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OPEC Project Finds Place for Marine Energy Application
Friday 15th of February 2019

The 15 month OPEC (Offshore Platform for Energy Competitiveness) feasibility project has produced a number of conclusions and recommendations which may be taken forward if further funding can be...

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Last Call for MEA Project Applications
Thursday 14th of February 2019

Marine Energy Alliance: First call for support is almost closing! One day left to apply. Are you an early-stage marine energy technology company looking for guidance and support in advancing your...

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Wave Energy Developer Wins US Navy Deal
Thursday 14th of February 2019

US-based ocean energy solutions provider and developer of PowerBuoy wave device, OPT, has been awarded a contract from the United States Navy valued at $125,000, and an additional three options...

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University of Edinburgh Develops New Wave Energy Device
Wednesday 13th of February 2019

University of Edinburgh engineers have developed a wave energy device known as a Dielectric Elastomer Generator (DEG) that could help generate low-cost electricity for thousands of homes. The device...

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Eco Wave Power Founder One of ’30 Most Influential Women of 21st Century’
Wednesday 13th of February 2019

Eco Wave Power’s founder, Inna Braverman, has been included in the list of ’30 most influential women of the 21st century’, published by MSN. Inna established Eco Wave Power at the...

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ESVAGT Aids in Wavepiston Wave Power Device Testing
Tuesday 12th of February 2019

ESVAGT has provided support to Wavepiston during the installation of its wave energy device at the test site near Hanstholm, Denmark. The ‘Esvagt Connector’ vessel was in charge of towing...

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Minesto Picks Up $4.8M from New Warrants
Tuesday 12th of February 2019

Minesto has concluded warrants program adding approximately SEK 44.4 million ($4.8 million) in proceeds before issue costs to the commercialisation activities of its subsea kite technology. In total,...

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ACEP Member to Talk About Environment at Annex IV Workshop
Tuesday 12th of February 2019

The Alaska Center for Energy and Power (ACEP) affiliate faculty member Andy Seitz will participate in an Ocean Energy Systems Annex IV workshop in Scotland titled “Addressing Collision Risks in...

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EWTEC 2019 Extends Paper Submission Deadline
Tuesday 12th of February 2019

Deadline on full paper submission for the 13th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC 2019) has been extended. With over 600 participants from 40 countries, the 12th EWTEC Conference...

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ETA Bags MeyGen Contract from Atlantis
Monday 11th of February 2019

SIMEC Atlantis Energy has awarded a contract to ETA Limited for the manufacture and delivery of the subsea tidal turbine connection system which will underpin the MeyGen extension activities known as...

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Scotland Eyes New Marine Energy Projects with £10M Boost
Monday 11th of February 2019

The Scottish Government has relaunched the Saltire Tidal Energy Challenge Fund to help commercial deployment of tidal projects. The £10-million fund will target support to achieving commercial...

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Final Week for MEA Project Applications
Friday 8th of February 2019

The deadline for the Marine Energy Alliance first call for applications is just one week away and will close on Friday 15 February 2019 at 17:00 (CET). If you’re an early-stage marine energy...

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New Board Members for Scottish Renewables
Friday 8th of February 2019

Industry body Scottish Renewables has appointed four new directors to its board. An election for the posts was held among Scottish Renewables’ 260 member companies. Directors have been elected...

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Naval Energies Accelerates Marine Renewables Development with Dassault Systèmes
Thursday 7th of February 2019

Naval Energies has deployed Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform to develop new offshore floating wind turbines and Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) turnkey solutions. “The sea...

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Centre for Doctoral Training for Wind and Marine Energy Established
Thursday 7th of February 2019

A new Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) led by the University of Strathclyde to train researchers to PhD level in wind and marine energy has been established. Funded by the Engineering and Physical...

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ORPC’s RiverGen Power System for Alaska Moves Forward
Wednesday 6th of February 2019

Ocean Renewable Power Company (ORPC) is progressing with the manufacture of RivGen power system at Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority’s (MRRA) Brunswick Landing, bound for Igiugig,...

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Final Call for Energy-Water Desalination Hub Concept Papers
Wednesday 6th of February 2019

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), invests in cutting-edge research, development, and demonstration activities focused on...

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U.S. Coast Guard Recovers Adrift PacIOOS Wave Buoy
Tuesday 5th of February 2019

The U.S. Coast Guard has recently recovered a drifting PacIOOS wave buoy 800 nautical miles offshore from its original location off Tanapag, Saipan. The buoy that broke free from its mooring in 20 to...

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Minesto Eyes New Wings
Tuesday 5th of February 2019

Swedish marine energy developer Minesto has launched a tender to source a manufacturer of the wing for the company’s new DG100 model. The wing will be built on a new design that is the result both of...

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New Marine Services Firm Seabed Solutions Joins Subsea UK
Monday 4th of February 2019

New marine services firm Seabed & Offshore Solutions (Seabed Solutions) has joined industry trade body Subsea UK. Launched in January 2019, Seabed Solutions is led by managing director Martin...

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New Members for Innovacorp Board
Monday 4th of February 2019

Nova Scotia’s early stage venture capital organization Innovacorp has recently appointed two new members to its board of directors. The new appointments are Nicole LeBlanc, a native of St. George,...

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WPTO to Host Stakeholder Webinar Next Week
Friday 1st of February 2019

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) is getting ready for the first installment of semiannual stakeholder webinars. The webinar will be presented by WPTO...

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OPT, Saab Seaeye in Development and Marketing Deal
Friday 1st of February 2019

Ocean Power Technologies and Saab Seaeye have signed a non-exclusive agreement to pursue mutual opportunities through joint system solution development and marketing. The agreement anticipates a...

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Jobs Up for Grabs at Orbital Marine Power
Thursday 31st of January 2019

Orbital Marine Power is currently recruiting for a variety of positions within the company. The Scottish engineering firm focused on the development of a tidal energy turbine technology is looking...

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Basque Startup Takes On The Waves with Tech Patent
Thursday 31st of January 2019

Wave energy developer Arrecife Energy Systems has patented a system that absorbs the energy of the waves. “We have developed a new concept to extract energy from the waves of the sea,”...

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Quoceant Names Senior Structural Engineer
Wednesday 30th of January 2019

Marine energy and technology innovation specialist Quoceant has welcomed Leah Barker Ewart to its team as a senior structural engineer. She joins Quoceant having recently completed her doctorate...

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ELBE Sets Up Seminar in Belgium
Wednesday 30th of January 2019

The ELBE project is arranging a seminar aiming to strengthen the supply chain for blue energy in Europe and to explore opportunities in growth markets around the world, with focus on wave, tidal and...

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QED Naval Gets Subhub Towing Approval from MCA
Wednesday 30th of January 2019

QED Naval has received an approval and certification to conduct towing operations of the Subhub in UK waters from the Marine Coastguard Agency (MCA). The final certification was provided by Captain...

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Carnegie Cashes In on Enel Deal
Tuesday 29th of January 2019

Australian renewables developer Carnegie Clean Energy has received the associated payment from Enel Green Power (EGP) under the collaboration agreement. In July 2018, Carnegie signed a deal with...

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Apollo Supports Bombora with mWave Device Design
Tuesday 29th of January 2019

Apollo has been contracted by Bombora Wave Power Europe to design the main structure of the 1.5MW mWave wave energy demonstration device. Apollo will design the key structural element of the...

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SWEL Eyes Wave Device Commercial Deployment
Monday 28th of January 2019

Cyprus-based Sea Wave Energy Ltd (SWEL), in collaboration with the University of Cyprus, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, performed a series of experimental tests for its wave...

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ORIC Names Executive Manager
Friday 25th of January 2019

The new Orkney Research and Innovation Campus (ORIC) in Stromness has appointed John McGlynn as an executive manager. McGlynn will be joining the organisation from Sustainable Marine Energy in...

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Minesto in New Patent Push
Friday 25th of January 2019

Marine energy developer Minesto has filed a patent application with the aim of further extending the generic patent protection of its Deep Green energy technology. The new technical innovation...

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MEA Project: First Call Deadline Approaching
Thursday 24th of January 2019

Are you and early-stage marine energy technology company? And are you also looking for guidance and assistance in furthering your technology’s future? Then send your application in for the Marine...

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NREL Launches 2019 Energy Execs Call
Thursday 24th of January 2019

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is seeking applicants for its 2019 Executive Energy Leadership Program. Otherwise known as Energy Execs, the program...

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Global OTEC Resources Set for Maldives Survey
Wednesday 23rd of January 2019

Global OTEC Resources is undertaking geotechnical, meteorological and oceanographic studies off the Maldives. The company which aims to bring a new form of renewable energy to tropical islands has...

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Minesto Secures Commitment from Top Shareholders
Wednesday 23rd of January 2019

Largest shareholders of Swedish marine energy developer Minesto, BGA Invest and Midroc New Technology, have made further investments in the company by having exercised all of their warrants. “As...

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ORE Catapult Scouts for Regional Innovation Manager
Wednesday 23rd of January 2019

UK’s technology innovation and research centre for offshore renewable energy, ORE Catapult, is looking for a regional innovation manager based in Cornwall. Reporting to the Sector Lead Wave &...

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Subhub Tidal Platform Hits the Water
Tuesday 22nd of January 2019

Scottish engineering consultancy QED Naval said that its Subhub tidal power platform was lifted into the water earlier this month. The lift was managed and supported by Doyle Shipping Group who...

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SIMEC Atlantis Welcomes New Board Member
Tuesday 22nd of January 2019

SIMEC Atlantis Energy has appointed Ian Wakelin as an independent non-executive director and chairman of the audit committee with immediate effect. Wakelin was previously CEO of Biffa, one of the...

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Study: North Sea Rocks as Future Renewable Energy Stores
Tuesday 22nd of January 2019

Rocks in the seabed off the UK coast could provide long-term storage locations for renewable energy production, new research by the Universities of Edinburgh and Strathclyde suggests. An advanced...

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ICE Learning Hub Adds Marine Renewable Energy Module
Tuesday 22nd of January 2019

UK-based Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) has updated its Learning Hub with the addition of marine renewable energy module. With sustainable energy under discussion at the World Future Energy...

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Ireland’s Ocean Energy Test Facility Lir Opens
Monday 21st of January 2019

Ireland’s ocean energy test facility, Lir, was officially opened by Simon Coveney, Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade. The facilities at Lir include four wave tanks, which can...

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Ocean DEMO to Provide Funding for Ocean Energy Farms
Monday 21st of January 2019

The new Interreg NWE project Ocean DEMO, created to provide funding to developers of marine renewable technologies to test their products or services in real sea environments, has been officially...

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Press Release: 12.8M€ awarded to demonstrate ocean energy farms
Monday 21st of January 2019

21 January 2019. The new Interreg NWE project Ocean DEMO has been officially launched today. It provides funding to developers of marine renewable technologies to test their products or services in real sea environments. Ocean DEMO specifically targets multi-machine ocean energy installations. Th…

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SCHOTTEL Merges Tidal Energy Businesses into Sustainable Marine Energy
Monday 21st of January 2019

SCHOTTEL has decided to merge its tidal energy businesses into Sustainable Marine Energy (SME), following the collaboration between SME, SCHOTTEL HYDRO and Black Rock Tidal Power to develop and...

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MaRINET2 Announces New Free Course on Offshore Renewables
Friday 18th of January 2019

MaRINET2 has launched its fifth free course on marine renewable energies, scheduled to happen from 22 to 24 April in Edinburgh, UK. The short course, entitled “Test and verification processes from...

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Seabased Closes Production Facility in Sweden
Thursday 17th of January 2019

The board of directors of Swedish wave energy company Seabased has decided to liquidate one of its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Seabased Industries AB.This primarily affects Seabased production...

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NJEDA Program Approves Funds for OPT
Thursday 17th of January 2019

Ocean Power Technologies has recently received $0.9 million of non-dilutive funding through the New Jersey Economic Development Authority’s Technology Business Tax Certificate Transfer Program....

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Watch: OCEANERA-NET COFUND Joint Call 2019 Webinar
Thursday 17th of January 2019

Ocean Energy ERA-NET Cofund (OCEANERA-NET COFUND) has held a webinar on Tuesday, January 15, to provide information on its recently opened second Joint Call for collaborative research and development...

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Leask Marine Kicks Off Tidal Platform Construction in Orkney
Wednesday 16th of January 2019

Leask Marine’s fabrication workshop has taken delivery of two of the largest tubular sections that they have ever received for the construction of the very first tidal platform ever to be built in...

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Offshore Marine Systems Seeks Funding for Its Wave Energy Converter
Wednesday 16th of January 2019

Offshore Marine Systems is seeking to raise £4 million in equity funding, for the construction and deployment of a full scale 6 Megawatt Wave Energy Converter (W.E.C.) The W.E.C. is capable to...

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Hawaii Natural Energy Institute Gets $1.3M for Wave Energy
Tuesday 15th of January 2019

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) was awarded $1.3 million from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to support a project that focuses on...

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Hawaii Renewables Contract for Moorlink
Tuesday 15th of January 2019

Gothenburg-based mooring solutions provider Moorlink, a Vryhof company, has secured a renewables contract in Hawaii, where its swivels are capable of outstanding performance in extreme conditions....

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MarineSpace Boosts Its Team
Tuesday 15th of January 2019

Marine planning and environmental consultancy, MarineSpace Ltd, has strengthened its team with two new appointments. Sam Strutton will be joining the Southampton office as a marine consultant and...

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SurfWEC Joins Wave Power Arena
Monday 14th of January 2019

Martin & Ottaway has formed a new company, SurfWEC, that will develop wave energy converters (WECs) using patented features that are expected to increase energy recovery rates by an order of...

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IRENA Names New Director
Monday 14th of January 2019

International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Assembly has selected Francesco La Camera to be the next Director-General of IRENA. The appointment took place during the 9th Assembly of IRENA, the...

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New Marine Services Company Established
Friday 11th of January 2019

A new specialist marine services company, Seabed and Offshore Solutions (Seabed Solutions), has been established to address a gap in the seabed services market. The new business is based at...

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Joint statement: ERDF and Cohesion Fund: Putting Renewable Energy Sources at the Centre
Tuesday 11th of December 2018

With the upcoming decision on the next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), the EU institutions will set a direction which will determine the evolution of EU investments and have a direct impact on our energy system for decades to come. Considering the EU commitment to the Paris Agreement towar…

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PRESS RELEASE | Certification & finance for the marine energy sector: MET-CERTIFIED brings together marine energy technology developers and investors together
Wednesday 7th of November 2018

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.

Accelerate the global energy transition – join our team to fast track the introduction of marine energy in the sustainable energy mix
Friday 26th of October 2018

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 …

Joint statement: Flexible renewables supporting variable renewables to achieve 100% RES electricity
Friday 21st of September 2018

On September 20th 2018, Ocean Energy Europe along with 3 other EU level organisations released a statement advocating the need to recognise the role of innovation in renewable generation and the specific challenges of demonstrating a new renewable technology at scale. Furthermore, we call for a p…

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DMEC looking to hire an Office Manager & Project Assistant
Monday 3rd of September 2018

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…

Save the date: 3rd International Workshop on Wave & Tidal Energy
Friday 27th of July 2018

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…

Tocardo strenghtens its Managing Board
Thursday 7th of June 2018

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…

Marine Energy Alliance awarded by INTERREG NWE
Wednesday 30th of May 2018

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…

Site visit DMaC, FaBTest and the Plymouth COAST Lab
Wednesday 23rd of May 2018

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…

MaRINET2 launches programme of free courses on offshore renewables
Tuesday 22nd of May 2018

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…

Second call MaRINET2 test programme opens today
Monday 15th of January 2018

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…

Looking back on successful Offshore Energy conference 2017
Thursday 14th of December 2017

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…

MaRINET2 launches Virtual Access Service
Thursday 30th of November 2017

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 …

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…

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…

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…

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