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Dynamic Cable Systems (ORE Catapult Webinar)

Dynamic Cable Systems (ORE Catapult Webinar)

06 April 2021
Venue: Webinar (15:30 - 17:00 BST)

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A recording of the webinar is also available to Subsea UK members below.

In an effort to boost the UK’s floating offshore wind industry, ORE Catapult has established the Floating Offshore Wind Centre of Excellence (FOW CoE) to accelerate the commercialisation of floating offshore wind in the UK, and more broadly. The Centre will accelerate the build-out of floating farms, create opportunities for the UK supply chain, and drive innovations in manufacturing, installation and O&M.

As part of ORE Catapult's work programme, the FOW CoE, in conjunction with Subsea UK, are running a series of webinars on critical subsea components in floating offshore wind – specifically dynamic cable systems and mooring and anchoring systems.

This webinar looked at specifically at dynamic cable technologies in FOW, and provided an overview of the Dynamic Cables and Ancillary Systems project currently being delivered by the FOW CoE. This project is focused on FOW inter-array cabling and ancillary components, and has been developed to both increase understanding of technical requirements for UK FOW projects, and to understand the requirements and opportunities for the supply chain.  

The webinar was facilitated by Subsea UK CEO, Neil Gordon.


  • An overview of dynamic cable technologies used in FOW;
  • Overview of product development ongoing in industry;
  • Overview of the Dynamic Cables and Ancillary Systems project, including next steps for the programme;
Attendees received insights into key components and design considerations for dynamic cabling systems in FOW and an opportunity to provide industry feedback to support this work.


Caroline Lourie, Analysis Manager, JDR Cable Systems
Caroline Lourie is Analysis Manager at JDR Cable Systems Ltd. She joined JDR in 2014 and has over 20 years experience in the energy industries including FMCTechnip and Pelamis Wave Power. Caroline holds a BEng in Mechanical Engineering, is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer and is passionate about the renewable energy sector.

Chas Spradbery, Operations Director, Peritus International
Chas has over 20 years’ subsea engineering experience with extensive knowledge of the offshore energy industry. He is currently Operations Director for Peritus international where he is the Project Manager for the OREC Floating Wind Centre of Excellence study into Dynamic Cables. He was previously Project Manager for phase 1 of the Carbon Trust Floating wind JIP into floating electrical systems. He has worked on a number of world-leading subsea engineering projects including ultra-deep water pipelines at over 3000m, wave energy projects and approximately 20 wind farms. He holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science and is a Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineers.

Charlotte Strang Moran, Electrical Engineer, ORE Catapult
Charlotte joined ORE Catapult in January 2018 as a Graduate Electrical Engineer after completing her BEng Hons in Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. In her current role, Charlotte is actively involved in the delivery of a number of projects in different disciplines within the electrical infrastructure team. Since joining ORE Catapult, Charlotte has assumed the role of primary lead on the development of the cable management tool as part of the O&M Centre of Excellence programme and now is the primary lead on the ELECTRODE project.

Ian Milne, Sales Manager (Renewables), Balmoral Group
Having spent eight years with Balmoral Group company, ACE Winches, Ian has extensive sales management and business development experience of the offshore marine construction sector.

Joining Balmoral in 2019 to develop Balmoral’s footprint within the renewables sector, he is focused on the international demand for green energy and promotes Balmoral’s suite of engineered solutions on a worldwide basis.

Tiago Duarte, Head of Floating Wind, Ocean Winds
Tiago Duarte is the Head of Floating Wind, on the corporate technical team of Ocean Winds – OW. He joined OW in December 2020 and previously was Installation Manager for the WindFloat Atlantic Project. During that period he managed the offshore installation and dynamic cable supply contracts. Tiago holds a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and has worked for 10 years in the field of floating offshore wind.


Ian Milne, Balmoral Group - download pdf
Chas Spradbery, Peritus International - download pdf
Tiago Duarte, Ocean Winds - download pdf
Charlotte Strang-Moran, ORE Catapult - download pdf
Caroline Lourie, JDR Cable Systems - download pdf