Marine renewables 6: Returning to tidal power

Marine renewables 6: Returning to tidal power

11 May 2017, 15:00 - 16:30



Chair: Dr John Sharp, Visiting Professor, Cranfield University and Chairman of the SUT's Marine Renewable Energies Committee

The benefits and opportunities of collaborative research - an industrial perspective
Dr Paul Evans, Consultant, Intertek Energy & Water

Lessons learnt from MeyGen’s Phase 1A tidal energy array in the Pentland Firth
Andy Baldock, Director, Sustainable Energy Solutions, Black & Veatch

Bigger or bust? The future for tidal turbines
Peter Fraenkal MBE CEng FIMechE FEI, Director, Fraenkal Wright

Cost-efficiency potential of operating in low-flow current environments
Dr Martin Edlund, CEO, Minesto 

InToTidal: an integrated solution for tidal energy
Sjoerd Keijser, Chief Commercial Officer, Tocardo International B.V. 

Tidal turbine reliability: The importance of accurate predictions
Claudio Bittencourt, Business Development Director, Wave & Tidal, DNV GL

Q&A and panel discussion


Programme subject to change



  • Dr John Sharp


    Visiting Professor, Cranfield University and Chairman of the SUT’s Marine Renewable Energies Committee

    John Sharp is a Visiting Professor at Cranfield University, involved in both lecturing and teaching on both land-based and marine renewables. He has...

  • Andy Baldock


    Director - Sustainable Energy Solutions

    Black & Veatch

    Andy leads Black & Veatch’s technical advisory work associated with DECC’s MEAD grant for MeyGen Phase 1A, and previously led Black & Veatch’s work...

  • Claudio Bittencourt


    Business Development Director, Wave & Tidal

    DNV GL

    Claudio Bittencourt, Business Development Director for DNV GL Renewables Certification, joined DNV in 1988. Graduated as structural engineer in 1984...

  • Dr Martin Edlund




    Dr Martin Edlund is CEO of Swedish-based leading tidal energy developer Minesto. Minesto’s patented and awarded product Deep Green is the only known,...

  • Dr Paul Evans



    Intertek Energy & Water

    Paul Evans joined Intertek Energy and Water Consultancy (EWCS) in 2015 as a Consultant working out of their Cardiff Office. He has over 9 years’...

  • Peter Fraenkel MBE



    Fraenkel Wright

    Peter Fraenkel is a chartered mechanical engineer, and was co-founder and, until 2012, Technical Director for Marine Current Turbines Ltd., which...

  • Sjoerd Keijser


    Chief Commercial Officer

    Tocardo International B.V.

    Sjoerd is a commercial professional and with an Industrial Design Engineering background. He has experience as an innovation consultant and program...

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