Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing and his counterparts from France, Belgium and the Republic of Ireland, are due to hold a Ministerial summit later this month at the Ocean Energy Europe conference.
The biggest ocean renewable energy event this year, it being held on 20-21 October in Dublin with the support of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI).
Ewing is due to meet with Alex White, Minister for Energy and Natural Resources, Republic of Ireland, Ségolène Royal, France’s Minister for Sustainable Development and Energy and Bart Tommelein, Belgium’s Secretary of State for the North Sea.
The conference sessions will consider finance, technology, cost-reductions and collaboration.
Scotland will be further represented by the attendance of Tim Cornelius, Chief Executive of Atlantis Resources – which, through its MeyGen subsidiary – is building one of the world’s largest tidal energy turbine arrays in the Pentland Firth off Caithness.