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Offshore Wind Power Cable Management


Mastering Offshore Wind Power Cable Management: From Design to Maintenance

Dive into our Offshore Wind Power Cable Management course, beginning with an overview of offshore wind energy, including its components and global trends, and exploring the entire lifecycle of subsea power cables. Delve into the different types of cables used, along with their design and construction aspects. Gain insights into cable failures, their causes, detection, and diagnosis, and learn about the crucial role of inspection techniques, including the use of ROVs. The course also covers maintenance, repair strategies, challenges, best practices, and future trends in cable technology, making it an essential learning experience for those in the offshore wind sector

Interactive Learning

Interactive Learning
Engage in hands-on activities and interactive exercises, helping you become confident in critical aspects of a power cable’s lifecycle, from installation and common failures to repair strategies.

Industry insights
Industry insights
Gain industry insights into effective cable management and risk mitigation. 

Networking Opportunities

Networking opportunities

Network with like-minded individuals and industry experts working within renewable energy.

Enjoy exclusive access to Jeenius platform, a valuable learning resource.

Multifaceted Learning

Discover the benefits of our transdisciplinary cable management course, tailored to embrace participants from varied fields such as engineering and insurance. This approach enriches your learning experience, providing diverse perspectives that foster collaborative problem-solving and innovation. By bringing together professionals from different disciplines, the course encourages a more holistic understanding, enhancing your ability to tackle complex challenges in cable management with a well-rounded, inclusive approach. It's an opportunity to broaden your professional network, gain varied insights, and apply integrated strategies in your career.

Module Highlights

Day 1 - Mastering Offshore Wind Cable Management: From Design to Failure Prevention

Explore the fundamentals of offshore wind energy, covering advantages, key components, and global market trends. Dive into the lifecycle of subsea power cables, understanding conceptual design, manufacturing, and installation processes. Learn about various cable types, design and construction considerations, and the importance of cable integrity. Module Two delves into cable failures, including mechanical, electrical, and external issues. Discover prevention, detection, and diagnosis methods, along with insights from historical failure data for effective cable management strategies.

Day 2 – In-Depth Exploration of Cable Inspection, Maintenance, and Future Trends

Uncover Acoustic Inspection Techniques, exploring sonar applications and their advantages. Delve into Visual Inspection Techniques, understanding the use of underwater cameras. Explore Electromagnetic Inspection Techniques, covering codes, materials, and design incidents. Understand the Role of ROVs in inspections, their integration, and limitations. Module Four focuses on Maintenance of Power Cables, covering planning, repair processes, and future innovations. Gain insights into repair strategies, challenges, and industry best practices for effective cable management.

Day 3 – Strategic Cable Risk Management in Offshore Wind Operations

Explore the Importance of Cable Risk Management, understanding its role in maintaining cable integrity and the consequences of inadequate management. Dive into Cable Burial Risk Assessments (CBRA), evaluating potential risks and integrating results into cable plans. Discover Risk Mitigation Strategies, encompassing selection and implementation of measures, insurance considerations, and adherence to standards. Module Six delves into Case Study Analysis, highlighting lessons from mechanical, electrical, and external failures, successful cable management practices, and emerging challenges and opportunities.


Who should attend?

Project Engineers 

Enhance their understanding of cable installation and management, crucial for efficient project execution.

Risk and Insurance Professionals

Gain insights into risk management and insurance aspects of subsea power cables, essential for offering comprehensive coverage solutions.

Environmental Consultants

Develop expertise in environmental impact assessments and mitigation strategies for offshore cable projects, vital for sustainable development.

Operations and Maintenance Managers

Acquire knowledge on maintenance, repair strategies, and best practices for offshore wind power cables, key for ensuring operational efficiency and longevity.

Introduction to Offshore Wind

  • Offshore wind energy basics
  • Advantages and challenges of offshore wind
  • Key components of offshore wind farms
  • Global market trends and developments

Lifecycle of Subsea Power Cables

  • Conceptual design and planning
  • Manufacturing and quality control
  • Transportation and storage
  • Installation, commissioning, and decommissioning
  • Types of Cables
  • Inter-array cables
  • Export cables
  • Fiber optic cables
  • High-voltage direct current (HVDC) and high-voltage alternating current (HVAC) 


Design and Construction 

  • Cable materials and components
  • Selection of appropriate cable type and size
  • Insulation and protection systems
  • Quality control and testing during manufacturing

Installation Process 

  • Cable laying methods (surface, jetting, and ploughing)
  • Offshore cable installation vessels
  • Seabed preparation and route optimisation
  • Onshore and offshore cable connections

Mitigation of Risk 

  •  Identifying and managing potential risks
  • Environmental impact assessments
  • Route selection and burial depth considerations
  • Cable protection systems and devices

Cable Integrity

  • Importance of cable integrity for offshore wind farm operations
  • Factors affecting cable integrity
  • Monitoring and assessment of cable integrity
  • Proactive maintenance and inspection strategies

Module Two

Types of Cable Failures

  • Overview of cable failure types
  • Pre-installation vs. post-installation failures
  • Frequency and impact of various failure type

Mechanical Failures

  • Causes of mechanical failures (e.g., manufacturing defects, handling, and installation issues)
  • Impact of mechanical failures on cable performance and lifespan
  • Prevention and mitigation of mechanical failure

Electrical Failures

  • Causes of electrical failures (e.g., insulation breakdown, conductor defects, and connector issues)
  • Impact of electrical failures on cable performance and power transmission
  • Prevention and mitigation of electrical failures

External Failures

  • Causes of external failures (e.g., fishing activity, dredging, and anchor strikes)
  • Impact of external failures on cable performance and environmental concerns
  • Prevention and mitigation of external failures

Cable Failure Detection and Diagnosis

  •  Monitoring systems and techniques for detecting cable failures
  • Fault location and diagnosis methods
  • Importance of accurate and timely diagnosis for effective repairs

Cable Failure Statistics and Trends

  • Analysis of historical cable failure data
  • Common trends and patterns in cable failures
  • Lessons learned and best practices for reducing cable failure rates

Acoustic Inspection Techniques

  • Introduction to acoustic inspection methods
  • Applications of sonar systems (e.g., side-scan, multibeam, and synthetic aperture)
  • Advantages and limitations of acoustic inspections

Visual Inspection Techniques

  • Introduction to visual inspection methods
  • Use of underwater cameras and video systems
  • Advantages and limitations of visual inspections

Electromagnetic Inspection Techniques

  • Codes and standards
  • Materials and makeup
  • Inspection, monitoring and testing methods
  • Design and installation incidents
  • Deterioration and damage

Role of ROVs in Inspections

  • Types of ROVs and their applications
  • Integration of inspection tools and sensors with ROVs
  • Navigating and positioning ROVs for effective inspections
  • Advantages and limitations of using ROVs in cable inspections

Inspection Planning and Frequency 

  • Importance of regular inspections in cable management
  • Determining appropriate inspection intervals and techniques
  • Coordination with maintenance and repair activities

Data Analysis and Reporting

  • Processing and interpretation of inspection data
  • Identifying potential issues and assessing cable condition
  • Communicating inspection findings to stakeholders
  • Integration of inspection data into cable management systems

Maintenance of Power Cables - Overview

  • Importance of regular maintenance
  • Maintenance planning and scheduling
  • Preventive and corrective maintenance approaches
  • Cable condition monitoring techniques

Repair Process Overview

  • Diagnosis of cable faults and damages
  • Selection of appropriate repair strategies
  • Mobilisation of resources and equipment 
  • Coordination with stakeholders and regulatory bodies

Repair Strategies

  • Splicing
  • Applications and limitations
  • Jointing techniques and materials
  • Quality control and testing
  • Patching
  • Applications and limitations
  • Selection of appropriate patch materials
  • Quality control and testing
  • Replacement
  • Applications and limitations
  • Cable removal and disposal
  • Installation of new cable sections
  • Quality control and testing

Challenges and Best Practices

  • Environmental considerations and impact mitigation
  • Minimising downtime and associated costs
  • Ensuring the safety of personnel and equipment
  • Adhering to industry standards and regulatory requirements

Future Trends and Innovations

  • Advances in cable materials and design
  • Emerging maintenance and repair technologies
  • Remote and autonomous repair solutions
  • Predictive maintenance and digital twins

Importance of Cable Risk Management

  • Role of risk management in maintaining cable integrity
  • Consequences of inadequate risk management
  • Relationship between risk management, inspections, and maintenance

Cable Burial Risk Assessments (CBRA)

  • Overview of CBRA methodology
  • Identifying and evaluating potential risks to cables
  • Determining appropriate burial depths and protection measures
  • Integration of CBRA results into cable installation and management plans

Other Risk Assessment Techniques

  • Hazard identification (HAZID) and hazard and operability (HAZOP) studies
  • Failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA)
  • Quantitative risk assessments (QRA)

Risk Mitigation Strategies

  • Selection and implementation of appropriate risk mitigation measures
  • Cable protection systems and devices
  • Redundancy and backup power solutions
  • Monitoring and early warning systems

Insurance for Subsea Power Cables

  • Introduction to insurance in the context of offshore wind power cable management
  • Types of insurance policies available for covering cable-related risks
  • Factors influencing insurance premiums and coverage
  • Role of insurance in risk management and financial planning
  • Claims management and the role of insurers in cable repair and replacement

Regulatory and Industry Standards

  • Overview of relevant regulations and guidelines
  • Compliance with industry best practices and standards
  • Environmental considerations in risk management

Developing a Risk Management Plan

  •  Identification of key risks and their potential impacts
  • Prioritisation of risks and allocation of resources
  • Integration of risk management activities with other cable management processes
  • Regular review and update of risk management plans

Overview of Case Study Analysis

  •  Importance of analysing case studies in cable management
  • Selection of relevant case studies for discussion
  • Framework for analysing case studies and drawing lessons learned

Mechanical Failure Case Studies

  •  Analysis of incidents involving mechanical cable failures
  • Identification of root causes and contributing factors
  • Lessons learned and best practices for preventing mechanical failures

Electrical Failure Case Studies

  •  Analysis of incidents involving electrical cable failures
  • Identification of root causes and contributing factors
  • Lessons learned and best practices for preventing electrical failures

External Failure Case Studies

  •  Analysis of incidents involving external cable failures
  • Identification of root causes and contributing factors
  • Lessons learned and best practices for preventing external failures

Successful Cable Management

  • Case studies of successful cable management and maintenance practices
  • Identification of key factors contributing to success
  • Best practices and lessons learned for effective cable management

Emerging Challenges and Opportunities 

  • Analysis of case studies involving new technologies or innovative approaches
  • Evaluation of the effectiveness of these solutions in addressing cable management challenges
  • Lessons learned and future directions for cable management in the offshore wind industry

Learning Outcomes

  • Master the fundamentals of offshore wind power generation and subsea power cable transmission.
  • Explore the diverse types of subsea power cables and their design, construction, and installation.
    Identify common causes of cable failures and their potential consequences.
  • Evaluate various cable inspection techniques and the crucial role of ROVs.
  • Apply maintenance and repair strategies to address cable damages and failures effectively.
  • Conduct comprehensive cable risk management assessments, including CBRA.
  • Analyse real-life case studies and implement best practices for cable management and risk mitigation.
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Start Dates

Location Start Date End Date Number of Days Timings
Virtual (Live Instruction)
28th August 2024
30th August 2024
09:00 to 16:30 (with regular breaks)
Virtual (Live Instruction)
26th November 2024
28th November 2024

09:00 to 16:30 (with regular breaks)

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