MEC International Limited

Home » Articles posted by MEC International

Author Archives: MEC International

Canadian-British Relations Post Brexit Roundtable

Open: Points arising Canada Brexit Roundtable 17 Jan 2018
Notes arising from the expert roundtable dinner discussion on the 17th of January 2018 by the Windsor Energy Group (WEG). The meeting was chaired by Lord Howell, chairman of WEG and hosted by Gowling WLG- Canada’s leading law firm. The theme of this roundtable was potential Canadian-British relations post Brexit.

Small Modular Nuclear Reactors- the Future. An Expert Review

Open: Points arising SMR Expert Review House of Lords 23rd Nov 2017

Notes arising from the expert review organised by the Windsor Energy Group (WEG) on the 23rd of November 2017. The meeting was chaired by Lord Howell, chairman of WEG.

Speakers included Rolls- Royce, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, Gowling WLG, Atomic Acquisitions, The UCL Energy Institute and Former Minister for Energy and Intellectual Property

WEG; Electric cars and super batteries- energy game-changers


Notes arising from a discussion on the 26th of October 2017 in the House of Lords organised by Windsor Energy Group (WEG) and chaired by Lord Howell, chairman of WEG.

Open: EV’s and super batteries – Points from House of Lords discussion October 26 2017

The Algeria British Business Council Busienss Summit

Where the energy markets will be heading to?

The Kuwait ambassador is hosting a book launch on the 11 March from 6-8pm. the book will be launch by Lord Howell and a number of WEG experts will share their views on where energy markets may be heading.

speaker 2

lord howell


IMG_9697 2

The Windsor Energy Group meeting

The Windsor  Energy  Group  (WEG)  is an MEC working group that addresses  global  energy  issues  and  challenges through discussion and analysis involving senior figures from the public and private sectors.  Membership is by annual subscription.

A WEG 2014 event gallery is available at the following link:

ACCESS for Women In Energy – Iran – Winners and Losers


On May 8, A roundtable discussion, hosted by Petrofac represented by Mr Gavin Graham, and chaired by Dr Carole Nakhle provided a platform for high profile women from both the public and private sectors, to exchange views on the latest political and energy developments in Iran. Participants included politicians, economists, geologists, lawyers and political analysts.
The discussion focused on the likelihood of a deal with Iran with respect to its nuclear programme and the implications on regional and global geopolitics and oil and gas markets.
ACCESS for Women In energy Dinner discussion

Second WEG Tokyo Roundtable – October 23 2014

We are grateful to Bloomberg New Energy Finance for hosting the second WEG Tokyo roundtable at their central Tokyo offices on October 23.  Prof Tatsuo Masuda, a member of WEG’s international advisory panel, is organising the discussion. Lord Howell, WEG’s chairman, will be guest of honour.

This is a by invitation event so please let us know if this is of interest.

Tomorrow WEG is supporting a one-day discussion in Cambridge with leading policy-makers, academics and partners  the challenges facing global nuclear power. We are grateful to EDF for their support. A number of subsequent expert in-depth reviews are planned in Cambridge. Please let us know if there are topics you would like explored and whether you might be interested in future meetings.

Meanwhile energy security in Europe remains a concern. WEG is grateful to the Lithuanian ambassador for hosting a WEG dinner on Balkan energy security concerns on June 2.  A former Lithuanian energy minister is among those taking part.

The big growth in global LNG shipments is expected to result in regional spot markets. WEG will be looking into the implications at a dinner hosted by the Kuwait ambassador on June 9. Among those taking part is a global expert on these developments from Singapore and Dr Shafranik,  former Russian energy minister who chairs  Soyuzneftegaz and chair of the Union of Oil and Gas Producers of Russia.

WEG is grateful for your support and would like to hear about topics which are of interest and whether you might be interested in supporting some expert roundtables.

Cambridge Advisory – Consultation at Churchill College – Friday 16th May 2014

The Future of Nuclear Energy


9.30                        Registration and morning coffee

10.00                     Welcome:

  • Professor Sir David Wallace FRS FREng, Master Churchill College
  • The Rt Hon Lord Howell of Guildford PC, Chairman Windsor Energy Group

10.30.-11.45        The political dimension

(Chair: Mr Ian Walker, Board, MEC International Ltd and Windsor Energy Group)

Presentations (3 x 15 min)

  • Mr Hergen Haye, Head of Nuclear New Build, UK Department of Energy and Climate Change
  • Representative of European Institution
  • Mr Peter Jenkins CMG, former UK Permanent Representative to IAEA

Panel discussion and Q&A (30 min)

11.45-12.15         Coffee break

12.15-13.45         The scientific dimension

(Chair: Dr Eugene Shwageraus,  Department of Engineering and Centre for Science and Policy, University of Cambridge)

Presentations (3 x 15 min)

  • Professor Robin Grimes FREng, Chief Scientific Advisor to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and former Director of Imperial College Rolls Royce University Technology Centre in Nuclear Engineering
  • Dr Mike Weightman FREng, Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor of Nuclear Energy, Cambridge University and former Chief Nuclear Inspector, UK Health and Safety Executive
  • Dr Ian Farnan, Head Nuclear Energy Centre, Director of the Cambridge University Masters Course on Nuclear Energy

Panel discussion and Q&A (30 min)

13.45-14.45         Buffet Lunch

14.45.-16.00        The business dimension

(Chair: Mr Daniel Morler FRSA, Board MEC International Ltd  and RJ Fleming & Co Ltd)

Presentations (3 x 15 min)

  • Dr Simon Taylor, The Judge Business School , University of Cambridge
  • Mr Paul Spence, Director of Strategy and Corporate Affairs, EDF
  • Professor William Nuttall, Professor of Energy, The Open University

Panel discussion and Q&A (45 min)

16.00-16.30         Coffee Break

16.30-1730          Consultation panel discussion and Q&A

Co-chair:  Sir David Wallace FRS/The Rt Hon Lord Howell of Guildford PC

1730-1800            Drinks and end of consultation

Energy Security in Central Europe – Dinner Discussion at the Polish Embassy

Energy security dinner_Polish Embassy_26_03_2014_5