Cornish renewable energy pioneersat ‘All Energy’

Pioneering marine renewable energy organisations Wave Hub, A&P Group and leading research institute PRIMaRE will be sharing their expertise at All Energy, the UK’s largest renewable exhibition, on18-19 May at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (

The Cornish organisations have been brought together by InvestinCornwall, Cornwall Development Company’s inward investment service, to highlight Cornwall’s position as a world leader in marine renewable energy. Representatives from the organisations will be sharing their insights into the latest developments in the sector at a specially organised seminar – Leading the way in Marine Renewable Energy– which will take place on 18 May at 2.00pm-3.30pm in Room 9.

Lucy Hunt, Manager for InvestinCornwall, said: “With over 300 miles of coastline, rich opportunities to trial new technologies, a strong skills base and funding and business support, Cornwall is the natural home for the growing marine energy industry. Delegates at All Energy will get the opportunity to hear first-hand from three of the industry’s most innovative organisations. Join us tolearn about investment and developments in the county to support this emerging sector.”

To register interest for the seminar, contact or phone 01872 322843. More information about A&P Group, PRIMaRE and Wave Hub is provided below.


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Cornwall’s Marine Renewable Energy Pioneers

For further information on any of the organisations or to arrange an interview, please contact Grayling Public Relations on 0117 929 2311.

  • A&P Group

A&P Group is one of the largest ship repair and conversion companies in the UK with an annual turnover of approximately £96 million. The company is 100 per cent privately owned and employs 600 people across the Group. Operating across three strategically located yard sites and seven fully operational large scale dry-docks in the UK, A&P Group’s three yards are located in Hebburn on the river Tyne, on the River Tees near Middlesbrough and at the historic port of Falmouth on the south west coast. A&P Group has developed internationally from its traditional business of ship repair, ship conversion and fabrication to providing offshore and renewable marine engineering services.

Speaking at All Energy 2011: Drystan Jones, Business Development Manager Renewables


The Peninsula Research Institute for Marine Renewable Energy (PRIMaRE) is a dedicated team of more than 40 international researchers and world class facilities. PRIMaRE aims to accelerate the development of marine technology and address the most critical challenges facing the marine renewable energy industry.

Speaking at All Energy 2011: Rupert Lorraine,Knowledge Exchange Manager

  • Wave Hub

Installed on the seabed 10 miles off Cornwall last year, the £42 million Wave Hub project has created the world’s largest grid-connected and fully consented test site for wave energy devices, allowing them to be tested and evaluated on a scale not seen before. Wave Hub’s first customer will be Ocean Power Technologies with its PowerBuoy device.

Speaking at All Energy 2011:Guy Lavender, General Manager, Wave Hub.

For further information please contact:

Richard Chapman or Kimberley Holder on 0117 9292311 or /

This activity is being carried out by Cornwall Brand. Cornwall Brand is a project funded by the Convergence European Regional Development Fund and Cornwall Council. Cornwall Brand is part of Cornwall Development Company (CDC) which operates as Cornwall Council’s economic development arm. On behalf of Cornwall Council, CDC promotes Cornwall to the world; the mission –“to achieve sustainable prosperity with opportunity for all” by helping to develop and deliver the economic strategies for the county.