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Bluerise ends effective crowdfunding campaign
Monday 20th of November 2017

Dutch OTEC developer Bluerise has concluded its crowdfunding campaign, having raised more than double the amount of the original target.

The crowdfunding campaign, closed on November 18, 2017, brought in €657,000 to Bluerise from 518 investors during a period of one month.

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SPIRE 2 energy storage project opens for tidal researchers
Monday 20th of November 2017

Strathclyde University is looking for PhD researchers who would work on materials-based research topics in tidal energy sector as part of the SPIRE 2 energy storage project.

Strathclyde University is offering PhD research opportunities related to the effects of sea water, sediment flow, an…

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Wales: Over 100 businesses urge for Swansea lagoon green light
Monday 20th of November 2017

Over 100 business people and organizations from South West Wales have signed a letter to UK’s Prime Minister Theresa May urging for the green light for the tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay.

The letter, signed by Tata Steel UK, Penderyn, Swansea Bay Business Club, WRW Construction, Swansea City …

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Bombora expands to Europe with plans to deploy off Wales
Monday 20th of November 2017

Australian wave energy developer Bombora Wave Power has unveiled plans to expand its operations in Europe with new headquarters to be based in Wales, United Kingdom.

Bombora is basing its operations in the south of Wales at Pembroke Dock to take advantage of the region’s supply chain capab…

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Top news, November 13 – 19, 2017
Sunday 19th of November 2017

Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from November 13 – 19, 2017.

Carnegie designs more powerful CETO 6 wave unit

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Oregon’s center for marine renewables seeks new chief
Friday 17th of November 2017

Oregon State University (OSU) is looking to hire a Director for the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center (NNMREC).

The NNMREC Director at OSU is a 12-month fixed term position reporting to the OSU Vice President for Research.

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Chile: MERIC, UMAG present MRE roadmap for Magallanes region
Friday 17th of November 2017

Marine Energy Research and Innovation Center of Chile (MERIC) and the University of Magallanes (UMAG) have presented a roadmap for the development of marine renewable energy (MRE) sector in the Magallanes region.

MERIC and UMAG presented the collaborative work proposal to Magallanes’ inten…

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Ditrel concludes Konekta2 trials at Bimep
Friday 17th of November 2017

Ditrel Industrial has completed the survivabiltiy trials of its electric subsea connector Konekta2 at the Biscay Marine Energy Platform (Bimep).

Spanish engineering company Ditrel completed the decommissioning of the 13.2kW prototype connector from Bimep in October, where it was installed …

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British Columbia PRIMED for marine renewables
Friday 17th of November 2017

The government of Canada has provided funding for the establishment of the Pacific Regional Institute for Marine Energy Discovery (PRIMED) to help develop and commercialize marine renewable energy technologies.

The PRIMED project, led by University of Victoria (UVic) mechanical engineer Br…

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Bombora scores funding for 1.5MW wave device roll-out
Friday 17th of November 2017

Bombora Wave Power has secured a multimillion-dollar investment to support the construction of its first commercial-sized mWave wave energy device.

The investment is being provided by new strategic investor, Enzen, a global energy and environment company that provides strategic advisory an…

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Marine energy experts consult on ORE Supergen future
Thursday 16th of November 2017

Leading figures from the renewable energy sector have gathered in Plymouth to consult on the future steps for the ORE Supergen program.

More than 60 experts in marine renewable energy and offshore wind, representing both academia and industry, attended a workshop staged by the University o…

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Subsea Power Hub takes innovation prize home
Thursday 16th of November 2017

East Coast Oil and Gas Engineering (EC-OG) has won an award for its Subsea Power Hub at the Scottish Environment Business Awards.

The Scottish Environment Business Awards, also known as VIBES, reward companies who are at the forefront of eco-innovation, with the aim of establishing a stron…

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STR teams up with SENSYS for UXO detection
Thursday 16th of November 2017

Subsea Technology & Rentals (STR) has formed strategic partnership with SENSYS to boost its UXO detection services for the offshore energy sector.

The agreement will provide STR’s global offshore energy customer base with access to SENSYS’s active and passive multi-channel unexploded o…

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IRENA, ADFD launch $50M call for renewables
Thursday 16th of November 2017

International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) have opened the sixth round of funding for renewable energy projects in developing countries.

The renewable energy projects eligible to apply for funding include those from ocean energy, solar energ…

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Bombora makes board changes
Thursday 16th of November 2017

Bombora Wave Power has made a number of changes to its Board of Directors including the appointment of a new Chair, Richard Beresford.

Beresford is a highly experienced renewable energy and natural gas executive who specializes in commercializing new energy technologies and resources, said…

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Wales awards tidal energy efforts
Wednesday 15th of November 2017

Wales Green Energy Awards has recognized the achievements of two local tidal energy players during the ceremony held in Cardiff.

The awards, held on November 10, 2017, recognized the efforts of the Welsh marine body Marine Energy Wales by selecting the organization as the most outstanding …

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WSE to install 200kW wave unit next year
Wednesday 15th of November 2017

Wave Swell Energy (WSE) has unveiled plans to install a 200kW wave energy device on the eastern side of King Island in Tasmania before the end of 2018.

The installation of the smaller version of the device in a more benign wave climate is expected to bridge the gap between the tank testing…

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Wello’s Penguin grows 15% stronger
Wednesday 15th of November 2017

Wello has informed that the new version of its Penguin wave energy converter produces 15% more power than the previous iterations.

Finnish wave energy developer Wello said the costs of the devices were kept the same for the Penguin WEC-3 with the increased power production.

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Free MARIN basin time for SME concept testing
Wednesday 15th of November 2017

To stimulate Dutch maritime innovation, MARIN invites SMEs to test their new ideas and concepts for free. MARIN offers the same opportunity again for 2018. The initiative aims at stimulating innovation in the Dutch maritime sector and lowering the threshold for SMEs to test their new ideas and co…

Mayor Rotheram resurrects River Mersey tidal plans
Wednesday 15th of November 2017

Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram has rebooted the plans to develop a tidal energy project in the River Mersey.

Rotheram appointed the former UK Chair of Ørsted, previously known as Dong Energy, Brent Cheshire to spearhead plans to harness the power of the River Mersey.

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DHI puts metocean data online
Tuesday 14th of November 2017

Danish research and consultancy organization DHI has launched an online portal that offers instant access to metocean data and analytics.

The DHI MetOcean Data Portal allows users to download and validate nearly 40 years of metocean data, including the information on wind, wave, water leve…

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Morlais tidal energy project in need of delivery team
Tuesday 14th of November 2017

Menter Môn has embarked on a recruiting spree with six job openings reserved for the team that will help deliver the scheme proposed off Anglesey in North Wales.

The six positions up for grabs range from administrative position, through finance and procurement posts, including three openin…

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Video: ORE Catapult applauds Nova’s tidal innovation
Tuesday 14th of November 2017

Nova Innovation has been hailed as a tidal energy game changer by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, the UK’s flagship innovation center for offshore renewable energy.

Nova Innovation is the third company to feature in a series of case studies showcasing the pioneering British c…

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WES funds further innovation landscaping studies
Tuesday 14th of November 2017

Wave Energy Scotland (WES) is looking to invest in two short projects that are expected to help shape the organization’s future research and development programs.

The Scottish wave body WES said £160,000 is up for award for two contracts.

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Joint study inspects misaligned flow effects on tidal turbines
Tuesday 14th of November 2017

Intertek Energy & Water has released a research paper that investigated the implications of misaligned flow on tidal energy turbines.

The joint study by Intertek Energy & Water, Cardiff University, the University of South Wales and the University of Edinburgh aims to provide vital …

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QED Naval commissions Subhub tidal platform
Tuesday 14th of November 2017

QED Naval has completed the commissioning of all onboard ballast and instrumentation systems on the Subhub tidal energy platform.

The Subhub platform is now ready for testing and launch early in 2018, the Edinburgh-based engineering consultancy QED Naval informed.

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Waves4Power CEO quits
Monday 13th of November 2017

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Waves4Power, Ulf Lindelöf, has resigned from the position after five years.

The Swedish wave energy developer said the reason behind Lindelöf’s decision to leave the company lies in the disagreement with Waves4Power’s board on the future governance of t…

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Video: CorPower gearing up for Orkney’s waves
Monday 13th of November 2017

Swedish wave energy developer CorPower Ocean has released a video update on HiWave & HiDrive projects as it prepares to move its Stage 3 wave energy device from Stockholm to Orkney.

CorPower Ocean is currently performing a structured verification of its large-scale wave energy converte…

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Magallanes fits tidal blades on Atir floating platform
Monday 13th of November 2017

Magallanes Renovables has installed the blades on one of the rotors of its Atir floating tidal energy platform ahead of towing trials in Vigo estuary, Spain.

Galician tidal energy developer Magallanes Renovables fitted the blades on one of the two rotors of the platform in a diving operati…

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Green Marine UK gets certified
Monday 13th of November 2017

Scottish marine services provider Green Marine UK has been awarded the ISO certification for ISO9001:2015, ISO14001:2015 and OHSAS18001:2007.

The audit process of the UK’s national accreditation body UKAS was carried out by auditors Global Group for Quality, Environment and Safety.

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Carnegie designs more powerful CETO 6 wave unit
Monday 13th of November 2017

Australian clean energy developer Carnegie Clean Energy has released an update on the latest design developments to its commercial prototype, the CETO 6 unit, which is now rated at 1.5MW.

The new CETO 6 unit will have a nominal capacity of 1.5MW – up from 1MW for the previous design, Carne…

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Top news, November 6 – 12, 2017
Sunday 12th of November 2017

Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from November 6 – 12, 2017.

Tidal array demo project off France comes to end

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OEE joins lobbying campaign for small-scale renewables
Friday 10th of November 2017

Ocean Energy Europe (OEE) has joined other European energy associations in the call to policy makers to take a step-wise approach towards the market integration of small-scale renewable and high efficiency cogeneration installations.

While the European institutions are negotiating the reca…

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IRENA: Paris could underpin renewable energy ambitions growth
Friday 10th of November 2017

Countries have an opportunity to significantly increase renewable energy ambition and to accelerate its deployment in an effort to reach climate objectives under the Paris Agreement, a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has found.

Released on November 10, 2017,…

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Maestrale reviews blue energy solutions for Mediterranean
Friday 10th of November 2017

Maestrale project partners have released the results of study visits to Italy and Sweden conducted in search of the blue energy technological solution that could be applied in the Mediterranean area.

The three study visits organized over the summer by the Maestrale project partners emphasi…

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Innovacorp reshuffles board of directors
Friday 10th of November 2017

Nova Scotia’s early stage venture capital organization Innovacorp has appointed two new members to its board of directors.

The new appointments are David Wilson, President of Wilsons Security, and Dawn Umlah, Chief Operating Officer of Spring Loaded Technology.

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EnFAIT tidal array project moves to detailed design phase
Friday 10th of November 2017

Horizon 2020-funded Enabling Future Arrays in Tidal (EnFAIT) project, led by Scottish tidal energy developer Nova Innovation, has progressed to the detailed design phase.

The EnFAIT consortium, involving nine leading industrial, academic and research organizations in tidal energy sector, h…

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Canada funds five projects to tackle tidal knowledge gaps
Thursday 9th of November 2017

The Offshore Energy Research Association of Nova Scotia (OERA) has awarded C$1.25 million in support of five collaborative research projects aimed at addressing knowledge gaps and challenges associated with tidal energy development in Canada.

The projects were funded under the OERA researc…

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EU makes available €8M for ocean renewable energy
Thursday 9th of November 2017

European Commission has earmarked €8 million to help developers test novel products and services in high-potential emerging blue economy sectors, including ocean renewable energy.

Funded under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund, the announced funding is part of a larger €14.5 million…

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OEE welcomes ETS Innovation Fund go-ahead
Thursday 9th of November 2017

Ocean Energy Europe has welcomed the deal on the new Innovation Fund which is intended to bring the next generation of clean energy technologies to market.

The agreement was reached by the European Council, Parliament and Commission as part of the revision of the Emission Trading System (E…

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Universities unite to advance AI tech for offshore energy
Thursday 9th of November 2017

A consortium of five universities will use up to £36 million of support to advance robotics and artificial intelligence technologies for the inspection, repair, maintenance and certification of offshore energy platforms and assets.

The Edinburgh Centre for Robotics, a partnership between H…

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Press statement: ETS Innovation Fund can deliver the next generation of renewable energy technologies
Thursday 9th of November 2017

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Ocean Energy Europe welcomes todays deal on the new Innovation Fund, intended to bring to market the next generation of clean energy technologies. The agreement was reached by the European Council, Parliament and Commission early this morning as part of the Emission Trading Syst…

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Gallery: Bourne tidal test site taking shape in Cape Cod
Thursday 9th of November 2017

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Marine Renewable Energy Collaborative (MRECo) has started the installation of components for the Bourne Tidal Test Site (BTTS) being built in Cape Cod Canal in Massachusetts.

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Small is beautiful: Don’t burden small businesses and consumers, empower them to boost the energy transition
Thursday 9th of November 2017

PRESS RELEASE – Brussels, 9th of November 2017 – The trade associations representing key players in Europe’s energy transition urge policy makers to take a step-wise approach towards the market integration of small-scale renewable and high efficiency cogeneration installations.

Whilst the …

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Waves4Power marks 5 months of powering Norway
Thursday 9th of November 2017

Waves4Power’s WaveEL wave energy device has reached five months of exporting electricity to the Norwegian power grid from the Runde test site.

Swedish wave energy developer Waves4Power said everything is going according to plan even though the wave climate varied greatly during the five mo…

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CorPower expands to Scotland ahead of Orkney deployment
Thursday 9th of November 2017

Swedish wave energy developer CorPower Ocean has set up a Scottish subsidiary to support its growing activities in the country and prepare for wave energy device deployment off Orkney.

The newly established CorPower Ocean Ltd, with offices in Kirkwall, has already welcomed two new members …

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Nova Scotia forms small-scale tidal appraisal crew
Wednesday 8th of November 2017

Offshore Energy Research Association of Nova Scotia (OERA) has hired several experts to determine if there is a practical business case for establishing and operating a small-scale tidal test facility in Nova Scotia.

OERA awarded the ‘Nova Scotia Small Tidal Test Center – Establishing a Bu…

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Marine energy standardization experts meet in Hawaii
Wednesday 8th of November 2017

The US Technical Advisory Group of the IEC TC-114, which covers wave, tidal, and other water current converters, held a meeting in Hawaii to discuss the latest in marine energy standardization.

The meeting focused on the status of the committee’s technical specifications and US strategies …

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MeyGen scoops Structural Awards 2017 nomination
Wednesday 8th of November 2017

MeyGen tidal energy project has been nominated for this year’s Structural Awards which celebrate the world’s most outstanding structural engineering achievements.

MeyGen has been shortlisted in two categories of The Structural Awards 2017, being organized and hosted by the Institution of S…

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EC-OG collects ISO accreditation
Wednesday 8th of November 2017

East Coast Oil and Gas Engineering (EC-OG) has achieved certification for the new International Standardisation for Organisation certification, ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 standards.

The ISO framework allows businesses to show that they have consistency, efficiency and productivity wi…

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Wave Water Works shows interest to power Caribbean islands
Wednesday 8th of November 2017

US-based wave energy developer Wave Water Works is looking for contracts to supply clean power to US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico following the recent massive hurricanes in the area.

The company is hoping to get its patented Oscillo Drive wave energy converter in use in both Puerto Rico …

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OES reports on SE Asia insular ocean energy challenges
Tuesday 7th of November 2017

Ocean Energy Systems (OES) has released a report on the workshop that explored the opportunities and barriers to local adoption of ocean renewable energy in islands and remote coastal areas in Southeast Asia.

The two-day workshop facilitated the discussions of the various stakeholders in t…

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IEA launches €30M clean energy transitions plan
Tuesday 7th of November 2017

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has launched the Clean Energy Transitions Programme with the backing of 13 countries to support clean energy transitions around the world.

The Programme, announced on November 7, 2017, will leverage IEA members’ clean energy commitment and the IEA’s en…

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SME unveils PLAT-I ‘game changer’ for inshore tidal
Tuesday 7th of November 2017

Sustainable Marine Energy (SME) has presented the design of its new floating tidal energy platform, the PLAT-I, which will shortly be making its way out to the Philippines for real-sea deployment.

The PLAT-I floating tidal energy platform is designed for more sheltered and slightly more be…

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Waves4Power eyes wave energy park off Isles of Scilly
Tuesday 7th of November 2017

Swedish wave energy developer Waves4Power is looking to create a wave energy park off the Isles of Scilly, UK media reports.

Waves4Power is considering getting onboard the Smart Islands project to develop a full-scale wave energy park that would help the isles meet its electricity needs an…

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Tidal array demo project off France comes to end
Tuesday 7th of November 2017

Naval Energies and EDF Group have decided to bring the Paimpol-Bréhat tidal energy array demonstration project to a close.

Namely, the companies will not be reinstalling OpenHydro tidal turbines at the Paimpol-Bréhat site off Brittany, as they have completed the lesson learning from constr…

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Crown Estate Scotland pledges to pilot local management
Monday 6th of November 2017

Crown Estate Scotland has committed to launch a new scheme that will enable local authorities, development trusts and other bodies to apply to manage assets in their local area.

The business, which manages land and property including seabed, foreshore, rural estates and more, Crown Estate …

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Bluerise keeps overfunding flow
Monday 6th of November 2017

Dutch ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) projects developer Bluerise has decided to increase the target for its ongoing crowdfunding campaign once again, after securing €500,000 two weeks before the campaign closes.

Bluerise launched the crowdfunding campaign on October 19, 2017, initi…

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Guinard ready for French Guiana tidal installation
Monday 6th of November 2017

Guinard Energies has completed the demonstration of its P66 tidal turbine in the port of Brest ahead of its upcoming installation in French Guiana.

The French start-up Guinard Energies said the 3.5kW tidal turbine will ‘very soon’ be installed in French Guiana where it will provide power f…

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Scotrenewables launches funding round
Monday 6th of November 2017

Scotrenewables Tidal Power has opened a new funding round to take forward its tidal energy technology towards commercialization.

The developer of the 2MW floating tidal turbine the SR2000, Scotrenewables Tidal Power, has appointed financial advisors Simmons & Company International, the…

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Protean names non-exec director
Monday 6th of November 2017

Australian clean energy developer Protean Energy has appointed Wayne Loxton as Non-Executive Director.

Loxton is a Mining engineer with experience spanning 30 years including formulating project development strategies, completing feasibility studies, conducting due diligence, executing cap…

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Carnegie’s Albany wave project gets underway
Monday 6th of November 2017

Carnegie Clean Energy has started the design and development activities for its Albany wave energy project located off Western Australia.

The first phase of the project involves the detailed, localized measurement of the wave resource at the specific offshore site proposed for the installa…

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Top news, Oct 30 – Nov 5, 2017
Sunday 5th of November 2017

Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from October 30 until November 5, 2017.

Cape Sharp Tidal delays second turbine deployment

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Ocean energy test centers connect in Canary Islands
Friday 3rd of November 2017

The International Wave and Tidal Energy Research Sites (WaTERS) network has held its fourth meeting in Canary Islands to discuss common challenges and collaborative opportunities.

Hosted by PLOCAN in Gran Canaria, the discussions focused on knowledge sharing within transnational research p…

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EMEC recruits for electrical engineers
Friday 3rd of November 2017

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) is seeking electrical and performance test engineers who would assist the Orkney-based facility in wave and tidal energy testing activities.

EMEC is looking to hire a Senior Electrical & Performance Test Engineer who will work to ensure that EME…

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Space@Sea to prove multi-use potential of floating islands
Friday 3rd of November 2017

The Space@Sea project has officially started with the aim of developing a standardized and cost-efficient modular island capable of producing and storing energy from offshore renewable sources, among its other multi-use applications.

Space@Sea consists of seventeen European partners, inclu…

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UK public remains highly supportive of tidal & wave
Friday 3rd of November 2017

The new government statistics on energy and climate change has shown that 79% of UK public supports the use of tidal and wave energy technologies.

New data from the UK government’s Energy and Climate Change Public Attitudes Tracker shows that public support for renewable energy technologie…

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Bourne tidal test structure to be installed next week
Friday 3rd of November 2017

The test structure for the Bourne Tidal Test Site (BTTS) will be installed next week near the railroad bridge in the Cape Cod Canal, Massachusetts.

Marine Renewable Energy Collaborative (MRECo), the organization in charge of tidal testing site development, said the Bourne tidal test struct…

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Irish engineers trial hydrofoil to cut tidal energy costs
Thursday 2nd of November 2017

Engineers from Trinity College Dublin have tested a next-gen hydrofoil-based anchoring device to check whether it might offer a reliable means of fixing an energy-generating tidal array to the sea floor.

The hydrofoil’s performance was trialed at a tidal testing facility in Netherlands usi…

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Trelleborg delivers rubber membrane for WETFEET waves
Thursday 2nd of November 2017

Trelleborg has supplied a bespoke flexible rubber membrane for use with wave energy devices to WETFEET research and development project.

The €3.46 million project, designed to foster the exploitation of ocean wave energy, has seen the development of a set of breakthrough technology solutio…

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Minesto hires marine operators
Thursday 2nd of November 2017

Swedish tidal energy developer Minesto has awarded a framework agreement to Holyhead Towing, and Leask Marine covering various marine operational needs as part of Deep Green tidal project.

The agreement involves the supply of vessels and marine equipment for Minesto’s DG500 tidal energy pr…

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Cape Sharp Tidal delays second turbine deployment
Thursday 2nd of November 2017

Cape Sharp Tidal has delayed the deployment of the second tidal turbine in the Bay of Fundy for the first half of 2018.

Cape Sharp Tidal, a joint venture between Emera and OpenHydro, said it is continuing with upgrades on the second 2MW turbine for the Bay of Fundy tidal project with a foc…

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Premature emphasis on commercialization hinders UK wave growth
Thursday 2nd of November 2017

The UK wave energy sector’s failure to reach market can in part be attributed to premature emphasis on commercialization and lack of knowledge exchange, the new report by University of Strathclyde and Imperial College London has found.

The report examined the extent to which the failure to…

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Deep Green tidal base halfway done
Wednesday 1st of November 2017

Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK has informed that the gravity base structure for Minesto’s Deep Green tidal energy project is halfway done.

The concrete base, being constructed by Jones, will be hollow on the inside to allow it to be floated up the River Mersey and across the North Wales c…

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Tocardo to retrieve floating tidal platform from EMEC
Wednesday 1st of November 2017

Tocardo Tidal Power plans to retrieve its Temporary Foundation System (TFS) floating tidal platform equipped with T2 tidal turbine from the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC).

Orkney-based marine services provider Leask Marine has been engaged to tow the TFS from EMEC’s Fall of Warness t…

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Teamwork Technology signs LoI with the Port of Sines to set up wave energy test site
Wednesday 1st of November 2017

On October 11, Teamwork Technology - supported by DMEC - WavEC Offshore Renewables, Sines Tecnopolo and APS (Ports of Sines and the Algarve Authority) signed a Letter of Intent for the set up of a basic sea testing facility for wave energy. The signing took place on the occasion of the State Vis…

Report on effectiveness of UK wave energy policy set for launch
Wednesday 1st of November 2017

The International Public Policy Institute at the University of Strathclyde will host a launch event for the new report which examines the effectiveness of support for UK wave energy innovation since 2000.

The report, produced by Matthew Hannon, Chancellor’s Fellow of Technology and Innovat…

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Natural Resources Wales appoints new CEO
Wednesday 1st of November 2017

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has named Clare Pillman as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Currently Director for Culture, Tourism and Sport at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport in Westminster, Clare will take up the post in late February 2018, NRW said.

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COVE opens doors to ocean technology innovators
Tuesday 31st of October 2017

Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship (COVE) has opened a call for tenants for companies, researchers and individuals interested in advancing ocean-related work at the facilities in Halifax Harbour, Nova Scotia.

The C$20 million transformation of the COVE site in Dartmouth has bee…

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Swansea leaders ask for tidal lagoon go-ahead by Christmas
Tuesday 31st of October 2017

Swansea Council leaders have met with UK’s Secretary for Energy to urge the government to give green light for the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon project before Christmas.

Rob Stewart, Swansea Council Leader, and his Deputy Clive Lloyd, met with Greg Clark, the UK government’s Secretary of State…

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Horizon 2020 earmarks €2.2B for clean energy
Tuesday 31st of October 2017

The European Commission plans to spend €2.2 billion on clean energy projects during 2018-2020 period through its EU research and innovation funding program Horizon 2020.

The €2.2 billion earmarked for clean energy projects will be split across four interrelated areas of renewable energy, e…

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Sandia researchers take control of waves using robotics principles
Tuesday 31st of October 2017

Sandia National Laboratories’ engineering team has designed, modeled and tested a control system that doubles the amount of power a wave energy converter can absorb from ocean waves.

The team applied classical control theory and robotics and aerospace engineering design principles to impro…

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Wello reports wave testing progress
Monday 30th of October 2017

Finnish wave energy developer Wello has informed that its Penguin wave energy device survived several major storm waves of up to 13 meters during the ongoing trials taking place off Scotland.

Wello said Penguin’s mooring system performed well with no maintenance requirement or even indicat…

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DMEC seeks test sites manager
Monday 30th of October 2017

Dutch Marine Energy Centre (DMEC) has launched a tender for the management of its marine energy test sites in the Netherlands.

DMEC plans to enter into a three-year agreement for the management of its test sites and related supporting activities in the area of administration, licensing and…

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Request for tender: management testsites Dutch Marine Energy Centre
Monday 30th of October 2017

DMEC intends to establish a three-year agreement for the management of our test sites and related support activities in the area of administration, licensing and technology development.

This tender will be conducted via the multiple-party procedure and will not be sub-divided between parti…

APPA Marina president joins OEE board
Monday 30th of October 2017

Francisco García Lorenzo, president of APPA Marina, part of Spanish industry group for renewable energy Asociación de Empresas de Energías Renovables (APPA), has joined the board of Ocean Energy Europe.

APPA said the appointment of García Lorenzo is part of a strategy to improve the intern…

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Industry consultation for FORESEA consortium
Monday 30th of October 2017

Ecole Centrale de Nantes, member of the FORESEA consortium, invites you to participate in an industry consultation conducted by Cruz Atcheson. The aim is to help FORESEA test sites meet the industry's requirements, both in terms of infrastructure and services. The FORESEA project is an Interreg N…

Seabased cancels Sotenäs wave park expansion. Continues R&D
Monday 30th of October 2017

Seabased is reportedly discontinuing further deployments at its Sotenäs wave energy park off Sweden as it plans to continue with wave energy research in the area.

Swedish wave energy developer Seabased said it is no longer pursuing the deployment of a Sotenäs wave energy park, which curren…

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Top news, October 23 – 29, 2017
Sunday 29th of October 2017

Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from October 23 – 29, 2017.

FORESEA picks six offshore renewable energy winners

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FSB urges UK government to approve Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon
Friday 27th of October 2017

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Wales has called for the UK Government to address the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon in the budget and to end the uncertainty hanging over the project.

Janet Jones, FSB Wales Policy Chair, said:

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Video: Enabling Future Arrays in Tidal project
Friday 27th of October 2017

EU Horizon 2020-launched ‘Enabling Future Arrays in Tidal’ (EnFAIT) project carries out a demonstration of a grid-connected tidal energy array with the aim to provide a step change in the lifetime cost of energy for tidal power.

The project involves a consortium of nine leading industrial,…

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Resolute Marine bags EU grant for W2O project
Friday 27th of October 2017

Resolute Marine has secured EU grant of €50,000 for the demonstration of the economic feasibility of its wave-powered desalination technology, W2O.

The company secured the funding, along with three other SMEs, under Phase 1 of Horizon 2020 programme.

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MERIC studies biofouling to advance marine renewables
Thursday 26th of October 2017

Researchers at the Marine Energy Research and Innovation Center (MERIC) of Chile are conducting a biofouling study with the aim of developing an anti-fouling solution that would accelerate the development of marine renewable energy sector in the country.

The scientists are conducting vario…

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Bluerise beats OTEC crowdfunding target
Thursday 26th of October 2017

Dutch developer Bluerise has opened its crowdfunding campaign for overfunding after reaching the initial target of €250,000 weeks before the end of the campaign.

Bluerise launched the crowdfunding campaign on October 19, 2017, with the initial target of €250,000 meant for use for the compa…

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UK issues cost of energy review
Thursday 26th of October 2017

The UK government has published an independent energy costs review that puts forward proposals on how to reduce costs in the power system in the long-term while ensuring the UK meets its climate change targets.

The review, conducted by Professor Dieter Helm, follows the plan set out in Jul…

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Tidal Harness up for IET innovation awards
Thursday 26th of October 2017

Tidal Harness has made it to the finals of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) 2017 Innovation Awards with its tidal energy technology.

Southampton-based tidal energy developer Tidal Harness has been shortlisted for the Power, Sustainability and Start-Up awards in recogniti…

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FORESEA picks six offshore renewable energy winners
Wednesday 25th of October 2017

The FORESEA program has approved six offshore renewable energy technology projects for support in its third call for applications.

FORESEA’s user selection board awarded a ‘Recommendation for Support’ to demonstration projects that will be realized at SEM-REV, Dutch Marine Energy Centre (D…

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FORESEA backs 6 offshore renewable energy technologies
Wednesday 25th of October 2017

25 October. Nantes. The FORESEA programme has approved six offshore renewable energy technology projects for support, in its third call for applications. The awards highlight the leading role Europe plays in ocean energy RD&I globally, with continued strong demand for testing in European ocea…

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Dutch tidal kite nears lift off with VIA 2017 support
Wednesday 25th of October 2017

Dutch tidal energy developer SeaQurrent has received support from the VIA 2017 program to advance its TidalKite device to next technology readiness (TRL) level.

With the VIA 2017 support, SeaQurrent plans to advance its tidal technology to TRL 5. The purpose of this phase is to demonstrate…

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Gruet: Ocean energy continues march to industrialization
Wednesday 25th of October 2017

Ocean energy industry players have assembled today in Nantes in France at the Ocean Energy Europe 2017 Conference & Exhibition to assess its progress towards commercialization.

Despite political uncertainties, the sector has demonstrated its resilience over the past 12 months by genera…

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Nova Scotia backs tidal energy research
Wednesday 25th of October 2017

Research Nova Scotia Trust has awarded funding to three tidal energy research projects that aim to fill the knowledge gaps associated with the development of the sector.

The three tidal energy projects selected for funding are part of a C$6.5 million ($5.1 million) funding award for nine p…

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Press Release: European ocean energy continues its march towards industrialisation
Wednesday 25th of October 2017

25 October 2017. Nantes, France. Europe’s world leading ocean energy industry will assemble in Nantes, France today at the Ocean Energy Europe 2017 Conference & Exhibition to assess its progress towards commercialisation. Despite political uncertainties, the sector has demonstrated its resili…

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Welsh marine test site gets funding boost
Wednesday 25th of October 2017

Welsh government has awarded £1.2 million for the development of a Marine Energy Test Area (META) project in the Milford Haven Waterway.

The funding will support the work of Marine Energy Wales in developing a network of pre-consented areas of seabed that will support research, component t…

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Tidetec grabs Norwegian patent for tidal turret
Tuesday 24th of October 2017

Tidetec has been granted a new Norwegian patent covering the newest turret solution for tidal energy applications.

The patent, granted on October 16, 2017, represents one of more patents covering the turret solution that optimizes two way production and pumping in tidal barriers and lagoon…

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Researchers complete first set of CEFOW ecological studies
Tuesday 24th of October 2017

Plymouth and Exeter universities have completed the first set of ecological studies as part of the EU Horizon 2020 funded Clean Energy from Ocean Waves (CEFOW) project.

The research was carried out at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC)’s grid-connected wave energy test site where Wel…

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Morlais tidal demo zone eyes consulting services
Tuesday 24th of October 2017

Menter Môn is looking to appoint consultants to drive forward the development of the Morlais tidal energy demonstration zone off the coast of Anglesey in Wales.

Menter Môn, the manager of the Morlais tidal energy project, is seeking to hire a consultant to provide grid and permitting suppo…

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OPT secures over $7M wave cash
Tuesday 24th of October 2017

Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) has closed public common stock share sale raising a multi-million funding amount.

New Jersey-based wave energy developer OPT secured approximately $7.4 million in net proceeds through the public offering of common stock launched last week.

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Oceana makes testing progress in Alaska
Tuesday 24th of October 2017

Oceana Energy has concluded the first phase of in-river hydrokinetic turbine testing at the Alaska Center for Energy and Power (ACEP).

The testing was conducted in ACEP’s Power Systems Integration Laboratory to determine the generation characteristics of Oceana’s run-of-the-river turbine.<…

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Hawaii calls for OTEC power purchase proposals
Monday 23rd of October 2017

Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority (NELHA) has launched a request for proposals for purchase of power produced by ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) plant system.

The request for proposals covers the design, construction, implementation, operation and maintenance of an OTEC …

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Welsh marine body welcomes Minesto’s tidal cost projections
Monday 23rd of October 2017

Marine Energy Wales has welcomed Minesto’s updated cost of energy analysis deeming it as a positive step forward for tidal energy industry as it showed significant improvements compared to previous estimates.

The projections in Minesto’s new Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) analysis showed …

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MORE assists Oceanflow’s tidal decommissioning
Monday 23rd of October 2017

University of Algarve’s Marine Offshore Renewable Energy (MORE) team has supported Oceanflow Energy in the decommissioning operation conducted at Sanda Sound tidal energy site.

MORE helped UK-based tidal energy developer Oceanflow Energy in the decommissioning of 60-tonne mooring lines and…

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EEL Energy bolsters team for full-scale device delivery
Monday 23rd of October 2017

French tidal energy developer EEL Energy has appointed Christophe Sartiaux as Project Manager for the delivery of full-scale tidal energy device prototype.

Sartiaux joined the team in early October, bringing project management, engineering and design experience in complex high-performance …

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Industry4Europe: For an ambitious industrial strategy
Monday 23rd of October 2017

119 European industry organisations, including Ocean Energy Europe, have produced a joint reaction paper to the EU’s Industrial Strategy.

this Joint Reaction Paper will be officially presented to all Member States during the next meeting of the Council Industry Working Party today, 23 Octo…

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Cape Sharp Tidal releases monitoring update
Monday 23rd of October 2017

Cape Sharp Tidal has submitted the third quarter Environmental Effects Monitoring Program (EEMP) report to Nova Scotia Environment (NSE) and other regulators.

The Q3 report is part of the regular update to NS Environment and the Fisheries Protection Program (FPP) at Fisheries and Oceans Ca…

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Top news, October 16 – 22, 2017
Sunday 22nd of October 2017

Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from October 16 – 22, 2017.

Atlantis reinstalls fourth MeyGen turbine

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Minesto obtains communication system for Deep Green
Friday 20th of October 2017

Swedish tidal energy developer Minesto has completed the procurement of an onshore and offshore communication system for its Deep Green tidal energy project.

ITS Technology Group, a provider of network infrastructure, microwave links, connectivity and managed services, has been chosen as s…

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ORE Catapult tenders for eGrid power analyser
Friday 20th of October 2017

Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult is looking to procure a Power Analyser System to be used for the eGrid project at its Blyth testing facility.

The Power Analyser System will be used in the 15MW wind turbine and 3MW marine drive train test facilities which will link into the eGrid a…

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Naval Group names VP for international development
Friday 20th of October 2017

French naval specialist Naval Group has appointed Alain Guillou as its Executive Vice President (VP) for international development.

Guillou will be responsible for boosting the group’s internationalisation in terms of business development and human and industrial presence.

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FORESEA seeks industry input to boost ocean energy test sites
Friday 20th of October 2017

The FORESEA consortium has opened an industry consultation to align its investment pathway with the needs of ocean energy technology developers.

Ecole Centrale de Nantes (ECN) has commissioned Cruz Atcheson Consulting Engineers to conduct a benchmarking study of offshore test sites within …

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Industry Consultation for FORESEA Consortium
Friday 20th of October 2017

The FORESEA consortium invites you to participate in an industry consultation conducted by Cruz Atcheson. Help FORESEA test sites meet your open ocean testing requirements, by answering the survey at:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Industry_Consultation_for_FORESEA_Consortium

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American wave targets $8M stock prize
Friday 20th of October 2017

Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) has launched a public common stock share sale to gather funds for further wave energy developments.

The US-based wave energy developer OPT announced the pricing of a best efforts public offering of 5,739,437 shares of its common stock at a price to the public…

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AW-Energy hunts for wave professionals
Friday 20th of October 2017

AW-Energy is seeking to appoint a Vice President (VP) of Business Development, and a Mechanical Technical Manager who will help the company drive forward the development and commercialization of WaveRoller wave energy device.

Finnish wave energy developer AW-Energy said the role of VP of B…

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Bluerise launches OTEC crowdfunding campaign
Thursday 19th of October 2017

Dutch developer Bluerise has started a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for the next stage of its ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) developments.

Over the past few years, Bluerise has been developing its OTEC technology by building demonstration and pilot systems at Delft Universi…

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Bluerise starts crowdfunding campaign
Thursday 19th of October 2017

Dutch OTEC developer Bluerise will start a crowdfunding campaign on the 19th of October to raise money for the next stage of their technology development. Over the past few years, Bluerise has been developing their OTEC technology by building demonstration and pilot systems at Delft University of…

Resen Waves verifies power production
Thursday 19th of October 2017

Aalborg University has verified the power production on a Resen Waves Power Buoy operating in irregular waves in the sea.

Denmark-based wave energy developer Resen Waves said that Aalborg University found the efficiency of the company’s Power Buoy in harnessing power from the waves is betw…

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Video: Atlantis charts AR1500 path from design to deployment
Thursday 19th of October 2017

Atlantis Resources has released a video which follows a journey of the Atlantis AR1500 tidal turbine from design to deployment at the MeyGent tidal energy array.

The Edinburgh-based tidal energy developer Atlantis Resources redeployed the AR1500 over the last weekend, joining three tidal t…

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OPT plans common stock offering
Thursday 19th of October 2017

US-based wave energy developer Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) has unveiled plans to offer shares of its common stock for sale in a best efforts public offering.

OPT said it intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for working capital and to fund other general corporate purposes.

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ETIP Ocean sets up funding workshop & wave seminar
Wednesday 18th of October 2017

ETIP Ocean is organizing a wave energy seminar, and a workshop set for public funding program advice during Ocean Energy Europe 2017 conference, taking place in Nantes next week.

The seminar, scheduled for October 25, 2017, will explore the progress made in the last 5 years on the developm…

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Ocean Energy ready for 500kW wave device build-out
Wednesday 18th of October 2017

Irish wave energy developer Ocean Energy plans to begin with the manufacturing of its up-scaled wave energy device this month in the United States.

Following the completion of the construction works, Ocean Energy’s 500kW wave energy device, designed around the oscillating water column prin…

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CBI clears marine renewables for Climate Bond Certification
Wednesday 18th of October 2017

The Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) has launched the Marine Renewable Energy Criteria which made marine renewable energy investments eligible for Climate Bonds Certification.

The criteria lay out disclosure, GHG emission mitigation and climate adaptation and resilience requirements that mar…

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Atlantis reinstalls fourth MeyGen turbine
Wednesday 18th of October 2017

Atlantis Resources has reinstalled the fourth tidal turbine in the Pentland Firth off Scotland, wrapping up the Phase 1A of the MeyGen project.

The Atlantis-supplied 1.5MW AR1500 has been reinstalled over the weekend and has started its commissioning procedures, the Edinburgh-based tidal e…

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Quoceant looks for Mechanical Engineer
Tuesday 17th of October 2017

Edinburgh-based engineering consultancy Quoceant is seeking a Mechanical Engineer who would assist the company with marine renewables development activities.

The scope of work for Mechanical Engineer is to ensure that the technical content of all work carried out is correct, of a high qual…

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Quoceant looks for Mechanical Engineer
Tuesday 17th of October 2017

Edinburgh-based engineering consultancy Quoceant is seeking a Mechanical Engineer who would assist the company with marine renewables development activities.

The scope of work for Mechanical Engineer is to ensure that the technical content of all work carried out is correct, of a high qual…

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Quoceant looks for Mechanical Engineer
Tuesday 17th of October 2017

Edinburgh-based engineering consultancy Quoceant is seeking a Mechanical Engineer who would assist the company with marine renewables development activities.

The scope of work for Mechanical Engineer is to ensure that the technical content of all work carried out is correct, of a high qual…

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SurfPower WEC developmental IP up for grabs
Tuesday 17th of October 2017

Canadian developer Seawood Designs is offering to share more than ten years of developmental intellectual property (IP) with others developing point absorber wave energy converters (WECs).

Seawood Designs’ IP relates to its development of SurfPower device – a constant pressure seawater pum…

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SurfPower WEC developmental IP up for grabs
Tuesday 17th of October 2017

Canadian developer Seawood Designs is offering to share more than ten years of developmental intellectual property (IP) with others developing point absorber wave energy converters (WECs).

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SurfPower WEC developmental IP up for grabs
Tuesday 17th of October 2017

Canadian developer Seawood Designs is offering to share more than ten years of developmental intellectual property (IP) with others developing point absorber wave energy converters (WECs).

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SurfPower WEC developmental IP up for grabs
Tuesday 17th of October 2017

Canadian developer Seawood Designs is offering to share more than ten years of developmental intellectual property (IP) with others developing point absorber wave energy converters (WECs).

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Marine Power Systems’ CTO ‘decodes’ WaveSub power generation
Tuesday 17th of October 2017

The power generation principles of the recently launched WaveSub wave energy device were explained in detail by Graham Foster, the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the company that developed the device – the Welsh-based Marine Power Systems.

The quarter-scale WaveSub prototype was officia…

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Canadian tidal energy projects bags innovation funding
Tuesday 17th of October 2017

Acadia University-led tidal energy research project has secured funding from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to investigate the relationship between environment and tidal turbines.

The project, worth C$2.8 million ($2.2 million), will receive a little over C$1.1 million ($877,…

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Canadian tidal energy project bags innovation funding
Tuesday 17th of October 2017

Acadia University-led tidal energy research project has secured funding from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to investigate the relationship between environment and tidal turbines.

The project, worth C$2.8 million ($2.2 million), will receive a little over C$1.1 million ($877,…

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Interview: Government ambition underpins commercial success of marine energy
Monday 16th of October 2017

Maximizing the commercial success of marine energy will be based on the choices that governments make and their ambition to exploit this new and predictable source of energy, said Ton Fijen, Technical Director at Tidal Lagoon Power, regarding the conditions for commercial success of marine renewa…

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CalWave seeks Senior Ocean Engineer
Monday 16th of October 2017

US-based wave energy developer CalWave Power Technologies is looking for a Senior Ocean Engineer to join its team and assist in the development of full-scale wave energy prototype device.

The Senior Ocean Engineer for CalWave should have extensive expertise in offshore/marine and mechanica…

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EU opens €1.5M wave and tidal monitoring call
Monday 16th of October 2017

European Commission’s Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) has launched a call for proposals for projects related to environmental monitoring of wave and tidal devices.

The general objectives of this call for proposals are to increase environmental data on the po…

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Port of Milford Haven backs Repetitive Energy’s tidal plans
Monday 16th of October 2017

The Port of Milford Haven has offered support to Welsh-based Repetitive Energy to carry out a three-year operation to develop its vertical axis Smartstream tidal prototypes in Pembroke Dock.

The Port is working in collaboration with UK and Welsh governments as part of the Swansea Bay City …

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Marine Energy Event: ‘Marine energy is not a niche market’
Monday 16th of October 2017

Marine Energy Event, held on October 11, 2017, as part of Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference (OEEC) 2017 in Amsterdam, gathered great number of industry experts who discussed the latest in marine energy with a focus on conditions for commercial success which was also the topic of this ye…

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Top news, October 9-October 15, 2017
Sunday 15th of October 2017

Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from October 9 until October 15, 2017.

REAC Energy wraps up StreamCube tidal device testing

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New report to highlight Highlands and Islands marine resource
Friday 13th of October 2017

The potential for the Highlands and Islands to become a leading player in developing the UK’s marine economy will be the focus of a new, region-wide study.

Known as a ‘science and innovation audit’ (SIA), the study will fully explore, for the first time, the potential of the region’s marin…

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OEEC 2017 – Celebrating 10 years of Offshore Energy
Friday 13th of October 2017

Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference 2017 brought together over 550 exhibitors and 12,145 visitors in halls 1, 2 & 5 of Amsterdam RAI.

While the number of exhibitors slightly decreased compared to 2016, the visitor number increased. The conference attracted over 1,300 delegates …

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UVic bags Innovation grant for two research projects
Friday 13th of October 2017

Two University of Victoria projects with the potential to change how the world interprets the forces of nature have taken a major step toward being realized with the Canada Foundation for Innovation announcement of $6.3 million in funding support.

UVic Earth and Ocean Sciences professor Jo…

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Marine Power Systems unveils WaveSub wave energy device
Friday 13th of October 2017

Marine Power Systems (MPS) is set to unveil its quarter-scale prototype WaveSub wave energy generator, marking a move to a new, sea-based phase of its development.

Designed to operate around 10km from shore, the WaveSub wave energy generator harnesses the continual orbital motion of waves…

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SKF supports Scotrenewables in SR2000 tidal project
Thursday 12th of October 2017

SKF Ocean Energy has worked with Scotrenewables’ engineering team to supply a number of key components and holistic systems for the SR2000 tidal stream turbine, as well as providing a range of related engineering services.

SKF has also made a commitment to support Scotrenewables through to…

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Intertek’s Paul Evans joins BSI
Thursday 12th of October 2017

Intertek informed that Dr. Paul Evans has joined the British Standards Institution (BSI) as a Committee Member to represent the UK on the International Electrotechnical Commission’s (IEC) marine energy committee.

BSI is the UK national standards body responsible for overseeing the national…

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Intertek’s Paul Evans joins expert marine group
Thursday 12th of October 2017

Intertek informed that Dr. Paul Evans has joined the British Standards Institution (BSI) as a Committee Member to represent the UK on the International Electrotechnical Commission’s (IEC) marine energy committee.

BSI is the UK national standards body responsible for overseeing the national…

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UK unveils Clean Growth Strategy
Thursday 12th of October 2017

UK has published the Clean Growth Strategy showing how the country is leading the way in cutting carbon emissions to combat climate change while driving economic growth.

‘The Clean Growth Strategy: Leading the way to a low carbon future’ has been published on October 12, 2017, by Business …

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Minesto, ITPEnergised complete new Cost of Energy analysis
Thursday 12th of October 2017

As part of its first commercial-scale project, Minesto together with ITPEnergised has completed an updated Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) analysis of Minesto’s marine energy converter based on new knowledge of the system.

Projections now show that Minesto’s LCOE will already fall to €100/…

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Carnegie makes Board changes
Thursday 12th of October 2017

Carnegie Clean Energy has appointed Terry Stinson and Mark Woodall as new non-executive directors to its Board of Directors, effective from Carnegie’s Annual General Meeting on November 15, 2017.

At the same time, the company’s current Chairman of Directors, Jeff Harding, will retire from …

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OEEC: Video highlights of day 2
Thursday 12th of October 2017

Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference 2017 (OEEC) has come to an end, along with the Marine Energy Event that took place during the last day of OEEC in Amsterdam RAI.

Today’s video brings you the highlights of the final event day.

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Marine Energy Event: Commercial and R&D need to learn to communicate
Wednesday 11th of October 2017

We’re bringing you a short summary of the key messages delivered during Marine Energy Event, held on Wednesday as part of Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference (OEEC) 2017.

The key messages were presented by every speaker at Marine Energy Event after a day full of interesting discuss…

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UK Government boosts renewables with £557M funding
Wednesday 11th of October 2017

Energy Minister Richard Harrington confirmed on Wednesday that up to £557 million will be made available for less established renewable electricity projects as part of the UK government’s Clean Growth Strategy, to drive economic growth and clean up the energy system.

Since 1990 the UK’s em…

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ABPmer, THA Aquatic to provide HRA for Welsh Marine Plan
Wednesday 11th of October 2017

ABPmer supported by THA Aquatic, has been commissioned to undertake a detailed Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) of the proposed tidal lagoon safeguarding policy within the Welsh Government Marine Plan, focusing on fish and marine habitats.

The Welsh Government is developing the first …

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Meet our team at Marine Energy Event in Amsterdam
Wednesday 11th of October 2017

As Marine Energy Event 2017 is about to kick off, our TidalEnergyToday.com team is looking forward to all the upcoming buzz.

We would like to invite you to meet one of the members of our team, Amir Garanovic, and chat about the latest developments or explore exposure opportunities.

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Portugal and the Netherlands to set up sea testing facility
Wednesday 11th of October 2017

WavEC Offshore Renewables, Sines Tecnopolo, APS (Ports of Sines and the Algarve Authority) and Teamwork Technology, supported by DMEC – Dutch Marine Energy Centre, will sign a Letter of Intent on October 11, 2017, to formally set up a sea testing facility.

The signing ceremony will take pl…

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FORESEA launches fourth offshore energy call at OEEC
Wednesday 11th of October 2017

The FORESEA (Funding Ocean Energy through Strategic European Action) programme has launched its 4th call for proposals during the Offshore Energy Exhibition and Conference 2017 (OEEC).

The call aims to help developers of offshore technologies transition into the renewable energy space by d…

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OEEC: Video highlights of day 1
Wednesday 11th of October 2017

First day of this years’ Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference 2017 being held at Amstedam RAI is behind us.

During the day four Technical Sessions took place as well as Community Square, Industry Panel and day two of the Offshore WIND Conference and the (co-located) Dredging Today C…

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OEEC: The rise of renewables
Tuesday 10th of October 2017

Offshore Energy Exhibition and Conference on Tuesday hosted ‘The rise of renewables session’ that offered a quick-scan of various renewable energy technologies currently under development and the markets set for their commercial implementation.

The latest medium-term report by the Internat…

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PHI Group, AQuarius bring new wave energy technology to Europe
Tuesday 10th of October 2017

PHI Group has signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to broaden the scope of cooperation with AQuarius Power and provide land-based renewable wave energy to Europe.

PHI and AQuarius will form a joint venture company which will have the exclusive right to sublicense, sell, build, ow…

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Offshore Energy 2017 award winners revealed
Tuesday 10th of October 2017

The offshore energy industry is constantly moving forward. Despite challenging times in the industry, there are impressive achievements that require celebration.

During the Offshore Energy Opening Gala Dinner and Awards Show in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, held on Monday, 22 October 2017, …

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REAC Energy wraps up StreamCube tidal device testing
Tuesday 10th of October 2017

Germany-based REAC Energy GmbH has completed testing of its patent-pending tidal energy device StreamCube in Orkney.

The company contracted Leask Marine to provide offshore support for the tow testing of the StreamCube, with Leask Marine fabricating a bespoke testing frame for the trials t…

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Japanese delegation visits Tocardo’s Dutch tidal power plant
Tuesday 10th of October 2017

Tocardo has welcomed a Japanese delegation of the city of Kobe to its tidal power plant in the Dutch Delta Works on Monday.

According to Tocardo’s social media, the visit was organised by Holland Innovation, Embassy of the Netherlands in Japan.

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NSRI assists subsea companies to enter wave and tidal sectors
Tuesday 10th of October 2017

National Subsea Research Initiative (NSRI) has identified potential enablers which will assist subsea supply chain companies to break into the wave and tidal energy sectors.

The findings, part of NSRI’s online Matchmaker database, reveal how UK firms can link up with technology researchers…

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Marine-i to present at Ocean Energy Europe
Monday 9th of October 2017

Marine-i, the EU funded scheme which provides support for the marine sector in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, will be represented at the Ocean Energy Europe conference in Nantes, France later this month.

Members of the team form part of a delegation from Marine Hub Cornwall.

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Naval Energies names new president
Monday 9th of October 2017

Naval Energies has appointed Laurent Schneider-Maunoury as a new president.

Laurent Schneider-Maunoury, who will replace Thierry Kalanquin, is a graduate of Polytechnique and Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées.

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THA Aquatic tests fish monitoring equipment for Cardiff tidal lagoon
Monday 9th of October 2017

THA Aquatic has been hired by Tidal Lagoon Power to assess the application of acoustic telemetry for monitoring fish in the Severn Estuary and surrounding rivers.

Tidal lagoon Cardiff seeks to harness the power from the rising and falling tides in the Severn Estuary. The lagoon will have a…

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Top news, October 1-October 8, 2017
Sunday 8th of October 2017

Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from October 1 until October 8, 2017.

Wales sets 70% clean energy target

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Sabella troubleshoots D10 ahead of three-year deployment
Friday 6th of October 2017

French tidal energy developer Sabella is making progress on the optimization of its D10 tidal turbine ahead of the upcoming three-year deployment in the Fromveur Passage, off the French island of Ushant.

After a successful demonstration in 2015 – 2016 in the Fromveur Passage, Sabella has b…

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SBSEK reaches FID for Indonesia’s 150MW tidal energy project
Friday 6th of October 2017

SBS Energi Kelautan (SBSEK) has reached the final investment decision (FID) for the first phase of the Nautilus project that will use tidal turbines supplied by Atlantis Resources.

The FID with private equity investors for the first 12MW phase of the project was secured on October 5, 2017,…

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Nova Scotia makes Bay of Fundy open for tidal business
Friday 6th of October 2017

The government of Nova Scotia has introduced amendments to the Marine Renewable-energy Act that allow the province to grant demonstration permits for tidal energy projects of up to 5MW anywhere in the Bay of Fundy.

The amendments, introduced on October 5, 2017, by Nova Scotia’s Energy Mini…

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Carnegie wins $16M government grant for Albany wave project
Friday 6th of October 2017

Carnegie Clean Energy has secured Au$15.75 million ($12.2 million) from the Western Australian government to deliver the Albany Wave Energy Project.

The Albany Wave Energy Project will involve the design, manufacturing and installation of a 1MW CETO 6 unit in Carnegie’s existing license ar…

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Job Opportunities at Wave Hub
Thursday 5th of October 2017

Wave Hub Limited’s main responsibilities are to manage, operate and maintain two offshore deployment sites for demonstrating renewable energy technology. The main site is Wave Hub in Cornwall and the additional site, in its early development stage, is located off the coast of Pembrokeshire.

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Work begins on new radar system for wave energy applications
Thursday 5th of October 2017

The development of a new radar system for wave and offshore wind energy applications as part of MORA project has begun with a kick-off meeting held earlier this week.

Funded by EU’s Eurostars program, MORA is a collaboration between Danish clean energy developer Floating Power Plant, the N…

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GKinetic concludes second round of tidal testing
Thursday 5th of October 2017

Irish tidal energy developer GKinetic Energy has completed a new round of testing on its optimized 1:10 scale tidal device at the Limerick Docks testing facility in Ireland.

The device was re-launched in August 2017 to undergo 6 weeks of regulated tow-tests designed to study and gauge data…

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IEA forecasts strong renewables growth by 2022
Thursday 5th of October 2017

International Energy Agency (IEA) has released its medium-term renewables market report which predicts 43% increase in renewable energy capacity in the next five years.

The report, titled Renewables 2017, foresees continued strong growth of renewable energy through 2022, with renewable ele…

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Port of Brest steps up for marine renewables
Thursday 5th of October 2017

The French port of Brest has begun upgrading its quay areas to better serve the needs of the marine renewable energy industry.

As the owner of the port of Brest, the region of Bretagne has decided to invest around €220 million in port upgrades to attract players within tidal and offshore w…

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Port of Brest steps up for marine renewables
Thursday 5th of October 2017

The French port of Brest has begun upgrading its quay areas to better serve the needs of the marine renewable energy industry.

As the owner of the port of Brest, the region of Bretagne has decided to invest around €220 million in port upgrades to attract players within tidal and offshore w…

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Nova Scotia considers setting up small-scale tidal test site
Thursday 5th of October 2017

Offshore Energy Research Association of Nova Scotia (OERA) has issued a request for proposals to determine if there is a practical business case for establishing and operating a small-scale tidal test facility in Nova Scotia.

Aside from exploring the business case for the formation of the …

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Nova Scotia considers setting up small-scale tidal test site
Thursday 5th of October 2017

Offshore Energy Research Association of Nova Scotia (OERA) has issued a request for proposals to determine if there is a practical business case for establishing and operating a small-scale tidal test facility in Nova Scotia.

Aside from exploring the business case for the formation of the …

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Wave Hub goes on a recruiting spree
Wednesday 4th of October 2017

Wave Hub is looking to expand its team with new job openings for Research and Business Development Manager, and Electrical Development Engineer.

The responsibilities for Research and Business Development Manager include identifying, securing and delivering R&D opportunities for Wave Hu…

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MORE redeploys Evopod tidal device
Wednesday 4th of October 2017

The Marine Offshore Renewable Energy (MORE) team from the University of Algarve has redeployed the Evopod E1 tidal energy device off Portugal.

The redeployment operation was completed in the last week of September at Ria Formosa, a coastal lagoon in the south of Portugal.

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Bardot appoints financial engineering head
Wednesday 4th of October 2017

Bardot Group has appointed Xavier de Lastic to the position of Head of Financial Engineering for large projects.

Assuming the position in September, de Lastic has been tasked with the financial engineering of the major innovative projects of underwater energy infrastructures, Bardot Group …

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Marine certification workshop set for Nantes
Tuesday 3rd of October 2017

The MET-CERTIFIED project has organized a workshop on marine energy certification and standardization as a side event of the upcoming Ocean Energy Europe Conference & Exhibition.

The workshop is designed to actively involve all stakeholders around certification, from banks and insurers…

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OceaNET wraps up wind and wave engineers coaching
Tuesday 3rd of October 2017

The OceaNET project has come to an end having trained 13 young researchers in the areas of floating offshore wind and wave energies to support the emerging marine renewable energy sector.

The goal of the four-year project, completed on August 31, 2017, was to train science-based young engi…

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GCE Subsea joins Ocean Energy Europe
Tuesday 3rd of October 2017

Norway-based subsea industry cluster GCE Subsea has become a member of Ocean Energy Europe.

GCE Subsea said the main reason for joining is to increase new business opportunities and EU funding for its members through relevant events with the biggest industry players in Europe including EDF…

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OSIL equips Seacams2 for tidal turbulence study
Tuesday 3rd of October 2017

Ocean Scientific International (OSIL) has shipped a network of 3 data buoys to Bangor University’s School of Ocean Sciences that will be used to study tidal turbulence at the Menai Strait in Wales.

The 1.9-meter buoys will serve as data collection platforms for ADCP instruments measuring c…

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Tidal players get on Scottish Green Energy Awards shortlist
Monday 2nd of October 2017

Scottish Renewables has unveiled the shortlist for this year’s Scottish Green Energy Awards which features several developers and service providers from tidal energy sector.

The shortlist features Atlantis Resources’ MeyGen tidal array project, which is competing against Nova Innovation’s …

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ENEA sums up Italian ocean energy research activities
Monday 2nd of October 2017

Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA) has published a paper on the current state of ocean energy research and development in Italy.

The position paper has originated from the need to gain visibility for the work and experience of a…

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Innovate UK funds Instream’s floating tidal demonstrator
Monday 2nd of October 2017

Instream Energy Systems and ITPEnergised have secured funding from the UK’s innovation agency Innovate UK to build and test a full-scale floating tidal stream energy device.

The work on the design of the device, that will feature multiple vertical axis turbines mounted on a single floating…

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Wales sets 70% clean energy target
Monday 2nd of October 2017

Welsh government has set a target for Wales to generate 70% of its electricity consumption from renewable energy by 2030.

The clean energy ambition for Wales, announced by Cabinet Secretary for Environment Lesley Griffiths, also includes a target for 1GW of renewable electricity capacity i…

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Orkney outlines sustainable energy path driven by innovation
Monday 2nd of October 2017

A Sustainable Energy Strategy for Orkney was launched last week as part of the official opening of the Surf ‘n’ Turf hydrogen community energy project.

The strategy presents a vision for the islands – A low carbon economy driven uniquely by innovation and collaboration, enabling the commun…

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Top news, September 25 – October 1, 2017
Sunday 1st of October 2017

Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from September 25 until October 1, 2017.

Morlais tidal demo zone gets £4.5M boost

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Japan designs WEC turbine to tame shoreline waves
Friday 29th of September 2017

Researchers from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have outlined plans for a wave energy turbine that could provide protection for the shore while also generating power from the waves.

The project being developed by OIST team involves placing turbin…

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UK PM May urged once again to green-light Swansea lagoon
Friday 29th of September 2017

Welsh Conservatives have written to the UK Prime Minister Theresa May asking for the full support for the proposed Swansea Bay tidal lagoon scheme.

The joint letter, signed by the Chairman of the Welsh Conservatives Byron Davies, also got the signatures of 11 Conservatives Assembly Members…

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HIE appoints new business chief
Friday 29th of September 2017

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has named David Oxley as its new director of business and sector development.

David Oxley joined the organisation in 2004 as head of operations in Lochaber, having worked as an accountant for the private sector prior to joining HIE.

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Scotrenewables hits 500MWh tidal generation mark
Friday 29th of September 2017

Scotrenewables Tidal Power has hit a new milestone with 500MWh generated by its SR2000 tidal turbine deployed off Orkney.

The Scottish based tidal developer said the amount of energy produced from the tides is enough to power 880 households in Orkney.

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Scottish wave body invests in future R&D
Friday 29th of September 2017

Wave Energy Scotland is looking to invest around £320,000 in four short projects that will help shape its future research and development programs.

The first two contracts will involve evaluating the innovation landscape to find the optimum choices for electrical connection solutions, and …

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Muskeget Channel scans for fitting tidal kit
Friday 29th of September 2017

Marine Renewable Energy Collaborative (MRECo) is looking for the most suitable tidal energy technology that could be deployed in Muskeget Channel, off Edgartown in the USA.

MRECo said it already contacted over thirty turbine developers, and entered in discussion with around 8 of them, in i…

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Final approval secured for Cape Cod Canal tidal testing site
Friday 29th of September 2017

Marine Renewable Energy Collaborative (MRECo) has cleared the final regulatory hurdle for the installation of the Bourne Tidal Test Site in the Cape Cod Canal in Massachusetts, USA.

The final approval was received from the US Army Corps of Engineers after several environmental studies and …

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Newcastle Uni revamps marine engineering research facility
Thursday 28th of September 2017

Newcastle University has unveiled its newly-refurbished Emerson Cavitation Tunnel at Port of Blyth as part of a £2.5 million investment in marine engineering.

The cavitation tunnel’s new home at Port of Blyth is twice the size of its former location and includes a number of other experimen…

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Image of the day: Schottel’s SIT 250 ready for Scottish tides
Thursday 28th of September 2017

Schottel Hydro has released a photo of the SIT 250 tidal turbine ahead of its shipment to Scotland for the installation on the PLAT-I platform.

The SIT 250 tidal turbine has been fully assembled and tested at Schottel Group’s facility in Germany, Schottel Hydro said on social media.

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Wave Energy Scotland hires PTO technical experts
Thursday 28th of September 2017

Wave Energy Scotland (WES) has appointed two experts for independent assessment of the projects that will proceed to the next stage of its power take-off (PTO) development program.

WES hired Uaine Gorm Power Associates, and Paul Vigars, as external experts to assist the organization in the…

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Hydrogen fuel cell unveiled in Scotland
Thursday 28th of September 2017

The pioneering Surf ‘n’ Turf hydrogen community energy project has been launched in Orkney by the Scottish government’s Business, Innovation and Energy Minister, Paul Wheelhouse.

Wheelhouse officially unveiled the newly installed hydrogen fuel cell at Kirkwall Pier on September 27, 2017.

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OERA bolsters Canadian tidal energy research
Thursday 28th of September 2017

Offshore Energy Research Association of Nova Scotia (OERA) has awarded funding to four marine energy research projects.

The funding was awarded through the Open Call Program in which OERA awards a maximum of C$20,000 to various projects, where such funds are leveraged with financial suppor…

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CorPower eyes marine operators for Orkney deployment
Thursday 28th of September 2017

Swedish wave energy developer CorPower Ocean has issued a request for quotations for marine operations related to the ocean deployment of the CorPower S3 device.

CorPower’s Stage 3 wave energy converter, currently undergoing final dry testing on a rig with simulated wave loading at CorPowe…

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Welsh marine body to share know-how across Atlantic
Wednesday 27th of September 2017

Marine Energy Wales will travel across the Atlantic to share knowledge and experience of its work within the marine energy sector during Marine Renewables Canada 2017 Conference.

The event, taking place in November 2017, will bring together Marine Renewables Canada members, government, aca…

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Minesto gears up with onshore engineering support
Wednesday 27th of September 2017

Minesto has awarded a framework agreement for onshore engineering services to the three Anglesey-based companies Holyhead Marine Services, Mona Lifting and Mon Maintenance.

The scope of the framework agreement covers a variety of onshore operations engineering support such as manufacturing…

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France sets aside €7 billion for renewables
Wednesday 27th of September 2017

The French government plans to invest €7 billion in the next five years to grow its renewable energy sector.

The planned investment, announced by the French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, is part of a larger €57 billion investment plan for France that will run from 2018-2022.

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US National Science Foundation funds tidal energy research
Wednesday 27th of September 2017

National Science Foundation (NSF) of the United States has awarded a three-year grant to Arindam Banerjee from the Lehigh University to study the impact of free-stream turbulence on tidal turbines.

Arindam Banerjee, an associate professor at the University’s Department of Mechanical Engine…

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Irish Minister to deliver keynote at OEE2017
Tuesday 26th of September 2017

CONFIRMED: Seán Kyne TD, Irish Minister of State for Natural Resources, Community Affairs, and Digital Development will deliver a keynote during the OEE2017 conference.

Ireland has some of the best ocean resources in the world and is at the forefront of wave energy development globally. T…

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SINN Power agrees commercial wave energy project in Africa
Tuesday 26th of September 2017

Cape Verde’s Maritime and Port Office (AMP) and German-based wave energy developer SINN Power have signed a contract for the installation of a wave energy converter in Cape Verde.

The goal of the project is to supply a sustainable shrimp farm on São Vicente island with 100% renewable elect…

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Minesto welcomes tidal headway in Wales
Tuesday 26th of September 2017

Minesto has deemed the £4.5 million funding award for the Morlais tidal energy demonstration zone as very encouraging for the development of tidal energy in Wales.

The Morlais Demonstration Zone, expected to accelerate the development and commercialisation of multiple tidal stream technolo…

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ADEME backs Guinard Energies’ tidal installation system
Tuesday 26th of September 2017

French Agency for Environment and Energy Management (ADEME) has provided funding to Guinard Energies to further advance its tidal turbine installation system.

The French tidal energy start-up Guinard Energies received support for the development of an innovative solution for installation a…

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Atmocean catches Canadian wave
Tuesday 26th of September 2017

US-based wave energy developer Atmocean has deployed its full-scale Waverider pump off the east coast of Canada.

The deployment was completed on September 24, 2017, off Lord’s Cove town in Newfoundland.

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Morlais tidal demo zone gets £4.5M boost
Tuesday 26th of September 2017

Menter Môn, the manager of the Morlais tidal energy project, has been awarded £4.5 million of EU and Welsh government funds to further develop the scheme proposed off Angelsey in North Wales.

The funding was announced by the Welsh Economy Secretary, Ken Skates, who said it included £4.2 mi…

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BOEM joins Alaska wave energy study
Monday 25th of September 2017

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will be taking part in the study that will assess the economic feasibility of the installation of wave energy converters in the waters off Yakutat in Alaska.

BOEM will be working with State of Alaska and the Alaska Hydrokinetic Energy Research C…

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FORESEA to launch fourth call for offshore energy technologies at Offshore Energy 2017
Monday 25th of September 2017

The FORESEA project will launch a call for proposals from developers of offshore energy supply technologies at the Offshore Energy 2017 event which takes place in Amsterdam on 10-11 October. The call aims to help developers of offshore and sub-sea technologies adapt their products for use in the …

Kraken tidal platform clears factory acceptance tests
Monday 25th of September 2017

Edinburgh-based engineering consultancy QED Naval has completed the factory acceptance tests on its Subhub tidal platform named Kraken.

The tests included lifting Kraken’s main hull off the cradle and supporting structure onto its main leg structure that fully supports the platform’s weigh…

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Corrosion testing restarted at WaveRoller installation site
Monday 25th of September 2017

OCEANIC project team has deployed a set of samples off the coast of Portugal to study fouling and corrosion on materials used for the construction of marine renewable energy devices.

The second set of samples was installed off Peniche in Portugal, at a deployment site of AW-Energy’s WaveRo…

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FORESEA to launch fourth offshore energy call at OEEC 2017
Monday 25th of September 2017

The FORESEA project will launch a call for proposals from developers of offshore energy supply technologies at the Offshore Energy 2017 event which takes place in Amsterdam on 10 & 11 October.

The call aims to help developers of offshore and sub-sea technologies adapt their products fo…

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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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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

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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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Higher renewable energy ambition required to avoid deployment slowdown
Wednesday 21st of June 2017

European renewable energy industry statement on the European 2030 renewable energy target

Dear Members of the European Parliament,

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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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Ocean Energy Photography Exhibition: A New Power Sector Made in Europe
Thursday 8th of June 2017

An exhibition presenting the ocean energy industry’s most striking photography will take place at the Press Club, Brussels, as part of 2017 EU Sustainable Energy Week. Following an opening reception at 18:00 on Monday 19 June, the exhibition will run until 30 June.

Ocean energy technologie…

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