Wave & Tidal Seminar Theatre

  • Sponsored by

Wave & Tidal Seminar Theatre

10 May 2017, 10:30 - 16:30

Show Floor - West


Sponsored by Shepherd and Wedderburn

10:30 | Can you prove (and improve) your innovation claims?
Eileen Linklater, Client Relationship and Marketing Manager, EMEC 

10:40 | When knowledge is power and power is money: solving the data and power challenges for wave and tidal installations
Jenny Shaw, Business Development Manager, Scientific Management International 

10:50 | In control of cost of energy
Alexandra Price, Wave Power Engineer, Wave Power Conundrums

11:00 | Minimising marine energy risk by understanding uncertainties
Sunny Shah, Research Engineer, IDCORE/Black & Veatch

11:10 | BREAK

11:20 | Update on development of novel hull technology for wave energy converters
Beth Dickens, Senior Consultant Engineer, Quoceant

11:40 | Quantor: Advanced digital hydraulic power take-off
Jamie Taylor, Senior Project Manager, Artemis Intelligent Power

12:00 | The journey from consent to construction
Stephanie Mill, Solicitor, Shepherd and Wedderburn

12:20 | BREAK

12:30 | At home with EMEC: tackling key R&D challenges:

  • 21st century energy systems: pioneering hydrogen storage           
  • Building confidence through performance data
  • Reducing risks through standards and certification     
  • Increasing reliability through design analysis
  • Mission planning for offshore operations
  • Tackling corrosion with high-performance coatings
  • Capturing lessons learnt and knowledge sharing
  • New materials for marine energy moorings
  • Smart sensing for subsea cables

At home with EMEC developers: Speed updates from EMEC’s test sites:

  • Scotrenewables: FloTEC (Floating Tidal Energy Commercialisation) 
  • CorPower: WaveBoost 
  • Laminaria: LAMWEC 
  • Tocardo: InToTidal (An integrated solution for tidal energy) 
  • Magallanes: Ocean2G (Second Generation technologies in ocean energy)
  • Wello: CEFOW (Clean Energy from Ocean Waves) 
  • OpenHydro
  • Nautricity
  • SME
  • EC-OG

14:30 | BREAK

14:40 | Funding and financing renewable energy projects: Lessons learned from home and abroad
Andrew Smith, Head of Investment, DP Energy

14:50 | FORESEA
Oliver Wragg, Commercial Director, EMEC

15:00 | HydroAir™ Turbine Overview
George Laird, Director, Commercialization New Technologies Europe, Dresser-Rand

15:10 | Tidal energy innovations to close the gap
Tim Baker, Technical Director – Tidal Energy, Black & Veatch

15:20 | Joint UK & Canada marine energy project
Gareth Berry, Energy Manager, Whitford

15:30 | BREAK

15:40 | Fatigue driven steel offshore structure design and its analysis using finite element analysis
Ondrej Chaloupka, Senior Engineer – Marine Energy, Black & Veatch

15:50 | The potential for tidal lagoons in the UK
Gino Bawn, Senior Engineer, ITPEnergised

16:00 | Tidal support structure design process
Martino Abbattista, Principal Marine Energy Engineer, Black & Veatch

16:10 | Making sense of the opportunity: The opportunity for techno-financial analytics for renewables
Annicka Wänn, Senior Project Engineer, Exceedence

16:20 | CLOSE

HIE Networking and drinks reception at the HIE Pavilion


Programme subject to change



  • Martino Abbattista


    Principal Marine Energy Engineer

    Black & Veatch

    Martino is a Principal Marine Energy Engineer and is a Chartered Member of ICE. He has acquired significant knowledge and skills related to the...

  • Tim Baker


    Technical Director – Tidal Energy

    Black & Veatch

    As Technical Director for Tidal Energy at Black & Veatch, Tim has 17 years professional experience, most recently as technical lead for the design of...

  • Gino Bawn


    Senior Engineer


    Gino is a senior engineer within the offshore renewable energy team at ITPEnergised and has 10 years’ experience in R&D, project management,...

  • Gareth Berry


    Energy Manager


    Gareth served in the Royal Navy in his early career and is now an experienced Business Development professional with over 20 years’ experience in...

  • Ondrej Chaloupka


    Senior Engineer – Marine Energy

    Black & Veatch

    Ondrej Chaloupka earned an MSc by Research in Applied Mechanics from Cranfield University in 2013. Since then, Ondrej has worked in the engineering...

  • Beth Dickens


    Senior Engineering Consultant


    Beth is a chartered engineer with over 15 years’ experience working at the forefront of the marine renewables sector. Now a Senior Consultant...

  • George Laird


    Director, Commercialization New Technologies Europe


  • Eileen Linklater


    Client Relationship and Marketing Manager


  • Stephanie Mill



    Shepherd and Wedderburn

    Stephanie is a solicitor in Shepherd and Wedderburn’s Planning and Environment team.  Stephanie has significant experience in planning and...

  • Alexandra Price


    Wave Power Engineer

    Wave Power Conundrums

    Alexandra Price did her PhD on the control of wave energy converters at Edinburgh University. After her studies she worked for a wave device...

  • Sunny Shah


    Research Engineer

    IDCORE/Black & Veatch

    Sunny Shah is a final year Engineering Doctorate (EngD) student at the Industrial Doctoral Centre for Offshore Renewable Energy (IDCORE). He works in...

  • Jenny Shaw


    Business Development Manager

    Scientific Management International

    Jenny is a Business Development Manager with Scientific Management International and has responsibility for Commercial Sales, Project Development and...

  • Andrew Smith


    Head of Investment

    DP Energy

    Andrew joined DP Energy in June 2016 from the Scottish Investment Bank (SIB), Scottish Enterprise where he was Head of the £103m Renewable Energy...

  • Jamie Taylor


    Senior Project Manager

    Artemis Intelligent Power

    Jamie started in renewables in 1975, working with Stephen Salter and David Jeffrey on the development of the Duck wave energy converter and of modern...

  • Annicka Wann


    Senior Projects Engineer


    Annicka has 10 years’ experience in the renewable energy sector. She has an MSc in Energy systems engineering, a BSc in Business and Economics and a...

  • Oliver Wragg


    Commercial Director


    As EMEC’s Commercial Director, Oliver is responsible for providing a strategic business development regime to drive growth within the company. He...


Brian Bodande

We use cookies to operate this website and to improve its usability. Full details of what cookies are, why we use them and how you can manage them can be found by reading our Privacy & Cookies page. Please note that by using this site you are consenting to the use of cookies.