October – December 2020

SHFCA annual conference 2020
Oct 14 @ 1:30 pm – Oct 15 @ 1:00 pm

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Hydrogen is a fast evolving area in Scotland, and SHFCA 2020 promises to be one of the highlights of the year.

Register here before midday on Monday 12th October for your free pass to attend the SHFCA online conference.

Conference theme: Scaling up Hydrogen and Fuel Cells for Scotland’s 2032 Targets 

The four sessions of SHFCA2020 will cover policy, hydrogen supply, infrastructure, and hydrogen demand:

Day 1 | 14 Oct | 13:30-17:00 BST includes the opening plenary session which will highlight policy leadership and ambitions for hydrogen and fuel cells, and explore importance of cross-sector and international partnership working. The opening plenary is followed by the session on hydrogen supply which will include updates on the key projects for production of green and blue hydrogen.

Day 2 | 15 Oct | 09:30-13:00 BST  continues with the theme of building a hydrogen economy for Scotland. The first session is about the enabling hydrogen infrastructure which will connect the sources of hydrogen supply with the growing hydrogen demand. This is followed by the final session of the conference which will address hydrogen demand, and how we can build up the demand at sufficient scale and with attractive business models.


EMEC’s Managing Director, Neil Kermode will be speaking on during the opening plenary session on day 1.

14 Oct |Opening Plenary 13:30 – 15:00 BST.

This session is chaired by Bruce Farquhar of Anderson Strathern
- Paul Wheelhouse MSP: Scottish Government Minister for Energy, Connectivity, & Islands
- Neil Kermode: Managing Director at the European Marine Energy Centre. RESponible Energy Islands – Leading by Example
- Paul Henderson: Head of Hydrogen Supply at BEIS, UK Government
The three speakers will then be joined by Stuart Hawksworth, Health & Safety Executive, for the plenary session panel discussion.

Topsides UK 2020
Nov 9 @ 9:00 am – Nov 13 @ 11:30 am


Topsides UK 2020 provides a world-class conference and exhibition for operators, supply chain, SME’s, contractors & specialist consultants to share their knowledge and experience thus ensuring that the industry is aligned in tackling the challenges of late life operations together.

This year, Topsides is being held virtually, and events will be held each day, 09.00 – 11.30 from 9th – 13th November.

Excelling today whilst preparing for our future | Themes at this year’s event will include:

  • The Future and Energy Transition
  • Asset Stewardship: Business as Usual
  • Asset Integrity
  • Maintenance and Reliability Excellence
  • Enabling the Supply Chain
  • People and Skills
  • Smart Decommissioning

Attending Topsides UK

Our Instrument & Controls Engineer, Scott Crawford, will be attending Topsides, and speaking as part of a panel discussion on energy transition on Day 1, 9th November from 9am. Scott will be discussing how EMEC’s success in wave and tidal energy demonstration has led them to recent involvement in wider energy systems work, including hydrogen, microgrids and battery storage solutions.

Access the Topsides full programme here.



Scottish Renewables: Scottish Green Energy Awards (At Home) @ Online
Nov 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Scottish Green Energy Awards at home

This year, Scottish Renewables’ annual Scottish Green Energy Awards will have an online format.

For the first time, the event is free to attend, with tickets available to book on the Scottish Renewables website.

So join us this November to celebrate those making our industry the success story it is as we honour the people, organisations and communities going above and beyond to shape the industry’s future.

EMEC award nominees:

James Ferguson, Research & Development Engineer for the Young & Inspiring Award sponsored by WSP

For more information on the event and nominees, visit Scottish Renewables Events page.

Hydrogen’s Place in the Energy System Seminar
Dec 10 all-day

s place in the energy system

The development of hydrogen as a mainstream fuel will be crucial to the Scottish and global net-zero journey – a new market which presents economic opportunity across the board.

But how can industry capitalise on this emerging sector and the need for clean, low-carbon fuel for new and innovative technologies? With an ever-increasing push to decarbonise public transport and vehicles fleets, what are the real golden opportunities for businesses in the renewable energy industry?

Scottish Renewables’ Hydrogen Seminar will examine all these issues and more.

EMEC speakers:

Adele Lidderdale, Hydrogen Projects Manager in the session titled Potential into reality: future technology today 







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Atlantis Resources Corporation



Naval Group

Naval Group


Open Hydro


Orbital Marine




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Sustainable Marine Energy

Sustainable Marine Energy


Voith Hydro


Wello Oy

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