Renewable Marine Energy
Mark Aspinall, Director
Time: 11.45am-12.15pm, Lecture Theatre
Offshore wind is now becoming an established source of energy for the UK. Energy companies and the government are keen to ensure that this investment and knowledge is used to increase the amount of energy that can be produced from the sea. This increased investment will help bring down costs and also make the UK much more competitive in the global market for technologies and services.
The next two areas to be developed will be wave and tidal. This presentation briefly covers the history of development in this area, and focuses on the efforts of one particular local company: 4NRg Ltd.
Mark Aspinall is a director of 4NRg Ltd., a company that specialises in R&D in offshore renewable energy. In addition, he is director of two other related companies: SPS (which specialises in preventing scour around offshore wind turbines) and Tidal Harvester (which has designed, tested and is currently developing a tidal energy device for use in the North Sea).
A graduate in civil engineering, Mark has spent most of his career in marketing and management in a range of companies, including a US software developer, his own direct marketing agency, and a specialist engineering management information company supplying services to MOD and defence contractors.