Potential of marine energy

If we would be able to harness all the energy from delta’s and oceans worldwide, we would not have an energy problem. Moreover, by combining emerging marine energy technologies with the knowhow and services available through our maritime and offshore sectors, we are well positioned to become the next “silicon valley” of marine energy.

Apart from offshore wind, other sources of renewable energy can be generated offshore. According to the Blue Growth strategy of the European Commission, estimates show that ocean energy, such as wave and tidal energy, could meet up to 10% of the EU’s electricity demand by 2050. In order to generate both wind- and ocean energy in a cost-efficient manner, innovation in ship concepts, design and operations are key.

Why should I attend?

During this Europort Masterclass frontrunners in the field of offshore renewables present their newest solutions and share their vision on the future of offshore energy. What are the business opportunities for companies operating in the traditional oil and gas market today? And what technical innovations will reduce costs and increase efficiency?
During the network lunch you will have the opportunity to interact with the speakers and other attendees.


Are you interested to join this workshop? Please send an email expressing your interest to Astrid Groot from the Dutch Marine Energy Centre (astrid@dutchmarineenergy.com). Hereafter, you will receive further instruction to register for the masterclass for free. Free attendance will be on a first come first serve basis for 15 OPIN members.


10:00-10:15 Reception

10:15-10:25 Introduction by chairman / Mr. Reinder Jorritsma, Project developer, DOT BV

10:25-10:50 The future of generating energy offshore / Mrs. Britta Schaffmeister, Director, Dutch Marine Energy Centre

10:50-11:10 Generating sustainable energy by wave energy in ports / Mr. Yair Rudick, Business Development Manager, Eco Wave Power

11:10-11:30 A vision on vessels for installation of wind farms offshore / Mr. Wouter Dirks, Manager R&D and Innovation, Van Oord Offshore Wind BV

11:30-11:50 Designing and operating the newest service operation vessels / Mr. Stephen Bolton, CEO, Bibby Marine Services Limited

11:50-12:20 Discussion

12:20-12:30 Closing / Final remarks

12:30-13:30 Network lunch