MPS Technical Director to speak at marine industry conference

Chairman and Technical Director of Marine Power Systems (MPS), Graham Foster, has been announced as one of the speakers at the upcoming UK Marine Energy Conference 2016 in Glasgow.

Foster is the Co-founder of MPS, a Swansea-based company that is developing technology designed to capture the energy from ocean waves through the WaveSub wave energy converter (WEC), planned to be tested at quarter-scale later this year at FaBTest – a test area situated 2.8 square km within Falmouth harbor.

Foster will be speaking as part of the ‘projects and the process’ session of the conference, which will cover updates from test projects across the UK and Ireland with a focus on construction and installation, increase of industry and public confidence, cost levels of long term projects, and decommissioning.

Graham Foster said: “It is an honour to be invited to speak at such a prestigious event. Being able to present at the conference will allow me to showcase MPS’ WaveSub wave energy converter and in particular, highlight the multiple innovations of the WaveSub and how these will allow the WaveSub to maximise energy production whilst simultaneously reducing costs.”

The UK Marine Energy Conference 2016 focuses on accelerating marine energy as a viable alternative energy and maintaining the UK’s position at the forefront of marine energy development.

The conference will be held on July 5, 2016, at the Glasgow Marriott Hotel.