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 - NaN:NaN AM Medium-voltage direct-current collector grids – a promising alternative to 66kV AC

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


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