WavEC Seminar 2013 - Powering the Future: Portugal and Holland join forces in Offshore Renewables

WavEC Annual Seminar 2013: "Powering the Future: Portugal and Holland join forces in Offshore Renewables "



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On the 25th of November WavEC Offshore Renewables organised its annual seminar, this year in partnership with the Embassy of the Netherlands. It took place at the Electricity Museum in Lisbon, Portugal.

The conference aimed to stimulate a debate about which directions Portugal needs to follow in order to place itself as a world player in the ocean energy sector as a producer of equipment, service provider and facilitator of the development of projects at Portuguese Seas.

Opening Session

Artur Trindade, Secretary of State for Energy
Marieke Monroy-Winter, Chargé d’Affaires, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
António Sarmento, WavEC



WavEC activities

Presentation of the new WavEC associates:
One Ocean

WavEC internationalization - Ana Brito Melo, WaVEC


Session I Supply Chain / Moderator: Rui Barros

1) A roadmap for education and training in relation to the SET – European Strategic Energy Plan - Jørgen Kjems, Kjems R&D Consult
2) Opportunities on marine renewable energy for metalwork sector - Ricardo Morgado, A.Silva Matos
3) OTEO Project: Offshore Renewable Energy competitiveness and entrepreneurship - Tiago Morais, INEGI
4) Series production and design optimalisation - Peter Robert, Damen Shipyards


Session II Structural Public and Private Support / Moderator: Teresa Bertrand, ENERGYIN

1) European Community Opportunities 2014-2020 - Rémi Gruet, EU-Ocean Energy Association
2) Market-oriented European projects with public-private funding: the KIC Innoenergy approach - Mikel Lasa, KIC-innoenergy
3) European Structural Funds 2014-2020: from strategic priorities to concrete opportunities - Paulo Areosa Feio, Observatório QREN
4) Prerequisites for Project Finance in the challenging but exciting offshore renewable energy sector - Thérèse Brouwer, ING
5) SI Ocean - Strategic Initiative for Ocean Energy - Alex Raventos, WavEC


Session III Installation, Operation and Maintenance / Moderator: Manuel Heitor, IST

1) Access Regulation to the Pilot Zone (S. Pedro de Moel) - João Cardoso
2) Nautical safety of wind turbine farms offshore Netherlands - Ton Bos, (HMC) Hydrographic Maritime Consultants
3) Peniche Shipyards activity on wave energy prototypes - José Miguel Silva, Estaleiros Navais de Peniche
4) Offshore access as easy as crossing the street - Thomas Massink, Ampelmann
5) State of the Art of Offshore Mooring Ropes - Alberto Leão, Lankhorst Ropes


Session IV Technology and Innovation / Moderator: Miguel Marques, PWC

1) New mechanisms and concepts for exploiting electroactive Polymers for Wave Energy Conversion - Marco Fontana, Scuola Superiore di Studi Universitari e di Perfezionamento Sant’Anna
2) High Tech R&D for Floating Offshore Wind Turbines - Erik-Jan de Ridder, Marin
3) Lowering the production costs of offshore wind energy to a competitive level (with fossil-fuel generation) by 2020 - Haico van der Heijden, ECN
4) Oscillating Water Column on a floating platform - Luís Gato, IST/Kymaner
5) Tidal and Free –flow Water Turbines: From Development to Commercialization - Hans van Breugel, Tocardo
6) Environmental aspects related to the development of Offshore Wind Farms - Jakob Asjes, IMARES


Matchmaking event "Opportunities for cooperation on marine renewables between Portugal and The Netherlands”
26th November 2013

Venue: Rua do Sacramento à Lapa, 40

On the 26th of November a matchmaking event was organised, also in coordination with the Embassy of the Netherlands dedicated to business oportunities between portuguese and entities from the Netherlands in the marine renewable sector.