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Marine Energy Wales Conference 2021

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Lesley Griffiths, MS

Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs

David Collier

COO, Minesto

Gerallt Llewelyn Jones

Director, Morlais

MEW - Jess Hooper

Programme Manager, Marine Energy Wales

Henry Dixon

Tidal Range Alliance Chair

Donagh Cagney

Policy Director, Ocean Energy Europe

John Breslin

Managing Director, BlueWise Marine

James Moon

Lead Specialist Advisor, Offshore Renewable Energy Programme, NRW

Gareth Davies

Managing Director, Aquatera

Ian Johnstone

Director, Aquatera

Jennifer Fox

Senior Consultant, ORJIP

Magnus Harrold

Innovation Manager, OREC

Ruth De Silva

Consultant Marine Ecologist, RPS

Elaine Buck

Technical Manager, EMEC

James McKie

Chair, Consenting Strategic Advisory Group

Catherine Tait

Consultant, Aquatera

Alex Meredith

Offshore Wind Investment Manager, RWE

Miriam Noonan

Analysis and Insight Manager, OREC

David Langston

Programme Manager, Wave Energy Scotland

Rob Flynn

International Development Manager, EMEC

Andrew Scott

CEO, Orbital Marine

Tam Bardell

Energy Development Manager, MHPA

Lewis Le Vay

Director, Centre of Applied Marine Sciences, Bangor University

Rhodri James

Lead Business Developer, Equinor

Sue Barr

Director, Cambrian Offshore

Graham Foster

CTO, Marine Power Systems

Simon Cheeseman

Strategy Director, OREC


Floating Wind Knowledge Manager, RWE

Kerry Hayes

Project Manager, Regen

Tim Hurst

Managing Director, Wave Energy Scotland

George Crossley

Site Manager, Fabtest

Steve Hall

MEW Project Director, and CEO of Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum

Ian Masters

Professor, Swansea University

Saul Young

Operations Manager, META

Robert Spice

Consultant Engineer, ITP energised

Dr Chris Williams

Head of Industrial Decarbonisation, Industry Wales

Sam Leighton

Managing Director, Bombora Wave Power

Rémi Gruet

CEO, Ocean Energy Europe

james greenhalgh

Head of Electricity Customer Connections, National Grid

Mike Scott

Project Managing Director, Blue Gem Wind

Helen Donovan

Senior Industrial Transformation Manager, Welsh Government

Mike Williams

Programme Director, Local Partnerships, Welsh Government

Tim Baker

Marine Energy Director, Black & Veatch

Jasper Roberts

Deputy Director, Renewable Energy Programme & Projects, Welsh Government

Mike Dowell

Deputy Director for Marine and Fisheries, Welsh Government

Martin Murphy

Chair, Marine Energy Wales

Sion Roberts

Marine Consents Manager, The Crown Estate

Matt Hodson

Marine Operations Director, Wave Hub Development Services Ltd

John Meagher

Director, Nova Innovation


Chair of Industry Wales

Oliver Wragg

Commercial Director, Orbital Marine Power

Martin Edlund

CEO, Minesto

Tim Stallard

Professor, University of Manchester

Tim Warham

Renewables Strategy, BEIS

Amrik Bal

Policy and public affairs director, Marine Energy Council

Steve Jermy

Chair, Wave Hub Development Services Ltd

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Wales has long been a strong supporter of ocean energy. Find out more by visiting the Wales stand.

Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult

ORE Catapult was established in 2013 by the UK Government and is part of a network of Catapults set up by Innovate UK in high growth industries. It is the UK’s leading innovation centre for offshore renewable energy and helps to reduce the cost of offshore renewable energy, supporting the growth of the industry and creating UK benefit.

Black & Veatch

Black & Veatch is an employee-owned engineering, procurement, consulting and construction company with a more than 100-year track record of innovation in sustainable infrastructure. Since 1915, we have helped our clients improve the lives of people in over 100 countries by addressing the resilience and reliability of our world's most important infrastructure assets. Our revenues in 2019 were US$3.7 billion. Black & Veatch (B&V) has a wealth of marine energy experience covering over 100 person-years of consultancy in floating wind, tidal stream, tidal range and wave energy. We’re helping investors, project and technology developers, utilities, and government agencies take potential projects from concepts to commercial reality.


Bombora has developed a multi megawatt wave power converter called mWave™ that can deliver a true alternative to complement today’s clean energy mix.

Marine Power Systems

Marine Power Systems is a marine renewables technology developer - we are developing renewable energy devices to exploit the immense wind and wave energy resources that exist in our oceans across the globe

Menai Science Park and Tenant Companies

Menai Science Park – Gaerwen, Anglesey, North Wales. A Bangor University Company. Wales’s first science park: the home of low carbon developments.


Minesto is a marine energy technology company with the mission to minimise the global carbon footprint of the energy industry by enabling commercial power production from the ocean.


The Morlais project manages a 35km2 area of seabed known as the West Anglesey Demonstration Zone, and once developed has the potential to become one of the largest tidal stream energy sites in the world. As part of third sector organisation, Menter Môn, Morlais aims to benefit local communities, the economy and environment through renewable low carbon energy generation by managing the zone and letting areas to developers of tidal stream energy generating devices.

Orbital Marine Power

Orbital Marine Power (Orbital) is an innovative Scottish engineering company focused on the development of a tidal energy turbine technology capable of producing a dramatic reduction in the cost of energy from tidal currents.

Port of Milford Haven

Providing the marine renewables industry with the spaces, facilities and services to grow.


RPS have been delivering offshore marine environment services for over 30 years. Our clients trust us, and we are respected for our creative thinking. Together we build strong relationships by repeatedly delivering on our promise – making complex easy.


SEACAMS2 is a project partnership between Bangor and Swansea universities, part funded by the European Regional Development Fund. SEACAMS2 can assist the development of opportunities in Low carbon, Energy and Environment in the convergence regions of Wales, and is an investment in the potential offered by the marine economy and marine renewable energy. A multi-disciplinary team of marine scientists on the SEACAMS2 project are working with MRE enterprises in Wales, conducting collaborative Research, Development & Innovation (RD&I) initiatives. As part of this, new data are also being gathered from a system of comprehensive coastal observatories - instrumented benthic landers and moored platforms - deployed in coastal regions identified as potential sites for MRE developments.

Blue Gem Wind

Developing a stepping stone approach to floating Wind in the Celtic Sea

GS Verde Group

Specialist professionals, proudly supporting clean energy organisations


Innovative and market leading planning and environmental services marine consultancy


Wales' national test facility. Creating a haven for marine energy

FAUN Trackway Limited

Bespoke Manufacturing Solutions

HYDAC Technology Ltd

HYDAC & Hydraulics, inseparable for over 55 years. HYDAC was founded in 1963 as a company for hydraulic accessories and is today an internationally active company group with over 9000 employees, 50 branch offices and 500 trade and service partners world-wide. HYDAC stands for hydraulics, systems and fluid engineering.


ITPEnergised Group (ITPE) is a world-leading consultancy offering energy, environmental, engineering, technical advisory and renewables asset management services. ITPE has a 27-year track record in offshore renewable energy across the globe, having worked on a wide variety of fixed and floating offshore wind, wave and tidal energy projects. As a testimony to our trusted expertise in offshore wind projects, the Project Team has recently worked for the following major offshore wind developers: Equinor, Vattenfall, Innogy, Ørsted, EDF, Mainstream Renewables Power, SSE, Iberdrola/ScottishPower Renewables, EDP Renovavies, CIP, Cobra/Kincardine and the Green Investment Group.

Mainstay Marine Solutions

We are Wales’ leading marine energy fabricator. With our specific marine engineering expertise, intimate understanding of marine processes, optimum location for marine based projects and extensive experience in this emerging and fast growing sector, Mainstay Marine Solutions is a partner of choice for marine energy device fabrication projects . We ensure devices are delivered on time, to budget and to the highest quality.


A one-stop solution in a Multi-Use Platform, producing electricity and fresh water using renewable power from the wind and waves.

Selkie Project

Selkie is a cross-border project which aims to boost the marine energy industry in Wales and Ireland by bringing together leading researchers and businesses to improve the performance of marine renewable devices and technologies.


With more than 8,700 people, SOCOTEC is a leading player in testing, inspection and certification (TIC) in the construction and infrastructure sectors. Across the globe, we deliver professional services for Marine & Renewable Energy Projects.

Titan Environmental Surveys Ltd.

Titan Environmental Surveys Ltd is one of the leading marine and environmental survey contractors in the UK.

Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru ; Natural Resources Wales

Natural Resources Wales is the largest Welsh Government Sponsored Body - employing 1,900 staff across Wales. We were formed in April 2013, largely taking over the functions of the Countryside Council for Wales, Forestry Commission Wales and the Environment Agency in Wales, as well as certain Welsh Government functions.

Marine Energy Wales

Working together to establish Wales as a global leader in the marine energy industry.

Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum

Inspiring, collaborating and delivering solutions for sustainable coastal communities

Pembroke Dock Marine

Pembroke Dock Marine will establish a world-class centre for marine engineering and energy on the Welsh coast.