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Subsea Power Cables


About the Course

The Subsea Power Cables course is an in-depth programme aimed at professionals in the energy sector, focusing on the critical aspects of subsea power cable systems. Over two days, participants will delve into the intricacies of cable design, routing, installation, and maintenance, guided by industry experts. The course encompasses the entire lifecycle of subsea power cables, including project feasibility, environmental impacts, and the latest installation technologies.

The programme begins by establishing a solid foundation in the fundamental concepts of subsea power cables, exploring various cable types, design qualifications, and performance characteristics. Participants will learn about project structures, feasibility studies, environmental impacts, and survey methodologies.

A significant focus is placed on cable installation techniques, including surface laying, burial methods, and landfall processes. Delegates will gain practical insights through detailed case studies that illustrate real-world applications and challenges in cable routing, design, installation, and landfall management.

The course also addresses the importance of cable protection, highlighting methods to optimise cable longevity and prevent failures. Participants will explore advanced inspection and maintenance techniques, learning how to identify and mitigate potential risks effectively.

In addition to technical training, the course fosters a collaborative learning environment where participants can share experiences and solutions, building a network of professionals well-versed in subsea power cable management.

By the end of the course, delegates will be equipped with the skills and knowledge necessary to manage subsea power cable projects successfully, ensuring their operational efficiency and reliability. This training is crucial for professionals involved in the development and maintenance of renewable energy infrastructure, particularly in offshore wind and transnational networks.


Who's it for

The Subsea Power Cables course is designed for professionals directly involved in the planning, installation, and maintenance of subsea power cable systems. This includes:

  • Project Managers: Develop the skills to oversee the lifecycle of subsea power cables, ensuring project success from planning to decommissioning. 

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

  • Maintenance Engineers: Gain expertise in advanced inspection techniques, fault detection, and repair strategies for subsea cables. 

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

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

This course aims to enhance the professional development of individuals committed to advancing the reliability and efficiency of subsea power cable systems.


Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the fundamental and advanced concepts of subsea power cable management.

  • Implement effective design and installation strategies for subsea cables.

  • Utilise advanced techniques for cable protection and maintenance.

  • Develop risk-based inspection plans to prioritise maintenance efforts.

  • Apply real-world case studies to address challenges in subsea cable projects.

These objectives prepare delegates to tackle the complex challenges of subsea power cable management, contributing effectively to their organisations and the renewable energy industry.

Course Content
Learning Outcomes

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

  • Understand the evolution and components of subsea systems.

  • Identify key features and functions of subsea production control equipment.

  • Describe subsea system configurations and their operational processes.

  • Recognise various subsea processing techniques and equipment.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of subsea intervention methods and tools.


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. His ability to navigate the complex challenges associated with large-scale, cross-sector projects is a testament to his skills in project management and execution. 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. His experiences in taking projects from initial concepts to fully operational stages are invaluable for understanding the dynamics of project development in the energy sector. Troy's background makes him an ideal mentor and guide for those looking to understand and participate in the evolving landscape of energy production and sustainability. 


“The Jee Subsea Power Cables course is an excellent training programme which provides valuable insights into the challenges faced by cable engineers on an offshore wind farm project. It's content serves both as a useful introduction to submarine cables for those new to the industry and to increase the knowledge of experienced cable engineers alike."
Stephen Loft
Principal Electrical Engineer at Scottish Power Renewables
"Great overview course of Cable design and installation.”
Leon van Geffen
Senior Pipeline Engineer at Chevron, Australia

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