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Lignum-Vitae Joining as a Sponsor

ACI is very pleased to annouce that Lignum-Vitae will be joining us as Associate Partner sponsoring our Hydropower Development 2018, which will take place on 5th & 6th of September this year.

Please see the most updated agenda & agenda committee 2018 HERE >>

Lignum-Vitae – Water Lubricated Bearings

Lignum-Vitae North America is the world’s leader of genuine Lignum Vitae bearing material. It is the first water lubricated bearing technology with unmatched longevity in water applications. It has tremendous load bearing and unique shock absorbing qualities that no other material can match. Lignum Vitae is the only material with over 130 years of proven success. If you are having any issues with bearing reliability or environmental concerns, please let us talk to you about a Lignum Vitae solution.

Exclusive Site Visit: During the afternoon of Tuesday 4th of September 2018, a limited number of conference attendees will receive a unique opportunity to visit Kraftwerke Oberhasli, KWO Grimsel Innertkirchen 1 Power Plant. There is no extra charge to attend the site visit, but spaces are limited and allocated on a first come – first served basis. Please register your attendance when booking for the conference.

Key Topics Include:

  • Analysing Hydropower In The Legal Context: Environmental & Engineering Challenges
  • Staying Competitive In Ever Changing Market Trends: Analysing Different National Experiences
  • Hydropower Sustainability & The Future Of Renewable Energy Strategy
  • Expanding Hydropower Storage Solutions & Operations Flexibility
  • Hydropower In The Environmental Context
  • Exploring Key Business Opportunities & Technology Innovations
  • Hydropower`s Economy & Investment Strategy
  • Global Small Hydropower Development and Its Impact by Policy

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Bernd Hollauf, Process & Energy Technology, VERBUND
  • Bob Shortridge, President, Lignum-Vitae
  • Christian Topp, Managing Director, Infrastructure, PRIME CAPITAL
  • Dirk Hendricks, Senior Policy Advisor, European Renewable Energies Federation – EREF
  • Dr Bernhard Miller, Managing Director, Hydropower Evolutions (UNIPER)
  • Dr Klaus Engels, Managing Director, Hydropower Evolutions (UNIPER)
  • Dr Mario Bachhiesl, Renewables & Distributed Generation, Health & Safety, VGB
  • Emmanuel Grenier, Public and Institutional Relations, ICOLD
  • Gottfried Gökler, Head of Civil Engineering, Vorarlberger Illwerke AG
  • Hans-Christoph Funke, Director Hydro Power & New Technologies, innogy SE
  • Hans-Wilhelm Schiffer, Executive Chair World Energy Resources, World Energy Council
  • Ivan Zavadsky, Executive Secretary, ICPDR (International Commission For The Protection Of The Danube River)
  • Liliana Benites Carvalho, EDP
  • Liu Heng, Senior Technical Expert, UNIDO
  • Martin Schoenberg, Advisor Hydro Power, eurelectric aisbl
  • Olivier Tricca, Senior Engineer & Energy Expert, European Investment Bank – EIB
  • Otto Pirker, Senior Advisor, Verbund AG
  • Peter Matt, Head of Engineering Services, Vorarlberger Illwerke AS
  • Racquel Moura, EDP
  • Rikardur Rikardsson, Managing Director, LANDSVIRKJUM POWER
  • Simon Hamlyn, CEO, British Hydropower Association
  • Torbjørn Sletten, Senior Production Planner, Statkraft

The standard delegate rate is £1,595 (ex. Vat) which includes attendance of the two day conference, all speakers’ presentations, lunches and networking opportunities as well as documentation from the event. For more information & registration, please contact Rafael Krupa on +48 (0) 61 646 7040