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Top news, September 18 – 24, 2017
Sunday 24th of September 2017

Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from September 18 – 24, 2017.

MeyGen aims at half-priced tidal CfD

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Waves4Power officially opens wave power plant
Friday 22nd of September 2017

The wave power plant of the Swedish wave energy developer Waves4Power has been officially opened by His Majesty King Harald V of Norway.

The opening ceremony was held yesterday, September 21, 2017, in Fosnavåg on the Norwegian west coast.

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Evopod redeployment kicks off in Portugal
Friday 22nd of September 2017

The redeployment operation of the Evopod tidal unit has begun this morning off the coast of Portugal.

The Marine Offshore Renewable Energy (MORE) team from the University of Algarve are conducting the operation at Ria Formosa, a coastal lagoon in the south of Portugal, the team informed on…

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MRC calls for Asian marine renewables consulting
Friday 22nd of September 2017

Marine Renewables Canada (MRC) is looking for proposals for consulting services to assist in the development of a market study for marine renewable energy in Asia.

The request for proposals for the Asian Market Study study stems from MRC’s 2017 – 2019 International Business Development Str…

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North England and Scotland poised to drive UK’s offshore renewables
Friday 22nd of September 2017

A new audit of the offshore renewable energy industry in the North of England and Scotland has identified strong economic and job growth opportunities the region can make for the UK.

The Offshore Renewable Energy Science and Innovation Audit (SIA) highlights the area’s world-class research…

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Nautricity to recover tidal turbine for upkeep
Thursday 21st of September 2017

Glasgow-based tidal energy developer Nautricity plans to retrieve its CoRMaT tidal turbine for maintenance purposes in the coming weeks.

The company has engaged Orkney-based marine renewables services provider Leask Marine which will be using the C-Odyssey vessel to retrieve the turbine in…

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#ThrowbackThursday Video: Olympic Zeus installs WaveEL
Thursday 21st of September 2017

Take a look at the video of the installation of Waves4Power’s WaveEL wave energy device conducted early in 2016 ahead of today’s inauguration of the system which has been supplying power to the Norwegian grid for over three months.

The ribbon cutting ceremony is taking place today in Fosna…

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Aquatera gets recognition at SCDI Business Excellence Awards
Thursday 21st of September 2017

Orkney-based marine consultancy Aquatera has won an award at the annual SCDI Highlands and Islands Business Excellence Awards for its worldwide marine renewables activities.

Business leaders from across Scotland gathered in Inverness earlier in September to celebrate their business achieve…

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DesignPro Renewables seeks electrical systems technician
Wednesday 20th of September 2017

DesignPro Renewables is recruiting for the role of Renewables Electrical Systems Technician who would support the lead engineering team working on the development of hydrokinetic turbines.

The key responsibilities for the role include assembly of turbine electrical components within the tu…

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Bombora obtains US, AU patents for wave membrane tech
Wednesday 20th of September 2017

Bombora Wave Power has been granted patents both in the USA and Australia for its wave energy technology based on inflatable membranes.

The Australian wave energy developer Bombora has patented the technology for the extraction of energy from waves by using air-inflated rubber membranes mo…

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MeyGen aims at half-priced tidal CfD
Wednesday 20th of September 2017

Atlantis Resources plans to seek Contract for Difference (CfD) from the UK government at the price of about 150 £/MWh for the Phase 1C of the MeyGen project.

Atlantis said it intends to ask that the UK government consider entering into bilateral negotiations with the company for the award …

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Atlantis shrinks interim loss
Wednesday 20th of September 2017

Atlantis Resources has reported a 27% decrease in loss for the first half of 2017, compared to the same period a year earlier.

Edinburgh-based vertically integrated turbine supplier and tidal energy project owner, Atlantis Resources, has reported the loss of £3.2 million for the six months…

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IHCantabria releases update to wave CFD tool
Wednesday 20th of September 2017

Research center for marine renewables IHCantabria has released an update to the IHFOAM simulation tool designed for studies of interaction of waves with marine structures.

The newly delivered IHFOAM-GUI has been designed following the request of many IHFOAM users to decrease the learning c…

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Aquanet power validates 1MW Air turbine PTO
Tuesday 19th of September 2017

Wave energy developer Aquanet Power has successfully built a first of its kind unique full-scale wind tunnel test facility in Taoyuan, Taiwan. The test facility, equipped with simulation capabilities to simulate a variety of wave heights and wave periods has been built to fully test, validate an…

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Marine Power Systems looks for WaveSub engineers
Tuesday 19th of September 2017

Marine Power Systems (MPS) is looking to expand its team with two new openings for engineering positions that will support the development of its WaveSub wave energy device.

The Swansea-based wave energy developer MPS is recruiting for a CAD Design Engineer who will work with both the in-h…

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Marine tech certification takes step forward with Lloyd’s Register
Tuesday 19th of September 2017

The MET-CERTIFIED project has welcomed aboard the certification body Lloyd’s Register (LR) which will be providing its expertise to progress the development and global standardization of marine energy devices.

The LR’s involvement with MET-CERTIFIED will assess the value of universal marin…

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ETIP Ocean sets up ocean energy funding webinar
Tuesday 19th of September 2017

ETIP Ocean is organizing a webinar that will investigate the use and value of PCP and stage-gate development processes in funding bodies operating in the ocean energy sector.

Pre-commercial procurement (PCP) is an increasingly popular methodology among public funding organizations, accordi…

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WSE appoints RFC Ambrian to raise funds for wave project
Tuesday 19th of September 2017

Wave Swell Energy (WSE) has engaged the international finance advisor RFC Ambrian to raise funds that will support the deployment of its wave energy converter off Tasmania.

RFC Ambrian will on behalf of WSE arrange a private placement of up to 2,500,000 new ordinary shares at Au$4.80 per s…

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Gallery: Crestwing’s wave device taking shape
Monday 18th of September 2017

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Danish wave energy developer Crestwing is making progress with the assembly of its Tordenskiold prototype wave energy device ahead of planned deployment this October.

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Swansea tidal lagoon wins engineering prize
Monday 18th of September 2017

The proposed Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project has won at this year’s Engineer Awards, scooping the top prize for Energy, Efficiency & Sustainability.

The lagoon has been designed to harness the power of the tides to provide long-term, predictable, low-carbon electricity for the UK, gen…

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Uksnøy inks deal with HydroWave for green power solution
Monday 18th of September 2017

Norway-based owner and offshore vessels provider Uksnøy & Co has signed a contract with HydroWave for the supply of hybrid wave-powered system for use with ships and offshore installations.

The contract represents the first commercial order for the hybrid wave energy and batteries syst…

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Wheelhouse puts stress on UK post-CfD2 asking fairer system
Monday 18th of September 2017

In the aftermath of the CfD2 allocation round, Scotland’s Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy Paul Wheelhouse said the pressure on the UK government to commit to a fairer system for emerging technologies will be continued.

Speaking during last week’s Scottish Renewables’ Marine Co…

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Top news, September 11 – 17, 2017
Sunday 17th of September 2017

Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from September 11 – 17, 2017.

Orkney Isles light up with Scotrenewables tidal power

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Minesto bulks up management crew
Friday 15th of September 2017

Swedish tidal energy developer Minesto has hired David Collier for the role of Chief Operating Officer, and appointed Bernt Erik Westre as the company’s new Chief Technology Officer.

Collier joins Minesto from a position as Project Manager at MeyGen, the largest planned tidal stream projec…

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Waves4Power to live up to its name for fish farming industry
Friday 15th of September 2017

Waves4Power has unveiled plans to provide fossil-free energy supply produced from its wave energy technology for the fish farming industry.

Waves4Power launched the Green Power EcoSystem (GPES) initiative, whose goal is to provide power to the fish farms by using its WaveEL wave energy tec…

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Fish near tidal turbines swim closer to cam IDs
Friday 15th of September 2017

US Department of Energy (DOE) has provided funding for a project looking to improve the monitoring of fish swimming around marine energy devices.

The $150,000 in funding was awarded to Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to further advance its lab-developed video technology that c…

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JFMS joins €20M tidal arrays optimization project
Friday 15th of September 2017

James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS) has joined Nova Innovation-led EnFAIT project which aims to optimize tidal arrays to accelerate the commercialization of tidal energy sector.

JFMS, part of James Fisher and Sons, will be providing design input to intelligent subsea tooling, subsea array …

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Marine-i goes online
Friday 15th of September 2017

The collaborative initiative aiming to boost marine innovation in Cornwall known as Marine-i has launched a website designed to engage businesses looking to develop marine technology projects.

The new website maps out the available support through the £9.3 million scheme, and details the t…

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Interview: Atir’s opposing blades direct to turn the tides
Thursday 14th of September 2017

Tidal Energy Today has talked to Alejandro Marques de Magallanes, General Director of the Spanish tidal energy developer Magallanes Renovables, to get an update on the most recent activities related to the development of the floating tidal energy platform named Atir.

Magallanes Renovables’…

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Superb line-up for Marine Energy Event 2017
Thursday 14th of September 2017

Marine Energy Event 2017, along with both EWA and DMEC are proud of the program and speaker line-up for the event this year. With a focus on the conditions for commercial success, divided over three topical sessions and a panel discussion, this is an event not to be missed.

The Marine Ene…

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Resolute Marine set for feasibility check in Cape Verde
Thursday 14th of September 2017

US-based wave energy developer Resolute Marine Energy (RME) has launched several requests for feasibility studies for its project in Cape Verde in the central Atlantic Ocean.

The requests for expressions of interest are related to a series of feasibility studies which will take place at th…

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Aquanet Power validates 1MW PTO for next year ocean deployment
Thursday 14th of September 2017

Aquanet Power has commissioned a full-scale 1MW air turbine power take-off (PTO) system which will be integrated into the wave energy device set for 2018 deployment off Taiwan.

Hong Kong-based clean technology developer Aquanet Power informed it concluded the trials of the 1MW PTO in its n…

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World’s first tidal-powered hydrogen generated at EMEC
Wednesday 13th of September 2017

EMEC has generated green hydrogen gas demonstrating potential for a clean replacement for polluting fuels

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has produced hydrogen gas using electricity generated from tidal energy in Orkney.

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Scotrenewables powers Orkney grid
Wednesday 13th of September 2017

Scotrenewables Tidal Power has achieved further impressive outputs from ongoing testing of its 2MW floating tidal generator, the SR2000 at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC). The SR2000 produced more than 116 MWh in under a week of continuous generation which took place last month. Over a …

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DMEC welcomes new financial controller
Wednesday 13th of September 2017

We are happy to welcome our new financial controller, My-Phung Junginger-Huynh. She started working for us on the 6th September and will resume a variety of controller activities including project administration and financial planning. She has a background in finance and worked, among others, for…

WES grants £660K to keep waves in control
Wednesday 13th of September 2017

Wave Energy Scotland (WES) has awarded over £660,000 of funding to 13 new projects aiming to develop innovative control systems for wave energy converters.

The initiative brings together control systems specialists from mature sectors such as aerospace and oil and gas, to work with Scottis…

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Making Waves Winners
Wednesday 13th of September 2017

Last Thursday the 7th of September, 17 high-potential Dutch organisations pitched their tech-based innovations at the Making Waves pitch event. Four innovations received invitations for the semi-final of Ideas from Europe in Estonia in 2018, amongst which two marine energy developers: Slow Mill a…

EMEC boasts first tidal-powered hydrogen generation
Wednesday 13th of September 2017

European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has produced hydrogen gas using electricity generated from tidal energy, demonstrating the sector’s potential to contribute to clean replacement for polluting fuels.

EMEC informed the generation of hydrogen from tidal energy took place in Orkney on Augu…

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Three marine energy developers pitch their ideas at Making Waves
Wednesday 13th of September 2017

After a run-up of several months, the finale of the Making Waves pitch event is here. On the 7th of September, the selected innovations from a variety of the Netherlands' most innovative sectors - including gathered at the Breezanddijk on the Afsluitdijk to pitch their ideas to a large audience o…

Orkney Isles light up with Scotrenewables tidal power
Wednesday 13th of September 2017

Scotrenewables Tidal Power’s SR2000 has produced 116MWh in less than a week of continuous generation, providing nearly 7% of Orkney’s electricity demand.

The power was produced from the 2MW floating tidal generator during ongoing trials at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC).

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Tidal and wave research institute proposed in New Zealand
Wednesday 13th of September 2017

T**he Green Party of New Zealand has put forward a plan to create a research institute that would focus on tidal and wave energy technologies in the west of New Zealand’s North Island.**

The Greens said the creation of a marine energy technology research institute, that would be based in t…

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WaveRoller® Partners with Wärtsilä in Commercial Roll-Out on EPC Basis
Tuesday 12th of September 2017

The technology group Wärtsilä and Finnish-based AW-Energy announced today that they have signed a global co-operation agreement covering sales and delivery of WaveRoller®, a wave energy technology developed by AW-Energy, on a turn-key basis across the life-cycle.

The co-operation is based…

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Spotlight put on ocean energy environmental guide need
Tuesday 12th of September 2017

ETIP Ocean has recently held a webinar that highlighted the requirement for guidance on where the environmental focus in relation to ocean energy devices needs to be put.

The webinar featured François Batifoulier from Sabella, and Caitlin Long from the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) …

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Wärtsilä and AW-Energy join forces for WaveRoller sales
Tuesday 12th of September 2017

The technology group Wärtsilä and Finnish-based wave energy developer AW-Energy have signed a global cooperation agreement to sell and deliver WaveRoller wave energy device.

The agreement covers supplying the WaveRoller on a turn-key basis across the life-cycle, with a primary focus on the…

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Sabella wraps up cable fix (Gallery)
Tuesday 12th of September 2017

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Sabella has replaced the offshore dry-mate connector of the export cable in the Fromveur Passage, off France, for its D10 tidal energy project.

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ORPC ‘regenerates’ TidGen
Tuesday 12th of September 2017

Ocean Renewable Power Company (ORPC) is advancing its TidGen Power system with the delivery of new generator as part of the US government-funded project.

The new generator, produced by Rolls-Royce Marine, has been underway from Norway to Eastport in Maine since September 8, 2017, ORPC said…

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OEE statement on UK CfD announcement: Time to set tidal on the same path as offshore wind
Monday 11th of September 2017

Today, the UK announced the results of its second allocation round of Contracts for Difference (CfD) for less established renewable energy technologies. Through this support mechanism, wave energy and tidal energy were asked to compete on price with sectors such as offshore wind, which has had 20…

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OPT cuts first quarter losses
Monday 11th of September 2017

Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) has reported a decrease in net loss of 29% for the first quarter of fiscal year 2018, compared to the same period a year earlier.

The net loss reported by US-based wave energy developer OPT for the first quarter of fiscal year 2018 was $2.7 million, compared …

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Anti-corrosion materials testing underway at Bimep
Monday 11th of September 2017

OCEANIC project team has informed the second set of samples has been deployed for real sea study of fouling and corrosion at the Bimep platform, off the Spanish north coast.

The second round of trials began last month with the deployment of two frames containing eight and seven panels each…

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OEE on UK CfD results: Tidal to track offshore wind’s path
Monday 11th of September 2017

Ocean Energy Europe (OEE) has called for the establishment of a mechanism that would deliver the same cost-reduction results for tidal energy as those achieved in offshore wind industry.

The call comes following the announcement of the results of UK’s second allocation round of Contracts f…

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Atlantis gazes to France as tidal loses out government subsidies in UK
Monday 11th of September 2017

The competition for the UK government’s subsidy contracts has seen tidal energy projects lose out to those of more established offshore wind, prompting one of the leaders in the tidal energy industry, Atlantis Resources, to question UK government’s intention to capitalize on its vast tidal energy…

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Cardiff tidal lagoon secures grid connection
Monday 11th of September 2017

Tidal Lagoon Power has agreed the grid connection deal with National Grid for the proposed 3.2GW Cardiff tidal lagoon project in the Severn Estuary.

The project, located between Cardiff and Newport, has the potential annual output of around 5.5TWh and will be capable of powering every home…

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Top news, September 4 – 10, 2017
Sunday 10th of September 2017

Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from September 4 – 10, 2017.

Atir floating tidal platform nears blades fitting

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OTE bets on Philippines’ OTEC potential
Friday 8th of September 2017

Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation (OTE) has unveiled plans to introduce ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) projects to the Philippines.

Namely, the US-based developer OTE said it already held several meetings in New York with Philippine business leaders and political advisors and with t…

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Nortek bags Seacams 2 wave and tidal kit supply contract
Friday 8th of September 2017

The leader of the Seacams 2 project, Bangor University, has hired Nortek for the supply of three bottom mount acoustic instrument packages for use around the coast of North Wales.

Under the contract, valued at £250,000, the Norway-based oceanographic instrument manufacturer, Nortek, will p…

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Minesto bolsters Welsh team with new hires
Friday 8th of September 2017

Minesto has added four new electrical and mechanical engineers to its Holyhead office over the summer to support its tidal energy operations.

The Swedish-based tidal energy developer Minesto said the new members of the team will strengthen both its onshore and offshore operations in North …

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Ocean Energy Europe seeks new policy chief
Friday 8th of September 2017

Ocean Energy Europe is looking to appoint a new Policy Director who would be in charge of promoting the next generation of ocean renewable energy technologies.

As a Policy Director, the successful candidate will be responsible for the advocacy strategy and its implementation for the Brusse…

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Royal presence to mark Waves4Power’s wave plant inauguration
Friday 8th of September 2017

His Majesty, King Harald V of Norway, will attend the inauguration of Waves4Power’s wave power system which has been supplying electricity to the Norwegian power grid for almost three months.

The event, set to take place on September 21, 2017 in Fosnavåg in Norway, will also celebrate the …

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OEE searches for a new policy director
Thursday 7th of September 2017

Join the team at Ocean Energy Europe to promote the next generation of renewable energy technologies. Extensive knowledge of the EU institutions, best analytical and advocacy skills, perfect English and love of the sea required to integrate one of the most successful renewable energy associations…

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OEE seeks new Policy Director
Thursday 7th of September 2017

Join the team at Ocean Energy Europe to promote the next generation of renewable energy technologies. Extensive knowledge of the EU institutions, best analytical and advocacy skills, perfect English and love of the sea required to integrate one of the most successful renewable energy associations…

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DNV GL launches CHIL test bench for renewable energy plants
Thursday 7th of September 2017

Renewables certification body DNV GL has opened the control hardware in loop (CHIL) test facility for renewable energy generation plants.

The facility connects physical power plant controllers to a real-time simulator that emulates renewable energy generation farms as well as the grid conn…

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UK joins hands with China for next-gen ORE technologies
Thursday 7th of September 2017

UK and Chinese researchers are set to collaborate on five projects to develop the next generation offshore renewable energy (ORE) technologies.

The three-year collaborative initiative will tackle key challenges affecting the development of tidal, wave, and offshore wind systems to maximize…

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Dutch OTEC, wave innovators gear up for Making Waves
Thursday 7th of September 2017

Seventeen innovators in the Dutch water sector have made it to the final round and will pitch their ideas at the Making Waves event being held today at Afsluitdijk storm barrier in the Netherlands.

Making Waves will be held in the presence of former Secretary-General of the United Nations,…

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Bardsey Island up for study in support of tidal energy plans
Thursday 7th of September 2017

Researchers from Swansea University are teaming up with local fishermen and the Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC) to assess possible effects on marine environment from proposed tidal energy development off North Wales.

The aim of the research is to study how marine mammals and seabirds …

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Nova Scotia sets aside funding for clean and ocean companies
Wednesday 6th of September 2017

The Province of Nova Scotia and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) have teamed up to provide C$920,000 ($740,000) of support for Nova Scotia start-ups in the ocean and clean technology sectors.

Six business acceleration programs will be delivered this fall, including a new Blu…

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Ireland seeks public input on new renewables support scheme
Wednesday 6th of September 2017

The government of Ireland has launched final public consultation on the design of the new Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS) which also proposes incentives for tidal and wave technologies.

The new scheme is being developed to incentivize the introduction of sufficient renewable el…

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AW-Energy teams up with Queen’s Uni for new WaveRoller base
Wednesday 6th of September 2017

Finnish wave energy developer AW-Energy and Queen’s University Belfast are set to collaborate in developing a towable foundation for the WaveRoller device.

The collaboration, expected to last for 6 months, involves performing tank tests on AW-Energy’s WaveRoller wave energy device and its …

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OPERA consortium scoops Yoshio Masuda prize
Wednesday 6th of September 2017

The EU-funded OPERA project has received the Yoshio Masuda prize for the contribution to EWTEC 2017 through reports about wave energy developments being progressed in Spain.

The OPERA consortium presented multiple conference publications about the development of a full-scale wave energy de…

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EC-OG goes commercial with Subsea Power Hub
Wednesday 6th of September 2017

East Coast Oil and Gas Engineering (EC-OG) has commercially launched the hybrid device based the ocean current energy conversion system with integrated energy storage called the Subsea Power Hub.

The audience at the launch, which took place on September 5, 2017, included industry members f…

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CONFIRMED: Scottish Minister for Business, Innovation & Energy to provide keynote at OEE2017
Tuesday 5th of September 2017

Paul Wheelhouse, Scottish Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy has reaffirmed Scotland’s commitment to the ocean energy sector, by confirming a keynote address at the OEE2017 Conference & Exhibition in Nantes, France this October.

Scotland has long been a global leader in the o…

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Laminaria raises €2M from QBIC II, PMV and CEIP for wave energy development
Tuesday 5th of September 2017

Ostend, Belgium - Laminaria, an innovative company in the field of wave energy generation, has raised €2M from new investors, QBIC II and PMV, and existing investor CEIP.

The funding will support Laminaria to further develop its wave energy generation technology and initiate a full-scale …

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Atir floating tidal platform nears blades fitting
Tuesday 5th of September 2017

Spanish tidal energy developer Magallanes Renovables has revealed it will install the blades for its Atir floating tidal platform at the end of this September.

The Atir floating tidal platform has been anchored in Ria de Vigo estuary, located in the Spanish region of Galicia, since July 11…

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EWP chases China’s waves
Tuesday 5th of September 2017

Eco Wave Power (EWP) has signed a collaboration agreement with a Chinese company to deliver wave energy projects across China.

Namely, the Israeli wave energy developer informed on its social media that it will collaborate with an unnamed Chinese nuclear company for the construction of 400…

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Angling trust smells something fishy in Swansea tidal report
Tuesday 5th of September 2017

Angling trust Fish Legal has slammed Tidal Lagoon Power’s fish impact assessment for the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon, calling the report ‘fundamentally flawed’.

Tidal Lagoon Power (TLP) filed the assessment in July 2017 to Natural Resources Wales, stating that the impacts of the proposed tida…

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Laminaria scores €2M to further advance wave tech
Tuesday 5th of September 2017

Belgian wave energy company Laminaria has raised €2 million to support the development and full-scale demonstration of its wave energy generation technology at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Scotland.

The funding was secured from new investors, QBIC II, which is a seed and ear…

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Wave Hub concludes cable check-up
Monday 4th of September 2017

Wave Hub has completed the inspection of its subsea cable system installed as part of its wave energy test site infrastructure sited off Cornwall in the UK.

The work was conducted by Bristol-based subsea services provider Rovco Subsea which used the Severn Sea workboat on an area of up to …

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Evopod tidal unit awaits Portugal redeployment
Monday 4th of September 2017

The Marine Offshore Renewable Energy (MORE) team from the University of Algarve plans to redeploy the scaled Evopod tidal unit off Portugal in mid-September 2017.

The team from the University’s Centre for Marine and Environmental Research (CIMA) retrieved the 1:10 scale Evopod unit late in…

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Wave Energy Scotland brings in engineering assistance
Monday 4th of September 2017

Wave Energy Scotland (WES) has hired ITPEnergised to act as an independent advisor for the engineering design activities for each of the four WES’ novel wave energy converter (NWEC) stage 2 projects.

The Edinburgh-based provider of engineering services ITPEnergised has been contracted to c…

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CorPower and CPower top Ireland’s wave technology scan
Monday 4th of September 2017

Irish marine energy project developer Simply Blue Energy (SBE) has found CorPower Ocean, and Columbia Power Technologies as the most suitable companies for the development of future commercial wave energy projects.

The Swedish wave energy developer CorPower Ocean, and its US-based counterp…

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Top news, Aug 28 – Sep 3, 2017
Sunday 3rd of September 2017

Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from August 28 until September 3, 2017.

MeyGen claims world’s first as it welcomes final AHH turbine

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Further details on Marine Energy Event program
Friday 1st of September 2017

The marine energy industry has a role to play in the EU electricity supply by 2050. This requires advancement in the certification and verification of technologies in order to access commercial funding.

The Marine Energy Event, organized in cooperation with the Dutch Energy from Water Ass…

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Gallery: Atlantis redeploys third tidal turbine at MeyGen
Friday 1st of September 2017

(Photos by Atlantis Resources; Tim Cornelius)

The photos show the re-installation of a third tidal turbine for the Phase 1A of the MeyGen tidal stream project which took place earlier this week at an offshore site between Scotland’s northernmost coast and the island of Stroma.

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Nova Scotia sparks ocean innovation start-ups competition
Friday 1st of September 2017

The C$800,000 Spark Innovation Challenge has been launched in Nova Scotia to support new technology companies with the special interest for those in clean and ocean technology sectors.

The Spark Innovation Challenge received the support from both federal and province governments which cont…

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Atmocean readies wave energy buoy for shipment to Canada
Friday 1st of September 2017

Wave energy developer Atmocean is wrapping up preparations for the shipment of its single pump wave unit to Canada, scheduled for next week, ahead of ocean trials set to begin later in September.

The entire single pump unit is planned to ship out via container on September 5, 2017, for New…

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MeyGen project approaches 2Gwh of production
Thursday 31st of August 2017

Atlantis, a global leader in the marine power generation sector, provides an operational update for Phase 1A of the MeyGen project in the Pentland Firth. As expected, the third Andritz Hydro Hammerfest (“AHH”) turbine was reinstalled during the August neap tide this week. The offshore works were…

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WaveRoller design ticks all the right boxes
Thursday 31st of August 2017

Lloyd’s Register has approved the detailed design review of the WaveRoller wave energy device from the Finnish wave developer AW-Energy.

The Design Appraisal Certificate guarantees that the WaveRoller design adheres to predetermined codes and standards regarding safety, functionality and r…

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India presses ahead with wave turbine development
Thursday 31st of August 2017

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras have begun laboratory testing on a turbine designed for oscillating water column (OWC) type of wave energy device ahead of testing in the Indian Ocean.

The testing on an ‘impulse’ turbine with a unidirectional rotor began on Au…

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Innovacorp appoints new chief
Thursday 31st of August 2017

Nova Scotia’s early stage venture capital organization Innovacorp has named Malcolm Fraser as its new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

The Nova Scotia native, Malcolm Fraser, has a bachelor of commerce in marketing and economics from Mount Allison University.

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MeyGen claims world’s first as it welcomes final AHH turbine
Thursday 31st of August 2017

Atlantis Resources has reinstalled the third Andritz Hydro Hammerfest (AHH) tidal turbine for the MeyGen tidal energy project which is approaching a 2GWh milestone of tidal power generation.

The third AHH turbine was reinstalled during the neap tide earlier this week, the Edinburgh-based t…

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OPERA wave energy team presents technical results
Wednesday 30th of August 2017

The team behind EU-backed OPERA wave energy project has presented the first technical results during the European Wave and Tidal Conference (EWTEC) 2017.

The conference, currently taking place in Cork in Ireland, served as a platform where four technical communications were presented in re…

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Video: Navy’s MASK Basin goes 360°
Wednesday 30th of August 2017

US Department of Energy (DOE) has released a video to give us a 360° peek at one of the largest indoor wave facilities in the world – the MASK Basin.

US Navy’s Maneuvering and Seakeeping (MASK) Basin at Naval Surface Warfare Center in Carderock is being used by US Energy Department’s effor…

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Weptos wave device hits water off Denmark
Wednesday 30th of August 2017

Local wave energy developer Weptos has deployed its wave energy device in the Little Belt strait, off the east coast of Denmark.

The V‐shaped wave energy device has been put to trials in a strait between the island of Funen and the Jutland Peninsula which connects to the Baltic Sea earlier…

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Planning set to begin for marine test site off Sweden
Tuesday 29th of August 2017

Ocean Energy Sweden has informed that the planning for the Skagerrak test site for marine and maritime innovation will begin during the meeting of the project group scheduled for this week.

The goal of the current project is to identify and analyze the need for infrastructure, permits and …

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Canada’s MRE industry heads to trade mission across Atlantic
Tuesday 29th of August 2017

Marine Renewables Canada is leading a trade mission to Ireland to explore investment, and research collaboration opportunities in wave, tidal, and river current energy.

Canadian national industry association for marine renewable energy (MRE), Marine Renewables Canada, with the support from…

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Minesto gets its wings (Gallery)
Tuesday 29th of August 2017

Swedish tidal energy developer Minesto has taken delivery of the most distinguished part of its Deep Green ocean energy concept – the wing.

The wing was delivered to Minesto’s team in Holyhead, Wales, by truck from Southampton, where it has been manufactured by Green Marine.

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Tidal and wave energy experts come together in Ireland
Tuesday 29th of August 2017

Ireland is ‘ideally positioned to become a global market leader in wave and tidal energy production,’ according to Tony Lewis, the organizer of the European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC) 2017.

The conference, hosted by University College Cork (UCC) in Ireland, is expected to gat…

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OEEC: Speakers update for Marine Energy Event
Monday 28th of August 2017

The final preparations are underway for the Marine Energy Event to be held on 11 October 2017 together with partners EWA (Dutch Energy from Water Association) and DMEC (Dutch Marine Energy Centre). We are proud to announce our full list of speakers.

Olivier Benyessaad, Offshore Business Dev…

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Robotic arm comes within ocean energy sector’s reach
Monday 28th of August 2017

A new European project, named Kraken, has officially started aiming to develop a viable robotic arm to be used with remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) for the inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) of ocean energy devices.

The project, supported with €350.000 of Oceanera-Net funding, gath…

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Crown Estate puts Scotland’s offshore data online
Monday 28th of August 2017

The manager of the seabed in Scotland, Crown Estate Scotland, has made offshore spatial data relating to the organization’s offshore assets freely available for the first time.

The data covers infrastructure projects and undersea cabling and can be used by a range of organizations from oil…

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Sabella mobilizes Olympic Taurus for cable repair services
Monday 28th of August 2017

French tidal energy developer Sabella has engaged the services of Olympic Shipping’s multi-purpose vessel Olympic Taurus for the installation of new cable part related to the Ushant island tidal energy project.

The vessel, currently in the Port of Brest, will tonight set sail for the Fromv…

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Top news, August 21 – 27, 2017
Sunday 27th of August 2017

Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from August 21 – 27, 2017.

EC-OG to optimize Subsea Power Hub with OGTC support

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Video Interview: Pursuing wind and waves
Friday 25th of August 2017

The article was originally published by OffshoreWind.biz as part of its Expertise Hub series of interviews.

While floating wind developers usually look for low wave energy sites, Floating Power Plant’s device is meant to generate wind power in areas with medium to high wave energy, as the …

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Seals see no ‘barrier’ in SeaGen tidal turbine
Friday 25th of August 2017

A new study has found that the presence of SeaGen tidal turbine in Strangford Lough in Northern Ireland did not prevent harbor seals from passing through the channel, detecting small effects in their movement associated with the device.

The study, conducted by SMRU Consulting with the Sea …

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Schottel lines up tidal blades for PLAT-I delivery
Friday 25th of August 2017

Schottel Hydro is finalizing the preparations for the delivery of four of its SIT 250 tidal turbines to Sustainable Marine Energy for the PLAT-I tidal platform.

The German-based manufacturer of tidal turbines Schottel Hydro said the turbines underwent successfull factory acceptance testing…

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Researchers finalize tidal data gathering in Washington state
Friday 25th of August 2017

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the University of Washington researchers have concluded tidal turbulence data gathering project in two Washington state waterways.

The research was conducted at the Bellingham Channel and Rosario Strait as part of the US Energy Department-fun…

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Tidal power could create over 100K construction jobs in Canada
Thursday 24th of August 2017

The Columbia Institute has released a study which predicts that that the construction of new tidal and wave energy generation facilities could bring over 100,000 new jobs for the Canadian construction industry by 2050.

The Vancouver-based public policy think-thank Columbia Institute has re…

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Exceedence, Wood Group to unveil wave techno-financial tool
Thursday 24th of August 2017

Wood Group and Exceedence plan to present a new software platform for combined financial and engineering modelling of wave energy systems next week.

The software platform that combines Wood Group’s Flexcom Wave and ExceedenceFINANCE was designed to inform developers and funders of key perf…

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Cape Sharp Tidal turbine servicing steady at Port Saint John
Thursday 24th of August 2017

Cape Sharp Tidal has informed it is continuing with the maintenance and retrofitting operations on its tidal turbines at the Port Saint John in Canada with unspecified redeployment date.

The OpenHydro’s open-center tidal turbine, used by Cape Sharp Tidal for the Bay of Fundy tidal energy p…

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JDR cleared for takeover. Names new CEO
Thursday 24th of August 2017

Umbilical and power cable provider for the offshore energy industry JDR Cable Systems has appointed Richard Turner as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) while also receiving regulatory approval for its acquisition by TFKable.

The completion of the acquistion by the Polish-based producer…

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EC-OG to optimize Subsea Power Hub with OGTC support
Wednesday 23rd of August 2017

East Coast Oil and Gas Engineering (EC-OG) has teamed up with the Oil & Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) for the optimization of its hybrid device based the ocean current energy conversion system with integrated energy storage.

EC OG will together with OGTC undertake a Front End Engineerin…

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TLP to report on Welsh tidal lagoons’ progress
Wednesday 23rd of August 2017

Cardiff University’s Innovation Network has organized a free-to-attend event on the progress made with the development of Swansea and Cardiff tidal lagoon projects.

The event, to be held on September 6, 2017, will feature Mark Shorrock, the Chief Executive Officer of Tidal Lagoon Power (TL…

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Industry players form Australian tidal and wave taskforce
Wednesday 23rd of August 2017

Nine tidal and wave energy companies have reportedly joined forces to form a new taskforce to accelerate the commercialization of marine renewable energy technologies.

The taskforce, named Australian Marine Energy Taskforce (AMET), is made up of Atlantis Resources, Bombora Wave Power, BioP…

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Industry players launch Australian tidal and wave taskforce
Wednesday 23rd of August 2017

Nine tidal and wave energy companies have joined forces to launch a new taskforce set to accelerate the commercialization of marine renewable energy technologies in Australia.

The taskforce, named Australian Marine Energy Taskforce (AMET), is made up of Atlantis Resources, Bombora Wave Pow…

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5th International OTEC Symposium
Tuesday 22nd of August 2017

The 5th International OTEC Symposium will be held at the beautiful island of La Réunion, from 7th to 9th November 2017. La Réunion is an overseas French Island situated in the Indian Ocean with a working Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) land-based pilot, co-funded by NAVAL Energies and the …

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Tidal prototype generates power off Japan
Tuesday 22nd of August 2017

Tidal energy device has reportedly produced power during the demonstration trials which took place earlier this month off the coast of Kuchinoshima island in Japan.

The 100kW floating device, developed by IHI Corporation and New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NE…

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Wales sets renewable energy as national priority
Tuesday 22nd of August 2017

The government of Wales has published a new Natural Resources Policy (NRP) setting out the increased renewable energy uptake as one of its national priorities.

The policy outlines three national priorities for Wales for the management of its natural resources which are expected to drive de…

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Swedish Energy Agency adopts new marine energy strategy
Tuesday 22nd of August 2017

The Swedish Energy Agency has adopted a new strategy for marine energy which is expected to further develop the country’s competence in the area, as well as encourage and contribute to a greater degree of cooperation between market players.

Marine energy can, in theory, produce relatively …

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Alliance to boost marine renewables in southernmost tip of Chile
Monday 21st of August 2017

Chilean Marine Energy Research and Innovation Center (MERIC) and the University of Magallanes (UMAG) have signed a collaboration agreement to accelerate the uptake of marine renewable energies (MRE) in the country’s southernmost region of Magallanes.

Under the collaboration agreement, sign…

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CorPower hunts for senior wave power engineer
Monday 21st of August 2017

Swedish wave energy developer CorPower Ocean is looking for an engineer with relevant mechanical experience to assist the company with the development of its wave energy technology.

CorPower is seeking to appoint a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer to join its international team of approxi…

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Crestwing gearing up for wave device launch
Monday 21st of August 2017

Danish wave energy developer Crestwing has informed it is getting ready to launch its first ‘close to full-scale’ wave device prototype in October this year.

The company informed through social media that the production of its prototype device, named Tordenskiold, is going well ahead of it…

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Top news, August 14 – 20, 2017
Sunday 20th of August 2017

Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from August 14 – 20, 2017.

Minesto delays Deep Green installation. Hires new supplier

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Video: MEW spotlights Pembrokeshire marine supply chain
Friday 18th of August 2017

Welsh marine energy body Marine Energy Wales (MEW) has released a video which highlights the marine renewable energy supply chain in Pembrokeshire, a county in the south west of Wales.

MEW said it is currently working on a project which aims to assess the current capabilities of companies …

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Aqua Power Tech tests wave energy prototype
Friday 18th of August 2017

UK-based wave energy research and development start-up Aqua Power Technologies is currently conducting tests on its wave energy prototype in North West England.

Aqua Power Technologies is testing one of its semi-submersible multi axis wave energy converter prototypes at Windermere lake, th…

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EC-OG onboard Scottish Environment Business Awards final cut
Friday 18th of August 2017

Aberdeen-based East Coast Oil and Gas Engineering (EC-OG) has been selected as a finalist for the 2017 VIBES – Scottish Environment Business Awards in recognition of its commitment to the environment.

EC-OG is nominated within the Innovation category which spotlights businesses that have d…

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Macquarie wraps up Green Investment Bank acquisition
Friday 18th of August 2017

Macquarie-led consortium has completed the acquisition of Green Investment Bank from the UK government for £2.3 billion, which will now operate under the name of Green Investment Group.

Under the new ownership, the Green Investment Group will remain one of the leading investors in green in…

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Minesto still in red as revenues rise
Thursday 17th of August 2017

Swedish tidal energy developer Minesto has decreased the loss in the first half of 2017 for around 38% compared to the same period a year earlier.

Minesto has reported a loss of $740,000 (SEK 6 million) for the first half of 2017, which is a decrease from $1.2 million in losses (SEK 9.6 mi…

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Funding award uplifts Mainstay Marine’s MRE capabilities
Thursday 17th of August 2017

Mainstay Marine Solutions has secured funding to support the purchase of 150/200-tonne amphibian hoist that will expand its ability to provide services for vessels and marine renewable energy (MRE) devices.

Mainstay Marine Solutions, workboat and marine renewable energy device builder loca…

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Canada boosts Atlantic SMEs’ clean energy shift
Thursday 17th of August 2017

The government of Canada has invested C$4 million to support the clean energy transition of Atlantic Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

With this investment, the Atlantic Association of Community Business Development Corporations (AACBDC) will encourage rural entrepreneurs…

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WavEC assists AW-Energy in anti-fouling protection efforts
Thursday 17th of August 2017

WavEC Offshore Renewables has conducted biofouling tests at AW-Energy’s deployment site for its WaveRoller wave energy converter to gather data that will be used for selecting the best anti-fouling protection for the device.

The tests, set for completion later this month, are measuring the…

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IHCantabria joins marine renewables innovation cluster
Wednesday 16th of August 2017

IHCantabria has joined the alliance between different technological centers in northern Spain to jointly exploit the opportunities arising from the development of marine renewables and other offshore energy sectors.

Cantabria-based research center for marine renewables IHCantabria will com…

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Swansea Uni, MEW team up for diving birds monitoring
Wednesday 16th of August 2017

A team of researchers from the College of Science at Swansea University is working in partnership with Marine Energy Wales (MEW) to assess the distribution of diving birds in relation to current strength and marine renewable energy devices.

The researchers will monitor how diving seabirds,…

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Wave-tricity awards marine support services contract
Wednesday 16th of August 2017

Welsh wave energy developer Wave-tricity has hired Williams Shipping to tow its 150-tonne wave energy device in the Milford Haven area.

In addition to towage services, Williams Shipping will also perform laying, recovery and servicing of moorings for the 26-meter long Ocean Wave Rower devi…

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Subsea 7 to cooperate with Flumill on tidal technology
Wednesday 16th of August 2017

UK-based offshore engineering company Subsea 7 and Norwegian tidal energy player Flumill have signed a letter of intent to collaborate on the development and design of tidal technology.

Flumill’s patented tidal technology is based on rotating helixes.

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DesignPro looks for environmental monitoring researchers
Tuesday 15th of August 2017

DesignPro is looking for suitable candidate who would develop a monitoring system protocol for future commercial deployments of small-scale hydrokinetic river turbines under the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship.

The potential research project will be focused on bot…

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Minesto mulls over PTO and micro-grid testing options
Tuesday 15th of August 2017

Swedish tidal energy developer Minesto is looking for test facility and test personnel for a combined test of subsystem components of its Deep Green tidal technology.

Namely, in a speculative notice issued on Welsh government’s procurement portal Sell2Wales, Minesto said it is looking for …

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Strathclyde University to explore corrosion of tidal turbines
Tuesday 15th of August 2017

The University of Strathclyde has been awarded £1.1 million to study erosion and corrosion of tidal and wind turbines as part of the SPIRE 2 project.

A Strathclyde team, led by Professor Margaret Stack, in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, comprising Prof Bill Leithea…

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Minesto delays Deep Green installation. Hires new supplier
Tuesday 15th of August 2017

Minesto has postponed the installation of its Deep Green tidal plant for 2018 to facilitate the delivery of new foundation for the plant that will be supplied by Jones Bros Ruthin Civil Engineering.

The Swedish tidal energy developer Minesto has completed the procurement of a new foundatio…

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Eco Wave Power raises $3 million
Monday 14th of August 2017

The Israeli wave energy company Eco Wave Power (EWP) has closed the second round of its fundraising campaign, having secured $3 million for the delivery of project pipeline.

The funds will be used to expand EWP’s team and enable faster execution of its 130MW of projects pipeline required t…

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Historic wrecks to buoy up Wales’ marine renewables sector
Monday 14th of August 2017

Historic wrecks around the Welsh coastline are to play a part in assisting Wales’ growing marine renewable energy (MRE) sector, the researchers from the Bangor University have said.

Over the next two years, marine scientists from the Bangor University will be surveying the coast of Wales a…

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DMEC and Navingo establish strategic partnership for upcoming Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference
Monday 14th of August 2017

DMEC and Navingo established a strategic partnership for the upcoming Offshore Energy Exhibition and Conference event, which will take place on the 10th and 11th of October in the Rai Convention Centre, Amsterdam. This event draws over 600 exhibitors from around the world, and has 12,000 visitors…

DesignPro seeks CFD modeling crew
Monday 14th of August 2017

Ireland-based company DesignPro is tendering for Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modeling services as part of its Horizon 2020 project to commercialize small-scale river devices.

The CFD work will involve validating the performance of the turbines, and providing the necessary support to…

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Protean Energy’s MD resigns
Monday 14th of August 2017

The Australian wave energy developer Protean Energy has informed that its Managing Director (MD) Stephen Rogers has resigned.

The resignation will come into effect three months from August 11, 2017, when it was announced by the company.

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OEEC welcomes DMEC Marine Energy Pavilion
Monday 14th of August 2017

The transition to increase renewables and thus clean energy is vital and therefore it is essential to develop and mobilize all forms of renewable energy in a competitive and sustainable manner. During Offshore Energy 2017 this is showcased during the Marine Energy Event and also on the DMEC Mari…

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Top news, August 7 – 13, 2017
Sunday 13th of August 2017

Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from August 7 – 13, 2017.

Penguin wave energy converter marks 150-day milestone

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PHI Group pens MoU with Aquarius Power
Friday 11th of August 2017

PHI Group has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Aquarius Power, a Texas company, to provide renewable energy technology to Vietnam.

PHI has also made an investment to become a strategic shareholder of AQP.

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Carnegie seeks HR manager
Friday 11th of August 2017

Carnegie Clean Energy renewable energy group has opened a position for HR Manager to join the company.

Carnegie is the developer of the patented CETO wave energy technology. Carnegie also includes solar and battery company Energy Made Clean (EMC).

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Wave and tidal market to grow from 2017 to 2023, report says
Friday 11th of August 2017

Market Research Future published a half cooked research report on Global Wave and Tidal Energy Market.

The report provides an overview of the global wave and tidal energy market, tracking two market segments across four geographic regions.

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Borealis becomes official partner of Waves4Power
Thursday 10th of August 2017

Borealis informed that it will become an official partner of Waves4Power (W4P), a Sweden-based company that develops and sells wave energy systems.

The heart of these systems is the WaveEL buoy – a point absorber – that converts the energy of waves into electrical power, the company explai…

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MeyGen reaches 1 GWh milestone
Wednesday 9th of August 2017

MeyGen has passed 1 GWh exported to the grid, Tim Cornelius CEO of Atlantis and Chairman of MeyGen informed.

Two Andritz Hydro Hammerfest (AHH) tidal turbines are generating clean energy to the UK grid at the MeyGen site.

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Nova Innovation bags funds for Wales ops
Wednesday 9th of August 2017

Nova Innovation has been awarded a grant of £265,000 by Cronfa Cymunedau’r Arfordir (Coastal Communities Fund) to help to establish its operations in Wales.

The funding, which will be spread over a three-year period, will help to support four full-time posts in North Wales and the establis…

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Marinet2 Showcase and Networking Session at EWTEC
Tuesday 8th of August 2017

The Marinet2 project will hold a showcase event alongside EWTEC 2017 in Cork, Ireland on 29 August from 17:30 - 20:00 at the Aula Maxima, in UCC.

Following introductory presentations from the Marinet2 team, attendees will have the opportunity to network with representatives from a range …

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Marine Energy Wales gets funding for META project
Tuesday 8th of August 2017

Marine Energy Wales has received funding from the Coastal Communities Fund for their Marine Energy Test Area (META) project.

The project aims to create pre-consented testing areas in the Milford Haven Waterway for technology developers to deploy non-grid connected devices, test components …

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New webinar on ocean energy announced
Tuesday 8th of August 2017

European Technology and Innovation Platform for Ocean Energy (TP Ocean) announced a new webinar aimed to stimulate knowledge sharing and advance the ocean energy sector towards commercialization.

The main theme of the webinar will be ‘Minimising negative environmental impacts’, and it will…

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SINN Power bags grant for wave energy research in Greece
Monday 7th of August 2017

With the €1.0 million grant from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), SINN Power plans to expand its research activities on Crete with additional wave energy converter tests over the next two years.

Using the financial support of the German Federal Ministry f…

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Resolute Marine, INDP ink MoU for Praia Grande studies
Monday 7th of August 2017

Resolute Marine and the Cape Verde National Institute for Fisheries (INDP) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) regarding site characterization and resource assessment studies to take place at Praia Grande on the island of Sao Vicente.

The Praia Grande site has been targeted as an id…

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Penguin wave energy converter marks 150-day milestone
Monday 7th of August 2017

Wello Oy has informed that Penguin wave energy converter (WEC) has now been operational 150 days since its deployment from the beginning of March.

The 1MW Penguin WEC was installed at the European Marine Energy Centre’s (EMEC’s) grid-connected wave test site at Billia Croo by Orkney-based …

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Top news, July 31 – August 6, 2017
Sunday 6th of August 2017

Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from July 31 – August 6, 2017.

Albany wave energy project tender released

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TC’s Energy executes binding commitment with Milost Global
Friday 4th of August 2017

TC’s Energy has entered into a binding commitment letter with TC’s Energy under the Mesa Fund 1, a global opportunity fund that is managed by Milost Global.

This is for the previously announced $2 billion financing facility with Milost for the wave energy project in Ghana.

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OEEC: Marine Energy Event sees even stronger international focus
Friday 4th of August 2017

The marine energy industry has a role to play in the EU electricity supply by 2050. This requires advancement in the certification and verification of technologies in order to access commercial funding.

The Marine Energy Event, organized in cooperation with the Dutch Energy from Water Asso…

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Atlantis names new CFO
Friday 4th of August 2017

Atlantis has informed that Simon Counsell will stand down as Chief Finance Officer (CFO) of the company, effective August 31, 2017.

The company decided to name Andrew Dagley, current Head of Corporate Finance, as the new CFO.

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MET-CERTIFIED Workshop - 13th September, Ostend
Thursday 3rd of August 2017

The Regional Agency West-Flanders is hosting the Belgian workshop of the MET-Certified project on September 13 at GreenBridge in Ostend.

Participants of the workshop will learn about the latest developments in standardisation and certification for marine energy projects under IEC and IEC …

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Nova Innovation chief joins Ocean Energy Europe Board of Directors
Thursday 3rd of August 2017

Simon Forrest, CEO of Nova Innovation, has joined the Ocean Energy Europe Board of Directors. Nova Innovation has become an increasingly prominent player in the tidal energy sector in recent years, and today’s announcement further reflects this. Nova will now bring their experience to bear at EU…

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Tribute to acquire remaining shares of Tocardo
Thursday 3rd of August 2017

Tribute Resources announced the execution of a Term Sheet which outlines terms for a share exchange of Tribute shares for the remaining 53.5% of the issued and outstanding shares of Tocardo International BV.

Upon completion of the transaction outlined in the Term Sheet, Tocardo will be a w…

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Nova Innovation CEO joins Ocean Energy Europe board
Thursday 3rd of August 2017

Simon Forrest, CEO of Nova Innovation, has joined the Ocean Energy Europe board of directors.

Nova will now bring their experience to bear at EU level and help guide the ocean energy sector towards industrialization.

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New marine research centre opens in Western Australia
Wednesday 2nd of August 2017

Western Australia and the Nation are set to become a global leader in marine and ocean research with the opening of a new multi-million dollar research centre at The University of Western Australia.

The Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre (IOMRC), which is home to the largest cohort of mar…

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WavEC launches MRE projects licensing guidance in Portugal
Tuesday 1st of August 2017

WavEC, Offshore Renewables has launched the English version of the Licensing Guidance for Marine Renewable Energy (MRE) projects in Portugal.

The purpose of the Guidance is to describe the various steps of the licensing process for MRE projects on the Portuguese mainland coastal area, excl…

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Carnegie starts Garden Island microgrid project
Tuesday 1st of August 2017

Carnegie Clean Energy, Australian developer of utility scale solar, battery, wave and hybrid energy projects, has started construction of the Garden Island Microgrid Project marking the occasion with a sod-turning ceremony.

Construction has started on the 2MW solar Photovoltaic (PV) and 2M…

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Albany wave energy project tender released
Monday 31st of July 2017

A request for proposals from industry for wave energy project in Albany has been released on Monday.

This represents a significant step forward for the State Government’s $19.5 million commitment to developing the Albany wave energy project and investing in renewable energy projects in Wes…

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Top news, July 24 – 30, 2017
Sunday 30th of July 2017

Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from July 24 – 30, 2017.

EU awards €9M for wave and tidal research in UK and Ireland

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ORE Catapult seeks lead blade research engineer
Friday 28th of July 2017

Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (ORE Catapult) is looking for Lead Research Engineer for Blades to join its team in Blyth, UK.

The responsibilities for the position include developing research and development strategy and program for the blades/rotors area, according to ORE Catapult.

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WES selects Cruz Atcheson as wave projects advisor
Friday 28th of July 2017

Wave Energy Scotland (WES) has appointed Cruz Atcheson Consulting Engineers as an independent advisor for its novel wave energy converter (NWEC) stage 2 projects.

Under the £45,000 contract, the Lisbon-based engineering consultancy Cruz Atcheson will advise WES on the physical and numerica…

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DesignPro calls for hydrokinetic testing bids
Friday 28th of July 2017

DesignPro has launched a tender seeking a certified river or estuary test site to deploy and test a 25kW hydrokinetic river turbine as part of its Horizon 2020 project.

Test sites will need be able to accommodate the device in the last quarter of 2017 for a period of up to 6 months and wil…

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TC’s Energy agrees $2B financing plan for Ghana wave plant
Friday 28th of July 2017

TC’s Energy has executed a $2 billion prelisting financing term sheet with US-based equity firm Milost Global for the wave energy project in Ghana.

The financing is expected to be comprised of $1.5 billion in equity capital and $500 million in debt, with Milost committing to fund all the c…

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Welsh AM’s to press Greg Clark for Swansea lagoon go-ahead
Thursday 27th of July 2017

Welsh assembly chairmen will meet with the UK Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Greg Clark to urge for the support for the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon project.

The meeting, scheduled for July 27, 2017, will be attended by assembly chairmen Simon Thomas and Russe…

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Video: Fish monitoring 101 with Acadia University’s Haley Viehman
Thursday 27th of July 2017

Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) has released a video featuring Acadia University’s Haley Viehman who explained the basics of fish monitoring at FORCE’s tidal energy test site.

Fish data gathering was conducted using the FAST-3 monitoring platform, deployed in the Minas Passa…

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NEMOS wraps up wave device testing in Denmark
Thursday 27th of July 2017

German wave energy developer NEMOS has concluded the long-term testing program on its scaled wave energy device undertaken at Nissum Bredning site in Denmark.

The 1:5 scale device was in fully automated operating mode since October 2016, NEMOS said.

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Protean and KEPCO KPS to jointly pursue wave projects
Thursday 27th of July 2017

Protean Energy has signed a project cooperation agreement with KEPCO Plant Service and Engineering (KPS) for the development of wave and other renewable energy projects across the Asia Pacific region.

The cooperation facilitated by the agreement has the potential to leverage Protean’s core…

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Wave energy information to be shared online
Thursday 20th of July 2017

People interested in tracking progress in developing Scotland’s wave energy technology can now access a new online library, launched today (July 20th) by Wave Energy Scotland (WES).

WES is taking an innovative approach to supporting the commercialisation of technology for the wave energy …

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Nova Innovation and YnNi Llŷn explore development of tidal project at Bardsey Sound
Monday 17th of July 2017

Tidal energy leader Nova Innovation has teamed up with regional renewable energy organisation YnNi Llŷn to develop a tidal energy project at Bardsey Sound (Ynys Enlli) off the Llyn Peninsula in north Wales.

The Crown Estate has awarded Nova Innovation an Agreement for Lease (AfL) for the …

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EU RES associations position on dispatching regime
Tuesday 11th of July 2017

The draft report published by Dr. Karins MEP proposes crucial changes to the current dispatching regime for generating installations using renewable energy sources. With this letter, the renewable energy industry wishes to emphasize three major elements that need to be considered by the rapporteu…

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Joint declaration for an ambitious EU industrial strategy
Tuesday 11th of July 2017

Over 130 EU-wide organisations, including Ocean Energy Europe, have called for an ambitious EU Industrial Strategy via a joint declaration today. The declaration will be officially presented by an industry delegation to Estonian Minister of Economy, the ITRE Chairman Jerzy Buzek and to the MEPs M…

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MaRINET2 awards €1.3m to develop the next-generation of offshore renewables
Friday 7th of July 2017

07 July 2017. The MaRINET2 project has awarded €1.3m to 34 technology development teams through a competitive call for proposals. This support will accelerate the next generation of offshore renewable energy technologies towards the marketplace by providing technology testing at MaRINET2’s netwo…

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Nova Innovation wins €20 million EU flagship tidal project
Thursday 6th of July 2017

Scotland-based tidal energy leader Nova Innovation has won a major new European tidal energy project, heading a consortium of nine leading industrial, academic and research organisations from across Europe.

The Enabling Future Arrays in Tidal (EnFAIT) project builds on Nova’s existing ope…

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Europe’s world leading technologies showcased at Orkney Ocean Energy Day
Friday 30th of June 2017

A delegation from the European Commission visited Orkney, Scotland, on 27-29 July to get a taste of the pioneering ocean energy advancements taking place across the archipelago.

Orkney’s Ocean Energy Day, part of EU Sustainable Energy Week, also included a public open day providing the lo…

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European Ministers call for more Blue Growth
Thursday 29th of June 2017

On Monday 26th June, the TTE Council, composed of EU European Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Minister, reaffirmed its commitment to supporting Blue Growth, by endorsing the Valetta Declaration. The group of Ministers also called for Members States and the European Commission to remove o…

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Future OTEC standard making progress within IEC TC114
Friday 9th of June 2017

An international guidance document on OTEC is making significant development progress. This document will benefit the whole OTEC community, providing guidance to designers and project developers, and reassuring investors, insurers and national authorities. The guidance document -IEC TS 62600-20- …

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