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Offshore Wind Power Cable Management


About the Course

Offshore Wind Power Cable Management is an immersive three-day programme designed for professionals involved in the offshore wind industry. This course aims to provide participants with a thorough understanding of the entire lifecycle of subsea power cables, which are critical components in offshore wind farm operations. From the initial design and construction to the intricate processes of installation, inspection, maintenance, and eventual repair, this programme covers every aspect necessary to ensure the integrity and reliability of power cables. 

The course begins with a foundational overview of offshore wind energy, addressing global trends, industry developments, and the unique challenges posed by the marine environment. Participants will delve into the specifics of various cable types used in offshore wind farms, including inter-array, export, and fibre optic cables. Detailed discussions on the design and construction of these cables will provide a strong technical foundation, emphasising the importance of robust design in preventing future failures. 

On the second day, the focus shifts to the technical challenges associated with cable failures. Participants will learn about the different types of mechanical, electrical, and environmental failures that can occur. The course will introduce advanced techniques for detecting, diagnosing, and preventing these failures, ensuring that participants are well-equipped to handle real-world challenges. Inspection methods such as acoustic, visual, and electromagnetic techniques will be covered in depth, along with the use of ROVs for underwater inspections. 

The final day is dedicated to the maintenance and repair of power cables. Participants will gain insights into planning and executing maintenance activities, selecting appropriate repair strategies, and overcoming common challenges. The course will also cover future trends and innovations in cable technology, providing a forward-looking perspective on the field. Real-world case studies from successful offshore wind projects will be used throughout the programme to illustrate best practices and lessons learned. 

Interactive learning sessions, group projects, and networking opportunities with industry experts are integral parts of this course, enhancing the learning experience. Participants will engage in hands-on exercises that simulate real-world scenarios, allowing them to apply their knowledge in practical settings. These activities are designed to foster collaboration and facilitate the exchange of ideas among professionals from diverse backgrounds. 

By the end of the programme, attendees will have acquired a comprehensive understanding of offshore wind power cable management. They will be equipped with the skills and knowledge necessary to ensure the operational reliability and longevity of subsea power cables. Whether you are looking to advance your career, improve the performance of your projects, or stay ahead of industry trends, this course offers the tools and insights needed to achieve your goals. 


Who's it for
  • Project Managers: Gain the expertise to oversee the lifecycle of offshore wind power cables, ensuring project success from planning to decommissioning. 

  • Electrical Engineers: Deepen your technical knowledge in the design, installation, and maintenance of subsea power cables, essential for reliable offshore wind farm operations. 

  • Maintenance Engineers: Enhance your skills in advanced inspection, failure diagnosis, and effective repair strategies for subsea cables. 

  • Risk Management Specialists: Learn to identify, assess, and mitigate risks associated with offshore wind power cables, ensuring operational integrity and safety. 

  • Operations Managers: Acquire practical knowledge to maintain the reliability and performance of offshore wind power cables, optimizing operational efficiency. 

  • Regulatory Compliance Officers: Understand the regulatory frameworks and technical standards necessary for managing offshore wind power cables in compliance with industry regulations. 

Learning Objectives
  • Understand the principles and technologies behind offshore wind power cables.

  • Gain comprehensive knowledge of the lifecycle of subsea power cables from design to decommissioning.

  • Learn about various types of cable failures and their prevention, detection, and diagnosis.

  • Develop skills in using advanced inspection techniques and tools.

  • Plan and execute effective maintenance and repair strategies for power cables.

  • Latest trends and innovations in cable technology. 

Course Content
Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • 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.


Your Tutor

Troy Brown
Troy Brown
B.Geo.E (Hons), B.A

Troy's diverse career path showcases his significant contributions to the German energy transition, drawing on his extensive experience in both the oil and gas industry and the renewable energy sector. Having worked for drilling and pipeline contractors, he gained valuable insights into the intricacies of the oil and gas industry. This foundation provided him with a unique perspective that he carried into his subsequent role in managing subsea power cable projects for offshore wind developers and a German transmission system operator. Troy's expertise is not confined to a single phase of project development; rather, it encompasses the entire project lifecycle, from conceptualisation to execution and commissioning. 

This comprehensive experience positions Troy as a key figure in the transition towards renewable energy, particularly in the realm of offshore wind development.  As a professional who has been directly involved in the German energy transition, Troy brings a wealth of practical knowledge and strategic insights to his work.


"An excellent programme that enhanced my knowledge of renewable technologies and their impact on grid systems"
John M.
"The blend of theory and practical insights on new technologies was exactly what I needed. Excellent course!"
Subsea Engineer

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