International Conference on Marine Renewable Energy and Maritime Hydrogen Technology
3-4 October 2018


Join us in Florø for the latest updates on technology, policies, projects and business cases within the subsea, marine renewable energy and maritime hydrogen industries.

Participants will have plenty of opportunities to meet up with potential business and project partners, and to engage in discussions with scientists, business developers, technology suppliers and project managers. You also get the chance to travel with the award winning vessel "Vision of the Fjords". 

Register for the conference at the bottom of the page.


Agenda Wednesday October 3rd 

12.00 - 13.00    Registration / snack
13.00 - 13.05 Welcome
   Trond Strømgren, GCE Subsea / Maritim Forening Sogn og Fjordane
13.10 - 13.20 Opening speach
  Terje Søviknes, Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy
Plenum session Moderator Maria Brandsøy, Maritim Forening Sogn og Fjordane
13.25 - 13.45 Viking Cruises - Cruising into the hydrogen future
  Serge Fossati, LH2 Project, Supply Chain Project Manager
13.50 - 14.10  Equinor - Large scale hydrogen production
  Per Sandberg, Senior advisor, Future Value Chains 
14.10 - 14.35   Break
Parallell Session 1 - Moderator Karoline Ullaland Hove, Greensight
  Short introduction to hydrogen equipment manufacturers
1  Fuel Cells 
  Ballard, Yane Laperche Riteau; Hydrogenics, Mark Kammerer;
  PowerCell, Johan Burgren; Proton motor, Rohit Prasad; Toshiba, TBA; Nedstack, Roel van Pas 
2 Pressure Tanks 
  Hexagon, Vegard Fredheim
3 Electrolysers and Refueling Stations 
  ITM Power, Kristoffer Olsen; Logan Energy, Bill Ireland; NEL, Bjørn Simonsen
Parallell Session 2 - Moderator Kai Stolz, GCE Subsea
  Marine Renewable Energy
1 Equinor - Offshore wind and new markets ahead
  Jan-Fredrik Stadaas, Corporate Strategy Manager
2 Seaproof Solutions - Cable protection for harsh environments
  Henrik Bang-Andreasen, CEO and Founder
3 Basque Energy Cluster - Focus on marine renewable energy
  Jose Ignacio Hormaeche, General Manager
17.00 End parallell sessions
18.30  Departure for Knutholmen on board the award winning "Vision of the Fjords"
22.15  Return from Kalvåg

Agenda Thursday October 4th

09.00 - 09.05  Welcome
  Trond Strømgren, GCE Subsea / Maritim Forening Sogn og Fjordane
Plenum session Moderator Elisabet Kjerstad Bøe, Hydrogen Region Sogn & Fjordane
09.05 - 09.25 Hyseas Energy - Hydrogen propulsion passenger vessel 
  Arnaud Vasquez, President Fondateur
09.30 - 09.50  Future Proof Shipping - Hydrogen powered inland push-barge
  Prasanna Colluru, Director Corporate Strategy
09.55 - 10.15 Winner FCH2 JU call hydrogen propulsion passenger vessel
10.20 - 10.40  Break
Parallell Session 1 - Moderator Elisabet Kjerstad Bøe, Hydrogen Region Sogn & Fjordane
  Hydrogen Infrastructure
1 Hyon - Maritime hydrogen infrastructure
  Tomas Tronstad, Managing Director
2 Norwegian Public Roads Administration - Hydrogen propulsion car ferry tender
  Edvard Sandvik, Head of Department, Ferry Section
Parallell Session 2 - Moderator Kai Stolz, GCE Subsea
  Marine Renewable Energy
1 EMEC - Orkney, a living lab for marine renewable energy
  Jon Clipsham, Hydrogen Development Manager
2 Hydrowave - The new way of extracting wave energy
  Geir Arne Solheim, CEO
3 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  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 cost
The event is open for all. Membership fee (members in Maritime Forening Sogn og Fjordane / GCE Subsea) 1875 Norwegian Kroners (NOK) incl. VAT/MVA. Non-member fee is 2500 NOK incl. VAT/MVA including lunch on the 4th. All participants must pay for their own dinner at Knutholmen 750 NOK. 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 below. (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 HotelFlorø Rorbu Apartments, Krokane Camping

Organisers: Maritime Association Sogn & Fjordane, GCE SubseaHydrogen Region Sogn & FjordaneFlora Municipality


If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact: 


Floro Samfunnshus
Fra onsdag 3. oktober 2018 kl. 13.00
Til torsdag 4. oktober 2018 kl. 13.00
Fredag 28. september 2018 kl. 16.00
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