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Given the momentum and the increasing pace of development in this nascent industry, this year’s OTEC Symposium program will go beyond research and technology development and move towards highlighting the market developments and identifying the missing pieces to being able to deploy OTEC systems more rapidly. The program will address the opportunities and the challenges that lie ahead, in all phases of OTEC development. It will be a lively program with a dynamic mix of stakeholders, gathering government delegates, project developers, supply chain companies, financiers and most of the world’s experts on offshore technologies.

25 October 2016: Science Centre Delft (Day 1)

09:00 Registration
09:30 Symposium opening
Prof. Tim van der Hagen
President of the Executive Board
Delft University of Technology
Welcome to the 4th International OTEC Symposium
Prof. Kornelis Blok
Chairman of the Ocean Energy Platform
Delft University of Technology
Energy systems transitioning to 100% renewable energy
Remi Blokker
Bluerise, The Netherlands
Introduction to OTEC, challenges and opportunities
10:35 Break
10:55 OTEC projects and technology
Assoc. Prof. Yasuyuki Ikegami
Professor and leader of the OTEC division
Institute of Ocean Energy, Saga University, Japan
Current Status and Future Prospects on Kumejima-model for 1MW OTEC and Advanced DOWA
Dr. Hyeon-Ju Kim
Head of Research Center
Korea Research Institute of Ships & Ocean Engineering (KRISO)
Design of 1MW OTEC demonstration plant mounted on Octagonal Sevan type offshore platform
Jeremy Provost
Heat Transfer Department Manager
Technip Technology for Energy Conversion
Anne-Marije Zwerver
Project Engineer
Bluerise, The Netherlands
OTEC in the energy mix
12:15-13:45 Group photo, signing ceremony, lunch and poster session
Dr. Akbariah Mohd Mahdzir
Deputy Director
UTM Ocean Thermal Energy Centre, Malaysia
OTEC development in Malaysia through offsets programme
Harold Lever
Archimedes Solutions, The Netherlands
Development of simplified OTEC technology and project in the pacific ocean
Adibah Awang
Research Fellow
UTM Ocean Thermal Energy Centre, Malaysia
Formulating Ocean Energy Bills or Regulations under the Existing Laws of Malaysia with Federal System of Government
Sung Woo Kim
Research Assistant
Korea Research Institute of Ships & Ocean Engineering (KRISO)
Designing and implementing a capacity-building program, SSUA (Sustainable Seawater Utilization Academy), in Tarawa, Kirbati for multipurpose use of discharged water from an OTEC plant
15:05-15:25 Break
Tristan Urtizberea
‎Project Manager
Akuo Energy
NEMO, bringing OTEC to utility scale
Dr. Ted Johnson
Senior Vice President and Executive Director
Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation
Commercializing and Financing OTEC
Dr. Sakurazawa
Head of the heat exchanger's R&D center and Xenesys Imari factory
Xenesys, Japan
Development on Plate-type Heat Exchanger for OTEC
Matthijs Rabaey
International Key Account Manager, Process Technology Division
Alfa Laval
Optimizing CAPEX and OPEX in OTEC by redefining Heat Exchangers Philosophy
Françoise Dubois
Expert biofouling & composite materials
DCNS, France
Heat exchanger biofouling control, Martinique trials
17:30 Deltares cordially invites all OTEC Symposium participants for an exciting evening at the Deltares facilities. A delicious dinner will be served and a grand tour of the facilities will be organized. Transportation from the venue will be arranged.

20:30 End of day 1

26 October 2016: Amsterdam RAI (Day 2)

08:45 Registration
09:15 Opening day 2 of the symposium
Summary of day 1 of the conference
Fabien Cousteau
Aquanaut, ocean conservationist and documentary filmmaker
Keynote: Ocean Termal Energy Conversion,
Sustainability as a strategic advantage

10:00 Interactive market session
Diego Acevedo
VP business development

Desiree Latimer
Energy Island Bell Pirie
Philippines case study
10:30 OTEC standardization and certification
Martin Brown
General Manager Aberdeen
Aqualis Offshore UK Ltd.
Introduction to IEC’s 'General Guidance for Design and Analysis of an Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) Plant (PT20)'
Laura-Mae Macadré
Marine Renewable Energy Product Manager
Bureau Veritas - Marine & Offshore Division
Certification of Ocean Thermal Energy Converters, feedback from international case studies
11:10 Break
11:30 Panel session: Roadmap
Emanuele Taibi
Islands Energy Transition Analyst
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
Ocean Power: A potential solution to achieve 100% renewable energy on islands

Panel participants
  • Kelly Cayocca
    Ocean Energy Systems (IEA)
  • Felix Leinemann
    Head of Unit - Maritime policy Atlantic, outermost regions and Arctic
    European Commission
  • Remi Blokker
  • Clem Bibo
    Senior Investment Officer
    Energy Department – Latin America & the Caribbean
    FMO Dutch Development Bank
12:15 Conclusions
Summary and closing of the symposium
12:30 Lunch



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