Conference Day 2

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

9:20 AM - 9:30 AM Chairman's opening

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

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM 66kV array cable system development

Mark Stanley, Principal Engineer, Cables, JDR Cables
· Introduction to 66kv array cable design
· Lessons learned from the ‘Industrialization’ of qualified 66kv array cable technology
· Essentials of 66kv array cable design for the new offshore standards
· Next developments of array cables for floating offshore wind


Mark Stanley

Principal Engineer, Cables
JDR Cables
· 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

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM 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

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Refreshment break and networking

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM The ideal 66kV GIS switchgear - interface for offshore wind turbines and collector platforms

Robert Lüscher, Manager of GIS Development, GE Grid
· 66kV GIS switchgear 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

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 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

3:00 PM - 4:00 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.

4:00 PM - 4:15 PM Closing remarks by Chairman

4:15 PM - 4:30 PM End of conference

Evening Workshop

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Workshop A | Testing entities and how they proportionate certifications

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