Dr. Jeroense’s professional career in the global power cable industry spans more than 25 years and has involved such activities as managing global R&D projects and portfolios, heading a HV test laboratory and serving as Product Manager at the interface of market and technology. With long experience in the CIGRE community, he has contributed toward several standards and operated across various organizational levels – from expert to Convener to Member of the Strategy Advisory Group. HVDC systems in the renewables sector have provided fertile ground for innovation and Marc has been at the forefront in development and qualification of 525 & 640 kV cable systems. He is an IEEE Senior Member and has received the CIGRE Technical Council Award.
There has been a significant increase in the volume of yearly HVDC cable projects. At the same time, performance characteristics of these systems, such as voltage, power, temperature, cable length and grid criticality have also increased. Given decreasing design margins due to higher stresses and temperatures, there is a need for enhanced Quality Assurance and Quality Control. This presentation highlights these trends, discusses areas where more QA and QC are advisable and proposes ideas and methodologies toward this goal.