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Bilbao. 27 to 31 March 2017

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Marine Energy Week

The most important renewable marine energy event in southern Europe

Marine Energy Week

Full technical conference program

Marine Energy Week

Full technical conference program

Marine Energy Week

From 27 to 31 March 2017

Bimep day

The most advanced testing facilities in open sea

Marine Energy Week

From 27 to 31 March 2017

Marine Energy Week

The most important renewable marine energy event in southern Europe

Marine Energy Week

The most important renewable marine energy event in southern Europe

Marine Energy Week

The most important renewable marine energy event in southern Europe

2017 Preliminary programme

Marine Energy Week, to be held during the week of 27-31 March 2017, will focus on renewable marine energy. The conference will include an extensive range of symposia, seminars and activities, with technical tours of marine and industrial installations. Over the five-day event, international experts in offshore wind, wave and marine current power will discuss issues related to the sea, energy, the latest technological advances and leading-edge projects.
The global marine energy industry will be attending this, the most important event of its kind in southern Europe.

Monday, 27 March 2017

OceaNET Final Conference

"Offshore Renewable Energy farm design and O&M"

OceaNET is organizing its final Workshop under the theme “Offshore Renewable Energy farm design and O&M” in Bilbao on March 27. The event will bring together a pool of experts and young up-and-coming researchers from the offshore renewables sector to sum up the main findings of the project and discuss current and future challenges of this emerging industry.

The conference programme will cover topics on array design, implementation and O&M of offshore wind and wave energy, with special focus on the work carried out in the scope of the OceaNET Project. The discussion will explore the benefits of Initial/Innovative Training Networks to the development of the industry and to market integration.

OceaNET is a multinational Initial Training Network (ITN) funded under the PEOPLE Programme (Marie Curie Actions) of European Union’s FP7. The overall objective of the project is to provide training to a group of 13 early-stage researchers in the fields of floating offshore wind and wave energy to support the emerging marine renewable energy sector.

Find out more at OCEANET Final Workshop.

This is a free-to-attend event. Register today!


Tuesday, 28 March 2017


Biscay Marine Energy Platform or BiMEP is an open sea facility situated off the Basque coast for testing wave energy collectors, floating wind power devices as well as auxiliary components for the two technologies and other similar ones, under real sea conditions

BiMEP Day will offer a complete scientific and industrial perspective of marine energy with a presentation of the research centre and scientific posters on the subject:


9:00 - 13:30 Morning programme.
Technical visit to BiMEP or Mutriku marine research facilities (exclusively for delegates with complete conference registration).
Visit conditioned to weather conditions.
15:30 - 17:30 Afternoon programme.
Scientific poster presentation at the exhibition area, in collaboration with the OCEANET project.
15:00 - 17:00 Offshore wind: cost reduction in all the supply chain
Meeting between Iberdrola and other international industry leaders with companies from the supply chain.
Exhibitors only.
11:15 - 11:20 Presentation
Alejandro Aznar, president CME-Spanish Maritime Cluster.
11:20 - 11:30 Opening
Maritime Sector: Lever international industrial growth.
Antonio Garamendi, Vice president CEOE.
11:30 - 11:50 Keynote Session
Vision of the Maritime Sector
Philippe Louis Dreyfus, President BIMCO-Baltic and International Maritime Council.
11:50 - 12:30 Round table: Global tendency and needs of the Maritime International Sector.
- Moderator: Alejandro Aznar, president CME-Spanish Maritime Cluster.
- Naval Representative: Patrick Verhoven, general secretary ECSA-European Community Shipowners's Associations.
- Port Representative: European Sea Ports Organisation.
- Fisheries Representative: Javier Garat, President ICFA-International Coalition of Fisheries Associations & President of Europêche.
- Marine Renewable Energies Representative: IBERDROLA
12:30 - 12:40 Question and answer Session
12:40 - 12:50 Conclusions by the Moderator: Alejandro Aznar, president CME-Spanish Maritime Cluster
12:50 - 13:00 Closing Session: Basque Government.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Offshore Wind Conference

Prospects are excellent for the development and growth of the wind market over coming years. This consolidated form of energy has focused its interest on the sea, a field which in coming years will offer new opportunities not only to power generators, but also to developers of floating technologies and logistics.

The symposium on offshore wind energy will include technical sessions on offshore wind farms, recent experiences and upcoming challenges, components (foundations, power take-off, installation, O&M, turbines), and a specific session on the Basque supply chain.

8:45 - 9:15 Opening.
In charge of the organization of the congres and IBERDROLA as main sponsor.
9:15 - 9:45 Keynote on the state of the art.
Giles Dickson, WindEurope CEO
9:45 - 11:15 Offshore wind turbines.
Moderator: Giles Dickson, WindEurope CEO.
The four main manufacturers of offshore wind turbines are participating.
- Javier Echarte. Head of Offshore Mechanical Design. General Electric-Alstom.
11:15 - 11:45 Coffee-break
11:45 - 13:15 Offshore wind farms: Foundations.
The session includes the technical aspects of the foundations as well as the design, manufacture, installation and maintenance.
- Abel Méndez Díaz. Commercial Manager Offshore. Navantia.
- Kim Steen Jensen. Ramboll.
13:15 - 13:45 Offshore wind farm operation and maintenance.
- Carmen Burgos García. Offshore O&M Principal Project Manager, ScottishPower Renewables.
13:45 - 15:30 Networking lunch
15:30 - 17:00 Offshore wind farms: Electrical equipment.
The session covers substations, submarine cables, DC connection and installation.
- Alfonso Montero. IBERDROLA

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Ocean Energy Conference

The future of this industry will be determined by the technology that is capable of harnessing the energy of the sea efficiently from all perspectives –in energy and economic terms, etc.- and which has sufficient capacity for viable commercial exploitation. There are currently several technologies in existence and the people responsible for them will present the developments that have been achieved in this field.

At the symposium on marine energy, leading companies from the energy industry and project developers will discuss advances in tide and wave energy. Participating in the debate on the future of marine energy will be technological agents, politicians and project developers with a major international participation in offshore projects.

8:45 - 10:00 Opening
With the participation of the European Commission's Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs (DG-MARE) with the aim of explaining implementation of the Ocean Energy Strategic Roadmap.
- Xavier Guillou. Maritime Policy Atlantic, Outermost Regions and Arctic. General Directorate for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries - European Commission.
- Jacopo Moccia. Policy and Operations Director, Ocean Energy Europe.
10:00 - 11:30 Developers of wave energy technology.
Moderator: Yago Torre-Enciso, technical director of BiMEP
The session will include the participation of four companies currently testing their devices in the water.
11:30 - 12:00 Coffee-break
12:00 - 13:30 Sharing the challenges.
This session will include the participation of four companies currently developing floating solutions for offshore wind and wave energy.
- DemoSATH. First floating prototype in BiMEP
Luis González-Pinto. Chief Operations Officer, Saitec Offshore Technologies.
- Jesús M. Busturia. Managing Director, Nautilus Floating Solutions.
- Pedro Mayorga. Technical Director, Enerocean.
13:30 - 13:45 Oceaneranet Cofund
Launch of the Cofunded Joint Call 2017, to support transnational collaborative research and development projects which demonstrate and validate ocean energy technologies, including wave and tidal energy devices, components and subsystems, moorings, foundations, electrical systems, installation, operations and maintenance.
- Karen Fraser, Energy-Marine and Low Carbon Technologies,Scottish Enterprise.
13:45 - 15:30 Lunch.
15:30 – 15:45 Euskampus poster prize.
15:45 - 17:30 OPERA - Open sea operating experience to reduce ocean energy cost.
Workshop aimed at learning from the first practical experiences of open-sea operation, identifying common challenges, best practices and needs. The workshop will bring together technology and project developers, marine contractors and test sites as catalysers of experience generation. This workshop forms part of the OPERA EU project (www.opera-h2020.eu), which one of its main goals is to collect, analyse and share open-sea operating data and experience to avoid early engineering mistakes.

Brokerage event B2B

Register here: https://www.b2match.eu/bilbaomarinenergy2017

8:30 - 9:00 Registration
9:00 - 13:30 Bilateral Meetings | Morning Session
13:30 - 13:45 Oceaneranet COFUND
Karen Fraser, Energy-Marine and Low Carbon Technologies, Scottish Enterprise
14:30 - 17:30 Bilateral Meetings | Afternoon Session

Friday, 31 March 2017


Tours for delegates to exhibitors' factories.