Superb line-up for Marine Energy Event 2017

Marine Energy Event 2017, along with both EWA and DMEC are proud of the program and speaker line-up for the event this year. With a focus on the conditions for commercial success, divided over three topical sessions and a panel discussion, this is an event not to be missed.

The Marine Energy Event, organized in cooperation with the Dutch Energy from Water Association (EWA) and Dutch Marine Energy Centre (DMEC), presents the latest developments in international marine energy projects, environmental monitoring, testing infrastructure, offshore safety and construction, and the evolving trends and export markets of this sector.

The 2017 edition will focus on the conditions for commercial success and will take place on 11 October as part of Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference.

Program for Marine Energy Event (12.30 – 18.00 hrs)

Chairman: Peter Scheijgrond, Dutch Energy From Water Assocation (EWA)

12.30 – 13.30 Networking lunch

13.30 Opening

Introduction to the event and discussion on what is happening worldwide in the marine energy industry.

13.30 – 14.30 Session: R&D and Testing


  • Ocean Energy Platform: testing technology and R&D application projects
    Antonio Jarquin Laguna, Researcher Offshore Renewable Energy, Delft University of Technology
  • Open water testing under FORESEA
    Oliver Wragg, Commercial Director, EMEC

14.30 – 15.00 Session: Certification and Risk Reduction


  • Certification of marine energy convertors under IEC
    Olivier Benyessaad, Offshore Business Development Manager, Bureau Veritas
  • Marine energy from industry perspective
    Alain Padet, AXA Corporate Services

15.30 – 16.30 Session: Financing Marine Energy Projects


  • Access to Public Funding
    Joost Holleman, Twin Valleys
  • Project financing of wave energy projects
    Marcella Askew, Seabased
  • Developing a business case for bridge integrated tidal power
    Eric van den Eijnden, Tidal Bridge BV
  • Project financing for Tidal Lagoons
    Ton Fijen, Tidal Lagoon Power

16.30 – 17.15 Closing panel: Opportunities for the future in Marine Energy

Moderator: Britta Schaffmeister, DMEC

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Marine Energy Event is held as part of Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference (OEEC) which is an annual event focused on the complete offshore energy industry, from oil & gas to offshore wind and marine energy. The two-day event, to be held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on (9), 10 & 11 October includes an exhibition where an expected 650+ companies will showcase their products and services. Next to that, there is an accompanying conference that covers key topics and solutions for the offshore community.