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WavEC Events

Seminar 2021

Portugal and Japan: Major Developments in Offshore Renewable Energies

WavEC Seminar 2021 | November 30th 2021 - Virtual 


WavEC Offshore Renewables is organising its annual Seminar 2021 in collaboration with the Embassy of Japan in Portugal. 


The event will take place online, on the morning of the 30th of November and provides its participants with a unique opportunity to explore new collaboration opportunities in business and research in marine renewable energies and other blue economy sectors.


Registration Link

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Download here the event dissemination kit.


08:30-09:00 GMT/UTC


  • António Sarmento, President of the Board of WavEC Offshore Renewables
  • Shigeru Ushio, Ambassador of Japan to Portugal
  • Ricardo Serrão Santos, Minister of Maritime Affairs

SESSION I – Prospects on floating offshore wind in the coming years

09:00-10:15 GMT/UTC


ChairJoão Maciel, Board Member EDP NEW Centre for New Energy Technologies


  • Kiyohiko Ko, Managing Director, Future Energy Consultant, Perspectives on Floating Offshore Wind in Japan
  • Hisafumi Manabe, President & CEO, Marubeni Offshore Wind Development Corporation, Offshore Wind project at Akita, Japan
  • José Pinheiro, Country Manager for Southern Europe at Ocean Winds, Windfloat project in Portugal
  • David Edwards, Senior Business Development Manager Japan and Asia, Principle Power, Prospects on Floating Offshore Wind

SESSION II – Ports and the industrialisation of marine renewable energies

10:15-11:30 GMT/UTC 


ChairRicardo Morgado, Chief Commercial Officer, ASM Industries


  • Ei-ichi Kobayashi, Development Coordinator, Nagasaki Marine Industry Cluster Promotion Association, Asia Marine Energy Centre in Nagasaki
  • Kota Miyagawa, Chief, Business Development Department, Kyuden Mirai Energy CO., INC., Japan’s first large scale tidal power project
  • Patrik Möller, CEO, CorPower Ocean, CorPower Ocean's flagship HiWave-5 project in Portugal
  • Matias Sigal, Business Development, Eco Wave Power, Eco Wave Power project with APDL

SESSION III – Other marine business opportunities

11:30-12:45 GMT/UTC


ChairLuísa Carrilho da Graça, Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados


  • Nuno Vaz, Business Manager, TechnipFMC, Combining renewable energy sources with hydrogen production
  • Hiroshi Kimura, Deputy GM, Hydrogen Division, Iwatani Corporation, Hydrogen Storage Technology and Hydrogen Station
  • José Chambel Leitão, CEO, Hidromod, ICT tools for management of ocean resources
  • Ken Takagi, Professor, Department of Ocean Technology at Tokyo University, Research activities on ocean technologies


12:45-13:00 GMT/UTC


  • Manuel Heitor, Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education


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