New Course Adapted to Support the Subsea Power Cable Market

Offshore Marine People and Academy (OMPA), the leading renewables training operator, has unveiled a brand new course for 2015 tailored to address the knowledge and skills gap in subsea power cable operations.


OMPA’s ‘Understanding Subsea Power Cables’ course, which launched earlier this month, will ensure personnel are trained in the use of subsea power cables as well as understand the problems and faults that can occur. It has been developed in partnership with OMPA’s sister company, Offshore Marine Management, as well as other offshore contractors who have many years of experience in subsea cable operations across the offshore renewables, telecoms and oil and gas industries.


Refined from a similar course previously provided by OMPA in South America, the ‘Understanding Subsea Power Cables’ course has been tailored to reflect specific requirements from clients spanning the Americas, the Middle East and Europe – ensuring it appeals the global offshore energy industry. The courses content now focuses on historical developments of subsea power cables, installation techniques, through to operations and maintenance and legal and environmental considerations.


Antony Lewis, Business Manager at OMPA, said: “As the face of offshore energy changes and the number of personnel required in the industry increases, there was a clear need for us to amend our previous course to ensure personnel working across the sector have a thorough understanding of the use of subsea power cables. It was vital we developed a course to meet the required knowledge and skills, increasing the know-how of front line personnel and those managing projects.


“The industry can benefit from the cost reductions associated with an increased knowledge base and awareness of historical lessons learnt which facilitates an effort to reduce remedial works during cable installation projects. Those attending the course can expect to gain a robust understanding of the practical application of subsea power cables as well as an in-depth insight into the industry, enabling them to work more confidently.”


The ‘Understanding Subsea Power Cables’ course runs over a number of days and can be delivered onsite or at an organisations’ offices by experienced industry trainers with first-hand knowledge of the offshore energy sector.


Antony added: “Our original course was well received and we are excited to be able to offer this refined course to personnel across the wider market. Companies with a desire to enter the market should look towards such courses to make this process as streamlined as possible.”


To find out more, or to book a space click here: Understanding Subsea Power Cables