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Subsea Power Cables for Offshore Wind and Tidal Energy

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Offshore wind and tidal turbines are the subject of much discussion, but less is heard about how the power is brought back to the shoreline.

Jeremy Featherstone of Blue Ocean Projects will describe some of the approaches to deployment and protection of subsea power cables, based on his long experience in the industry.

In his talk, Jeremy Featherstone will cover:

  • Introduction to undersea cabling and overview of some of the issues
  • Technologically challenging shore-end landings of export power cables
  • Recent developments in protection of cables at wind turbine and tidal device foundation ends
  • His experience building a product business in the renewables market

Jeremy Featherstone is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer with 25 years’ experience in the subsea cable sector. After attending Newcastle and Cambridge Universities, he began his working career at SMD in Newcastle on subsea cable ploughs, before moving to Cable & Wireless Marine (now Global Marine) in Chelmsford working in project management and technology development roles for submarine telecom cables around the world. He then joined JDR Cables in Ely as project manager, gaining experience of subsea power cable and umbilical manufacture, before founding Blue Ocean Projects Limited ( which provides consultancy services and cable protection products to the subsea cable sector.

Refreshments served from 18.30. Talk starts at 19.00. Ends by 21.00 following questions and discussion.

Free to attend. All welcome. No need to register.

Suitable for A-level and university students, as well as practising engineers.

This talk is part of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (Cambridgeshire Area) series.

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