SubCableWorld (SCW), a leading provider of news and market intelligence for the submarine cable industry, and the Business Network for Offshore Wind (The Network), a non-profit organization dedicated to establishing an offshore wind supply chain in the United States, has announced the dates for the first conference to specifically address the cable-related supply chain challenges for the offshore wind industry in the United States.

Giant turbines are usually the more immediate infrastructural concerns associated with offshore wind farm development, but without offshore wind cables to harvest their production they are nothing more than a stranded asset.

“Cables are an essential component for offshore wind farms, but it’s often a case of ‘out of sight, out of mind’ when it comes to planning,” according to John Manock, editor of SubCableWorld. “This one-day conference will bring cables to the forefront and give a fresh perspective on the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.”

Subsea Cables: A Critical Connection was rescheduled from October 2019 to January 23, 2020, in order to incorporate some new, exclusive marketing intelligence based on a SubCableWorld-Business Network joint report that forecasts the growth of the U.S. cable market from 2020 to 2030. The event, which will be held at the Houston Aquarium in Houston, Texas, will also delve into pressing issues relating to the U.S. cable supply chain, including:

  • Insurance and risk management
  • Trends and challenges for the U.S. market
  • Technological advances in cable designs
  • Lessons learned from European wind farms
  • Subsea cables and floating wind turbines
  • Offshore wind grid integration, and other topics.

“We want to focus on the critical role that the cable industry needs to play in establishing a sustainable US offshore wind supply chain,” said Liz Burdock, CEO & President of The Network. “A full day of keynote speakers and panel discussions presents a unique opportunity to learn more about this critical connection, and network among the key players in the industry,” Burdock concluded.

The full agenda, registration and sponsorship opportunities are available by clicking here, but some of the confirmed participants include:

  • Nexans
  • Global Marine
  • Siemens
  • Carbon Trust
  • Anbaric
  • LS Cables

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