During Round Three: Are Free Hanging Cables A Viable Option? 

  • An intro on the Carbon Trust's Offshore WInd Accelerator 
  • The challenges facing Round Three Offshore Wind development
  • The opportunities for reducing cable installation costs via innovation eg. j-tubeless cable entry systems, dynamic cables 
  • Existing challenges facing Round Three

Emilie Reeve, Delivery Associate-Round Three Projects The Carbon Trust


Cable Monitoring Solution: How To Predict With Certainty 

  • Improve asset lifetime management 
  • Increase capacity of system
  • Enhance system reliability 
  • Improve safety of infrastructure and personnel

Kuljit Singh, Business Development Manager, Sensornet  


Networking And Lunch


The Needs Of Cables: The Cinderella Of Wind Farm Development Surveys And Site Investigations? How To Avoid The Common Survey Pitfalls And Maximise The Value Of The Data Gathered 

  • What oft-neglected issues should be borne in mind in designing survey and site investigation workscopes 
  • Why the needs of inter-array cables can get overlooked
  • How to maximise the value obtained from geophysical and SI data in reducing cable related risks
  • How to use operational survey and SI data as a predictor for subsequent installation operations 

Richard Orren, Global Technical Head, Senergy Survey And Geoengineering 


Cable Condition Monitoring Using LIRA- Line Resonance Analysis

  • Using LIRA to predict potential faults in the cable before they occur
  • Examining the potential cost savings from the implementation of LIRA
  • Strategies for detecting trends in the cable condition
  • Using LIRA to detect local and global impedence variations in cable insulation

Vidar Bergli, VP Sales , Wirescan


Power Cable Integrity Monitoring For Mechanical And Electrical Failure Detection 

  • Monitoring of external cable damages using fibre optic technology
  • Identification of damage causer using AIS technology
  • Electrical failure detection and location using optical fibre technology
  • Practical experiences

Karl Heinz Cohnen, Teamleader Fiber Technology Applications , NKT Cables GmbH 


Networking Break 


Array Cable Technology Development 

  • The development of 66kv and 33kv inter-array cables 
  • Cable monitoring using fibre optics
  • Developments in materials, ratings, dynamic applications and pre-termination 

Jeremy Featherstone, Product Development Director , JDR Cables


Implementing DTS On An Offshore Wind Farm Export Cable Connection: Experiences, Challenges And Potential Cost Savings 

  • Why use disributed temperature sesning?
  • Experiences of the implementation of a DTS system on Sherringham Shoal wind farm
  • Data collection and analysis: how was this undertaken and what were the challenges?
  • Utilising the data from DTS measurements in the design phase for future cable connections 

Leon Notkevich, Head Of Electrical Systems-Offshore Wind , Statkraft


Defining A Cable Repair Strategy Through Spare Parts Logistics 

  • What parts should a company installing HVAC/HVDC have in storage?
  • How much storage area do you need?
  • Deciding on third party services to deliver effective cable fault monitoring 
  • Examining the availability and lead time for HVDC export submarine cables 

Ian King, Head of Subsea Cables, Centrica


Chair's Closing Remarks 


Close Of Forum