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The goal of this seminar is to strengthen the supply chain for blue energy in Europe and to explore opportunities in growth markets around the world, with focus on wave, tidal and floating wind energy. International and local speakers will highlight the state of the art and demonstrate ways to overcome specific challenges of blue energy, by focusing on small scale applications, integration in multi-use platforms and technical standards. Participants are also offered the possibility to network with key players from the Belgian offshore energy scene, facilitated by the opportunity of the Ocean Energy ERA-Net call.


This conference is free of charge. Participation to the networking diner is optional, at a cost of 60 € per person (excl. VAT).

Offshoreväst is able to support with cost for travel and hotel for this event. If you are interested to participate, please get in contact with us



10:00 Welcome with coffee @ the production site of De Meyer
10:30 Presentation of the river stream project of the Meyer and visit of the production facilities
11:30 Bus transfer to the conference venue (2 km) by bus
12:00 Session 1 – Introduction to the Belgian value chain in wave and tidal energy
Welcome Luc De Ryck, Mayor of Temse
Introduction to the seminar Ann Overmeire, Blue Cluster
Cost reduction pathway of wave and tidal energy Miriam Noonan, Financial Analist, ORE Catapult
DEME’s experiences and developments within the tidal and floating wind sector Jan Goormachtigh, DEME Blue Energy
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Session 2 – Getting to Market in Blue Energy
Use-cases to reduce costs of blue energy based on multi-use Jonathan Williams, Marine South East Ltd



Technical standards relevant for marine energy

Contribution of the MET-CERTIFIED project

Pieter Mathys, Ghent University
Market-update for blue energy outside Europe Marcos Suarez, Basque Energy Cluster
15:00 Coffee break
15:30 Session 3 – Networking
Introduction of Ocean Energy Era-Net call for proposals Jozef Ghijselen, VLAIO
15:50 Pitches from Blue Cluster member companies like Jan De Nul, Tractebel, Laminaria,…
16:15 Pitches of foreign visiting companies: BiMEP, Idom, Ditrel, …
16:45 Individual matchmaking
18:00 Closing drink
18:30 Bus transfer to hotel
19:30 Diner (optional)


February 26, 10:00 – 18:00 


Frans Boelplein 1 Temse, 9140 Belgien