About PCSL

Power CSL is based in Rochester, Kent, UK where its directors and principal staff have many years’ experience in general cable, subsea cable and umbilical, and associated accessory design, manufacture, test and installation.

The Company was founded in 2006 by 3 professionals from the cable industry. In 2010 the business relocated to a new large factory based on the Kingsnorth Industrial Estate. Since then the Company has grown in size and capability with a strong reputation for delivering well engineered and reliable subsea cable & umbilical products and services to offshore energy sectors.

Power CSL is wholly owned by its 3 Directors

Colin Bagge – Director


Colin joined Power CSL in 2006 at the inception of the company, having previously worked in the power cable industry for more than 30 years. In his previous role as chief engineer of a major cable manufacturer he managed the test, quality assurance, material specification, cable design and development functions.

Pat Oakley - Director


Pat was also a founding director of Power CSL. Prior to this he held board positions in major cable, cable accessory, and compound manufacturing companies. He has over 30 years’ experience in the cable industry and has worked in technical, commercial, operational and general management roles.

Tim Marsh - Director


Tim founded Power CSL with his fellow directors in 2006. He has over 40 years’ experience in the wire and cable industry and has held various Technical and Business Development positions at Board level in UK and overseas based companies. Tim is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and a Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Russ Challis - Engineering Manager


Russ who joined Power CSL in 2009 as Engineering Manager has many years of experience in the power cable industry having spent over 30 years in design and development with a major cable accessory manufacturer. He is a highly practical engineering expert and is conversant with various CAD systems

James Lancaster – Design Engineer


James joined Power CSL in 2021 as Design Engineer. He has considerable experience in the design and engineering of cable accessories having worked for several years in this field.

Nick Jupp – Operation Manager


Nick joined Power CSL in 2020 in the position of Operations Manager. He is responsible for all site and manufacturing activities at the Power CSL site. With a strong engineering background he has many years’ experience in managing complex production sites.

James Witts – Manufacturing Technician


James is an experienced technician whose role at PCSL encompasses operations including assembly and kitting of the product range, monitoring of inventory, and various other site support activities. He is thoroughly familiar with the full PCSL product range.

Barry Edgeler – Process Engineer


Barry is a professional process engineer with extensive experience in the manufacture of subsea power cables and an in-depth knowledge of plastics processing as applied in the manufacture of medium and high voltage cables. Prior to his time with Power CSL he had 30 years wide ranging experience with a major cable manufacturer.

Geoff Bennett – Project Manager


Geoff joined Power CSL in 2021 and is responsible for project management and product development & test functions. He has worked in the field of power cables, cable accessories and electrical systems for many years, and is familiar with managing complex projects and test programmes.

Lee Wallis – Electrical Engineer


Lee is a qualified electrical engineer whose role takes him across the full range of Power CSL activities. Previously he held engineering roles with a number of mobile power generation equipment providers. 

Jeanette Oakley


Jeanette (Net) has been responsible for Power CSL’s internal finance functions since the Company was first established. Prior to this she held various management roles in the finance and insurance sectors.

Products & Services

Power CSL provides a complete range of subsea cable and umbilical products and services – from factory jointing (splicing) of medium and high voltage power cores to thoroughly engineered and tested cable accessories including offshore repair joints.


Power CSL’s facilities at its headquarters in Kent, UK, includes impressively equipped cable jointing workshops, a dedicated high voltage laboratory and a wide range of analytical, mechanical, and hyperbaric test capabilities.