This event features technical presentations about key projects and the latest developments in hydropower, including pumped storage, tidal power, technological innovations and asset management.
Currently, there are multiple hydropower engineering initiatives across the UK and internationally, at various stages of the project lifecycle. Many hydropower plants are being refurbished or are looking to incorporate new technologies. Hydropower is becoming ever more important as we look to renewable energy to provide a more significant proportion of the energy mix.
The Hydropower Engineering seminar will explore the engineering challenges and lessons learnt in current hydropower engineering projects including examples of plant expansion, refurbishment and development of pumped storage facilities.
Attend this seminar to:
- Hear from hydropower industry leaders including Engie, SSE Renewables, ORE Catapult, Voith Hydro and Gilbert Gilkes & Gordon Ltd
- Learn about key projects in pumped storage including Red John and Snowy 2.0
- Address challenges associated with the operation, maintenance and refurbishment of hydropower plants
- Find out more about the challenges of grid stability and hydropower's role in decarbonisation
Key programme highlights:
- Find out about the Dinorwig power station refurbishment project from Engie
- SSE Renewables cover their portfolio of current hydro plant refurbishment projects
- Mott MacDonald present lessons learned from the Tarbela hydropower plant expansion with large vertical Francis turbines
- The International Hydropower Association discuss the role of sustainable hydropower in a renewable energy mix
- Hear about energy recovery in water networks from Gilbert Gilkes & Gordon Ltd
- KGAL share insights into using modern techniques to future proof century-old hydraulic gates
Key speakers include:
- Lorna Bennet, Mechanical Engineer, ORE Catapult
- Eddie Rich, Chief Executive Officer, International Hydropower Association
- Arwel Williams, Lead Mechanical Turbine Engineer - Ffestiniog Refurbishment Project, Engie
- Simon Hamlin, Chief Executive Officer, British Hydropower Association
- Mike McWilliams, Principal, McWilliams Energy
Delegate feedback from previous seminar:
"Excellent seminar which addressed a number of issues facing the hydropower industry - including provision of a networking forum of key decision makers."
Head of Hydro & Projects, Weir Engineering Services
"It's about time the Institution of Mechanical Engineers hosted a seminar on the exciting and technically challenging field of hydropower and they did a superb job. I look forward to the next one."
Hydropower Consultant, Mott MacDonald
"Events like these are a fantastic opportunity to hear about key projects and the latest developments in hydropower in the UK and beyond as they bring together the principal developers and experts."
PhD Student, Lancaster University
Fluid Machinery Group, Institution of Mechanical Engineers
Tom Pendrey, Principal Renewables Engineer, AECOM
George Aggidis, Professor and Head of Energy Engineering at Lancaster University and Board Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers' Fluid Machinery Group
Matthew MacLeod, Lead Design Engineer – Hydro, SSE Renewables
Nilla Karlsen-Davies, Partnerships & Business Engagement Manager for Engineering and Physical Sciences, Lancaster University
Early Bird discount ends on 2 April 2021
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