Day 1 - Wednesday 22 March 2017

Registrations And Refreshments 


Chair’s Welcome And Opening Remarks

Martin Sandgren, Partner, Ince & Co 

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


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 

Martin Wikmar,  CEO, Clinton Marine Survey

Alex Gauntt,  Business Development Manager,  Siem Offshore Contractors


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

Jonas Dalsgaard, Account Manager, Codan Foskring


Morning Refreshments And Networking Opportunities


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 Gauntt, Business Development Manager, Siem Offshore Contractors


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


Cable Condition Monitoring During Installation

  • Complementary technologies for this process
  • Early warning signs of damages and allocation of responsibility of faults
  • Managing risk and reducing overall cost
  • Presentation of user cases

Vidar Bergli, VP Sales, Wirescan


Lunch And Networking Opportunities

Optimising Cable Burial, Tracking And Monitoring Processes For Cost Reduction


Multi-Objective Optimisation In Offshore Cable Layouts

  • Benefits of optimisation
  • CAPEX vs OPEX trade-offs in layout design
  • Impact of routing constraints on optimal layout
  • Sensitivity of lifetime cost to cable type selection

Christopher Bates, Data Scientist, Uniper Engineering


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


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 


Afternoon Refreshments And Networking Opportunities


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


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! 


Chair's Closing Remarks

Martin Sandgren , Partner,  Ince & Co 


Close Of Conference Day 1


Drinks Reception