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Cable Risk Management

Solutions based on insight and experience

The cable scope of an offshore project is associated with a wide range of diverse risks that our technical and commercial insight is perfectly pitched to manage. Through the efficient initiation, site studies, scoping, procurement, quality assurance, offshore representation, O&M plans and remedial work call-off arrangements, our team can significantly reduce the cost of the cable scope and the associated risks to your project.

OWLC has over a decade and a half of experience in all phases and aspects of offshore cable and flexible product projects. Covering all the stages of a project’s lifecycle, our experience ranges from project initiation and route identification, including consenting, preliminary studies, site investigations and procurement, to installation, operations, maintenance and repair. With a full spectrum coverage of the commercial, contractual, risk and liability issues associated with procurement, production, financing and insurance, our team is able to offer a through-life perspective based on the specific realities of the engineering and environmental requirements of your project.

Our team has a history of identifying significant cost savings and defining best practice within the offshore wind industry. From changes in installation practice and handling cables during offshore operations, to the use of dynamic rating for the specification of export cables, all of our recommendations come with significant cost, risk and H&S benefits. Our insight into the activities involved in the manufacture and installation of cables offers further benefits in reducing the project uncertainties surrounding the interplay between manufacturing and installation liabilities and warranty issues.

Services we offer within our cable consultancy scope are:

  • Cable route identification and initial landfall design
  • Cable route review
  • Site investigation specification
  • Site data review and gap analysis
  • Initial installation planning, logistics, cable handling requirements
  • Offshore wind farm site layout review
  • Contracting (tendering, pre-qualification of tenderers, scope definition, contract suite selection, tender submission review and evaluation, tender negotiations)
  • O&M planning