January 27, 2022

Energy Talks&Drinks

Recent climate change reports and CO2 reduction roadmaps and policies, including the IEA study Net zero 2050 and the EU Offshore Renewable Energy strategy, stress the urgency to increase renewable energy production (much more) rapidly. This includes energy from water, that seemed out of grace for some time, but now find itself back in the limelight. Dutch parliament recently passed three motions, appealing to government to be more supportive of energy from water solutions.

So where do we stand now in the Netherlands? What has happened in recent years, what developments have taken place and which companies are developing which solutions? Are we still ‘up-to-date’ or does it require engineers to also innovate themselves with new and different skills? What opportunities lie ahead for the offshore sector?

During the Energy Talks&Drinks, on Thursday 27 January, we will address energy from water in the Netherlands. A short outlook will be presented, innovative entrepreneurs will share their innovations and we will pay attention to opportunities for students and (young) professionals in this sector that is spearheading growth of the ‘Duurzame Blauwe Economie’.

This session is made possible by the ENCORE project: Energising Coasts with Offshore Renewable Energy, managed by Bluespring and funded under the INTERREG 2SEAS programme.

17.00 hrs Word of welcome by Buccaneer Delft
17.05 hrs Opening and outlook by Peter Scheijgrond, Chairman of the Board at EWA and Director at Bluespring
17.15 hrs Maarten Berkhout, CEO at Seaqurrent about offshore renewables and the security of supply
17.20 hrs Panel discussion
18.30 hrs Networking drinks

Moderator: Peter Scheijgrond, Director at Bluespring and Chairman of the Board at EWA: Dutch Energy from Water Association.


  • Sven Kramer, Director Sustainability at Van Oord
  • Bouke Veldman, Strategy Symphony at Teamwork Technology
  • Willem Molenaar, Business Development at Water2Energy
  • Brigitte Vlaswinkel, Research and Offshore Operations Director at Oceans of Energy