Wave and Tidal Quick Fire Show Floor Seminar Theatre

Wave and Tidal Quick Fire Show Floor Seminar Theatre

16 May 2019, 10:30 - 15:50

Wave and Tidal Show Floor Seminar Theatre

Sponsored by Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP

10:30-10:40 | MeyGen - Latest lessons learnt - the first year of operation
Andy Baldock, Director, Baldock Energy 

10:40-10:50 | Delivering low cost tidal stream energy
James Murray, Business Development Manager, CEO, Orbital Marine Power 

10:50-11:00 | AirWAVE - Diversity for OWC Technologies 
George Laird, Aquanet Power

11:20-11:30 | Development of DTOcean array design tool
Tianna Bloise Thomaz, Research Associate in Marine Energy, The University of Edinburgh 

11:30-11:40 | Working together to face challenges off-Shore- NESSIE
Jane Watters, Specialist in the Energy Team, Scottish Enterprise

11:40-11:50 | Review of European Site Deployment Opportunities and Constraints for Marine Renewables
Dr Kate Johannesen, Senior Renewable Energy Engineer, Black & Veatch 


12:00-12:30 | The current state of the sector; and the future opportunity that commercialisation of marine offers for young professionals in renewables
Susan Swan, Senior Associate, Clean Energy Team, Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP; and Magnus Davidson, Researcher: Environment, Economy, and Society, Environmental Research Institute, University of the Highlands and Islands  

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12:30-14:00 | Ocean energy updates from EMEC and friends

  • EMEC in 2019: From ocean energy to energy systems - Lisa MacKenzie, Marketing & Communications Manager EMEC
  • Wave energy demonstration at Billia Croo - Speaker tbc, Wello
  • Proving performance at scale – wave energy demonstration at Scapa Flow - Pierre Lourdais, Lead Systems Engineer, CorPower
  • Supporting ocean energy demonstration: from small scale demonstration to arrays - Matthew Finn, Commercial Manager, EMEC
  • Wave energy: Reliability in a Sea of Risk - Charlotte Strang-Moran, Graduate Engineer, ORE Catapult
  • Reliability and tidal energy - Erwann Nicolas, Innovation Manager, Sabella
  • Grid-connected power performance – From FORESEA to FloTEC at EMEC - James Murray, Business Development Manager, Orbital Marine Power
  • Installation and moorings for tidal energy - John Macleod, Commercial Manager, Leask Marine
  • Tidal energy tripod forensic analysis - Andy Shanks, Marine Operations Specialist, EMEC
  • Ocean energy standards development - Winston D’Souza, Technology Qualification & Offshore Type Approval Lead, Lloyd’s Register
  • Mocean – Stage 3 novel wave energy converter - Speaker tbc, Mocean Energy 
  • AWS Ocean – Stage 3 novel wave energy converter - Simon Grey, Director, AWS Ocean


14:20-14:30 | Development of Seapower Platform throughout WES NWEC projects
Andy Hall, Director, 4c Engineering

14:30-14:40 | The Wave Energy Scotland CREATE project - manufacturing from concrete to deliver LCoE reduction for wave energy
Jacob Ahlqvist, Senior Consultant, Arup

14:40-14:50 | Mooring and Foundation Cost Reduction: Surveying the Landscape
Dr Sam Weller, Associate Consultant, Tension Technology International Ltd

14:50-15:00 | Development and testing of an advanced ball screw-based power take-off for marine energy applications
Luca Castellini, R&D Manager, UMBRAGROUP spa

15:00-15:10 | Open Sea Operating Experience to Reduce Wave Energy Costs - Project update
Dr Paul Goodwin, Technical Authority Mooring, Global Maritime Consultancy 

15:20-15:30 | Innovative, small, inexpensive, floating, high power OWC buoys
Dr John Miller, CEO, WaveForce Energy 

15:30-15:40 | Coating performance = Corrosion resistance
Gareth Berry, EMEA Market Specialist – Energy, Whitford

15:40-15:50 | Role of sensors and instrumentation in the marine energy mix
Scott Hamilton, Principal Consultant – Renewables Advisor, Xodus

15:50 | Close


  • Tianna Bloise Thomaz


    Research Associate in Marine Energy

    The University of Edinburgh

    Tianna is a Civil Engineer, currently developing Global Economic Model for wave and tidal energy technologies, evaluating levelised cost of energy,...

  • Andy Hall



    4c Engineering

    Andy is a chartered mechanical engineer and company director with twelve years’ experience in the marine renewables industry. Andy's recent work has...

  • James Murray


    Business Development Manager

    Orbital Marine Power

    James has worked in the renewable energy sector for over 12 years supporting the development of wind, hydro and marine energy businesses. Within...

  • Paul Dodds


    Associate Professor in Energy Systems

    University College London

    Dr Paul Dodds is Associate Professor in Energy Systems at the UCL Energy Institute of University College London. He specialises in energy systems...

  • Susan Swan


    Senior Associate, Clean Energy Team

    Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP

    Susan has been providing grid, regulatory and commercial advice to clients in the renewable energy sector for ten years, with time spent in-house...

  • Gareth Berry


    EMEA Market Specialist (Energy)

    Whitford Limited

    Gareth has spent 25 years working in various manufacturing sectors in both technical and commercial roles. Prior to this Gareth spent a number of...

  • Fraser Ewing


    Research Engineer

    DNV GL

    Fraser is a Research Engineer working in the Marine Renewable Energy sector. His research interests lie in reliability, probabilistic modelling,...

  • Sam Weller


    Associate Consultant

    Tension Technology International Ltd

    Sam has 11+ years’ experience in the offshore renewable energy sector including experimental and numerical R&D covering mechanical, power capture,...

  • Magnus Davidson


    Researcher: Environment, Economy, and Society

    University of the Highlands and Islands

    Magnus is a researcher engaged in investigating interactions between the environment, the economy, and society. He is interested in sustainable...

  • Kate Johannesen


    Senior Renewable Energy Engineer

    Black & Veatch

    Dr Kate Johannesen joined Black and Veatch in 2018 after working in academia for the previous 7.5 years, where she developed extensive knowledge of...

  • Andy Baldock



    Baldock Energy

    Andy is a Director-level consultant in renewable energy. From leading B&V’s work on its renewable energy projects since 2002, Andy has developed an...

  • Jacob Ahlqvist


    Senior Consultant


    Jacob is a chartered engineer with a broad energy background with onshore and offshore experience in wave energy, offshore wind and oil & gas. He is...

  • Jane Watters


    Specialist - Energy

    Scottish Enterprise

    Jane is currently a Specialist in the Energy Sector Team at Scottish Enterprise. Supporting the marine energy sector over the past 6 years, she has...

  • Winston D'Souza


    Technology Qualification & Offshore Type Approval Lead

    Lloyd's Register

    If you seek a certification for your technology from a reputed independent body, Winston is who you should be speaking to. Winston leads the...

  • Luca Castellini


    R&D Manager


    Luca Castellini currently works in the Research and Development as Manager, at Umbra Group. Luca does research in Electronic Engineering, Control...

  • George Laird



    Aquanet Power

    I am a Chartered Engineer with over 30 years experience in Power Generation industry including the Oil and Gas sector. My previous roles have...



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