LCRI Marine attends MEP Conference 2014
Post date: April 7, 2014
LCRI Marine joined 150 international delegates last month at the Marine Energy Pembrokeshire (MEP) fifth annual seminar, held at the Cleddau Bridge Hotel in Pembroke Dock.
As well as the one day conference and exhibition, the seminar included a networking dinner and a tour of Pembroke Port. This year, the Port celebrates its 200th year of operation, with the tour giving delegates an insight into how this onetime shipbuilder of Admiralty battleships is gearing up to meet the marine energy supply chain challenge.
The seminar is consistently the biggest marine energy event in Wales, allowing LCRI Marine to engage with a global marine energy audience.
The keynote address was given by the Welsh Government Minister for Natural Resources and Food; Alun Davies. The Minister confirmed that “The Welsh Government is committed to unlocking the energy potential of our seas to help us build a sustainable, low carbon economy and drive green growth.”
The seminar’s panel debates featured representatives from industry and government, including Tidal Energy Limited, Marine Power Systems, Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon, Marine Current Turbines, The Port of Milford Haven, Natural Resources Wales and the Welsh European Funding Office amongst others.
Gareth Potter, LCRI Marine’s Industrial Liaison Officer said “The quality and value brought to this seminar by the speakers and delegates alike, demonstrate the considerable progress that has been made in the Welsh marine energy industry this year. For the first time in history, we look forward to the deployment of DeltaStream in the second half of 2014, with more devices getting in the water soon after”.