Background and activities

The main aim of my PhD work is to examine and determine the critical ageing mechanisms for a wet design AC power cables, which is a project carried out under the umbrella of the LowEmission Centre. This project will contribute in developing new technologies and concepts for offshore energy systems, energy efficiency and integration with renewable power production technologies for application on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS). This will help the industry to meet their 2030 and 2050 emission reduction goals, as well as paving the way for zero-emission petroleum production by 2050. The scope of the project covers the investigation of wet design offshore HV cables and subsea compensation units with the objective of:

1. Identifying or developing cost-efficient reliable power components for offshore/subsea power distribution

2. Testing components or insulation systems based on models of typical load patterns

3. Developing models to estimate the GHG emission reduction due to electrification

My work consists of experimental characterization and modelling of wet cable design insulation systems under service conditions with load cycling and the associated temperature variations. It is within the interest to investigate the effect of humidity, cleanliness, defects and interfaces on the ageing of the insulation material.



July 2020 - Master of Science in Electric Power Engineering at Kungliga Tekniska högskolan, Stockholm

July 2015 - Bachelor of Science in Electric Power Engineering King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah


A. Abideen, "Dielectric Response and Partial Discharge Characteristics of Stator Winding Insulation System with SiC Stress Grading," KTH, Stockholm, 2020. Available:

J. Cheng, N. Taylor, P. Werelius, A. Abideen and J. Hao, "Influence of Nonlinear Stress Grading Material on Dielectric Frequency Response of Stator Insulation," in IEEE International Conference on High Voltage Engineering and Application (ICHVE), Beijing, 2020.  Available: