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Biome Renewables Tests PowerCone Tidal Tech in Ireland
Friday 20th of September 2019

Biome Renewables has started the testing of its PowerCone tidal technology in Strangford Loch, Northern Ireland in cooperation with Queens University Belfast and Cuan Marine Services. After months of...

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MarkZero and Sea Power Jointly Take Part in DOE Competition
Friday 20th of September 2019

Connecticut based MarkZero Prototypes and Irish based Sea Power have teamed up to take part in the US Department of Energy’s wave to water competition. Their joint mission is to develop and...

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MEA to Present at OEEC with Marine Energy Pavilion
Friday 20th of September 2019

The Marine Energy Alliance will be present at Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference in the Marine Energy pavilion. The Marine Energy Alliance aims to progress the technical and commercial...

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Ocean Power Technologies in New Deals with Enel Chile
Thursday 19th of September 2019

Ocean Power Technologies has signed two new contracts with Enel Green Power Chile (EGP), a subsidiary of Enel Chile, part of the Enel Group, for the sale of a PB3 PowerBuoy and the development and...

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WATCH: AW-Energy Completes Final Assembly of First Commercial WaveRoller
Thursday 19th of September 2019

Finnish wave energy developer, AW-Energy, has completed final assembly of the first commercial WaveRoller unit. The first commercial-scale 350 kW WaveRoller unit was assembled and prepared for...

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NEMOS Completes Wave Energy Converter Commissioning Works
Thursday 19th of September 2019

NEMOS has finalized commissioning works for 2019 Wave Energy Converter (WEC) prototype in Ostend. After the main steel components were delivered, the Power Take-Off System with sufficient data...

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DOE and NOAA Reveal New USD 3 Mln Prize Competition
Thursday 19th of September 2019

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), along with NOAA, has revealed a $3 million prize competition to generate innovation in marine energy-powered ocean observing platforms. The Powering the Blue Economy...

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Artelia Acquires Open Ocean
Thursday 19th of September 2019

Artelia Group, European engineering firm specializing in building construction, infrastructure, water, industry and the environment, has acquired Open Ocean. Open Ocean, composed of a team of...

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Eco Wave Power Files New Patent; Starts Integrated Wave and Solar System Testing
Wednesday 18th of September 2019

Eco Wave Power (EWP) has applied for a new international patent (PCT) and a new Israeli patent for an integrated wave and solar system and started the initial testing for the combined solution. The...

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Minesto Progresses DG500 Commissioning Programme
Wednesday 18th of September 2019

Minesto has made progress in commissioning the autonomous control and power generation systems of its DG500 kite system, since its installation at the company’s Holyhead Deep site offshore...

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DOE Names Network Director for TEAMER Program
Wednesday 18th of September 2019

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected the Pacific Ocean Energy Trust (POET) as network director for the U.S. Testing Expertise and Access for Marine Energy Research (TEAMER) Program. The...

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Supergen ORE Hub Invites ECR Research Fund Call for Proposals
Tuesday 17th of September 2019

The Supergen Offshore Renewable Energy Hub has invited applications for the Early Career Researcher (ECR) Research Fund. The fund is designed to be a flexible research fund for ECRs to support small...

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MAKO Tidal Energy Demonstration Site Opens in Singapore
Tuesday 17th of September 2019

MAKO Energy, a Singapore-based marine renewable energy company and a subsidiary of the Elemental Energy Technologies Group, has officially opened the MAKO Tidal Energy Site at the Sentosa Boardwalk,...

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Magallanes Renovables’ Ops in Scotland and Spain Get Validation
Monday 16th of September 2019

Magallanes Renovables has achieved a validation of its remote-control generation from its control centres located at Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Scotland, and Redondela, Pontevedra, Spain. The tidal...

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Leask Marine Gets DG100 Foundations Job
Friday 13th of September 2019

Minesto is moving forward with the development and manufacturing of its first DG100 unit, which will be installed in the Faroe Islands, with the contract award for the supply of subsea foundations to...

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RoBFMS Project to Deploy Marine Energy Anti-Fouling System at Orkney Test Site
Friday 13th of September 2019

The second phase of an Innovate UK project has been launched to develop an automated fouling management system for the marine energy industry. The 24-month RoBFMS (Robots to Inspect, Maintain and...

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Marine Power Systems Lands £12.8M Funding for WaveSub Project
Thursday 12th of September 2019

Swansea-based Marine Power Systems (MPS) project to create and launch an underwater device capable of generating clean, affordable and reliable energy has been awarded more than £12 million of EU...

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ICOE 2020 is Accepting Abstracts Submissions
Thursday 12th of September 2019

The National Hydropower Association (NHA) has announced that the upcoming 2020 International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE) is accepting abstracts for proposed panels, individual oral...

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US WPTO to Stage Water Power Program Peer Reviews
Thursday 12th of September 2019

The US Department of Energy (DOE) Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) will hold its Project Peer Review October 8–10, 2019, in Alexandria, Virginia. The purpose of the Project Peer Review is to...

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OPIN Workshop on Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Announced
Wednesday 11th of September 2019

As part of the OPIN project, WEAMEC will organize a workshop on Advanced Materials and Manufacturing on November 12, 2019 in Nantes. This workshop will provide developers, operators and tech...

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SMRU Consulting: Do Tidal Turbines Affect Bay of Fundy Porpoises?
Wednesday 11th of September 2019

SMRU Consulting has been monitoring marine mammals around marine renewable energy projects since 2006. Their experience includes the SeaGen device in Northern Ireland at (the world’s first grid...

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GKinetic Joins Ocean Energy Europe
Tuesday 10th of September 2019

Irish tidal energy developer GKinetic has become a member of Ocean Energy Europe (OEE). Over 120 organisations, including Europe’s leading utilities, industrialists and research institutes, trust OEE...

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Minesto Mechanical Design Engineer Position Up for Grabs
Tuesday 10th of September 2019

Swedish marine energy developer Minesto is looking for an experienced mechanical design engineer. The role is a full-time position based at Minesto’s head office in Gothenburg (Nya Varvet, Västra...

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ARENA Supports Wave Swell Energy’s Project Off Tasmania
Monday 9th of September 2019

Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), on behalf of the Australian Government, has provided $4 million in funding to Wave Swell Energy to install a pilot-scale wave energy converter off the...

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Atlantis to Build Ocean Powered Data Centre in Scotland
Monday 9th of September 2019

SIMEC Atlantis plans to build a tidal-powered data centre in the Caithness region of Scotland. The power supply for such a data centre would include electricity supplied via a private wire network...

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Minesto Strengthens Faroe Islands Ties
Monday 9th of September 2019

Minesto’s Board of Directors and senior management recently visited the Faroe Islands where they engaged in strategy discussions and meetings with key stakeholders. Minesto’s Board and management...

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AUSTEn Project Highlights Clarence Strait Tidal Energy Potential
Monday 9th of September 2019

Australian Tidal Energy (AUSTEn) project has mapped a promising tidal energy site in the Clarence Strait, 50 kilometers north of Darwin. To help understand the site’s suitability for tidal energy...

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Ocean thermal energy ‘ideal’ to power Maldives
Friday 6th of September 2019

Ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) is the ideal renewable energy solution for the Maldives, according to Global OTEC Resources, an advocate for commercial OTEC systems to provide electricity and desalination to small island states. Global OTEC Resources has co-produced a paper with University…

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Flow visualization of downward condensing ammonia in a gasketed plate heat exchanger 
Friday 6th of September 2019

Recently, Maaike Leichsenring graduated from the TU Delft in Engineering Thermodynamics on flow visualization of the ammonia condensing process in a plate type heat exchanger. Generally, two-phase flow in plate heat exchangers is yet not fully understood which leads to inaccurate performance calc…

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SIMEC Atlantis Inks Alderney Tidal Power Supply Deal
Friday 6th of September 2019

SIMEC Atlantis, via its joint venture Normandie Hydroliennes, it has signed a heads of terms with Alderney Electricity Limited (AEL) to supply the island of Alderney in the Channel Islands with power...

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EMEC and Enel Green Power Ink Marine Energy MoU
Friday 6th of September 2019

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) and Enel Green Power (EGP) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the aim to encourage knowledge sharing in marine energy technology development...

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VIDEO: Peter Scheijgrond Discusses Marine Energy within Energy Transition
Friday 6th of September 2019

“If we would be able to effectively harness all the energy from water worldwide we would not have an energy problem”, said Peter Scheijgrond, head of Services from the Dutch Marine Energy...

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Position Paper 'Energy from Water' leads to Roadmap for Marine Energy
Thursday 5th of September 2019

To elaborate on the importance and potential of marine energy for the Netherlands and what is needed politically to support this, DMEC and EWA set up the position paper "Energy from Water". After discussions with Dutch members of Parliament, the position paper was presented at the debate on the D…

WES Seeks External Experts for Quick Connection R&D Project
Thursday 5th of September 2019

Wave Energy Scotland (WES) wishes to engage with up to 8 suitably qualified and experienced individuals as external assessors to provide technical expertise during the assessment of applications to...

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Dutch Minister Agrees to Prepare Marine Energy Sector Road Map
Thursday 5th of September 2019

Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate, Eric Wiebes, has received the position paper on “Energy from water” from Dutch Marine Energy Centre (DMEC) and Association for Energy from...

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IFPEN Gets Reward at WEC Control Competition
Wednesday 4th of September 2019

IFP Energies nouvelles’ (IFPEN) ‘Wave Energy Converter Control’ project, led by Paolino Tona, has won an award during the WEC Control Competition (WECCCOMP). WECCCOMP, organized by...

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France Energies Marines Secures €4M Funding
Wednesday 4th of September 2019

The French Prime Minister has agreed to continue funding for France Energies Marines, the Institute for Energy Transition (ITE) dedicated to marine renewable energies. This support from the State,...

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InterMoor Supports OPT PB3 PowerBuoy North Sea Debut
Wednesday 4th of September 2019

InterMoor has recently completed the installation of OPT’s PB3 PowerBuoy in the Huntington field for Premier Oil. InterMoor’s scope as main installation contractor included: Optimisation of the...

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WATCH: Wave Energy Converter Prototype Launched Off Mauritius
Tuesday 3rd of September 2019

 The Mauritius Oceanography Institute (MOI), in collaboration with University of Mauritius (UoM) has launched a wave energy converter (WEC) prototype off Albion, Mauritius. In 2017, the MOI embarked...

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Bombora Seeks FBG Sensors Supplier for mWave Project
Tuesday 3rd of September 2019

Bombora is seeking suppliers Fibre-Bragg Grating (FBG) sensors and associated equipment to the steel structure of a wave energy device for the measurement of strain on the mWave wave energy converter...

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Second Round of META Project Public Exhibitions Announced
Monday 2nd of September 2019

Marine Energy Wales is hosting a second round of public exhibitions to provide an update on progress of the Marine Energy Test Area (META) project developed in and around the Milford Haven Waterway....

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Marine Power Systems Wraps Up WaveSub Prototype Trials
Monday 2nd of September 2019

Marine Power Systems (MPS) said it has concluded a programme of sea testing for its prototype wave energy generator, WaveSub. Taking place in Cornwall at the marine test site FaBTest over the last 12...

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Renewables Boost for Olympic Subsea
Friday 30th of August 2019

Olympic Subsea has reported profit of NOK 8.4 million (close to $1 million) for the quarter ended June 30, 2019, versus net loss of NOK 3 million ($330K) same time last year. The Oslo-listed company...

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AMOG Adds Renewable Energy Engineer in Falmouth
Friday 30th of August 2019

AMOG, a marine engineering consultant, has recruited Peter Mazurenko as a Renewable Energy engineer for its Falmouth office, thanks to the support of the Marine-i project. Peter grew up in Cornwall...

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CSA Appoints Ocean Energy and Offshore Wind Lead
Friday 30th of August 2019

CSA Ocean Sciences has appointed Mary Jo Barkaszi to lead its Ocean Energy and Offshore Wind division. Barkaszi’s 30-year career has centered on the evaluation and mitigation of impacts on marine...

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EMEC Seeks Project Officer
Thursday 29th of August 2019

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), one of the leading test facility for wave and tidal energy converters, is looking for a project officer to join Programme Management Office Team. The main...

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QED Naval to Develop Innovative Tidal Tech in Sound of Islay
Thursday 29th of August 2019

QED Naval, the University of Edinburgh and Scottish Association for Marine Sciences (SAMS) are being supported by the Energy Technology Partnership (ETP) to complete a resource assessment and...

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AMOG Marks First Power Milestone
Wednesday 28th of August 2019

The AMOG Wave Energy Converter (WEC) Technology Demonstrator has recently achieved first power. After a number of challenges were overcome, including some extreme weather conditions, the pendulum was...

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Global Partnership for Ocean Wave Energy Technology Formed
Tuesday 27th of August 2019

The Global Partnership for Ocean Wave Energy Technology (GPOWET) is a United Nations – Multi-Stakeholder Partnership formed to bring commercially-viable, utility scale ocean wave energy conversion...

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Mainstay Wraps Up Fabrication of AMOG Wave Energy Device
Tuesday 27th of August 2019

Mainstay Marine Solutions has completed the fabrication and assembly of the 48te wave energy device for Australian company AMOG Consulting. The device was deployed from Pembroke Dock and couple of...

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Orbital Lands £3.4M Saltire Prize
Monday 26th of August 2019

Scottish engineering company Orbital Marine Power has been awarded Government funding of £3.4 million as the first recipient of the £10-million Saltire Tidal Energy Challenge Fund. The funding will...

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MaRINET2 in New Short Course on Offshore Renewables
Monday 26th of August 2019

MaRINET2 has opened registrations for its seventh course on offshore renewable energy. In collaboration with MaRINET2, the Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy, University College Cork (UCC MaREI),...

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WAVEGEM Hybrid Platform Takes Off for SEM-REV Trials
Friday 23rd of August 2019

GEPS Techno’s hybrid WAVEGEM platform, combining solar and wave energy, has left the shipyard in Saint-Nazaire for sea trials at SEM-REV site in France. The SEM-REV open ocean test site off western...

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RiaSoR2, MONITOR to Hold Reliability Workshop at EWTEC
Friday 23rd of August 2019

International research projects RiaSoR2 and MONITOR, which are designed to improve the reliability of wave and tidal energy converters, have joined forces to organise an ocean energy reliability...

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OPT PB3 PowerBuoy Makes North Sea Splash
Friday 23rd of August 2019

Ocean Power Technologies said it has deployed its PB3 PowerBuoy in the North Sea for Premier Oil. This latest deployment of a PB3 PowerBuoy will serve Premier as an autonomous intelligent platform to...

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UK: New Report Seeks Marine Energy Sector Boost
Thursday 22nd of August 2019

RenewableUK is urging the government to adopt key recommendations in a report published by the cross-party House of Commons Science and Technology Committee on reaching net zero emissions at the...

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Bombora Establishes Strong Footprint in Wales
Thursday 22nd of August 2019

Going from strength to strength, now with twenty-four full time staff, Perth-born wave power company Bombora is thriving in its new welsh home. Pembroke Dock, with its enviable natural and industrial...

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EIT InnoEnergy Becomes Third Largest Owner of Minesto
Wednesday 21st of August 2019

EIT InnoEnergy has joined BGA Invest and Midroc New Technology as major shareholders in Minesto after converting previously issued warrants into shares. The European Innovation Hub for Sustainable...

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Marine Power Systems Adds New Members to Its Board
Wednesday 21st of August 2019

UK marine technology development company Marine Power Systems (MPS) has appointed Sue Barr and Tom Kahan as new members of its board. Sue Barr’s experience in offshore wind, wave and tidal industries...

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Potential effects of deep seawater discharge by an OTEC plant on the marine microorganisms in oligotrophic waters
Tuesday 20th of August 2019

In relation to the for 2020 scheduled 10 MW OTEC plant offshore the Martinique Island, this project called ‘IMPALA’ (Impacts of artificial upwelling on microplankton) aims to study the potential environmental impacts of releasing, below the surface, deep seawater flowing out of OTEC plant. This O…

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Second call MaRINET2 test programme opens today
Tuesday 16th of July 2019

Today, January 15th, 2018, the MaRINET2 test project opens its second call for applications. MaRINET2 is the second iteration of the successful EU-funded MaRINET Infrastructures Network, which facilitates transnational access to test centres and knowledge institutes around Europe for technology d…

MaRINET2 launches programme of free courses on offshore renewables
Tuesday 16th of July 2019

MaRINET2 has opened the registrations for the first set of a total of ten courses on offshore renewable energy to be delivered over the next three years. The short, two to five days long courses for industry and academic researchers in the offshore renewable energy sector are organised and lectur…

Accelerate the global energy transition – join our team to fast track the introduction of marine energy in the sustainable energy mix
Tuesday 16th of July 2019

The Dutch Marine Energy Centre (DMEC) is a service provider to the marine energy sector. We deliver technical and commercial support to companies in order to fast-track their technological development plans and growth strategies. Our services include design and engineering support, demonstration …

Allseas targets renewables with acquisition of OTEC specialist Bluerise
Tuesday 16th of July 2019

Bluerise is a specialist developer of Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) technology. Allseas will contribute engineering resources and know-how to bring OTEC concepts to market.

Allseas has acquired Bluerise, a specialist developer of Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) technology t…

Three marine energy developers pitch their ideas at Making Waves
Tuesday 16th of July 2019

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…

DMEC is looking for a passionate marketing & communications manager
Tuesday 16th of July 2019

We are reinforcing our team with a medior/senior passionate marketing & communications professional who will be responsible for a suite of activities spread across three main domains. You will work closely with our operational office manager to realise successful implementation of the activit…

PRESS RELEASE | Certification & finance for the marine energy sector: MET-CERTIFIED brings together marine energy technology developers and investors together
Tuesday 16th of July 2019

October 31, 2018

Edinburgh, UK – The relevance of certification in accessing commercial finance for marine energy technologies was subject of a workshop organized by the MET-CERTIFIED project as part of the Ocean Energy Europe 2018 Conference.

Nederland moet nu inzetten op energie uit water
Tuesday 16th of July 2019

Nederland moet nu inzetten op energie uit water FD | opinie | dd 3 juli 2019

De maatregelen die het kabinet eind vorige week presenteerde om in 2050 een CO2-vrij elektriciteitssysteem te realiseren, zetten terecht volop in op de hernieuwbare bronnen energie uit wind (windmolens op zee …

DMEC is looking for a Business Case & Strategy Advisor
Tuesday 16th of July 2019

We are reinforcing our team with a Business Case & Strategy Advisor who will be responsible for multiple clients in our commercial service portfolio.

Your responsibilities: Our clients are for the largest part small- and midsize companies who are developing innovative marine energy so…

Save the date: 3rd International Workshop on Wave & Tidal Energy
Tuesday 16th of July 2019

The 3rd International Workshop on Wave & Tidal Energy will be held on the 20th - 23rd of November this year in Valvidia, Chile. The Workshop provides a wide and interdisciplinary perspective on the current development of marine energy. Attendees of the event - including researchers, scientist…

Industry consultation for FORESEA consortium
Tuesday 16th of July 2019

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…

DMEC and Navingo establish strategic partnership for upcoming Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference
Tuesday 16th of July 2019

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…

DMEC looking to hire an Office Manager & Project Assistant
Tuesday 16th of July 2019

The Dutch Marine Energy Centre is looking for an Office Manager & Project Assistent to join their current team. The Office Manager & Project Assistent will support the team on an organisational, administrative and financial level. More specifically, the function includes the following act…

Site visit DMaC, FaBTest and the Plymouth COAST Lab
Tuesday 16th of July 2019

On 21 June, the Marine Tech Expo takes place in Plymouth, UK. The day before, 20 June, the MET-CERTIFIED project organises a visit to 3 test sites in Falmouth and Plymouth:

DMaC (Dynamic Marine Component test facility) FaBTest (Falmouth Bay Test site) Plymouth COAST laboratory (Coastal, Ocea…

FORESEA to launch fourth call for offshore energy technologies at Offshore Energy 2017
Tuesday 16th of July 2019

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 …

Tocardo strenghtens its Managing Board
Tuesday 16th of July 2019

With two key hires Tocardo Tidal Power has strengthened its Managing Board. Mr. Henk Kasteleijn has joined Tocardo as Chief Financial and Operating Officer. Henk brings over 20 years of general and financial management experience with two leading multinationals in the innovative technology sector…

Bluerise starts crowdfunding campaign
Tuesday 16th of July 2019

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…

Request for tender: management testsites Dutch Marine Energy Centre
Tuesday 16th of July 2019

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…

Teamwork Technology signs LoI with the Port of Sines to set up wave energy test site
Tuesday 16th of July 2019

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…

Free MARIN basin time for SME concept testing
Tuesday 16th of July 2019

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…

MaRINET2 launches Virtual Access Service
Tuesday 16th of July 2019

The EU-funded MaRINET2 project launched its Virtual Access Service today. The service provides researchers and technology developers with remote access to datasets gathered by offshore renewable energy research centres. It will help improve the standard of research across Europe in the offshore r…

Looking back on successful Offshore Energy conference 2017
Tuesday 16th of July 2019

In October, DMEC hosted the Dutch Marine Energy Pavilion at the Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference event in Amsterdam. Together with 14 startups, technology developers, knowledge institutes and test centres, we presented the potential of marine energy to over 12,000 visitors and exhibito…

Marine Energy Alliance awarded by INTERREG NWE
Tuesday 16th of July 2019

DMEC is happy to announce the approval of the Marine Energy Alliance (MEA) project. In this four-year project eight partners will combine their marine energy expertise to deliver integrated technical and commercial support services to forty technology developers in north-west Europe. The partners…

Making Waves Winners
Tuesday 16th of July 2019

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…

Ocean thermal energy holds promise for Oman
Sunday 10th of March 2019

Oman has the potential to harness the ocean’s inexhaustible thermal energy for power generation and district cooling, among other commercial applications, according to an international expert specialising in the use of this renewable resource. Berend Jan Kleute (pictured), Co-Founder of Bluerise …

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