Avoiding down time due to repairs

With the power generation capacity of offshore wind farms increasing exponentially over the past 20 years, subsea power cables have also increased in number to accommodate the transmission of this increasing supply. These cables are being installed in ever increasingly harsh environments and are susceptible to failure when their condition is allowed to deteriorate. The failure of these cables leads to down time of the wind turbines serviced by the cable and costly subsea repairs. Both the repairs and the downtime have the knock on effect of higher working capital requirements for the windfarm operator, which typically has to be financed and will have an interest cost associated with it which directly affects the return on investment of any project. In other words, it leads to a need to invest more for a smaller return.

In this webinar, Jee’s Head of Integrity Management, Grant Adam, looks at how an integrity management system for cables can prevent failure and maximise availability. Grant discusses the structure and benefits of implementing a CIMS for your offshore assets and investigate the cost savings that can be experienced from implementing this system.

If you are involved in offshore windfarm operations and maintenance then this webinar is an absolute must.

Learning objectives

  • Understand the need for a cable integrity management system
  • Consider the structure of a cable integrity management system
  • Gain an understanding on how a cable integrity management system can increase availability and benefit your business

Speakers

Grant Adam, Head of Integrity Management at Jee Ltd, BSc PgDip CEng CMarEng MIMarEST

Grant is an experienced chartered engineer who has been working in the energy sector since 1994. As Jee’s head of integrity management, Grant has in-depth knowledge of the field and its associated areas, including subsea power cables and their protection.

Leading a number of integrity management related projects at any given time, Grant works closely with major operators globally and provides on-going integrity support to the largest pipeline network in the North Sea. Grant has also been involved in inspection and integrity of subsea power cable systems over the majority of his career.

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