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Program of the symposium
Monday, November 20th 2017


14:00 - 18:00 - (ground floor, hall)


15:00 - 18:30 - (1st  floor)

T1: Updated characteristics of materials for HVDC cables and new materials

by Petru NOTHINGER, IES Montpellier, France and Gilbert TEYSSEDRE, Laplace CNRS Toulouse, France

T2: Converters operation and consequences on cable system in case of fault

by Hani SAAD and Samuel NGUEFEU, RTE, France

T3: CIGRE recommendations for electrical and mechanical testing of HVDC cable systems.

by Marc JEROENSE, NKT, Sweden

Coffee break from 16:00 to 16:30

Welcome Dinner Cocktail

19:00 - 21:00 - Welcome dinner cocktail  (ground floor)

Program of the symposium
Tuesday, November 21st 2017


7:30 - 8:30 - (ground floor, hall)

Opening Ceremony and Official Welcome Addresses

8:30 - 9:00 - (ground floor, auditorium)

Session 1: Materials, space-charges, interfaces

9:00 - 10:30 - (auditorium Jean BART)

Chairman: Lisheng Zhong, Xi’an Jiatong University, China

Rapporteur: Jérôme Castellon, CIGRE D1, IES, France

1.1 Challenges and Opportunities with interfaces and materials for HVDC cable systems

by Prof Gian Carlo Montanari, University of Bologna, Italy and Prof  Alun Vaughan, University of Southampton, UK

1.2 Insulating materials for HVDC cables: what are the expectancies from an engineer standpoint.

by Mingli Fu, China (tbc)

1.3 The development route towards Extra high voltage DC - materials and testing

by Villgot Englund, Borealis, Sweden

Coffee break from 10:30 to 11:00

Session 2: EHV DC Extruded Insulated Cable Systems for VSC & LCC Power Transmission

11:00 - 12:30 - (auditorium Jean BART)

Chairman: Roland Dongping Zhang, Tennet TSO GmbH, Germany

Rapporteur: Mohamed Mammeri, General Cable, France

2.1 System performance and demonstration of 400 kV - 525 kV DC-XLPE cable and accessories

by Igi Tsuyoshi, Sumitomo Electric Industries., Ltd, Japan

2.2 Definition and measurement of parameters for HVDC cables and accessories

by Ivan Troia, Marco Albertini and Massimo Bechis, Prysmian, Italy

2.3 Assessing the impacts of VSC converter configurations on performance and testing of up to 640 kV extruded cable systems

by Tanumay Karmokar, NKT, Sweden

Lunch break from 12:30 to 14:00

Session 3: Technical coordination between converters and cable systems

14:00 - 15:30 - (auditorium Jean BART)

Chairman: Harry Orton, Orton Consulting Ing, Canada

Rapporteur: Benjamin Pailler, RTE, France

3.1 Fault clearance strategy and simulation of VSC-HVDC by DC breaker

by Allen Li, NR Electric Co., Ltd, China

3.2 Future VSC-HVDC converter topologies and their coordination with extruded HVDC cables

by Colin Davidson, GE Grid Solutions, HVDC Business, Stafford, UK

3.3 Surge and extended overvoltage testing of HVDC cable systems

by Minh Nguyen Tuan, EDF R&D, France or other member of the group Cigré JWG B4/B1/C4.73

Coffee break from 15:30 to 16:00

Session 4: Submarine Cables: Installation

16:00 - 17:00 - (auditorium Jean BART)

Chairman: Hideo Tanaka, Furukawa Electric, Japan

Rapporteur: Christian Rémy, Prysmian, France

4.1 Lessons learned from HVDC submarine cable installation from a TSO perspective

by Volker Bosbach, TenneT Offshore GmbH, Germany

4.2 Installation of HVDC submarine cables in harsh environnments: Focus on Strait of Belle Isle project, Canada

by Joachim Bakke, Nexans, Canada

“Young researchers” Poster Session

17:15 - 19:15 - (ground floor)

Chairman: Stanislaw Gubanski, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

Rapporteur: Gilbert Teyssedre, Laplace CNRS, Toulouse, France

YRC 01) Modeling of Pulsed Electro Acoustic Method for Space Charge Detection on Multilayer Specimens

by Antonino Imburgia, Univ. of Palermo, Italy, et al

YRC 02) Impact of surface preparation on electrical withstand in HVDC XLPE cable interfaces

by Espens Doedens, Nexans, Norway, et al

YRC 03) Ageing Study of XLPE submitted to long-term thermo-electrical dc stress for HVDC cables,

by Hanen Yahyaoui, IES, Montpelier, France, et al

YRC 04) Investigation on silicone polymer and epoxy resin breakdown under AC, DC and combined AC/DC voltages

by Hassan Saadati, Leibniz Universität Hannover Germany, et al

YRC 05) Development Status of HVDC XLPE Cable System in Korea

by Soo-bong Lee,  LS Cable and Systems, Korea, et al

YRC 06) Space charge accumulation characteristics in double-layered samples composed of different insulators in DC transmission cable joints

by Tsuyoshi Tohmine, Tokyo City Univ, Japan, et al

YRC 07) HVDC Cable condition monitoring technology based on line impedance resonance method (LIRA).

By Anthony Manet, Wirescan, Norway et al

YRC 08) Finite element simulation for HVDC performance tests parameters setting

by Basil Salamé, Nexans, France et al

YRC 09) Space charge accumulation characteristics of modified XLPE for direct current usage at polarity reversal

by Hiroki Kasuga, Tokyo City University, Japan, et al

YRC 10) Towards better degassing for HVDC cables

by Jihane Sahyoun, Nexans Research Center, France et al

YRC 11) Polypropylene/SiO2 nano-composite with improved dielectric properties for DC cables

by Paolo Seri, UNIBO, Italy, et al

YRC 12) The Microscopic Features of DC Electrical Tree and Its Difference with AC Tree in Insulating Polymer

by Shuai Zhang, Tsinghua University, China, et al

YRC 13) Feasibility of FDA method for classification and detection of faults in extruded HVDC cables

by Younes Norouzi, Nexans Germany GMBH, Germany, et al

YRC 15) Characteristics Investigation for Space Charge in Coaxial Cable under Temperature Gradient with Improved Measurement System and New Algorithm

By Chi Chen, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China, et al

YRC 16) Design of innovative system for improving the electric performance of XLPE,

By Avner Simeoni, ICR-CRPOS, France

YRC 17) Effect of Interface Chemistry on Charge injection and Trapping in Polyethylene blends

by Somyot Tantipattarakul, The university of Southampton, United Kingdom, et al

YRC 18) Progress on the understanding of physical phenomena and materials for DC applications,

by Alexander Constantin, University Polytechnics of Bucharest, Romania, et al

YRC 19) Characterizations of Solid-Liquid Interface used in Wet-Mate Subsea HVDC Connector,

by Mattewos Tefferi, University of Connecticut, USA, et al

YRC 20) The effect of field caused by space charge on aging exponent of XLPE and nano-XLPE under temperature gradient

by Rui Su, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China, et al

YRC 21) Direct Current Gas-Insulated Transmission Lines: Development and testing of the ±550 kV DC GIL

By Michael Tenzer, Siemens AG, Germany, et al

YRC 22) 525 KV HVDC Cables with HTPE insulation”

by F. Pelle, Prysmian, France, et al

Jicable dinner and young researcher awards

The Jicable-HVDC’17 dinner will be held at the Casino of Dunkirk at 20:00

Please do not forget your dinner voucher. It will be requested.

Program of the symposium
Wednesday, November 22nd 2017

Session 5: Corridors projects for HVDC Links

9:00 - 10:30 - (auditorium Jean BART)

Chairman: Søren Damsgaard Mikkelsen, Energinet, Denmark

Rapporteur: Pierre Mirebeau, Nexans, France

5.1 Reliability on existing HVDC links feedback

by Patrick Lindblad, FinGrid, Finland

5.2 MgB2 superconductor: a 3.2 GW demonstrator for bulk HVDC underground transmission

by Frédéric Lesur, RTE, France

5.3 TenneT’s HVDC Cable Projects in Germany and Quality Assurance of HVDC cables

by Dr. Roland D. Zhang, AMG-ST cables, TenneT, Germany

Coffee break from 10:30 to 11:00

Session 6: Submarine Cables: Asset management and repairs

11:00 - 12:00 - (auditorium Jean BART)

Chairman: Dirk Rittinghaus, Energycableconsult, Germany

Rapporteur: Fanny Sbraggia, RTE, France

6.1 Asset management of submarine cables and lessons learned from a repair

by Jean CHARVET, RTE, France

6.2 Fault Location on Land and Submarine Links (AC & DC)

by Robert Donaghy, ESB International, Ireland (convenor Cigré group B1.52)

Closing Session

Wednesday 12:00 - 12:30

Chairman: Jean Philippe Roudil, RTE, France

Rapporteur: Jean Charvet, RTE, France

Round table with the participation of different TSOs and repair providers.

Lunch break from 12:30 to 14:00

Technical Visits

13:30 - 18:30 - (Departure from the Kursaal)

V1: The IFA 2000 HVDC interconnector

14:00 - 18:00 - (Departure from the Kursaal)

V2: The Channel Tunnel and the project Eleclink