Marine Energy Event 2019

On Wednesday 9 October, Dutch Marine Energy Centre (DMEC), Dutch Energy from Water Association (EWA) and Navingo organise the 5th annual Marine Energy Event. This session will delve into how marine energy solutions can drive our energy transition and next steps foreseen to successfully commercialize and integrate these solutions in the global energy mix.

Marine Energy Event Program

Chairman: Peter Scheijgrond, Head of Services DMEC Moderator panel discussions: Britta Schaffmeister, Director DMEC Wrap-up: Piet Ackermans, Chairman EWA

12.00 - 13.00 Lunch

13.00 - 13.30 Towards a carbon free and reliable electricity system

Marine Energy as an essential building block of the electricity system Andreea Strachinescu-Olteanu, Head of Maritime innovation, marine knowledge and investment, DG MARE, European Commission

Regional Energy Strategies as an important driver to implement marine energy solutions Maaike van Asten, Director Electricity, Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs & Climate

Integrating Dutch innovative concepts to accelerate the energy transition Annemieke Nijhof, Chairman Netherlands Water Partnership / TopSector Water & Maritime

13.30 - 14.00 Panel discussion: How can we accelerate integration within the energy mix?

14.00 - 14.30 Break

14.30 - 15.30 Marine energy solutions as successful export products

Floating to the top on a rising tide; the Pempa'q Tidal Energy Project Ralf Starzmann, Head of Business Development & Head of Power Take-Off Systems Sustainable Marine Energy (Germany)

Wave farm in Lanzarote off the coast of Spain: Towards a global pipeline of commercial farms Phil Hale, Business Development Bombora Wave Power (Australia)

Subsea kites in the Faroe Islands: Adding utility-scale tidal energy to reach 100% renewable Martin Edlund, CEO Minesto (Sweden) and Terji Nielsen, Head of R&D SEV (Faroe Islands)

Economic and technical viability of tidal energy: Magallanes Renovables’ experience Alejandro Marques de Magallanes, CEO Magallanes Renovables (Spain)

15.30 - 16.00 Panel discussion: What are the next steps in successful commercialization?

16.00 - 17.30 Drinks at the Marine Energy Pavilion

The Marine Energy Event is held during the Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference (OEEC) on (7), 8 and 9 October in Amsterdam. At the OEEC, Dutch Marine Energy Centre (DMEC) together with Navingo will host the Marine Energy Pavilion. Here, we will showcase the potential of marine energy and discuss collaboration opportunities with offshore & supply chain.

Register To register for the Marine Energy Event and for more information about the Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference and our Marine Energy Pavilion, please visit:

Marine Energy Event 2019

  • Date: 9 October 2019
  • Time: 12.00-18.00h
  • Location: Rai Convention Centre, Amsterdam