14 - 16 November, 2017 |

Conference Day 2

9:00 am - 9:20 am Registration and welcome coffee


Prof Edward Gulski

Prof.dr.hab ir.
Poznan University of Technology

Testing and development of 66kV cables and components to reduce liability

·    Advanced Cable design
·    Status of tests and experiences
·    Matched accessory and system solutions

Björn Spiers

Director Cabinets
NKT GmbH & Co.KG


Alexa Rombach

Dipl.-Ing., Project Engineer
NKT GmbH & Co.KG

10:00 am - 10:30 am What is the right HV-test for testing 66kV off-shore cables?

Stefan Mätzold, Technical Sales Manager,Kinectrics GmbH
  • Service life of a cable
  • Standards
  • Physical characteristics of a cable
  • Comparison test voltages

Stefan Mätzold

Technical Sales Manager
Kinectrics GmbH

10:30 am - 11:00 am Refreshment break and networking

11:00 am - 11:30 am How to test 66 kV submarine cables for reliable operation in offshore wind farms?

Prof Edward Gulski, Prof.dr.hab ir.,Poznan University of Technology
  • Specific aspects of manufacturing, transportation and installation of submarine cables for introducing risks of a failure during operation
  • State-of-the art of international recommendations for onsite testing and diagnosis of submarine cables
  • Advanced methods and specifications for onsite testing of submarine cables
  • Case studies and practical examples from offshore cable testing

Prof Edward Gulski

Prof.dr.hab ir.
Poznan University of Technology

11:30 am - 12:00 pm Challenges encountered in 33kV that could increase implementing 66kV

Véronique Beghin, Group Manager,Tractebel Engineering sa
·    Need of specialized installation crew, reducing risk of installation
·    Dry and wet design comparison
·    Performance development of a specific range for 66kV accessories
·    Finance comparison between 33kV and 66kV

Véronique Beghin

Group Manager
Tractebel Engineering sa

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Knowledge Cafe

Choose your preferred topic and ex change your topic related experiences in an open discussion at a round table. Develop new ideas while moving from table to table in small groups

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Round table A

Maintenance of components through wind farm life-cycle, after 66kV deployment
- Dealing with high power equipment, qualification of technicians
- Critical components to consider
- Maintenance of components. Has the necessary equipment already been developed?
- Certifications necessary for maintenance of high power equipment
- Lead time for component repairs

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Round table B

66kV array cable deployment
- Deployment technology
- Array cable offshore testing
- Array connection and optimal design

Future developments in 66kV offshore inter array cable technology

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Networking luncheon

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm The ideal 66 kV GIS switchgear - interface for offshore wind turbines and collector platforms

Robert Lüscher, Manager of GIS Development,GE Grid
  • 66 kV GIS switch gear as the main interface of the offshore cable network
  • Versatile functions to integrate in wind tubines and collector platforms
  • Compact and flexible layouts to cover all requirements
  • Specific GIS design measures to respect the overall operational aspects

Robert Lüscher

Manager of GIS Development
GE Grid

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Innovative GIS for 66 kV off-shore wind turbine applications

Ismail Cem Buetuener, Product Lifecycle Manager,Siemens AG
  • Clean air insulation & Vacuum interrupter technology
  • Switchgear Layout and components
  • Technical data
  • Testing & Qualification Status

Ismail Cem Buetuener

Product Lifecycle Manager
Siemens AG

3:30 pm - 12:00 am Medium-voltage direct-current collector grids – a promising alternative to 66kV AC

Dr. Marco Stieneker, Chief Engineer,E.On Research Centre
·    Advantages of medium-voltage direct-current collector grids
·    DC collector grid topologies
·    Analysis of MVDC collector grids
·    Comparison of MVDC collector grids with 66 kV AC collector grids

Dr. Marco Stieneker

Chief Engineer
E.On Research Centre

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Open mic: technologies developed for 66kV array testing, reduce the risk of failure

Address your current challenges or questions to the audience and discuss collectively possible approaches and solutions.

4:30 pm - 4:45 pm Closing remarks by Chairman

Prof Edward Gulski, Prof.dr.hab ir.,Poznan University of Technology

Prof Edward Gulski

Prof.dr.hab ir.
Poznan University of Technology

4:45 pm - 4:45 pm End of conference

Evening Workshop

5:00 pm - 7:30 pm Workshop A | Testing entities and how they proportionate certifications

Matthijs de Heus, Managing Director,KMT Services Prof Edward Gulski, Prof.dr.hab ir.,Poznan University of Technology
The aim of the workshop is to generate a discussion and understanding of testing for 66kV technologies, different testing capabilities, case studies and testing certification compliance.
·         Testing procedures
·         Case study
 o    Cables
 o    Components
·         Certification compliance by testing

Matthijs de Heus

Managing Director
KMT Services


Prof Edward Gulski

Prof.dr.hab ir.
Poznan University of Technology