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Cable Protection Systems and Cables & Accessories (Combined Event) - Offshore Wind Manufacturing Opportunity

24 Apr 2024
Marcliffe Hotel and Spa, Aberdeen
Business Presentation
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About this event

PLEASE NOTEThis event will now be a combined event with the Cables & Accessories Masterclass

The Scottish Supply Chain has a major opportunity to further exploit the offshore wind market. Therefore, ETZ are partnering up with Scottish Enterprise with delivery partner EIC, to provide a deep dive 5 mini masterclass series on the recently developed high value manufacturing offshore wind factsheets. These cover different aspects of some fixed but mostly floating offshore wind projects. The factsheets are there to help companies assess where their own skills and experience can be applied to these offshore wind components with detailed descriptions of the individual areas of opportunity. The factsheets include the weights, lengths and quantities of many of the most common sub components in both fixed and floating offshore wind. These are intended to provide information for companies wishing to enter the offshore wind supply chain.

Cable Protection Systems (CPS) help protect cables against impact, abrasion, fatigue, and damaging movement such as over-bending at vulnerable locations. This is particularly important for floating wind turbines which use dynamic cables to enable movement. CPS are needed to reduce costs involved with maintaining, repairing or replacing cables.

Cables & AccessoriesThere are two types of cable used in offshore wind, array cables and export cables. Array cables transmit power from wind turbines in a string to an offshore substation. Array cables are typically rated at 66 kV, this is expected to increase to 132 kV in the future. Higher capacity export cables, typically rated at 220 kV, deliver power from the offshore substation to the onshore substation for further distribution into the grid. Future wind farms may use export cables with higher ratings, up to 275 kV. Sometimes for smaller wind farms an offshore substation is not required, and the array cables connect to the onshore substation. Cable accessories terminate the cable and provide mechanical support during installation and over the cable’s lifetime.

Join us on Wednesday 24 April at the Marcliffe Hotel in Aberdeen for the opportunity to engage with developers along with available supply chain support and how to access this from partner organisations. Full agenda details to follow.

| Wednesday 24 April 2024 
| Marcliffe Hotel, Aberdeen 
| 9am-2pm



09:00-09:30     Registration & Breakfast Rolls

09:30-09:40     Opening Remarks - Andy Rodden, Energy Transition Programme Director, ETZ

09:40-10:00     Cable Protection Systems and Cable Accessories - Overview of Offshore Wind Manufacturing Opportunities - Adam Swainbank, Supply Chain Specialist, Scottish Enterprise & Leonore Frame, Specialist Offshore Wind Developer Engagement, Scottish Enterprise

10:00-10:20     Cable Innovation and Support - Joe McCabe, Floating Wind Project Engineer, ORE Catapult

10.20-10:35      Q&A    

10:35-10:50     Networking Break

10:50-11:15     Developer Presentation – Flotation Energy - Calum Watt, Grid Technical Authority, Flotation Energy

11.15-11:25      Developer Q&A        
11.25-11.45      Supply Chain Session – Balmoral - Aneel Gill, Head of Product Engineering,  Balmoral

11:45-11:55      Q&A

11:55-12:10     Supply Chain Support Overview - Steven Fernie, Global Underwater Hub

12:10-12:20      Q&A

12:20-12:35     Next Steps & Closing Remarks - Andy Rodden, Energy Transition Programme Director, ETZ

12:35-13:30     Lunch

13:30-14:30     One-to-One Appointments


These events are free to attend however please note that they are aimed at the supply chain in the first instance.  Other interested parties may register however due to restricted availability supply chain companies will be given priority.

Other events in this series include: 
* Important Note *  By registering onto any of the Manufacturing Masterclasses it will be taken that you have read and agree to the following 

To comply with Scottish Government guidance I confirm on behalf of my organisation/company, that there are no links or trade between the company/organisation in Scotland with Russia or Belarus. I also understand that as part of my attendance and participation in this event Scottish Enterprise may ask about the nature of trading and/or investment links with Russia and Belarus. I also understand that as part of my attendance and participation in this event Scottish Enterprise may ask about the nature of trading and/or investment links with Russia and Belarus. If subsequent support is sought Scottish Enterprise will undertake further checks and may decide not to support me or my company.

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Nicola McGeown
Senior Events & Project Manager
EIC UK Events