Annual Conference

 

Wales’ only conference dedicated to marine energy.

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Marine Energy Wales Annual Conference

With €100.4 million of EU Structural Funds prioritised for marine energy in Wales, two array scale Demonstration Zones, seabed agreements in place for 3 separate tidal projects and a number of proposals for tidal range projects, Wales has the potential to be a world-leader in the marine energy market. 

The Marine Energy Wales Annual Conference aims to showcase the progress being made in Wales as well as outlining future plans and opportunities.

Building on 7 successful years of Marine Energy Pembrokeshire Industry Seminars, 2017’s event marked the launch of Marine Energy Wales, and drew record numbers.

240 people attended the conference representing 130 different organisation. The programme featured dedicated panels to the wave, tidal stream and tidal range industries in Wales as well as a focus on supply chain, clusters and innovation.

Presentations

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Session 1

Welcome & IntroductionMartin Murphy, Chair, Marine Energy Wales
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Opening Address – Byron Davies MP, Vice Chair All-Party Parliamentary Group on Marine Energy and Tidal Lagoons
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Marine energy in Wales – A new industrial clean tech opportunity David Jones, Project Director, Marine Energy Wales
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Prioritising €100.4 Million for marine energy in Wales – Amanda Thomas, Project Development Manager, WEFO
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Supporting the development of a sustainable Welsh marine energy industry Rhian Jardine, Head of Development, Planning and Marine Services, Natural Resources Wales
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Delivering on the Vision – Graham Hillier, Managing Director of Development, Tidal Lagoon Power 
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Chair – Joseph Kidd, Commercial Manager, Nova-Innovation
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Wales and its role in the ocean energy race – Sue Barr, External Affairs, OpenHydro
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Morlais progressions – Gerallt Llewelyn Jones, Managing Director, Morlais
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How the world’s first low-flow tidal project is advancing Wales’ marine energy sector Dr Martin Edlund, Chief Executive Officer, Minesto
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Keynote Address – Ken Skates AM, Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure
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Chair – Rémi Gruet, Chief Executive Officer, Ocean Energy Europe
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WaveSub WEC project update – Dr Graham Foster, Technical Director, Marine Power Systems
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Ocean Wave Rower project Update, Simon Hewitt, Wave-tricity Ltd
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Fast Tracking the WEC Development ProcessDavid Rubie-Todd, Wavepower
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Advancing offshore renewable energy in the Celtic SeaClaire Gibson, Managing Director, Wave Hub Ltd
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Commercialising Wave Energy Through HybridisationChris McConville, General Manager, Floating Power Plant
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Session 4

Chair – Johnny Gowdy, Director, Regen
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Alternative Options for Selling your Power – Ross Fairley, Head of Renewable Energy, Burges Salmon 
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The role of Marine energy in supporting UK portsAlec Don, CEO, Port of Milford Haven
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SEACAMS2: ongoing collaborative R&D projects in marine renewable energy Professor Colin Jago, Director, SEACAMS2
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Developing a Marine Energy Engineering Centre of Excellence in WalesDr. Paul Ellsmore, Regional Coordinator – Wales, ORE Catapult
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Session 5

Chair – Ioan Jenkins, Development Director Wales, Tidal Lagoon Power

Swansea Bay – A Construction Update – Alec Dixon, Project Manager – Marine and Civil Works, Tidal Lagoon Power
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Beyond the Pathfinder Project – What next? Professor John Reynolds, Technical Director, North Wales Tidal Energy
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The Potential for Tidal Lagoons in the UKGino Bawn, Senior Engineer, ITP Energised
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 Drinks Reception Sponsor

 Programme Sponsor

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Delegates

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Companies represented

A&P Group
A-2-Sea Solutions Ltd
Aardvark EM
Acuity Legal Limited
Angle Renewables Group
APEM
Aquatera Ltd
Atkins Limited
Atlantis Resources
Bangor University
BIPVco
Black & Veatch
Burges Salmon
Cardiff University
Coastal Science Ltd
Dragonfly Project Delivery Ltd
ECITB
Ed. Züblin AG
Enterprise Europe Network 
ERM
ETA
European Marine Energy Centre
FBS University of South Wales
Floating Power Plant
GSS Marine Services
HOCHTIEF Infrastructure GmbH
Hydro Group plc
Hystat Systems Ltd
INGINE Wave Energy Systems Ltd
Innogy Renewables UK Ltd
Intertek
Iona Capital
ITPEnergised
Jan De Nul N.V.
Kepler Energy
Lawbase – Marine Energy Ltd
Leadin UK
Leask Marine
Local Partnerships LLP
Longdin & Browning (Surveys) Ltd
Lysekil & West Sweden Region
Mainstay Marine
Malthouse Engineering Ltd
Marine Conservation Society
Marine Power Systems
MarineSpace Ltd
Menai Science Park
Minesto
Morgan La Roche Solicitors
Morlais
National Assembly for Wales.
Natural Power Consultants
Natural Resources Wales
Neptune Radar Ltd

Nortek
North Wales Tidal Forum
Nova Innovation
Ocean Energy Europe
Off Limit Engineering
Offshore Turbine Services
OpenHydro
ORE Catapult
Partrac Ltd
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority
Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum
Pembrokeshire College
Pembrokeshire County Council
Perpetuus Energy Ltd
PJA Surveyors
PLANED
Port of Milford Haven
Port of Mostyn
PwC
Quoceant
Raymond Brown Construction
RegenSW
Renewable Risk Advisers
RenewableUK Cymru
RICS
RPS Energy
RSK ADAS Ltd
SC Innovation
Schottel Hydro GmbH
Scientific Management Associates
SEACAMS
Seaflex Energy Systems
Simmons & Simmons LLP
Simon Safety
Stephens Scown
Sustainable Marine Energy Ltd
Swansea University
The Crown Estate
The Renewables Consulting Group
The University of Manchester
Thomson Ecology
Tidal Lagoon Power
TidalStream
Titan Environmental Surveys
Transition Bro Gwaun
University of St Andrews
Wave Energy Scotland
Wave Hub Ltd
Wavepower
Wave-tricity
Welsh European Funding Office
Welsh Government
Xi Engineering
Ynni Llyn

 

Exhibitors

 

Burges Salmon

Burges Salmon

Burges Salmon is the independent UK law firm which delivers the best mix of advice, service and value.  Our team has been at the forefront of legal advice to the marine energy sector for over a decade, advising on key marine energy projects such as the MeyGen tidal stream project, Minesto’s Holyhead Deep project and Wave Hub’s wave array testing facility.

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Enterprise Europe Network

Enterprise Europe Network assists SME businesses in internationalising activities and in overcoming barriers to innovation. We can help Welsh SMEs to find commercial/business, technology or research partners in 60+ countries – all major world economies. BIC Innovation Limited delivers EEN in Wales on behalf of the EC and Innovate UK.

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Leask Marine

A key supply partner for wave & tidal energy projects from consultancy, survey, installation, vessel charter, diving services, maintenance and decommissioning, with an unrivalled experience in installing devices and remain at the forefront of the marine renewables industry to become arguably the world’s most experienced marine energy supply chain business.

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Marine Energy Wales

Marine Energy Wales work to bring together technology developers, the supply chain, academia and the public sector to establish Wales as a global leader in sustainable marine energy generation. Our vision is to create a thriving and diverse industry, making a significant contribution to a low carbon economy.

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MarineSpace

MarineSpace Limited is a specialist marine planning, environmental and development consultancy with offices in Southampton, Peterborough and at the Marine Energy Hub, Pembroke Dock. We provide support to wave and tidal developers across all project stages from site selection through EIA, consent compliance and operational monitoring.

 Menai Science Park  

Menai Science Park

Menai Science Park (M-SParc) is currently under construction on Anglesey.  A wholly owned subsidiary of Bangor University, M-SParc will provide laboratories, office space, and dedicated business support to all tenants.  Part funded by European Regional Development Funds through the Welsh Government, M-SParc is the ‘Sparc’ you need to ignite your business in North Wales.

 Morgan La Roche  

Morgan LaRoche

Morgan LaRoche is a commercial law firm with offices in Swansea and Carmarthen. Its lawyers are experts in their chosen fields and provide client focused legal advice to local, national and international businesses across a variety of different sectors. They have particular expertise in the energy sector advising on a wide range of projects across the UK.

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Morlais

Morlais Marine Energy was established by Menter Môn following its appointment as the Managers for the West Anglesey Demonstration Zone by The Crown Estate. Menter Môn is a third sector social enterprise delivering projects across North Wales. In 2016 it was announced that eight tidal developers had been awarded berths in the demonstration zone.

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Natural Power

Natural Power is a global renewables consultancy with an excellent consenting record. We provide expertise in every stage of the project: feasibility, development, construction, operation and due diligence. With an office in Aberystwyth, we provide planning and environmental consultancy services in EIA and HRA for offshore grid and licence applications as well as proven onshore grid and project consenting.

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North Wales Tidal Energy

North Wales Tidal Energy & Coastal Protection Co Ltd (NWTE) is developing an integrated tidal impoundment and coastal protection scheme on the North Wales coast. The company’s proposals will deliver predictable renewable energy, help protect coastal communities from rising sea levels and make a significant contribution to the regional economy.

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Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult

ORE Catapult is the UK’s flagship technology innovation and research centre for advancing wind, wave and tidal energy. We work closely with partners from across industry and academia and have world-leading test and demonstration facilities. Our aim is to help reduce the cost of offshore renewable energy, supporting business growth and delivering UK economic benefit.

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OpenHydro

OpenHydro, a DCNS Energies company, specialises in the design, manufacture and installation of tidal turbines. OpenHydro’s vision is to deploy turbines under the surface of the oceans to produce energy silently, invisibly and with no impact on the environment to deliver a global portfolio of almost 1GW of projects.

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Port of Milford Haven

The Port of Milford Haven delivers infrastructure and services to the traditional and emergent energy industry.  We are a trust port driving regional prosperity through our investments. We host multiple developers and supply chain companies in Pembroke Port and are committed to supporting the cost effective commercialisation of the marine energy sector.

 


Regen

Regen are an independent no for profit that uses their expertise to work with industry, communities and the public sector to revolutionise the way we generate, supply and use energy. Regen passionately believes that sustainable energy has a vital role at the heart of a successful economy and thriving local communities.

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Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum

Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum has sustainable development of the coast at its core and with that aim originates, manages and delivers marine related projects for the community, public, private and third sectors. Pioneering work has included the creation of Marine Energy Pembrokeshire and Marine Energy Wales; bodies which work to establish sustainable marine energy generation.

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SEACAMS2

SEACAMS2 is a £17M, three year project at Bangor and Swansea Universities, part- funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government.  SEACAMS2 is designed to support the marine renewable energy sector in Wales through collaborative R&D, providing companies with access to a wealth of scientific expertise, a range of survey vessels and the latest in surveying technologies.

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Simon Safety

Simon Safety are a leading provider of Personal Protective Equipment, Work wear and Workplace Safety Solutions. We understand and are committed to protecting your most valuable asset. Supporting you with over 10,000 performance tested products to meet the wide variety of workers safety needs, in stock and delivered next day.

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Thomson Ecology

Thomson Ecology is an award winning multi-disciplinary consultancy offering expert services in ecology, design and water. Our expertise encompasses terrestrial, freshwater and marine capabilities. Our experience in Wales includes marine and terrestrial baseline surveys of ports and dredging campaigns, major highways work and rail electrification projects. Our services in Wales are delivered from our Cardiff office.

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Tidal Lagoon Power

Born in Wales, the ground-breaking pathfinder project, Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay, proposes 320MW installed capacity and 2,232 construction and manufacturing jobs – an iconic project that provides a scalable blueprint for a new, global industry, helping to position Wales as global leaders in marine energy.  

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TidalStream

TidalStream is a UK developer of TRITON platform systems that can support multiple tidal turbines enabling high MW ratings from a single installation. Now part of SCHOTTEL HYDRO, the first installations will incorporate SCHOTTEL In-Stream turbines in Canada.

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Transition Bro Gwaun

Transition Bro Gwaun, Fishguard aims to realise the first community owned/led tidal flow project in Wales to provide a commercial demonstration of how marine energy sources can deliver not only environmental benefit but wider community benefits too.  This ambitious cross sector partnership was launched in November 2016.

 Wave Hub Ltd  

Wave Hub Ltd

The Pembrokeshire Demonstration Zone, managed by Wave Hub Ltd, is a wave energy site located off the South Pembrokeshire coastline. The site is 90 sq kms with water depths of approximately 50 metres and it has the potential to support the demonstration of wave arrays, each generating up to 30MW.

 Wavepower  

Wavepower

Our mission is to develop commercially viable wave technology. We believe this is the last big challenge in renewable energy. By harnessing the power of the sea’s natural movement, we’ll have a new source of electricity that is sustainable and ecologically sound.

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Welsh European Funding Office

There are €100,428,444 EU structural funds prioritised for marine energy in Wales, with a maximum intervention rate of 69.43%. These funds are administered by the Welsh European Funding Office. The strategic objective is (3.1) Increase the number of wave and tidal energy devices being tested in Welsh waters and off the Welsh coast, including multi-device array deployments, thereby establishing Wales as a centre for marine energy production.

Welsh Government


Welsh Government

Wales, with a committed government, forward thinking businesses and dedicated Enterprise Zones, is a place where things happen quickly as our traditional energy sources innovate to reduce environmental impact and our renewable energies move into the mainstream. Marine energy has been identified as providing a significant contribution.

 

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