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Floating Offshore Wind Centre of Excellence – Dynamic Cabling Project Outcomes and Expected ‘Size of the Prize' (Webinar)

Floating Offshore Wind Centre of Excellence – Dynamic Cabling Project Outcomes and Expected ‘Size of the Prize' (Webinar)

14 December 2021
Venue: Webinar (10:00 - 11:30)

This event has concluded. Presentations are available to download below.

Ellen Jump - pdf
Charlotte Strang Moran - pdf
John Stansfield - pdf


The Floating Offshore Wind Centre of Excellence (FOW CoE) recently completed a study on dynamic inter-array cable systems and ancillary components. 

This project, supported by Peritus International, investigated the design requirements for dynamic cable systems in UK FOW projects and carried out a state-of-the-art market review. The project also assessed the future demand for components and services out to 2050, and the readiness of the supply chain to deliver against this. The work was introduced at a previous webinar held earlier in 2021. 

To coincide with the release of the public report ‘FOW Dynamic Cabling Market Projections’ the FOW CoE shared the project outcomes with the supply chain and wider industry, and provided an overview of the follow-on project work planned which is a technology development and qualification programme.
Delivered by Ellen Jump, Project Engineer and Charlotte Strang-Moran, Electrical Engineer – ORE Catapult; joined by John Stansfield - Discipline lead (umbilicals, power cables and flexibles) at BP. 


Neil Gordon, CEO, Global Underwater Hub
With over thirty-years’ management experience Neil was appointed as chief executive of Subsea UK in 2011 which subsequently transitioned into the Global Underwater Hub in 2021. During this time, he effectively led the self-sustaining organisation through both its most challenging and most successful periods. During his stewardship, the organisation has taken a leading role in discussions with political and industry stakeholders about the future of the industry and the support required to maintain the UK’s world-leading position. 

Under his leadership, the subsea industry has transitioned to become recognised as a stand-alone industry operating in diverse sectors, including oil and gas, offshore wind, marine renewables, defence, ocean science, subsea mining and aquaculture. He has effectively negotiated and delivered partnerships and alliances with industry bodies and government agencies in the key sectors, across the UK and around the world. 

His early career involved managing and developing businesses, some which he owned and also worked offshore as a commercial diver. Prior to joining Subsea UK, he spent four years managing the National Hyperbaric Centre building a strong credible reputation working and developing with the subsea sector throughout the world including India, Middle east, Africa and Brazil. 


Ellen Jump, Project Engineer, ORE Catapult
Ellen Jump is a Project Engineer within the ORE Catapult’s Floating Wind and Turbines team. Ellen is currently technically responsible for a number of the Floating Offshore Wind Centre of Excellence projects, including workstreams in mooring and anchoring systems, and dynamic inter-array cabling. Ellen has been with ORE Catapult for three years – first working across a range of tidal and wind energy projects before joining the Floating Wind team in 2020. Ellen has an MEng in Mechanical Engineering from University of Glasgow, and spent several years working in manufacturing R&D prior to joining the renewables industry. 

Charlotte Strang Moran, Electrical Engineer, ORE Catapult
Charlotte joined ORE Catapult in 2018 after completing her BEng Hons in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Strathclyde. Charlotte is involved in the delivery of projects in different disciplines within the electrical infrastructure team, leading a variety of projects in subsea cable reliability and subsea cable monitoring.

John Stansfield, Discipline Lead, BP
Responsible for the engineering and procurement of all bp subsea umbilical, power cable & flexible pipe. Leading a global team of engineers to deliver products to all of our subsea projects. With over 25 years of experience of design, manufacturing, procurement and offshore construction of subsea flexible products. Now bringing this experience to the new energy projects in the bp portfolio – including HV submarine power cable across our upcoming offshore wind projects