Day 1 - Wednesday 22 March 2017
08:30

Registrations And Refreshments 

09:00

Chair’s Welcome And Opening Remarks

Martin Sandgren, Partner, Ince & Co 

Sharing Industry Knowlege And Project Experiences To Bring Down The Cost Of Cable Installation

09:15

Panel Discussion: Sharing Experiences And Ideas For Industry Progression

A panel of experts to discuss ideas and allow for the audience to submit questions/queries they have on the state of the offshore cabling industry

  • What are the ways of reducing cost, without forgoing health and safety in cable operations?

  • How can the industry deal with resource availability issues?

  • Why the lack of sharing project experiences has stagnated growth in offshore cables and how clear documentation of industry issues can help

  • How to reduce cost during installation and new installation methods available 
  • What will the future market look like for the UK and other European countries?

Martin Sandgren, Partner, Ince & Co 

Truels Kjer,  Vice President - Senior Risk Engineer, Swiss Re

Martin Wikmar,  CEO, Clinton Marine Survey

10:15

An Insurance Viewpoint To Shed Light On Industry Challenges

  • Cable failure rates and an overview of typical areas in which claims are being made

  • Has lower loss ratios and risk mitigation had an impact on insurance for cables?

  • What are the potential reasons for greater problems with export cables rather than array cables?

  • Ensuring you have a steadfast loss production insurance in the event of a fault

  • How to be certain that cable failure does not affect future investment

Sam Millard, International Manager For Offshore Wind Energy, Codan Fosikring

10:45

Morning Refreshments And Networking Opportunities

11:15

Case Study: Installation Project Experience - A Project Managers' Perspective

  • How lack of proper planning can cause many issues
  • Contract management and typical supply chain issues
  • Why effective timing for package interfaces is important
  • Installation methodologies, ploughing, tools used and allowing for weather difficulties
  • Ensuring correct vessel choices and availability
  • Examples where installation can go wrong

To join this session please contact: dominic.coyne@haymarket.com

11:45

Case Study: Installation Project Experience, An Operational Perspective From Array Cable Installation

  • Marginal gains: how small changes during design can have a big influence on construction
  • A snapshot of the array cable supply chain and some of its limitations
  • Lessons learned from 20 years of submarine cable installation
  • Video: the Siem Duo at work, a practical insight to one array cable installation method

Alex Gaunt, Business Development Manager, Siem Offshore Contractors

12:15

Weather Risk-Assessment Based Planning Of Offshore Cable Installation

  • Assessment of the key weather factors and challenges that affect cable installation
  • Introduction of the WaTSS – Weather Time Series Scheduling approach
  • Case study of a cable installation process with weather risk assessment

Marcel Maximilian Wiggert, Group Manager,  Fraunhofer IWES

12:45

Lunch And Networking Opportunities

Planning For Cable Burial, Tracking, Monitoring And Reliability Issues

13:45 

Taking Into Account Seabed Sediment Conditions During The Burial Process

  • How to overcome hard soil conditions

  • Why should burial methodologies differ based on soil composition?
  • Do tools currently used for burial compromise the cable structure?
  • Taking into account the geology and current of the seabed for cable lengths
  • With vast distances to plough and trench, how can knowledge of the seabed increase efficiency?
14:15

Creating Cost Effective Solutions For Cable Tracking With Enhanced Technology

  • Methods utilised to track subsea cables
  • What is the expected resolution whilst tracking subseas cables?
  • Results from recent cable projects
  • Looking into the future at cable tracking and technology

Martin Wikmar, CEO, Clinton Marine Survey

14:45

Reducing The Costs Of Cable Layout Using Optimisation Tools

  • Finding layouts with minimum costs of cables, installation and power loss
  • Streamlining the process of designing large cable layouts
  • Analysing the impact of decisions and see how they affect the cable layout and cost of energy
  • Create a layout in minutes that would otherwise take days

Michael Lindahl, PhD Student, DTU 

15:15

Afternoon Refreshments And Networking Opportunities

15:45 

The Failure Modes Mechanism And Effect Analysis Of Subsea Power Cables

  • Interfacing with industry and introducing the world of prognostics
  • Creating a novel Fusion Prognostics Model to  predict the remaining useful life of subsea cables 
  • Integrating multiple data sources to create an accurate picture of subsea cable lifecycles. 
  • Using advanced Low Frequency Sonar Technology to create real-time imaging of subsea cables for improved analysis

16:15

Speed Networking

Realising the importance of connecting with your peers, we organised a moderated networking session where delegates are prompted to meet others in brief 3-minute rounds. The moderator will be keeping track of time and announcing participants when to switch partners.

Make sure you bring lots of business cards along with you! 

16:45

Chair's Closing Remarks

Martin Sandgren , Partner,  Ince & Co 

17:00

End Of Day 1 

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