NZMEC: a centre for connection

NZMEC: a centre for connection

awatea AGM 2014 NZMEC: a journey Nick Inskip General Manager Industry Development HERA awatea AGM 2014 Clearinghouse for

Information Identify and connect opportunity areas Mission AWATEA will promote, aid and foster a vibrant and viable marine energy industry in New Zealand Objectives Promote the

Industry Promote the Resource Vision Grow New Zealand wealth through a competitive Marine Energy Industry awatea AGM 2014

Marine Energy Delegation awatea AGM 2014 European Marine Energy Centre awatea AGM 2014 Key Messages Europe is taking Marine Energy very seriously. UK is the global leader. The opportunity is now.

awatea AGM 2014 Towards: NZMEC Report back at stakeholder briefing session Opportunity to twin with EMEC Explore level of interest in looking further at developing a NZ Marine Energy Centre awatea AGM 2014

NZMEC Is this something we want to do or not? Yes awatea AGM 2014 The Imperative Others are looking at establishing test centers in our region. There was a window of opportunity.

The successful establishment of a marine energy test centre provides the basis for a supportive environment for collaboration and development of an industry. Provides a mechanism and reason for Government to engage with the industry. awatea AGM 2014 Questions What form of operation would work for NZ? Where would the best location(s) be?

How are we going to fund this & how are we going to make it happen? Who should be involved? awatea AGM 2014 Next Steps Form a working group to answer those questions. Report back on options. Select and develop a preferred option. Develop a proposal

The result of which was: Proposal for part-funding of a marine energy testing facility in New Zealand Prepared for the New Zealand Government by the Aotearoa Wave & Tidal Energy Association and the Heavy Engineering

Research Association awatea AGM 2014 NZMEC - Gateway Strategy Goal: Develop a NZ Marine Energy Industry By: Attracting device developers from Europe to test in NZ. Develop relationships between device developers and NZ manufacturers. Develop relationships between device developers and site developers. Providing a gateway to Asia for European device developers Foster the development of wave and tidal energy sites in the Asia / Pacific.

Attracting device developers from Japan, China & Korea to test in NZ. Providing a pathway to Europe for Asian device developers. Providing a monetisation pathway for NZ research providers. awatea AGM 2014 Gateway to Asia / Pacific awatea AGM 2014 Gateway to Europe

awatea AGM 2014 Proposal Outcome NZMEC Proposal to Business Case Key Elements Short term economic benefits The EMEC economic benefit

Use Better Business Case format Relationship with EMEC awatea AGM 2014 Benefits of EMEC (GVA): 2003-2011

Orkney: $115M Highland & Islands: $139M Scotland : $234M UK : $299M Total: $787M Now over $1Billion Education and Employment

the Orkney experience ICIT students 250 MSc graduates 10 PhD graduates Navigation school 100s of mariners, many with global experience Archaeology World class expertise

Environmental International experts across a range of areas Marine Pilotage service and numerous master mariners Engineering and electrical Full capacity, especially with Caithness partners

awatea AGM 2014 Over 250 people now employed for/studying renewables related activity in Orkney awatea AGM 2014 NZMEC Business Case Developed and Submitted With support from:

Wellington City Council Hutt City Council NIWA EECA HERA

awatea AGM 2014 NZMEC Business Case Provided some additional information Now we wait! awatea AGM 2014 A reminder: The successful establishment of a marine energy test

centre provides the basis for a supportive environment for collaboration and development of an industry. Provides a mechanism and reason for Government to engage with the industry. awatea AGM 2014 Contact Details: Nick Inskip General Manager Industry Development HERA 09 262 4750

[email protected] Thank You

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