During March 2017, ITPEnergised helped OceanPixel and the Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS) deliver a two day training course in Singapore on an ‘Introduction to Offshore Renewable Energy’. Alongside staff from OceanPixel, Aquatera, NTU, Envigour and DSA, ITPE presented a range of topics introducing the offshore renewables industry to the 18 attendees who had travelled from all across South East Asia to attend the event. Over the course of the two days, the presenters had the chance to interact with the delegates and learn about their initial perceptions of offshore renewables and the potential applications across South East Asia.
Speakers in the training course included:
- Mark Leybourne – Senior Engineer in Offshore Renewable Energy, ITPEnergised
- Mike Abundo – Managing Director, OceanPixel
- Narasimalu Srikanth – Director, Wind & Energy Research, Nanyang Technological University
- Tom Wills – Senior Consultant, Wave & Tidal, Aquatera
- Duncan Clark – Senior Consultant, Aquatera
- Bruce Cameron – Principal Consultant, Envigour Policy Consulting Inc.
- Mary Ann Quirapas – Research Associate, Nanyang Technological University
- Ryan Nicoll – Co-founder and Director of Engineering, Dynamic Systems Analysis
- Andrew Baron – Project Engineer, Dyanmic Systems Analysis
The training course included lectures on;
- Offshore renewable energy resources and extraction principles
- Current status of offshore renewable energy
- Market opportunities and challenges in Southeast Asia
- Supply chain and support industry
- Experiences in wave and tidal energy
- Learning from the offshore wind sector
- Financing and risk in offshore renewables
- Resource assessment for wave and tidal
- Environmental impact assessments
- A guide to the project development process
IEA-OES workshop on Ocean Renewable Energy in Islandic Conditions
Following the training course, ITPEnergised attended and presented at the IEA-OES workshop on “Ocean Renewable Energy in Islandic Conditions”. The Energy Research Institute @ Nanyang Technological University (ERI@N) with the International Agency System – Ocean Energy Systems (IEA-OES), held the 2 day workshop at NTU and was attended by industrial and academic delegates from across Southeast Asia. This workshop was used to discuss various topics related to ocean renewable energy adoption in islands and how ocean energy can be alternative energy source towards the islands’ sustainability.