5th Annual Offshore Power Cable Engineering and Reliability

27th - 28th February 2019 in Amsterdam, Netherlands


Rethinking Cable Operating Practices, Reducing Cost and Increasing Efficiency & Performance


interactive sessions

panel discussions


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About the forum

This exclusive BIS forum brings together key experts from the wind power community globally to discuss the current challenges in risks, cost reduction, cable protection and life extension in order to identify best practices. It will showcase real practical examples on what the industry can do to produce optimized solution across the board with regards to survey, burial, engineering, installation, protection, and repair and explore new areas of innovation & techniques for cost reduction. This event provides a unique platform to exchange ideas, network with key representatives from the offshore wind power community and exchange experience to successfully master offshore power cable & installation, maintenance, protection and repair processes.

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Past Annual Speakers

John Sinclair

John’s current role is Development Director with Balfour Beatty Investments (BBI). This role involves bidding for new transmission projects and managing existing projects. Currently BBI has interest

John Sinclair

Development Director – Power Transmission and Distribution at Balfour Beatty Investments

Ralph Renner

Ralph Renner is Director of European Origination for Sompo Global Weather and responsible for developing and implementing structured solutions with EGW’S European and Asian clients. He was formerl

Ralph Renner

Head of European Origination at Sompo Global Weather

Paul Ramiz

Paul Ramiz is a Broker and Product Leader for Aon’s Innovation and Solutions team, primarily focusing on Weather Risk Management. Paul had over 10 years of London market experience in (Re) Insurance

Paul Ramiz

Account Executive & Product Leader Weather Risk at Aon UK Limited

Tim Raaijmakers

Tim Raaijmakers is a programme manager of the offshore engineering research programme within Deltares, an applied research institute on the topics of water, soil and infrastructure. Besides programmin

Tim Raaijmakers

Programme Manager Offshore Engineering at Deltares

Etienne Rochat

Etienne Rochat received a master's degree of engineering from the Swiss Institute of Technology (EPFL, Lausanne) and a PhD in science from the University of Neuchâtel. Prior to working for OMNISENS,

Etienne Rochat

CTO at Omnisens SA

Dirk Briese

Mr. Dirk Briese holds a masters degree in Business Administration and a bachelor in Political Science and English from the University of Tübingen. He is the managing director of trend:research since

Dirk Briese

CEO at Wind:Research GmbH

Jonas Dalsgaard

Jonas Dalsgaard has been in the industrial insurance industry since 2002 with a distinct focus on complex sales throughout his career. Having previously served the industry in various strategic leader

Jonas Dalsgaard

Senior Sales Manager for Offshore Wind Energy

Henrik Bang-Andreasen

Henrik Bang-Andreasen CEO of Seaproof Solutions, a subsea solutions provider founded in 1989. Henrik Bang-Andreasen has an engineering background in military underwater and electronics systems from 19

Henrik Bang-Andreasen

CEO at Seaproof Solutions

Past Schedule Excerpt


Registration and Morning Coffee


Chairman`s Opening Remarks


Trends in Array Cable Market

Opening Address

Jeremy Featherstone - JDR Cable Systems Ltd.

Setting the Standard: New Approaches to Cable Modelling

Case Study

Steven Rassiter - AgileTek Engineering Limited

Insuring and Managing the Risk of a Subsea Cabling Project

Case Study

Martin Beck - Marsh GmbH

Current Designs and Securing Insurability for Subsea Cable Projects

Case Study

Jonas Dalsgaard - Codan

Morning Coffee and Networking


Assessing and Managing Weather Risk for Offshore Power Cable Project

Case Study

Ralph Renner - Sompo Global Weather; Paul Ramiz - Aon UK Limited

Minimizing Risks of Power Cable

Case Study

Jeremy Featherstone - JDR Cable Systems Ltd; Michael King - Bibby HydroMap Ltd

Offshore Wind Market in Europe – Status Quo and Future Developments

Case Study

Dirk Briese - wind:research GmbH

Lunch + Coffee and Networking Break


Closing Remarks from the Chair and End of Day One

14:30 - 18:00

All sessions inFULL AGENDA


Morning Coffee and Chairman’s Opening Address

09:00 - 13:00

All sessions inFULL AGENDA


Lunch + Coffee and Networking Break


Offshore Power Cable Faults Experience and Lessons from Skagerrak 2 Repair

Case Study

Leif Espen Kiær - Statnett

Increasing Offshore Power Cable Reliability by use of Fibre Optic Monitoring

Case Study

Ettienne Rochat - Omnisens SA

Cable Monitoring and Testing – Why, How, Where and When

Case Study

John Sinclair - Balfour Beatty Investments

Afternoon Tea and Networking


Developing & Deploying of Digital Inspection Technologies for Offshore Power Cables

Case Study

Brian Allen - Rovco Limited

Fibre Optic Monitoring of Power Cable: an option or a must?

Interactive Discussion

Ettienne Rochat - Omnisens SA; Jeremy Featherstone - JDR Cable Systems Ltd

Offshore Power Cables Lifetime and Predictive Maintenance

Panel Discussion

Michael King - Bibby HydroMap Ltd

Closing Remarks from the Chair and End of Day Two

Past Annual Attending Companies



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EUR 2.299,-

Wind Farm Owners, Energy Companies

  • 2 Day Conference
  • Online Documentation
  • Luncheon and Refreshments

EUR 2.499,-

Service Providers and Consultancy Companies

  • 2 Day Conference
  • Online Documentation
  • Luncheon and Refreshments

EUR 695,-

Online Documentation

  • Speaker Presentations
  • Event Materials
  • Delegates and Speaker List

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