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Conference Marine Energy

03 - 04. October 2018

Flora Samfunnshus, Markegata 51, Florø

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marine turbine photo
Photo by EMEC

We invite you to receive the latest updates on technology, policies, projects and business cases within the marine renewable energy and maritime hydrogen industries.

Participants will have plenty of opportunity to meet with potential business and project partners, and to engage in discussions with scientists, business developers, technology suppliers and project managers. Crossover from the subsea industry is vital to develop the upcoming ocean industries.


Wednesday 3 October

12.00 - 12.30 Registration and snack
12.30 - 12.35 Welcome, Trond Strømgren, GCE Subsea and Maritim Forening Sogn og Fjordane
12.40 - 1255 Opening speach, State Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, Ingvil Smines Tybring-Gjedde

Plenum Session
Moderator: Elisabet Kjerstad Bøe, Hydrogen Region Sogn & Fjordane

13.00 - 13.20 Water-Go-Round - First fuel cell vessel in the US,
Ryan Sookhoo, Director Business Development, Hydrogenics
13.25 - 13. 45 Equinor - Large scale hydrogen production
Per Sandberg, Senior Advisor Future Value Chains
13.50 - 14.10 Deep Purple – Offshore hydrogen technologies for CO2-free stable energy production
Marit Mork, Project Manager, TechnipFMC
14.10 - 15.00 Break
15.00 - 17.00 Parallell Session 1
Moderator: Trond Strømgren, GCE Subsea / Maritim Forening Sogn og Fjordane

Short introduction to hydrogen equipment manufacturers:

  • Fuel Cells: Ballard, Kristina F. Juelsgaard; Hydrogenics, Mark Kammerer; PowerCell, Johan Burgren; Proton motor, Rohit Prasad; Toshiba, Shoichi Hidai; Nedstack, Roel van Pas
  • Pressure Vessels: Hexagon, Vegard Fredheim; MAN Cryo, TBA
  • Electrolysers and Refueling Stations: ITM Power, Kristoffer Olsen; Logan Energy, Bill Ireland; NEL, Bjørn Simonsen

14.35 - 17.00 Parallell Session 2
Moderator: Kai Stoltz, GCE Subsea

Marine Renewable Energy:

  • Equinor - Offshore wind and new markets ahead: Jan-Fredrik Stadaas, Corporate Strategy Manager
  • Seaproof Solutions - Cable protection for harsh environments: Henrik Bang-Andreasen, CEO and Founder
  • Basque Energy Cluster - Focus on marine renewable energy: Jose Ignacio Hormaeche, General Manager

18.30 Departure for Knutholmen on board the award winning "Vision of the Fjords"
22.15 Return from Kalvåg

Thursday 4 October

09.00 - 09.05 Welcome, Trond Strømgren, GCE Subsea / Maritim Forening Sogn og Fjordane

Plenum session
Moderator: Maria Brandsøy, Maritim Forening Sogn og Fjordane

09.05 - 09.25 Future Proof Shipping - Hydrogen powered inland vessel, Prasanna Colluru, Director Corporate Strategy
09.30 - 09.50 HySEASIII Ferry Project, Kristina F. Juelsgaard, Business Development Director, Ballard
09.55 - 10.15 Norwegian Public Roads Administration - Hydrogen propulsion car ferry tender
Edvard Sandvik, Head of Department, Ferry Section
10.20 - 11.00 Break
10.40 - 12:30 Parallell Session 1
Moderator: Elisabet Kjerstad Bøe, Hydrogen Region Sogn & Fjordane

Hydrogen Infrastructure:

  • Hyon - Maritime Fuel Cell Solutions; Safety, rules & regulations and classification experiencesTomas Tronstad, Managing Director
  • TBA
  • Gasnor - Coastal logistics for gas, included hydrogen
    Aksel Skjervheim, Business Development Manager

10.40 - 12.20 Parallell Session 2
Moderator: Kai Stoltz, GCE Subsea

Marine Renewable Energy

  • EMEC - Orkney, a living lab for marine renewable energy: Jon Clipsham, Hydrogen Development Manager
  • Hydrowave - The new way of extracting wave energy: Geir Arne Solheim, CEO
  • Xylem Analytics / Aanderaa Data Instruments AS - Smart monitoring for better production: Inger Graves, Ocean & Coastal Business Development, Leader EMEAI-AP and Tomás Crespo Moreno, Customer Care Center Manager

12.30 - 13.30 End of Conference and Lunch

Included in the programme is also a sightseeing boat trip on board "Vision of The Fjords" accompanied by dinner at the seafront in one of the best seafood restaurants on the West Coast of Norway, Knutholmen.

Participation and Costs

The event is open for all.

  • Participation fee for members in Maritime Forening Sogn og Fjordane or GCE Subsea is 1875,- NOK incl. VAT/MVA
  • Participation fee for non-members is 2500,- NOK incl. VAT/MVA
    The fees are including lunch 4 October.

All participants must pay for their own dinner at Knutholmen, cost is 750,- NOK (optional) incl. VAT/MVA.

You will receive an invoice for conference and dinner after the conference, thus it is important to add a full invoice address in the registration form (speakers at the conference has reduced or no conference fee.)

All participants must book their own overnight stay. Accommodation suggestions: Quality Hotel Florø, Comfort Hotel Florø, Kinn Hotel, Florø Rorbu Apartments, Krokane Camping


Registration has now ended.

The conference is organised in collaboration with:
Maritim Forening Sogn & Fjordane, Hydrogenregion Sogn og Fjordane, Flora Kommune

Contact Information

Thea Båtevik

Innovation Consultant

Thea Båtevik