5th Annual Offshore Cables And Maintenance Forum

5th Annual Offshore Cable Installation And Maintenance Forum

Offshore Cables Forum - Day 1 - Tuesday 10 February 2015
08:30

Registration & Morning Refreshments

09:00

 Chair's Welcome And Opening Remarks

Sean Kelly, Chair, Offshore Wind Programme Board And Director, Transmission Capital

09:15

Examining The Possibility Of Driving Cost Reductions In The Offshore Cables Market

  • An update on today’s power cable market and future trends
  • Assessing the drivers for change: Market capacity vs UK industry growth
  • An in-depth look at the different risk management approaches to contracting
  • Innovation and early integration of the supply chain process

Sean Kelly, Chair, Offshore Wind Programme Board And Director, Transmission Capital

09:45

Pre-Installation Planning And Risk Assessment

  • Understanding threats and uncertainties

  • Developing strategies to mitigate, transfer or avoid threats

  • Proactive planning in relation to project threats

Hanita Thakkar, Planning & Performance Manager,  Centrica Energy E&P

Daniella James-Daniels, Senior Risk Consultant,  Parsons Brinckerhoff

10:15

Networking Break & Morning Refreshments

10:45

Optimising Current Ratings: Conservatism VS Risk

  • Areas where international standards prove limiting
  • Tools available for increasing ratings where international standards are not directly applicable
  • Challenges in calculating accurate dynamic ratings
  • Investigating how dynamic ratings could reduce cable conductor sizes and material costs

James Pilgrim, Electrical Specialist, Southampton University

11:15

Abiding By Insurance Policy Requirements Whilst Enhancing Operational Efficiency

  • Maximising capacity vs policy restrictions: Insurance policy overview and guidance for optimising cable operations within policy requirements
  • The Role Of The Marine Warranty Surveyor In Insurance And how To Reduce Costs With Accurate Planning

Truels Kjer, Chief Risk Engineer, Codan Insurance RSAs

11:45

Dealing With Risk On Complex Sites: Unexploded Ordnance

  • An overview of the problems associated with marine UXO
  • Utilising desk based threat and risk assessments to manage and develop UXO risk control measures
  • Using detailed magnetometer surveys and other advanced survey techniques to reduce the need for high risk field inspection and reduce safety hazards

Mark Lawrence, Senior Project Manager - Surveys, RES Offshore

12:15

Networking Lunch

Cable Manufacture & Design

13:15

The Future Of Cable Design Specification And The Implications For The Cable Manufacturing Market

  • Engineering cable designs for dynamic and challenging applications
  • Engineering cable designs for minimum cost with acceptable service life and failure rates
  • Future R&D: Cables for fixed and floating installations
  • Lowering equipment ownership costs with complete cable life cycle support: From pre-commissioning to installation support
  • Case study: Developing high voltage inter-array cabling and improved installation support

Jeremy Featherstone, Product Development Director, JDR Cable Systems Ltd

Planning For Installation

13:45

Adjusting The Industry Standards For Cable Burial Depth And What This Means For Reducing Overall Project Costs

  • An overview of the wind accelerator programme and how the revised Burial Index will affect the current ways that burial operations are conducted

  • What the changes will mean for offshore wind operations on the whole and what are the wider implications if the new guidance is accepted
  • Mitigating burial risk

Dimitris Kostopoulos, Associate - Head Of Cable Research, The Carbon Trust

14:15

PANEL DISCUSSION: Effective Cable Route Planning And Analysis

  • The guidelines for the proximity of cables and wind farms
  • Minimising the impact and potential conflict between seabed users in congested coastal and offshore areas
  • Safe marine operations in accordance with legislation and industry best practice
  • Ensuring compliance with industry codes/standards LOWER & PUWER and meeting client expectations
  • Planning and execution of geo-technical investigations along the cable route
  • New route design – benchmarking from basic design and adopting specifics depending on the site chosen
  • The impact of sediment analysis on cable routing and coping with different sediment variations

Panelists Include:

Charles Green, Energy Asset Manager, The Crown Estate

David Gray, Head Of Offshore Technical, OFGEM

15:00

Networking Break And Afternoon Refreshments

15:30

Good practice development for cable survey and cable installation for main export cables

  • UK regulatory environment and OFTO regime
  • Planning, procurement, Installation and O&M phases of a project
  • Common problems in each phase from UK viewpoint
  • Information available and clarity of process to parties for each phase of a project and the control of risk
  • Developing cross-industry good practice for cable survey
  • Risk mitigation/sharing and verification/review
  • Developing cross-industry good practice for cable installation
  • The way forward

 David Gray, Head of Offshore Technical, Ofgem

16:00

Best Practice in Cable Protection

  • Developing effective cable protection strategies
  • How to minimise environmental impacts and maximise cable protection
  • Using program simulations to identify harmful forces affecting proposed cable positioning along cable routes
16:30

Chair’s Closing Remarks

16:45

Close Of Conference

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