Seminar and B2B meetings “Powering the future – Marine energy opportunities”

5th of November 2009, Centro Cultural de Belém (CCB), Lisbon, Portugal

The WavEC – Wave Energy Centre has invited Innovation Norway and the UK Trade & Investment to organise an one-day international event on “Powering the future – Marine Energy Opportunities”, on the 5th of November 2009 at CCB in Lisbon, Portugal. This event aims to reinforce business relationships on marine renewable energy sector between players from the country triangle Norway-UK-Portugal. The synergies of these 3 countries of the Atlantic Arch are evident and call for a better economic exploitation in this challenging and capital-intensive field.

The event programme consist of a set of presentations in the morning, followed by Business to Business (B2B) meetings for all interested parties in the afternoon.

The event gathered experts and business players from the UK, Norway and Portugal to enhance the dialogue, to promote business opportunities and to accelerate ocean energy technology development.

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Sjur Bratland - Statoil (Norway); Monika Bakke - Wave Energy AS (Norway); Sian McGrath - Aquamarine (UK); Nuno Santos - Navalria/Grupo Martifer (Portugal); Luís Trigo - Kymaner (Portugal); Custódio Miguéns - PCTE - Pólo de Competitividade e Tecnologia da Energia (Portugal); Michal Forland - Sway (Norway); Graham Bibby - AWS (UK); David Langston - Voith Hydro Wavegen (UK); Luís Vasconcelos Dias - Lindley Marinas & Sinalização (Portugal); Alla Weinstein - Principle Power Portugal; Ron Tucker - VerdErg (UK).
Moderator: Tiago Pitta e Cunha, Member of the Cabinet of the Commissioner for Maritime Affairs (European Commission)

This event is co-financed by the Waveplam Project within the Intelligent Energy Executive Agency Programme of the EC.


09:00 – 09:20 Opening Session: WavEC’s director António Sarmento, Inga Magistad, Ambassador of Norway and Alexander Ellis, Ambassador of United Kingdom

Moderator: Tiago Pitta e Cunha, Member of the Cabinet of the
Commissioner for Maritime Affairs, European Commission

09.20 – 09:35 Custódio Miguéns, PCTE - Pólo de Competitividade e Tecnologia da Energia, Portugal
Pólo de Competitividade e Tecnologia da Energia

09:35 – 09:50 Graham Bibby, AWS Ocean Energy, UK
AWS - delivering tomorrow's proven wave energy technology

09:50 – 10:05 Sjur Bratland, StatoilHydro, Norway
Hywind - The world first fullscale floating windturbine

10:05 – 10:20 Luís Trigo, Kymaner, Portugal
The OWC option

10:20 – 10:35 Michal Forland, Sway, Norway
Sway floating wind turbines

10:35 – 10:50 David Langston, Voith Hydro Wavegen, UK
Engineered reliability

10:50 – 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 – 11:45 Luís Vasconcelos Dias, Lindley Marinas & Sinalização, Portugal
Partner rather than supplier

11:45 – 12:00 Nuno Santos, Navalria/Grupo Martifer, Portugal
NAVALRIA – Shipyard facilities at the service of offshore energy industries

12:00 – 12:15 Monika Bakke, Wave Energy AS, Norway
Generating electricity from marine civil works

12:15 – 12:30 Sian McGrath, Aquamarine Power, UK
Aquamarine Power – from Oyster 1 to delivering commercial farms


12:30 – 12:45 Ron Tucker, VerdErg, UK
SMEC - Spectral marine energy converter

12:45 – 13:00 Alla Weinstein, Principle Power Portugal
The Windfloat - a deep water offshore wind solution

13:00 – 13:15 Q & A

13:15 End of the Seminar

14:30 – 18:30 B2B meetings

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