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Marine Energy Experts Prepare to Gather in South Wales

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Marine Energy Wales will be hosting its 10th Annual Conference on 4th April and a limited number of tickets are still available for Wales’ only conference dedicated to the marine renewable energy industry.

The conference will feature 30 world class speakers from project developers, supply chain, government and regulators, alongside a sold-out industry exhibition demonstrating what Welsh companies have to offer. A post-event dinner will also be held in to further discussions and networking.

It is the first time the event has been brought to Newport and the Marine Energy Wales team are delighted to be hosting their 10th annual event in the iconic Celtic Manor Resort.

Within the last 12 months there has been many positive developments for the industry in Wales. Swedish developer Minesto has now commissioned the world’s first commercial scale low-flow tidal kite technology system off Anglesey in North Wales and Swansea-based Marine Power Systems have successfully tested and validated their 1:4 scale WaveSub prototype. Australian developer Bombora has set up EU Headquarters in South Wales and Nova Innovation from Scotland are planning to place ten 100kW turbines off the Llyn Peninsula. Wales is also developing a network of test and demonstration facilities including array scale capability at the Morlais Tidal Demonstration Zone off Anglesey with the Pembrokeshire Demonstration Zone (PDZ) supporting wave and floating wind, and the Marine Energy Test Area (META) project in the Milford Haven Waterway.

Martin Murphy, Chair of Marine Energy Wales said,

“We are excited to be bringing our conference to the Celtic Manor Resort for our 10th annual event. The levels of interest are testament to the huge amount of work that has taken place across Wales in the last 12 months. It is great to have Lee Waters AM, Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport delivering the keynote speech as it clearly demonstrates that Welsh Government recognises the role marine energy can play in boosting the maritime economy.”

For details on the conference including the full programme and how to book tickets, visit the Marine Energy Wales website: www.marineenergywales.co.uk/annual-conference

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