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  • Subsea Technological Challenges in Offshore Wind

    Output from Event

    Prepared by: J. McCallum

    Approved by: G. Drummond

    2.0 Issued for distribution 05.12.16

    Ver. Reason for Issue

    Issue Date

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    VERSION RECORD SHEET

    Version Issue Date

    Section Description of Update

    1.0 15.11.16 Issued to committee for review discussion

    1.1 23.11.16 Incorporating comments from committee

    2.0 05.12.16 Issued for distribution.

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    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    1. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ............................................................................... 6

    2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ................................................................................ 7

    2.1 BACKGROUND ...................................................................................... 7

    2.2 OBJECTIVES ......................................................................................... 8

    2.3 EVENT FORMAT ..................................................................................... 8

    2.4 RESULTS .............................................................................................. 9

    2.5 CONCLUSIVE REMARKS ....................................................................... 10

    2.6 TECHNOLOGY ROADMAP ...................................................................... 12

    3. BACKGROUND .......................................................................................... 13

    4. INTRODUCTION........................................................................................ 15

    5. OBJECTIVES ............................................................................................. 16

    6. EVENT FORMAT ........................................................................................ 17

    6.1 PRE-EVENT PLANNING ......................................................................... 17

    6.2 EVENT ............................................................................................... 17

    6.3 POST-EVENT ACTIVITIES ..................................................................... 18

    7. RESULTS ................................................................................................... 19

    7.1 GENERAL REMARKS ............................................................................. 19

    7.2 ISSUES .............................................................................................. 19

    7.3 ADOPT ............................................................................................... 20

    7.4 ADAPT ............................................................................................... 20

    7.5 DEVELOP ............................................................................................ 21

    7.6 COLLABORATE .................................................................................... 22

    8. TECHNOLOGY ROADMAP .......................................................................... 23

    9. CONCLUSIVE REMARKS ............................................................................ 25

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    APPENDIX I: LIST OF NSRI MATCHMAKER THEMES....................................... 27

    APPENDIX II: EVENT AGENDA .......................................................................... 30

    APPENDIX III: DELEGATE LIST ........................................................................ 33

    APPENDIX IV: PRESENTATIONS: NSRI ............................................................. 34

    APPENDIX V: PRESENTATIONS: ORE CATAPULT ............................................... 45

    APPENDIX VI: PRESENTATIONS: ROVOP .......................................................... 56

    APPENDIX VII: PRESENTATIONS: BVG ASSOCIATES ........................................ 62

    APPENDIX VIII: PRESENTATIONS: ATKINS OFFSHORE WIND .......................... 70

    APPENDIX IX: PRESENTATIONS: JDR CABLES ................................................ 105

    APPENDIX X: PRESENTATIONS: ARUP ............................................................ 117

    APPENDIX XI: PRESENTATIONS: SEAWAY HEAVY LIFT .................................. 124

    APPENDIX XII: LIST OF IDEAS GENERATED ................................................... 125

    CABLES & ELECTRICAL INFRASTRUCTURE .................................................... 125

    ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS ................................................................... 127

    OPERATIONS & MAINTENANCE ................................................................... 130

    SUB-STRUCTURES & FOUNDATIONS ............................................................ 134

    INSTALLATION .......................................................................................... 138

    APPENDIX XIII: LIST OF IDEAS GENERATED - SORTED .................................. 143

    ISSUES .................................................................................................... 143

    ADOPT ..................................................................................................... 144

    ADAPT ..................................................................................................... 146

    DEVELOP .................................................................................................. 147

    COLLABORATE .......................................................................................... 148

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    1. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

    The National Subsea Research Initiative (NSRI) extends its thanks, in no particular

    order, to the following for their:

    Organisation and coordination of the event

    Trish Banks, Subsea UK

    Collaboration with NSRI in organising the event, arranging presenters and defining the

    technological challenges

    Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult

    Promotion of the event

    Rebecca Cox, BIG Partnership

    Presenters at the event

    Andrew Tipping, ORE Catapult

    Moray Melhuish, ROVOP

    Alan Duncan, BVG Associates

    John Foley, Atkins

    Jeremy Featherstone, JDR Cables

    Zoe Crutchfield, Arup

    Alan MacLeay, Seaway Heavy Lift

    Chairpersons

    Alan Duncan, BVG Associates

    John Foley, Atkins

    Jeremy Featherstone, JDR Cables

    Zoe Crutchfield, Arup

    Alan MacLeay, Seaway Heavy Lift

    Scribes

    Dr Gordon Drummond, NSRI

    Jamie McCallum, NSRI

    Christer Fjellroth, NSRI

    Andrew Tipping, ORE Catapult

    John Butler, Wood Group

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    2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

    2.1 BACKGROUND

    NSRI met with ORE Catapult in March 2016 to discuss ways in which the organisations

    could work together for the mutual benefit of their respective industries. NSRI in wanting

    to help subsea technologies break into the offshore wind market, with ORE Catapult

    looking to tap into the expertise of the Subsea UK membership. Out of this meeting the

    subsea technological challenges facing the offshore wind industry were defined. These

    formed an NSRI Matchmaker database for the offshore wind industry to mirror NSRIs

    offering in oil and gas. It was also agreed that a joint event be held in Aberdeen.

    The NSRI Matchmaker is an online resource which NSRI uses to marry industry need

    with academic capability and supply chain offering. Industry needs are agreed with the

    relevant industry bodies and grouped in the online database under agreed NSRI

    Matchmaker themes. An unbiased appraisal of capability is included with profiles for

    each University REF 2014 submission. Companies and centres of excellence in the supply

    chain are then free to submit profiles of their offerings and current technology

    development activities under the relevant NSRI Matchmaker themes. The aim is to

    partner end users with technology researchers and developers in order to advance

    technology development in the subsea industry.

    The aim of the event was to communicate these technology challenges to the subsea

    industry and to generate a suite of ideas that could help to solve these challenges and

    lower the levelised cost of energy (LCOE) for offshore wind farm developments.

    The event took the form of a collaborative workshop attended by technical delegates

    from across the subsea industry. Delegates were presented with the outputs of previous

    NSRI workshops and an overview of NSRI and ORE Catapults meeting to provide the

    context of the event. The technological challenges in the NSRI Matchmaker for offshore

    wind were described by subject matter experts. Delegates were then asked to discuss

    potential solutions to these challenges in groups chaired by the subject matter expert for

    each NSRI Matchmaker theme.

    The purpose of this report is to document the subsea technological challenges and