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Subsea Power Cables

Subsea Connectivity Explored: A Comprehensive Programme in Power Cables

Embark on our Subsea Power Cables course and acquire the knowledge to oversee the success of your underwater cable ventures. This two-day immersive programme delves into project structures, feasibility studies, environmental impacts, and cable installation methods. Learn from industry experts about cable types, installation equipment, and connections. Equip yourself with practical insights through case studies, ensuring you gain the expertise to manage cable routing, design, installation, and landfalls effectively. Join us to deepen your understanding of subsea cable projects and enhance your proficiency in this dynamic field.

Interactive Learning

Interactive Learning
Engage in hands-on activities and interactive exercises, helping you become confident in the overall lifecycle of power cables, from routing to installation.    

Industry insights
Industry insights
Gain industry insights into various cable uses, including in offshore wind and transnational networks. 

Networking Opportunities

Networking opportunities

Network with like-minded individuals and industry experts working within subsea power cables.

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

Subsea Cable Expertise: Learn from Failures

EElevate your expertise with our course, where an experienced tutor delves into the intricacies of subsea cable failures observed in recent years. Acquire the skills to swiftly identify, analyse, and resolve these critical issues, dramatically reducing downtime and avoiding costly cable repairs. This deepened understanding not only sharpens your problem-solving skills but also enhances your professional standing in the industry, ensuring smoother, more reliable cable operations. Equip yourself with the knowledge to adeptly navigate and address the complex challenges associated with subsea cables, solidifying your role as a vital asset to your team.

Module Highlights

Day 1 - Power Cable Foundations

Cover project essentials, from typical structures to feasibility studies, environmental impacts, and surveys. You will actively engage in a case study, exploring cable routing with route selection, geophysical and geotechnical surveys, burial methods, and cable design considerations. The day will conclude with insights into cable types, design qualifications, and performance characteristics, all supported by a detailed case study tailored to you.

Day 2 – Navigating Cable Installation

Delve into cable installation techniques, exploring vessel types, deck layouts, and key equipment. From surface laying to ROV burial and rock dumping, gain practical insights through a detailed installation case study. Discover offshore structure connections, examining cable entry, protection, internal management, and pull-in analysis. Landfall processes, including selection and drilling methods, are explored in-depth with a dedicated case study, ensuring a personalised understanding of connection strategies.


Who should attend?

Installation Contractors 

Enhance your understanding of the entire lifecycle of subsea power cables, crucial for efficient and safe installation in offshore wind power applications and oil and gas interconnectors.

Subsea Engineers

Acquire in-depth knowledge and skills to identify, solve, and mitigate common cable failures, crucial for maintaining operational efficiency and preventing costly repairs.

Project Managers

Gain comprehensive insights into risk management and best practices, essential for overseeing the design, installation, and maintenance of subsea power cables.

Insurance and Investment 

Develop a better understanding of the risks associated with subsea cable assets, vital for informed decision-making in insuring or investing in these assets

Project overview

  • Typical project structure
  • Feasibility studies
  • Consenting
  • Environmental impact studies
  • Surveys
  • Route selection
  • Cable production
  • Installation
  • Post-lay activities
  • Case study – part 1: overview

Cable routing

  • Selection of route corridor
  • Geophysical survey
  • Route determination
  • Charting
  • Geotechnical survey
  • Burial methods
  • Burial performance prediction
  • Case study – part 2: routing

Cable design

  • Cable types for array
  • Export and interconnectors
  • Design qualification
  • Cable performance characteristics
  • Hauling devices and joints
  • Case study – part 3: design

Cable installation

  • Pre-installation design and analysis
  • Types of vessel
  • Deck layouts and key installation equipment
  • Surface laying
  • Plough burial
  • ROV burial
  • Other types of burial
  • Rock dumping
  • Case study – part 4: installation

Offshore structure connection

  • Cable entry types
  • Entry protection
  • Internal cable management
  • Pull-in analysis
  • Installation equipment and methods
  • Case study – part 5: connections


  • Landfall selection
  • Horizontal directional drilled installation process
  • Surface lay and trenched process
  • Landfall joint bay
  • Case study – part 6: landfalls

Learning Outcomes

  • Select the correct route for a cable
  • Demonstrate ways to optimise cable protection
  • Compare a variety of installation methods
  • Use worked examples to apply lessons learned to your projects
  • Identify methods to reduce the risk of failure
Subsea ROV

Meet Your Expert Tutors

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. 

Eckhard Bruckschen

Eckhard Bruckschen

MM (Class 1), MBA, CNaut, DP Class II

Echard's professional portfolio is a testament to his diverse and extensive experience in the field of engineering and project management. His onshore expertise encompasses a wide range of areas including project construction and installation management, equipment development, and capital budget management. Echard's skill set is further enhanced by his proficiency in system support and engineering, as well as his adeptness in bid management and sales. This comprehensive background equips him with a multifaceted perspective on project execution and management, making him an invaluable asset to any engineering and construction endeavour. 

What sets Echard apart is his remarkable achievement in the installation and management of submarine cables on a global scale. Having successfully installed and managed over 40,000 km of submarine fibre optic cables and 2,500 km of submarine power cables worldwide, Echard's expertise in this domain is unparalleled. This feat not only demonstrates his technical acumen and project management capabilities but also his ability to navigate and overcome the complex challenges associated with large-scale, international projects. His experiences in these high-stakes environments provide invaluable insights and learning opportunities, making him an exceptional mentor and guide for those aspiring to excel in similar fields. 

Start Dates

Location Start Date End Date Number of Days Timings
Virtual (via MS Teams)
2nd April 2024 
3rd April 2024 
09:00 to 16:30 (with regular breaks)
Virtual (via MS Teams)
16th July 2024 
17th July 2024

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

Virtual (via MS Teams)
15th October 2024
16th October 2024

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



  • Live Classes: Dive into live, interactive sessions focusing on real-time learning and discussions with peers and industry experts.

  • Access to Jeenius Platform: Unlock a realm of additional resources, peer forums, and expert interactions extending your learning beyond the classroom.

  • Industry Expert Interaction: Network and learn from seasoned industry professionals throughout the course, discussing real-world challenges and solutions.

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