Wave & Tidal

Leading independent subsea engineering and training company, Jee, will share its experience in the field of offshore renewables and marine energy at the annual Wave & Tidal 2015 conference and exhibition next month.

Drawing upon ten years’ experience in the offshore renewables and oil and gas industry, Jee’s business development manager for the renewables sector, Gary Howland, will present at the Renewable UK event taking place in Edinburgh between 25 and 26 February 2015.

Presenting on day two in the session named ‘Next Generation Enabling Technologies for the Wave and Tidal Sector’, Mr Howland will discuss a contract that Jee was awarded in June 2014. The contract to develop pioneering solutions for locating, securing, protecting and recovering electrical subsea cables, was part of Scottish Enterprise’s Marine Energy Array Cabling Solution Development project.

Mr Howland said: "The expanding renewables industry has introduced marine energy as an effective solution to help decarbonise the UK’s energy supply, increase energy security and reduce our dependence on imported fossil fuels. The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) estimates that wave and tidal energy combined has the potential to deliver around 20% of the UK’s current electricity needs, demonstrating the importance of bringing it to the commercial market.

"The highly-attended Wave & Tidal conference and exhibition represents an excellent opportunity to showcase our expertise and extensive experience in providing innovative, subsea engineering services to the renewables sector with the aim of reducing the costs and risk associated with the project lifecycle. Our engineering capabilities cover the complete project lifecycle, from design through to installation, operations, and decommissioning.

The event, which is expected to attract more than 500 delegates, will feature a keynote address from MSP Minister for Business, Energy and Tourism, Fergus Ewing.

"It has been forecast that the global wave and tidal market will be worth around £50bn by 2050, which further highlights the viability of adopting the energy for commercial use and the importance of these development projects in making it possible.

"The Scottish Enterprise project, which aimed to accelerate the development of solutions to a critical tidal energy technical challenge, is an important step in the commercialisation of marine energy in Scotland, a sub-sector that has been prioritised by Scottish Enterprise in its efforts to realise the economic potential of the renewables industry."

Mr. Howland’s presentation will outline the development programme, the key findings, the challenges that were encountered and go onto explain the solutions that Jee identified during the project.

Now in its 12th year, Renewable UK’s Wind & Tidal conference and exhibition brings professionals and experts in the field of renewables together to discuss new innovations and developments made in the sector. The two day event will take place from 25 to 26 February at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, The Exchange, Morrison Street.

For more information, please contact Jee.