Making the business case for tidal - see what top level speakers discussed in 2017


Day One Day Two

DAY 1, 14th November 2017

08:00 Registration
09:00 The need for a diversified energy mix - the role tidal power could play

Committee on Climate Change The Rt Hon. Lord Deben Chairman Committee on Climate Change

09:15 The status of the tidal stream industry globally - building a platform for accelerated growth

OpenHydro Patrick Gougeon CEO OpenHydro

09:30 Tidal Lagoons: proven technology, getting better all the time

Tidal-Lagoon-Power Keith Clarke Chairman Tidal Lagoon Power

09:45 Wales’ growing tidal industry

Marine Energy Wales Martin Murphy Chair Marine Energy Wales

10:00 Q&A with the keynote panel
Track 1: France’s Developing Tidal Stream Sector
Track 2: The future for tidal lagoons and tidal range
11:10 French Panel Discussion 1 - Updates from French industry players
  • Assess the progress of early stage prototypes being developed and tested in France
  • Discuss the strategy for permitting agreements, standards, environmental regulation & grid connection to ensure the deployment of prototype
  • Review the future timelines for existing projects including the potential to upscale
11:10 Environment, turbines and engineering design to optimize tidal range and lagoons
  • Environmental consent - review the challenges and solutions in getting a marine licence
  • Assess the latest feasibility case studies to ensure optimised performance
  • Review how the latest turbine technology can reduce cost and minimise risk

Environment Agency Ross Lowrie Environment & Business - Senior Advisor (Renewables) Environment Agency

TIDETEC Joachim Amland M.Sc Chief Technology Officer Tidetec AS

Bergensis Capital AS Frederik W. Mowinckel Chairman Bergensis Capital AS

Mott MacDonald Limited Mike McWilliams Group Head of Hydropower Mott MacDonald Limited

11:55 French Panel Discussion 2 - Making tidal power commercial
  • Hear the panel’s opinion on where tidal power sits as part of a wider energy mix and whether the government can justify the costs
  • Discuss whether France could take over as the leading tidal player in Europe - being able to utilise EU funding and build off UK’s expertise
  • What is the significance of Macron’s government? Review what the industry must do to support the development of new tidal tenders from the French government

ADNormandie Amandine Volard Sectorial project manager - Blue Economy and Energy Normandy Development Agency (ADNormandie)

OpenHydro Patrick Gougeon CEO OpenHydro

INNOSEA Vincent Cliquet Project Manager INNOSEA

Bureau Veritas Olivier Benyessaad Offshore Business Development Manager Bureau Veritas

EDF Energies Nouvelles Alan Guilhembaque Project Manager EDF Energies Nouvelles

France Energies Marines Jean-François Filipot R&D Program Manager France Energies Marines

seeneoh Marlène Kiersnowski Directrice Développement Hydrolien Coordinatrice Site d’essais SEENEOH

11:55 Making an industry - review the objectives of leading developers in tidal lagoons and tidal range
  • Review from case studies the potential pipeline of projects from UK and international developers
  • Assess the vision for cost-effective power generation and what this represents value to the consumer
  • Post Hendry Review- discuss the priorities for developers in getting environment consent, construction and turbine section

Atlantis Resources Tim Cornelius CEO Atlantis Resources

Natural Energy Wyre Bob Long MD Natural Energy Wyre

North Wales Tidal Energy Henry Dixon Chairman North Wales Tidal Energy

ITPEnergised Gino Bawn Senior Engineer ITPEnergised

Bergensis Capital AS Frederik W. Mowinckel Chairman Bergensis Capital AS

12:40 LUNCH
14:00 Finding the weakest link - DNV GL's risk based approach to turbine and mooring design
  • The workshop will address the demands of cost-effective designs in marine renewables through an integrated approach to moorings ranging from fully coupled analysis for the design of mooring systems to asset integrity strategies and the risk-based approach to certification. The approach to be presented in the workshop is drawn from the experience of DNV GL on mooring integrity from the initial deployment of mobile offshore units in the 70’s to more recent developments in the tidal and float wind.

DNV GL Steven Parkinson Senior Engineer, Renewables Advisory DNV GL

DNV GL Alex Argyros Senior Engineer, Floating Structures, Noble Denton Marine Services DNV GL

DNV GL Claudio Bittencourt Ferreira Business Development Director, Renewables Certification DNV GL

14:00 Finance Panel- setting up a robust due diligence process
  • Review the lessons learnt for project financing
  • Hear from green investors on the requirements for receiving funding beyond technical due diligence
  • Bridge the gap from innovation to deployment to deliver bankable projects

Green Giraffe Clement Weber Director Green Giraffe

DejaBlue Andrew Smith Consultant Deja Blue Consulting

Abundance Louise Wilson Founder & Joint Managing Director Abundance

15:00 COFFEE
Track 1: Risk, Reliability and Optimisation
Track 2: Reducing costs around marine operations
15:45 De-risking through standards and certification
  • Update on the standards for the tidal sector and the areas in need of development
  • The connection between Risk-based certification and standards
  • Improve quality and reliability to reduce uncertainties which will be presented along with their benefits and shortcoming

DNV GL Claudio Bittencourt Ferreira Business Development Director - Wave and Tidal Renewable Certification DNV GL

15:45 Marine operations case study
  • Review real life installation experiences and the lessons learned therein
  • Review the risk and cost reduction potential of different installation technologies and strategies
  • Understanding the implications, therein, for long term O&M strategies for commercial scale tidal array

ORE Catapult Alasdair MacLeod Research Engineering ORE Catapult

16:05 Lessons learned in bridging the R&D gap in the tidal sector
  • The tidal sector has developed tremendously over the last 15 years, as evidenced by several utility-grade projects that have been recently deployed in the UK and Canada.
  • In working with many tidal sector technology developers over the last number of years, DSA has learned many valuable lessons as it has helped these developers to engineer their technologies to handle the harsh marine environment.
  • This presentation will discuss the ocean engineering and technology development lessons DSA has learned. It aims to help new tidal developers reduce rework and help established companies accelerate their current trajectories.

Dynamic Systems Analysis Ltd Dean Steinke, PEng CEO Dynamic Systems Analysis Ltd

16:05 Marine operations case study (continued)
  • Review real life installation experiences and the lessons learned therein
  • Review the risk and cost reduction potential of different installation technologies and strategies
  • Understanding the implications, therein, for long term O&M strategies for commercial scale tidal array

MWaves Jeremy Panes BEng (Hons) MRINA Director MWaves

16:25 Transferring Learnings from Practical Asset Management
  • Don’t lose it, use it : Data from day 1
  • Planning for later life before installation
  • Efficient methods of information sharing to avoid common pitfalls

Xodus Group Mike Allan Senior Consultant Xodus Group

16:25 Subsea operations strategy to improve the reliability of your tidal turbine - insights by Reach Subsea
  • Review from case studies how ROVs can support a tidal developer’s IMR, construction and operations strategy
  • Minimise risk - assess the lessons learnt to from projects in tidal, offshore wind and oil and gas
  • Review the performance of the latest High Speed Survey ROV – the best tool for seabed mapping

Reach Subsea Stian Nygård Chief Commercial Officer Reach Subsea

16:45 Panel: Develop your strategy for operations and maintenance (O&M) and asset management (AM)
  • With assets in the water - review the strategies in place for cost-effective O&M and AM
  • Gain perspectives from engineering, environmental and vessel suppliers on how to execute reliable operations
  • Assess the problems from grid-connected projects and lessons learnt moving forward into 2018

Xodus Group Liz Foubister Director, Alternative Energy Xodus Group

EMEC Oliver Wragg Commercial Director EMEC

Minesto David Collier Chief Operating Officer Minesto

Green Marine (UK) Ltd Jason Schofield Managing Director Green Marine (UK) Ltd

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DAY 2, 15th November 2017

08:00 Registration
Track 1: Project updates from leading tidal stream players
09:00 Wales’ Growing Tidal Stream Industry & Updates From Key Players
  • Wales is leading the tidal stream industry - get an update on all the latest projects in the region
  • Evaluate the plans to develop array project in the region
  • Assess the latest initiatives from the Welsh government to ensure projects are funded

Eversheds Charles Reynard Partner Eversheds

Minesto Martin Edlund CEO Minesto

Instream Joe Hussey Instream Energy Systems

Morlais Gerallt Llewelyn Jones MD Morlais

09:45 Magallanes case study - driving cost reduction
  • Review the progress form Magallanes full scale prototype: first steps, current status and next step
  • Explain the way that we have to do to get in this point, a full scale platform. We explain the problems that we have and the different solutions.
  • Explain the current status, the mooring test in Vigo and the towing test.
  • Explain our expected in Scotland test and review the timelines for 2018.

Scotrenewables Alejandro Marques de Magallanes CEO Magallanes Renovables

10:15 Scotland's leading tidal case studies - Scotrenewables, Magallanes, SME & Nova Innovation
  • Review how Scotrenewables’ project has worked with success since its deployment at EMEC to deliver extremely cost-effective electricity
  • Find out how Nova Innovation successfully deployed the world’s first offshore tidal array
  • Gain an update on SME’s PLAT-O , a moored buoyant platform that is positioned mid-water column
  • It’s time to upscale - now or never!
  • Q&A debate - is floating the way forward for tidal now?

Scotrenewables Andrew Scott CEO Scotrenewables

Sustainable Marine Energy Jason Hayman Managing Director Sustainable Marine Energy

Nova Innovation Ltd Gavin McPherson Head Of Policy and Research Nova Innovation Ltd

Peter Fraenkel Director Fraenkel-Wright Ltd

Magallanes Renovables Alejandro Marques de Magallanes CEO Magallanes Renovables

11:45 North America’s booming tidal stream industry
  • Get an update of Canada’s latest initiatives at FORCE to deliver the Tidal sector into commercial fruition
  • Get an overview of their projects’ timelines to discuss when commercial deployment will occur
  • Overlook the logistical process to managing multiple contractors to ensure compliance and efficiency


Water Wall Turbine Inc Marek Sredzki CEO Water Wall Turbine Inc

hydrokinetic Walter Schurtenberger Director Hydrokinetic Energy Corp

Offshore Energy Research Association Russell Dmytriw Project Manager Offshore Energy Research Association

Verdant Power, Inc. Dean Corren Chief Technology Officer Verdant Power, Inc.

12:45 LUNCH - Women in New Energy at 13:00
Plenary Afternoon - UK and Asia Pac session
14:15 Q&A Panel: The UK market - review the strategy for main players in 2018
  • Discuss the fate for tidal power in the UK and any possibilities for a new CfD scheme
  • Is competing with Offshore Wind a viable option?
  • If the UK market is not friendly, what are the options for going abroad?
  • Discuss how the industry can move from a ‘Technology Readiness Level’ to a ‘Commercial Readiness Level’ - what does this mean?

Sustainable Marine Energy Christoph Harwood Commercial Director Sustainable Marine Energy

OpenHydro Sue Barr External Affairs Manager OpenHydro

Scotrenewables Andrew Scott CEO Scotrenewables

Atlantis Resources Limited Cameron Smith Director - Project Development Atlantis Resources Limited

Nova Innovation Ltd Gavin McPherson Head Of Policy and Research Nova Innovation Ltd

15:00 Energy storage linked with tidal power
  • Review how energy storage can be used to optimize electricity production from tidal power
  • Assess the opportunities for going off/grid or working in remote locations
  • Evaluate the latest feasibility studies and time simulations to develop commercial models linked with tidal energy

Gravitricity Charlie Blair Managing Director Gravitricity Ltd

Water Wall Turbine Inc Marek Sredzki CEO Water Wall Turbine Inc

Water Wall Turbine Inc Oliver Wragg Commercial Director EMEC

15:45 Developments in Asia
  • Review small scale projects executed in 2016 and the benefits they provided to community level clients
  • Get an update on the latest happening in Korea, Japan, Phillipines and Indonesia as well as government initiatives
  • Assess and compare the future business model for tidal developers in Asian nations

Aquatera Gareth Davies Managing Director Aquatera


SBS INTL LTD Michael J. Spencer Group Chairman & CEO SBS INTL LTD

ITES is sharing the conference room with Offshore Wind Europe - with Floating Wind to take the spotlight on Day 2
16:30 END OF DAY
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2017 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Silver Sponsors

  • dnv gl
  • DSA
  • magallenes
  • Reach Subsea

Bronze Sponsor

  • xodus


  • green-marine
  • Hempel
  • HIE
  • SKF
  • VescoPlastics


  • Ocean-City

Supporting Associations

  • BHA
  • renewableuk
  • Marine Energy Wales

Media Partners

  • Greenmatch
  • greenjournal
  • Regen EWiRE
  • TEIT
  • SCN