Wave Energy Rig Testing Workshop
12 April 2024
The IMPACT project is delighted to announce that our “Wave Energy Rig Testing Workshop: Bridging the Gap between Research and Deployment” will take place on the 12th of April 2024 at the Hotel Giò in Perugia, Italy.
The event will showcase how rig testing can contribute to accelerating the development of the European wave energy sector, and feature presentations from international and Italian experts from both academia and industry.
The programme will consist of four technical sessions, covering the latest developments in rig testing, the benefits it can bring to the wave energy sector, and the benefits of rig testing in other industries. Participants will then be taken on a visit to VGA’s new test rig facility in Deruta, to view IMPACT’s innovative Dual Hardware-In-The-Loop testing platform. This platform has recently been used to test components of Carnegie Clean Energy’s CETO wave energy converter.
There is a nominal registration fee of 50 euros to cover hospitality.
08:30-09:15 Registration and networking
09:15-09:30 Welcome address
Giacomo Alessandri, VGA
Paula B. Garcia Rosa, SINTEF Energy Research
09:30-10:40 Session 1: Advancing academic research while bringing benefits to the sector
Chair: Jimmy Murphy, University College Cork
John Ringwood, Maynooth University
Mauro Bonfanti, Politecnico di Torino
Giacomo Moretti, University of Trento
Lars Johanning, University of Plymouth
10:40-11:10 Coffee break
11:10-12:20 Session 2: Wave energy bankability: how to reduce risks and gain confidence from investors
Chair: Mairead Atcheson-Cruz, Yavin 4 Consultants
Claudio Bittencourt Ferreira, DNV
Rémi Gruet, Ocean Energy Europe
Julia Fernandez Chozas, Julia F. Chozas, Consulting Engineer
12:20-13:30 Session 3: Testing in wave energy – the current state of the art
Chair: José Miguel Rodrigues, SINTEF Ocean
Matthew Holland, Wave Energy Scotland
Sam Neilson, Carnegie Clean Energy
Joseba Lopez Mendia, Tecnalia
Markus Wallentin, Ocean Harvesting Technologies
14:30-15:30 Session 4: Knowledge transfer from other industries
Chair: Marco Chiarappa, VGA
Nina Langhelle, SINTEF Ocean
Bruno Lorenzi, GemaTEG
Luciano Pizzoni, Umbragroup
Francesco Lumaca, Thales Alenia Space Italia
15:30-16:00 Bus from Perugia to VGA facility
16:00-17:30 Visit to testing laboratory
17:30-18:00 Bus from VGA facility to Perugia
18:00-19:30 Aperitivo and networking
Travel to Perugia
Located about 190 km north of Rome and 150 km southeast of Florence, Perugia is the capital of the Umbria region. The city is renowned for its art and is a cultural hub in Italy, with its history still intact, from the pre-Roman period to the Middle Ages and Reinassance.
The workshop will take place at the Hotel Giò (Via Ruggero D’Andreotto, 19 06124 Perugia). A discounted rate for participants is available.