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Transatlantic link-up to expedite marine storage development
Friday 17th of August 2018

UK-based engineering company Blackfish has teamed up with its Canadian counterpart Venn Design Solutions to further explore development of storage systems for marine energy. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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OTE Corp ups board numbers
Friday 17th of August 2018

Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation (OTE) – a renewable energy company working to develop ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) projects - has appointed three new members to its advisory board. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Turkey to pin offshore wind and wave energy dots
Friday 17th of August 2018

The government of Turkey – backed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) - has launched a tender for consulting services that will encompass the assessment of offshore wind... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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NREL wind research facility broadens focus to include marine
Thursday 16th of August 2018

The National Wind Technology Center – one of the research facilities of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) - has announced plans to expand its predominantly wind focus to include marine... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]…

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Blade pitch patent drives GKinetic closer to market
Thursday 16th of August 2018

Irish tidal energy developer GKinetic Energy has been granted a European patent protection for the power generating water turbine assembly aspect of its technology. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Enel primes OPT’s PowerBuoy for Chilean waves
Wednesday 15th of August 2018

Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) has signed an agreement with Enel Green Power to evaluate the deployment methods of its wave-powered PB3 buoy along the coast of Chile. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Crown Estate Scotland hunts for marine boss
Wednesday 15th of August 2018

The manager of the seabed in Scotland, Crown Estate Scotland, is looking to appoint a Head of Marine to drive forward the development of the Scottish ‘blue economy’. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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ITPEnergised looks for EIA consultant
Wednesday 15th of August 2018

Scottish engineering consultancy ITPEnergised is seeking to expand its team with a newly opened vacancy for the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) consultant. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Floating storage prototype concludes first testing cycle
Tuesday 14th of August 2018

A small-scale floating energy storage prototype for offshore renewables has entered the next phase of real-sea testing in Malta. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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DesignPro sinks Irish 60kW demonstration plans
Tuesday 14th of August 2018

Limerick company DesignPro Renewables has informed it will not be demonstrating the 60kW hydrokinetic turbine in Country Clare in Ireland due to constraints with project deliverables and timelines. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Emera’s involvement in Cape Sharp Tidal ends
Tuesday 14th of August 2018

Emera has withdrawn from the joint venture Cape Sharp Tidal it formed with now defunct OpenHydro stating the project no longer represents the value for the Canadian energy business. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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OPT forms $10M common stock purchase partnership
Tuesday 14th of August 2018

American wave energy company Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) has entered into $10 million common stock purchase agreement with institutional investor Aspire Capital Fund. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Minesto’s tidal kite fit to fly full subsea trajectories
Tuesday 14th of August 2018

Swedish marine energy developer Minesto has completed the initial commissioning sea trials of its Deep Green tidal device off the coast of Holyhead, North West Wales. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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National lab sets out need for US marine resource inspector
Monday 13th of August 2018

The facility of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) – the National Wind Technology Center – has opened a post-doctoral research opportunity that will help in the characterization of the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]<…

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Protean hires adviser for battery program
Monday 13th of August 2018

Australian based Protean Energy has engaged the services of the energy industry expert Scott Davis who will advise the company on the development and commercialization of its battery program. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Laminaria scouts for wave delivery manpower
Monday 13th of August 2018

Belgian start-up Laminaria has opened two vacancies for positions that will help the company undertake project to test and demonstrate a commercial scale wave energy device off Orkney in Scotland. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Top news, August 6 – 12, 2018
Sunday 12th of August 2018

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‘King’ Penguin soon to form Scottish clean energy raft
Friday 10th of August 2018

The second version of the Penguin wave energy converter – developed by Finnish company Wello – is said to have reached 110% increase in power production as it gears up to join its ‘younger sibling’... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]<…

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Italian machine set for Mediterranean wave power extraction
Friday 10th of August 2018

The upgrade works on the H24 wave energy converter have been completed, and the device – owned by Enel Green Power – stands ready to start producing power once again using the waters of the Ligurian... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]…

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Wave2O in the swim for Dutch sustainability jackpot
Thursday 9th of August 2018

American company Resolute Marine Energy has made it to the shortlist of 25 sustainability start-ups running for the prize of €500,000 as part of the annual competition organized by the Dutch Postcode... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]…

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TiPA tidal power testing takes off in Germany
Thursday 9th of August 2018

The build phase of the EU-backed Tidal Turbine Power Take-off Accelerator (TiPA) project has been completed, with the integral bit of the scheme – power take off (PTO) subsystem – now under tests at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]…

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EMEC metocean data puts innovation into orbit
Wednesday 8th of August 2018

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has provided a series of metocean data sets to be used in a new Scottish open innovation competition for the marine environment's and wider benefits. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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ETIP Ocean 2 starts forming ranks
Wednesday 8th of August 2018

The second iteration of the European Commission-funded European Technology and Innovation Platform for Ocean Energy (ETIP Ocean 2) is looking to create a team that will guide the initiative forward... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]<…

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ORE Catapult goes on a recruiting spree
Wednesday 8th of August 2018

United Kingdom’s technology innovation and research center Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult is looking to expand its team with several new job openings. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Marine renewables fintech firm opens crowdfunding gates
Wednesday 8th of August 2018

Irish start-up Exceedence has opened the equity crowdfunding campaign to the public after securing almost 60% of the targeted amount for the roll-out of a cloud-based financial modelling software for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]…

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Mersey tidal energy scheme in need of delivery lead
Tuesday 7th of August 2018

The proponents of a tidal energy project on the River Mersey in Liverpool are looking to hire a Project Director to help move the scheme forward. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Video(s): Next-gen German device takes control of Greek waves
Tuesday 7th of August 2018

German developer SINN Power has been harnessing the power of waves splashing the shores of Crete with its next-generation wave energy converter modules for over a month. Take a look at the videos... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Scottish wave body seeks external experts
Tuesday 7th of August 2018

Wave Energy Scotland (WES) is looking to appoint three external assessors to provide technical expertise during the evaluation of applications for the next stage of the organization’s NWEC program. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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META wave test sites up for resource data check
Monday 6th of August 2018

A tender for resource assessment in the Milford Haven Waterway has been published on Welsh government’s procurement portal to support the development of Marine Energy Test Area (META) off the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Europe widens horizons for renewables research with €40M call
Monday 6th of August 2018

The European Union has opened a €40 million funding call to support research and innovation activities meant to advance renewable energy technologies and operations. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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EU-backed low carbon energy storage initiative gets green light
Monday 6th of August 2018

A £3.5 million project to pilot new low-carbon technologies and energy-storage products has been announced by the Welsh Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Tidal support crew wanted for Morlais demo zone
Monday 6th of August 2018

Menter Môn has launched two tenders to support the development of a tidal energy demonstration area proposed off Anglesey known as the Morlais Demonstration Zone. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Top news, July 30 – August 5, 2018
Sunday 5th of August 2018

MarineEnergy.biz has compiled the top news from marine energy industry from July 30 – August 5, 2018. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Liverpool City Region approves £650,000 for Mersey project business case
Friday 3rd of August 2018

Liverpool City Region Combined Authority (LCRCA) approved £650,000 of funding to complete work on a business case for the proposed Mersey tidal energy project at a meeting held on July 27. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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ABPmer strengthens metocean team
Friday 3rd of August 2018

ABPmer has expanded its metocean team with three experienced specialists as the company focuses on broadening its metocean consultancy service. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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DesignPro preparing for September installation works in France
Thursday 2nd of August 2018

Irish hydrokinetic technolgy developer DesignPro Renewables confirmed on August 2 that the installation of its 25kW hydrokinetic turbine at the SEENEOH test site in France is on schedule for this... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Sabella responds to Naval Energies move
Thursday 2nd of August 2018

French tidal energy technology developer, Sabella, has commented on the implications of Naval Energies' recent decision to withdraw from the tidal energy market, emphasising that this move should not... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]…

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Japan Supported Project toward Development of Advanced Hybrid OTEC in Malaysia
Thursday 2nd of August 2018

The Japan Science and Technology Agency last month announced seven new SATREPS (Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development) projects for FY2018 including a collaborative research program between the Institute of Ocean Energy, Saga and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. Th…

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CorPower Ocean seeks technical project manager
Wednesday 1st of August 2018

Swedish company CorPower Ocean is looking to hire a Technical Project Manager as it prepares to enter the next-stage in the development of its full-scale wave energy device. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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TRIAXYS wave buoys set course for Down Under
Wednesday 1st of August 2018

Canadian company AXYS Technologies has won a tender in partnership with Metocean Services International (MSI) to supply Australia's Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) with four TRIAXYS wave buoys. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Moorings deployed for Alaska wave energy research
Tuesday 31st of July 2018

Researchers from the Alaska Center for Energy and Power (ACEP) have deployed mooring equipment in Stefansson Sound in the Beaufort Sea as part of government-backed wave energy research project. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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San Miguel Corp opts for tidal in 10GW renewable energy dive
Tuesday 31st of July 2018

San Miguel Corporation (SMC) has unveiled plans to make significant investments into renewable energy and energy storage initiatives in the next 10 years. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Italians invest €1 million in Australian wave
Tuesday 31st of July 2018

Australian company Carnegie Clean Energy has signed an agreement with Enel Green Power (EGP) which will see the Italian party invest €1 million in the research, development and deployment of the CETO... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]…

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Carnegie completes offshore survey on Albany wave site
Monday 30th of July 2018

Australian wave energy developer Carnegie Clean Energy has wrapped up a geophysical site survey of the proposed Albany offshore deployment site for the CETO 6 wave project. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Top news, July 23 – 29, 2018
Sunday 29th of July 2018

MarineEnergy.biz has compiled the top news from marine energy industry from July 23 – 29, 2018. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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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…

Three-bladed turbine positions for French tidal stream spinback
Friday 27th of July 2018

In the fallout of the OpenHydro liquidation, the Chief Executive Officer of another tidal stream technology company Tim Cornelius said that SIMEC Atlantis Energy would be willing to engage in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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L’hydrolien se développe en Europe malgré la fermeture d’Open Hydro
Friday 27th of July 2018

Naval Energies a annoncé ce jeudi 26 juillet la cessation de ses activités et investissements dans l’hydrolien et la liquidation de sa filiale irlandaise, OpenHydro.

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OpenHydro another casualty of innovation ‘valley of death’, EMEC says
Friday 27th of July 2018

Reacting to the liquidation of its first ever tidal energy client, the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) said OpenHydro failed to cross the so-called ‘valley of death’ where innovation falls... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Tides wash away OpenHydro
Thursday 26th of July 2018

French-based Naval Energies – the parent company of tidal stream technology outfit OpenHydro – has decided to stop further investments into development of its tidal energy business, forcing the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Statement: Tidal stream marches on in Europe, despite setback
Thursday 26th of July 2018

On 26 July, Naval Energies announced the cessation of its investments in tidal stream, forcing the liquidation of its tidal stream subsidiary, OpenHydro.

Commenting on this development, Rémi Gruet, CEO of Ocean Energy Europe said: “The liquidation of OpenHydro is disappointing news, yet cl…

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UK centers on solar, tidal, and wave energy research co-ops
Thursday 26th of July 2018

The UK government-funded Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has invested £16 million into the establishment of three Supergen energy hubs, and a solar knowledge exchange... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Swansea lagoon may just happen without UK support, report says
Thursday 26th of July 2018

One month after the UK government rejected the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon proposal - it has emerged that the scheme could be delivered without the UK government funding, according to a new independent... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]…

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EU nods ‘yes’ for Raz Blanchard tidal energy demonstration
Thursday 26th of July 2018

The European Commission has found a French project promoting electricity generation from tidal energy – a 14MW Normandie Hydro array - to be in line with European Union State aid rules. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Ostend tower to light the course for marine energy research
Thursday 26th of July 2018

A technical due diligence process for the Ostend research tower – a test platform being developed by German developer NEMOS and Belgian POM West-Vlaanderen - has been launched to ensure the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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In-stream tidal giant connects to Nova Scotia power grid
Wednesday 25th of July 2018

Two days after touching the Bay of Fundy’s seabed in Canada – the 2MW tidal turbine, deployed by Cape Sharp Tidal, has been connected to the Nova Scotia electricity grid. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Ireland backs broader renewables support scheme
Wednesday 25th of July 2018

The government of Ireland has approved the new Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS) which is expected to spur the introduction of sufficient renewable electricity generation to meet national... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]<…

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Ireland backs broader support scheme for renewables
Wednesday 25th of July 2018

The government of Ireland has approved the new Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS) which is expected to spur the introduction of sufficient renewable electricity generation to meet national... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]<…

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ACEP names new deputy director for research
Wednesday 25th of July 2018

Jeremy Kasper has been named a Deputy Director of the research department at the Alaska Center for Energy and Power (ACEP). [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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MeyGen tidal turbines come ashore
Tuesday 24th of July 2018

SIMEC Atlantis Energy has retrieved two MeyGen tidal power turbines for inspection and maintenance. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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US labs to share forecasting know-how for oceanic renewables
Tuesday 24th of July 2018

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory have joined forces to better understand the resources of weather-dependent and oceanic renewable energy systems. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]<…

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UK sets electrical infrastructure for offshore renewables power-up
Tuesday 24th of July 2018

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has appointed two UK universities to join its £3.1 million electrical engineering research hub that will seek to make the UK electrical system fit for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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RPS on call for environmental META data
Tuesday 24th of July 2018

Marine Energy Wales has appointed RPS to provide environmental support for the Marine Energy Test Area (META) project in the Milford Haven Waterway. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Cape Sharp Tidal scores Bay of Fundy touchdown
Tuesday 24th of July 2018

A brand new 2MW tidal energy turbine has been deployed to the seabed of the Bay of Fundy in Canada as part of Cape Sharp Tidal demonstration project. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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‘Tidal jellyfish’ from Georgia Tech joins $100K race
Monday 23rd of July 2018

The Georgia Institute of Technology's engineering team has been selected as finalist in the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge for designing a tidal energy harvester inspired by nature. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Floating solar platforms await modelling response
Monday 23rd of July 2018

In support of its research into floating solar energy, the Queen’s University Belfast is seeking a post-graduate candidate to investigate dynamic response of floating solar PV arrays. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Inflow tidal assessment spot open on Queen’s Uni Belfast
Monday 23rd of July 2018

The Bryden Centre at Queen’s University Belfast is looking for a post-graduate researcher that would work on the assessment of the influence of inflow characteristics on tidal turbines. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Wavepiston bags multi-million wave demo grant
Monday 23rd of July 2018

Danish developer Wavepiston has been granted €2.5 million by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 program for the full-scale wave energy demonstration project. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Top news, July 16 – 22, 2018
Sunday 22nd of July 2018

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RiaSoR2 uploads wave of directives
Friday 20th of July 2018

The Reliability in a Sea of Risk 2 (RiaSoR 2) project has published new reports on condition monitoring systems, numerical load analysis, and reliability assessment specifications for wave energy... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Wave energy test buoy hits waters off Galicia
Friday 20th of July 2018

A wave energy demonstration buoy, developed as part of the LifeDemoWave project, has been deployed off Punta Langosteira in northwestern Spanish region of Galicia. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Spain floats out marine lab to fight fouling and corrosion
Friday 20th of July 2018

The BiMEP center, an open-sea test area located off the Spanish north coast, has welcomed the prototype HarshLab floating laboratory that will be used for the validation of components used for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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IEC guides early-stage wave operations closer to sea
Friday 20th of July 2018

International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has published a technical specification paper with guidelines and advice for best practice for early stage development of wave energy converters. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Photo(s) of the day: Tension tethers ocean currents
Thursday 19th of July 2018

More details about the development of the FTMC Turbine – being delivered through UK-Spanish partnership to harness the ocean currents and tides found further offshore. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Business feedback sought for Cornish marine ‘Towards 2030’ strategy
Thursday 19th of July 2018

An industry position paper outlining what needs to be done to make Cornwall a world-leader in marine offshore renewables and marine technology has been released and offered for local business... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Wave energy materials get ‘concrete’ government support
Thursday 19th of July 2018

Wave Energy Scotland (WES) has awarded contracts with a total value of £1.4 million to three innovation projects designed to support further investigation of promising structural materials and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Final countdown starts for mint Cape Sharp Tidal turbine splash
Thursday 19th of July 2018

A so-called ‘dry’ Cape Sharp Tidal turbine – denoting the fact it was never before deployed in sea – has been towed by the Atlantic Osprey vessel across the Bay of Fundy where it will be installed... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Nordic marine set for Brussels showcase
Wednesday 18th of July 2018

Marine energy developers from the Nordic countries will showcase the advancements achieved in the sector through ocean deployments at an event set to take place in two months. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Red colors OPT’s year-end financials
Wednesday 18th of July 2018

Wave energy developer based in the USA - Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) – has reported 7% higher net loss for the fiscal year 2018 when compared to year before. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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UK marine energy test centers join forces for Welsh newbie
Wednesday 18th of July 2018

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) and Wave Hub have signed an agreement with Marine Energy Wales to provide strategic advice for the development of marine energy test center in Pembrokeshire. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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DesignPro lifts veil off hydrokinetic device
Wednesday 18th of July 2018

Irish company DesignPro Renewables has unveiled its new and improved turbine design for its 25kW hydrokinetic device that will deployed at SEENEOH test site this September. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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New framework adopted for south English sea control
Tuesday 17th of July 2018

The UK government has adopted a new framework for managing marine activities around the south coast of England, between Kent and Devon – an area which includes PTEC and Portland Bill tidal plans. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Nearshore Beaufort Sea under wave project characterization
Tuesday 17th of July 2018

ACEP’s Alaska Hydrokinetic Energy Research Center team is gearing up to undertake oceanographic work on the Alaska North Slope as part of a government-backed multiyear project to evaluate wave and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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America boosts alternative marine energy uses
Tuesday 17th of July 2018

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded around $2 million to further advance the development of a wave-powered desalination system, and production of hydrogen for energy storage through osmotic... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]…

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PLAT-I steers to Grand Passage as demo anchors for public check
Monday 16th of July 2018

Nova Scotia’s Department of Energy has opened a 30-day public comment period for the Grand Passage tidal demonstration project on the day the PLAT-I tidal energy test platform entered Halifax Port. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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OTEC team moves plans to Virgin Islands
Monday 16th of July 2018

Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation (OTE) is sending its OTEC EcoVillage Team to the Virgin Islands this week to accelerate the development of ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) based project. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Oz virtual marine energy cluster scans for leadership
Monday 16th of July 2018

The Australian Marine Energy Taskfoce (AMET) is looking for business representatives that would provide guidance for the formation of the country’s virtual marine energy cluster. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Barbados targets ocean potential
Monday 16th of July 2018

The government of Barbados has opened a tender for consulting services for a wide range of technical studies related to the build-out of large-scale ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Top news, July 9 – 15, 2018
Sunday 15th of July 2018

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Subsea power-storage hybrid turns European Rising Star
Friday 13th of July 2018

East Coast Oil and Gas Engineering (EC-OG) has been named as ‘Rising Star’ at the European Business Awards for the Environment held earlier in the month. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Wave device in need of air turbine
Friday 13th of July 2018

Australian wave developer with offices in Wales – Bombora Wave Power – is seeking a supplier of an air turbine that forms a part of its mWave wave energy converter. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Scissor table platform uplifts Boldrewood marine energy camp
Thursday 12th of July 2018

Bristol-based engineering company Blackfish has completed the installation of a lifting platform for the University of Southampton's Boldrewood marine energy test facility. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Ocean current turbine demo scores more
Thursday 12th of July 2018

A small-scale tidal current turbine demonstrator, being developed by Spanish Seasplace and UK’s Magnomatics, has achieved one third more efficiency during testing than had been previously predicted. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Tidal ‘old lady’ still powers third of Guernsey island
Thursday 12th of July 2018

Operating for over 50 years, the Rance tidal power plant – located in the estuary of the Rance River in France – has in 2017 supplied close to third of total energy consumed by the island of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Data gathering buoys bob to Albany test site waves
Thursday 12th of July 2018

New technology, said to measure ocean waves and currents with greater accuracy than ever before, is being deployed off the Western Australian coast as part of Wave Energy Research Centre initiative. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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DesignPro device optimization pushes back SEENEOH splash
Thursday 12th of July 2018

Irish company DesignPro Renewables has rescheduled the deployment of its device at the French testing site SEENEOH to accommodate additional improvements on the device expected to be completed before... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]…

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Vacancy: Policy & Project Officer
Wednesday 11th of July 2018

The Policy & Project Officer will lead “ETIP Ocean”, the Technology and Innovation Platform for Ocean Energy, as well as engage on other projects and policy matters. ETIP Ocean 2.0 is a 3-year project with a strong policy focus on RD&I issues and strategic sectoral development.

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Modus grows commercial crew
Wednesday 11th of July 2018

Modus Seabed Intervention has appointed Luke Barnes to the position of Commercial Manager as the company reaffirms the commitment to expand into new and emerging markets. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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EDF to assess Natron’s battery for grid-scale renewables
Wednesday 11th of July 2018

Natron Energy has entered into an evaluation agreement with Electricite De France (EDF) on the potential use of its technology for stationary storage applications in support of the growing use of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Western Indian Ocean up for marine renewables market study
Wednesday 11th of July 2018

Consulting services are being sought for the delivery of market study into the challenges and opportunities for the marine renewable energy developments in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO). [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Generator fault prompts MeyGen tidal retrieval
Wednesday 11th of July 2018

SIMEC Atlantis Energy has announced plans to retrieve two of the four installed MeyGen tidal turbines following diagnosis of a generator fault by the onboard monitoring systems. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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WPTO sets up marine energy materials catch-up
Tuesday 10th of July 2018

The Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) of the US Department of Energy has organized a webinar that will provide an update on the research in composite materials for marine renewable energy... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Vacancy: Membership, Marketing & Sales Manager
Tuesday 10th of July 2018

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The Membership & Marketing Manager is responsible for ensuring that Ocean Energy Europe members receive a high standard of service, recruiting new members into the organisation, and marketing Ocean Energy Europe and its events, including its Annual Conference & Exhibition.

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PLAT-I en route to Canada
Tuesday 10th of July 2018

Sustainable Marine Energy’s PLAT-I tidal energy platform is currently sailing across the Atlantic towards Canada where it will be deployed in the area boasting the world's most extreme tides – the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Swansea lagoon ruling ‘a manifest distortion of the truth’, TLP says
Tuesday 10th of July 2018

Tidal Lagoon Power (TLP) – the company behind the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon proposal – has called the UK department of energy’s statement on tidal lagoons ‘deliberately misleading’ following the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Press release: Renewable energy must be at the centre of the renewed EU strategy for long-term emissions reduction
Tuesday 10th of July 2018

The EU’s long-term strategy for emissions reduction must have renewable energy at its centre, according to Europe’s renewable energy industry. The comments come as the European Commission announces its intention to renew the EU’s 2050 energy and climate strategy.

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Orkney’s research and innovation post up for grabs
Monday 9th of July 2018

Experienced professionals with a wide range of skills in the UK energy sector have been invited to apply to the post of Chair of the new Orkney Research and Innovation Campus (ORIC). [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Dutch marine energy marks sector premises at OEEC 2018
Monday 9th of July 2018

Dutch Marine Energy Centre (DMEC), in collaboration with Dutch industry association EWA, will – for the third consecutive year - host the Marine Energy Pavilion at the Offshore Energy Exhibition... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Irish tidal joins in €30 million European Smart Cities project
Monday 9th of July 2018

The hydrokinetic turbines, developed by Irish company GKinetic Energy, could soon be powering the city center of Limerick as part of a +CityxChange project which has just secured €20 million from the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]…

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Minesto signs up kite control kit supplier
Monday 9th of July 2018

Swedish developer Minesto has awarded a contract to Dasa Control Systems for the supply of kite control modules for Deep Green tidal energy devices. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Top news, July 2 – 8, 2018
Sunday 8th of July 2018

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Portugal looks for marine energy engineers
Friday 6th of July 2018

WavEC Offshore Renewables is seeking to add two engineers to its team, who will be tasked with researching marine technologies for renewable energy generation. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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China and UK establish joint energy storage research center
Friday 6th of July 2018

Experts from the United Kingdom, and their colleagues from China, have come together to create a joint research center into energy storage. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Morlais tidal demo zone gears up marine ecology surveyors
Friday 6th of July 2018

In support of the development of the Morlais tidal energy demonstration zone - Menter Môn, the manager of the project, hired Gloucester-based specialist Ocean Ecology to conduct a marine ecology... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Welsh marine spotlights benefits of cross-border teamwork
Thursday 5th of July 2018

Marine Energy Wales has welcomed the recent deployment of WaveSub, highlighting the capacity of marine energy sector to act as a catalyst for positive cross-border collaboration within the United... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Bristol conference takes on marine energy challenges
Thursday 5th of July 2018

The University of Bristol is hosting a major conference that will seek to address the research and development challenges in the marine energy sector, including wave, tidal stream, tidal range and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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International wave energy collaboration goes full scale
Thursday 5th of July 2018

Australian wave energy developer Carnegie Clean Energy, and its German counterpart NEMOS, have reinforced their long-running collaboration with the inclusion of Albany Wave Energy Project to the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Wave power joins the party
Thursday 5th of July 2018

The second generation of wave energy modules, installed in Greece by German developer SINN Power, have produced clean electricity usable within the off-grid system. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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TTT turbines spin back to Strangford Lough flows
Wednesday 4th of July 2018

Two tidal turbines, equipped with range of sensors, have been redeployed in Northern Ireland for research purposes as part of the third phase of the Tidal Turbine Testing (TTT) project. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Centuries old ICE puts EMEC among 200 world’s most influential
Wednesday 4th of July 2018

Marking its 200th anniversary, and in support of UK government's Year of Engineering - The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) has added the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) to the list of the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]<…

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Edinburgh uploads free wave systems simulation box
Wednesday 4th of July 2018

The e-Drive project team has launched the Edinburgh Wave Systems Simulation Toolbox primarily designed for the simulation of wave energy converters. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Mojo Maritime mends French connection
Wednesday 4th of July 2018

Specialist marine project management division of James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS) - Mojo Maritime - has repaired a broken connection at SEM-REV test site making it ready to export clean power to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]<…

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Welsh steel sails across Bristol Channel fixed for orbital waves (Video)
Tuesday 3rd of July 2018

Swansea-based wave energy developer Marine Power Systems (MPS) has recently relocated its WaveSub prototype to the location where it will be put through its paces shortly. WaveSub’s ‘smooth sail’ to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]…

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Basque start-up finds industrial partner for wave prototype
Tuesday 3rd of July 2018

Spanish Grupo JIS has acquired a stake in wave energy developer Arrecife Energy Systems under an agreement that will result in the build-out of the latter’s first wave energy prototype. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Carnegie restores wave focus with niche investor at its back
Tuesday 3rd of July 2018

Australian-based Carnegie Clean Energy has revealed the plan to sell its solar and battery storage business Energy Made Clean (EMC) to ASX-listed Tag Pacific – an investment house with a focus on... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Carnegie restores wave focus with niche market investor at its back
Tuesday 3rd of July 2018

Australian-based Carnegie Clean Energy has revealed the plan to sell its solar and battery storage business Energy Made Clean (EMC) to ASX-listed Tag Pacific – an investment house with a focus on... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Oregon’s PacWave pens shore base deed
Monday 2nd of July 2018

Oregon State University has purchased a five-acre parcel along the central Oregon coast that will be the shore-based facility for converting wave energy captured from a test site to be located about... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]…

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OEE applauds ‘pro-feed in tariff’ ocean energy market study
Monday 2nd of July 2018

Ocean Energy Europe (OEE) has welcomed the findings of the European Commission’s ocean energy market study which strongly advised acting ‘towards the implementation of revenue support mechanisms, as... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]…

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Tidal Lagoon Power man joins HR Wallingford
Monday 2nd of July 2018

Former Head of Turbine Development at Tidal Lagoon Power – Michael Case – has joined civil engineering organization, HR Wallingford, as Business Development Manager for the power sector. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Press release: European Commission market study calls for feed in tariffs to support ocean energy industrial opportunity
Monday 2nd of July 2018

28 June 2018. Ocean Energy Europe applauds the publication of a new European Commission “Market Study on Ocean Energy”. The Study gives an exceptionally accurate and argumented analysis of what is needed to fulfil the sector’s rapid growth prospects.

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Tidal kite lands into Holyhead waters
Monday 2nd of July 2018

Swedish marine energy developer Minesto has begun with the commissioning of its first tidal energy project in commercial scale in North West Wales. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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WaveSub checks in at FaBTest wave site
Monday 2nd of July 2018

UK wave technology development company Marine Power Systems (MPS) has installed its quarter-scale WaveSub prototype at FaBTest marine test center, located off the coast of Cornwall. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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German wave energy units put into operation off Greece
Monday 2nd of July 2018

German wave energy company SINN Power has installed and commissioned two of its ‘improved’ wave energy converter modules on the largest Greek island of Crete. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Top news, June 25 – July 1, 2018
Sunday 1st of July 2018

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Ireland’s emerging marine post €400 million turnover last year
Friday 29th of June 2018

Emerging marine industries had a turnover of €398 million and provided employment to over 2,000 full-time equivalents, according to the figures published by NUI Galway university. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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The Flemish launch Blue Cluster
Friday 29th of June 2018

The northern region of Belgium called Flanders has launched a Blue Cluster - an organization dedicated to developing and promoting economic activities that are linked to the sea – including marine... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Swansea Lagoon: An unjust decision
Friday 29th of June 2018

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Funds stand ready for American energy-water desalination hub
Thursday 28th of June 2018

United States’ Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue a funding call to establish a hub that will work to advance water desalination methods in order to provide... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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OPT and Premier Oil ink deal for lead-in PowerBuoy o&g lease
Thursday 28th of June 2018

Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) has signed a contract with Premier Oil to supply its wave-harnessing PowerBuoy for the deployment in an oil and gas field in the Central North Sea. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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OPT and Premier Oil ink deal for lead-in PowerBuoy lease
Thursday 28th of June 2018

Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) has signed a contract with Premier Oil to supply its wave-harnessing PowerBuoy for the deployment in an oil and gas field in the Central North Sea. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Flying start for Scottish renewables after record year
Thursday 28th of June 2018

In the first quarter of 2018, renewable electricity generation in Scotland has increased for 11% or 736 GWh from the same quarter last year, with installed renewable electricity capacity also rising... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]…

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ACEP wraps up oceanographic survey for Alaska wave project
Thursday 28th of June 2018

Alaska Center for Energy and Power (ACEP) researchers have completed oceanographic survey of the Yakutat coast in Alaska as part of a multiyear project o assess wave and tidal energy potential in the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]…

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UK floating wind farm welcomes Batwind energy storage kit
Wednesday 27th of June 2018

Offshore wind developer Equinor has installed Batwind solution - said to be the world’s first battery for offshore wind - at its Hywind Scotland floating offshore wind farm. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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New wave energy mooring rope hits BiMEP waters
Wednesday 27th of June 2018

The elastomeric mooring tethers, said to be in position to address cost and reliability challenges associated with marine energy devices, have been installed at the BiMEP test site in the Bay of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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European ocean energy market study hot off the press
Wednesday 27th of June 2018

DG MARE, a body responsible for the EU Commission’s policies on maritime affairs and fisheries, has published an ocean energy market study which outlines the financial needs of the ocean energy... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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UK: Marine industry calls for ‘right support’ post Swansea ruling
Tuesday 26th of June 2018

The representative organizations for the UK marine energy sector, as well as their European counterpart Ocean Energy Europe, have expressed their disappointment on the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Sweden pumps in €8.2M for full-scale CorPower device
Tuesday 26th of June 2018

The Swedish Energy Agency has granted CorPower Ocean a little over €8 million (SEK 85 million) to support the construction and testing of a full-scale device and subsequent wave energy park... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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SIMEC Atlantis offers ‘golden’ alternative for UK tidal range
Tuesday 26th of June 2018

Following the UK government’s rejection of the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon proposal, SIMEC Atlantis Energy has put the spotlight on its Wyre Estuary tidal barrage project calling it a ‘natural... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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OPT grabs US wave energy patent
Tuesday 26th of June 2018

Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) has received a new US patent for a method of controlling wave power generation equipment to optimize energy harvesting in low to moderate sea states. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Swansea Bay tidal lagoon gets an official ‘no’
Monday 25th of June 2018

The UK government has rejected the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon proposal, stating that it does not meet the requirements for value for money. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Breaking: Swansea Bay tidal lagoon gets an official ‘no’
Monday 25th of June 2018

The UK government has rejected the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon proposal, stating that it does not meet the requirements of value for money. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Statement: UK government should seize its tidal energy opportunity
Monday 25th of June 2018

Ocean Energy Europe regrets the UK government’s decision not to include tidal lagoons in its energy mix. Without revenue support, the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon will simply not go ahead and the UK will lose out on the many benefits it can bring – jobs, growth, industrial leadership and more.

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CorPower wave device scores ‘dry run’ certificate
Monday 25th of June 2018

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has issued a performance statement to CorPower Ocean following the dry testing of Swedish developer’s wave energy converter (WEC) in Stockholm. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Scotland ups university-industry research funds
Monday 25th of June 2018

The Scottish government has increased the grant funding for university research and innovation by £11.6 million in 2018/19, bringing the total to investment close to £300 million this year. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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MAKO tidal turbine set for Gladstone port demonstration
Monday 25th of June 2018

Australian-based tidal energy company MAKO Tidal Turbines (MTT) and Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) have joined forces to conduct a six-month tidal turbine demonstration in Queensland, Australia. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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PLAT-I bound for Nova Scotia after buoyant Scottish trials
Monday 25th of June 2018

UK marine engineering company Sustainable Marine Energy (SME) is preparing to ship the PLAT-I tidal energy platform from Connel in Western Scotland, to Grand Passage in Nova Scotia, where it will be... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]…

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EU grants €1.5 million for wave energy projects
Monday 25th of June 2018

The European Commission has selected two new projects to share €1.5 million of support for studies into the interaction of wave energy devices and the ecosystem. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Top news, June 18 – 24, 2018
Sunday 24th of June 2018

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OSCAR takes clean dive offshore California
Friday 22nd of June 2018

A spinout from wave energy company Atmocean – Ocean-Based Climate Solutions – has deployed a scaled wave energy-powered solution used to isolate and store atmospheric carbon dioxide on the seafloor. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Scottish start-up seeks wave energy assistance
Friday 22nd of June 2018

Wave energy developer Mocean Energy is looking to hire a graduate numerical modeller to assist the company in its wave energy converter (WEC) modelling and design activities. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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EMEC’s Managing Director: Don’t repeat failures of the past, UK
Friday 22nd of June 2018

The Managing Director of the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) – Neil Kermode – has urged the UK not to repeat the failures of the past by being ‘timid and ineffectual’ when supporting... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Tidal apt Gen3 energy storage machine unveiled by redT
Thursday 21st of June 2018

UK-based energy storage solutions company redT energy has launched its third generation (Gen 3) flow machine that can be coupled with tidal energy generators to store energy. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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European Commission backs Minesto’s ‘smaller’ tidal kite
Thursday 21st of June 2018

Swedish marine energy developer Minesto has been selected by the European Commission to receive funding to conduct commercial feasibility study for its 100kW tidal energy device variant. The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Knowledge sharing as driver of ocean energy innovation
Thursday 21st of June 2018

ETIP Ocean has organized a webinar dedicated to the importance of knowledge sharing and collaboration for the development of marine energy sector. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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OES spotlights ocean’s 20
Wednesday 20th of June 2018

Ocean Energy Systems (OES) has published a new document which highlights worldwide key projects and political initiatives driving the ocean energy sector forward. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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ABPmer releases global metocean data explorer
Wednesday 20th of June 2018

Metocean data provider ABPmer has launched its Global Data Explorer that provides information on the world’s wind and wave climate, as well as free metocean analyses and statistics. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Shareholders boost SIMEC Atlantis after 2017 loss filing
Wednesday 20th of June 2018

Recently renamed tidal developer SIMEC Atlantis has received a £5 million boost through fully subscribed bond offer, after reporting a post-tax loss of £10.6 million for the year 2017. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Scotland to map marine economic buzz
Wednesday 20th of June 2018

The Scottish government is looking to commission a set of case studies to characterize the economic activity and social impact for Scotland arising from offshore wind, wave and tidal energy projects. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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LOC buys into Innosea
Tuesday 19th of June 2018

LOC Renewables, part of LOC Group marine international consultancy, has acquired a 70% stake in the French marine energy engineering company Innosea. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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OTE hires OTEC EcoVillage guidance
Tuesday 19th of June 2018

Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation (OTE) has added the Co-Founder and Director of the Sky Institute for the Future – Gil Lyons – to the company’s board. Specialized in smart growth initiatives,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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GEPS Techno starts 150kW wave prototype build-out
Tuesday 19th of June 2018

French developer GEPS Techno has launched the construction of its wave energy platform prototype that will be tested at the SEM-REV marine renewables test site, off the western coast of France. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Finding NEMO proves challenging for the French
Tuesday 19th of June 2018

The ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) project in Martinique, planned by French companies Naval Energies and Akuo Energy, has been shelved indefinitely due to technical difficulties. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Vacancy: Communications Intern
Tuesday 19th of June 2018

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SIMEC Atlantis Energy enters business scene
Monday 18th of June 2018

The reverse takeover acquisition between SIMEC - a GFG Alliance company - and Atlantis Resources has been completed, resulting in the re-admittance of the company with the new name on the AIM. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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NEMOS ropes outlive standards
Monday 18th of June 2018

German developer NEMOS has reported favorable test results for its newly developed rope construction that may be used for the company’s wave energy device. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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UK’s marine renewables expertise reaches all seven continents
Monday 18th of June 2018

Trade and professional body for marine renewables - RenewableUK - has published a report on the activities of the UK-based companies working in the onshore and offshore wind, wave and tidal energy... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Waves4Power names new Chief Executive
Monday 18th of June 2018

Swedish-based Waves4Power has appointed Emil Christiansen to the role of President and CEO of the company which is now looking for financing for the next phase of its wave power system development. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Top news, June 11 – 17, 2018
Sunday 17th of June 2018

MarineEnergy.biz has compiled the top news from marine energy industry from June 11 – June 17, 2018. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Kyuden Mirai, Cape Sharp first to get Cherbourg-built OpenHydro turbines
Friday 15th of June 2018

The new tidal turbine plant in Cherbourg, France, built in only ten months and officially launched on June 14, will produce its first two turbines in a few weeks and deliver them to projects in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Ireland eyes feeding 50GW of offshore RE to European grid
Friday 15th of June 2018

Ireland is exploring the possibility of a major interconnector to feed its targeted 50GW of ocean energy, planned to be achieved by 2050, directly into the European grid, according to Denis Naughten,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]…

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Commissioner Vella: France well placed to be ocean energy frontrunner
Thursday 14th of June 2018

"France is well placed to be an ocean energy frontrunner at global scale. This is thanks to good natural resources. But just as importantly, it is thanks to world-class marine engineers and visionary... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]…

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6th International OTEC Symposium Okinawa
Thursday 14th of June 2018

The International OTEC Symposium is the world’s largest international conference on Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC). Since the first conference in Hawaii in 2013, it has been held annually in Korea, Malaysia, The Netherlands, and France. Two days of unique and interactive sessions provides…

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Naval Energies opens Cherbourg tidal turbine plant
Thursday 14th of June 2018

Naval Energies (former DCNS) and its subsidiary OpenHydro officially opened their tidal turbine plant in Cherbourg today, June 14, conveniently timing the inauguration as the International Conference... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]…

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EU politicians shake hands on 32%-by-2030 binding renewable energy target
Thursday 14th of June 2018

Negotiators from the European Commission, Parliament and the Council reached an agreement on increasing renewable energy use in Europe on June 14, setting a binding renewable energy target for the EU... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]…

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DesignPro, Mitsubishi Electric readying 25kW device for late summer deployment
Wednesday 13th of June 2018

DesignPro Renewables and Mitsubishi Electric, which has joined the hydrokinetic technology start-up in the development of its 25kW in-river turbine, are working towards deploying the device at the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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SINN Power starts building wave energy project in Greece
Wednesday 13th of June 2018

SINN Power has attached two supporting structures for its wave energy converter (WEC) modules to the port wall in Heraklion on Crete, Greece, where the company will install and commission the first... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]<…

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HydroQuest Ocean 1MW tidal turbine to hit the water in spring 2019
Tuesday 12th of June 2018

HydroQuest and its equity partner CMN (Constructions Mécaniques de Normandie) have informed that they will install and commission the HydroQuest Ocean 1MW tidal turbine at EDF's Paimpol-Bréhat site... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]<…

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Appel de Cherbourg
Tuesday 12th of June 2018

A l’occasion de l’ouverture de la conférence internationale ICOE et des Assises nationales des énergies marines renouvelables du Syndicat des énergies renouvelables a été lancé l’Appel de Cherbourg. Le texte définitif a été rendu public le 12 juin 2018 et signé à la tribune par Jean-Louis BAL, Pr…

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New €11M project combines tidal energy and hydrogen production
Tuesday 12th of June 2018

Orkney will become home to another innovative energy solution with a newly launched project set to deliver an onshore energy management system that will support the production of hydrogen using an... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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NeSSIE launches competition for anti-corrosion solutions
Tuesday 12th of June 2018

On June 6, the consortium behind the NeSSIE project (short for North Sea Solutions for Innovation in Corrosion for Energy) launched a competition for delivering anti-corrosion solutions for tidal,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Blue Shark Power System unveils Djibouti tidal energy plans
Monday 11th of June 2018

French tidal energy technology developer, Blue Shark Power System, will install one of its turbines off the coast of Djibouti in early 2019 as part of a large-scale project planned for the country... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Meet MarineEnergy.biz team at ICOE 2018
Monday 11th of June 2018

MarineEnergy.biz team is now on its way to Cherbourg, France, where the 7th International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE) will kick off on June 12 and bring together stakeholders from tidal, wave... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]<…

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Top news, June 4 – 10, 2018
Sunday 10th of June 2018

MarineEnergy.biz has compiled the top news from marine energy industry from June 4 – June 10, 2018. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Orkney’s marine supply chain ‘logs in’ to Microsoft
Friday 8th of June 2018

Scottish marine service provider Green Marine has submerged another piece of innovative technology into Orkney’s deeps having recently installed Microsoft’s clean energy-powered datacenter. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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US Energy Department cashes out $6.7 million for marine energy
Friday 8th of June 2018

Six awardees have been selected to receive a total of $6.7 million in federal funding for the development of innovative marine energy technologies. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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More gold for MIDAS with €250K tidal-storage project grant
Friday 8th of June 2018

Dutch province of Zeeland has provided €250,000 from its public fund to support the joint, large-scale, north-west European tidal energy and battery storage project called the MIDAS. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Australian wave hires mWave valve suppliers
Friday 8th of June 2018

Australian wave developer with offices in Wales – Bombora Wave Power – has engaged the services of two contractors for the delivery of valve system for the company’s mWave device. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Sensor switch set for Bourne Tidal Test Site
Thursday 7th of June 2018

The MRECo operations team - together with those from the University of Rhode Island and Nortek - plans to replace sensors installed at the Bourne tidal site in an operation set for tomorrow. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Marine test facility in France opens for business
Thursday 7th of June 2018

The university in French northwestern city of Caen – ESITC – has inaugurated marine test facility equipped with a 40-meter long flume tank. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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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…

Scotland opens £20 million low-carbon treasure chest
Thursday 7th of June 2018

The Scottish government has called the low-carbon energy project developers to apply for a share of £20 million supplied through the Energy Investment Fund. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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FORESEA to mark project successes at ICOE drinks reception
Thursday 7th of June 2018

Since its launch, FORESEA has increased real-sea testing activity in the ocean energy sector. Ten projects have hit the water at European test centres with FORESEA support, with more to come in the next 18 months. To mark this success, a drinks reception will be held at ICOE2018 on Wednesday 13 J…

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Minesto adds ‘commercialization’ duo to its board
Thursday 7th of June 2018

Swedish developer Minesto has appointed Javier Sanz, and Jonas Millqvist, as the new member on its board whose focus will be on reinforcing project finance capabilities and commercialization of the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]<…

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More money for marine flows on OERA’s research tap
Wednesday 6th of June 2018

Offshore Energy Research Association of Nova Scotia (OERA) has launched a funding call for marine renewable energy proposals with increased budget and diversified research stream. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Naval Group and Microsoft install marine energy-powered datacenter
Wednesday 6th of June 2018

French industrial and defense giant Naval Group has collaborated with Microsoft on the second phase of Natick project which resulted in the recent installation of marine renewable energy-powered... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Tocardo strengthens management with finance appointments
Wednesday 6th of June 2018

Dutch company Tocardo Tidal Power has strengthen its management board with two key hires. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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LOC Group names new energy projects development director
Wednesday 6th of June 2018

International marine and engineering consulting firm LOC has appointed ex-Head of Engineering at BP, Ian Cummins as its new Energy Projects Development Director. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Wales endorses Hinkley Point C price offer for Swansea lagoon
Tuesday 5th of June 2018

Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones has called the UK government to offer price support for the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon ‘on the same terms’ to that agreed for the nuclear power station. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Quest for alternative materials for ocean energy continues
Tuesday 5th of June 2018

The European Technology and Innovation Platform for Ocean Energy (ETIP Ocean) has organized a webinar that will this week explore alternative materials and manufacturing processes for ocean energy... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Video: Deep Green umbilical & MGS buoy hook-up op
Tuesday 5th of June 2018

Swedish developer Minesto has released a video showing the recently completed equipment connection operation as part of Deep Green project installation off Wales. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Snap marine energy splash to earn cash, US DOE instructs
Tuesday 5th of June 2018

The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Water Power Technologies Office has opened a contest for the best photos of water power in the United States that can bring up to $2,000 for the winners. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Hydro Group nets contract for Korea’s wind-wave energy hybrid
Tuesday 5th of June 2018

Aberdeen-based subsea cable and connector specialist Hydro Group has been awarded a £750,000 contract with Korea Research of Ships & Ocean Engineering (KRISO) for wind and wave energy platform... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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‘Promising’ trial prompts EEL Energy’s investment search
Monday 4th of June 2018

Following ‘promising’ tests in real conditions, EEL Energy has launched a funding raise with a maximum target of €7 million to support further development of its tidal energy technology. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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A&P Group renews renewables business push
Monday 4th of June 2018

Global ship repair, conversion and marine specialist A&P Group has announced the appointment of a new Business Development Manager, as the firm pushes further into the renewables sector. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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PRIMaRE offers marine energy research assistance
Monday 4th of June 2018

The Partnership for Research in Marine Renewable Energy (PRIMaRE) has launched a call for funding applications meant for those seeking to expand their knowledge in marine renewable energy sector. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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EU bids funding increase for environment & climate scheme
Monday 4th of June 2018

The European Commission has proposed a 60% funding increase for the EU’s environment and climate action program LIFE in the next long-term 2021-2027 budget. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Register now for Offshore Energy 2018
Monday 4th of June 2018

The registration for Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference 2018 in now live! The event, to be held on (22), 23 & 24 October in Amsterdam expects to attract over 12,000 offshore... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Top news, May 28 – June 3, 2018
Sunday 3rd of June 2018

MarineEnergy.biz has compiled the top news from marine energy industry from May 28 - June 3, 2018. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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China’s LHD tidal demo generates 800MWh. Marks ‘world record’
Friday 1st of June 2018

The project led by Chinese developer LHD has generated over 800MWh of cumulative power since summer 2016 – claiming a ‘world record’ with one full year of continuous power export to the Chinese grid. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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China’s LHD tidal demo generates 800 MWh. Marks ‘world record’
Friday 1st of June 2018

Tidal energy project, led by Chinese developer LHD, has generated over 800 MWh of cumulative power since summer 2016 – claiming a ‘world record’ with one full year of continuous power export to the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]<…

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Report: Swansea Bay tidal lagoon dead in the water
Friday 1st of June 2018

The proposal to build a £1.3 billion energy generating tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay is reportedly set to be rejected by the UK government in an announcement rumored to be made next week. The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Carnegie kicks off Albany wave site geophysical survey
Friday 1st of June 2018

Carnegie Clean Energy has started the geophysical survey activities off Western Australia at a project site planned for the company’s CETO 6 wave energy device debut. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Grid simulator buoy for WaveSub device all set
Friday 1st of June 2018

Marine Power Systems (MPS) has completed the assembly and commissioning of its PowerBuoy - a grid simulator designed to operate alongside the quarter-scale prototype WaveSub wave energy converter. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Extra pair of engineering hands sought for CCell wave
Thursday 31st of May 2018

The developer of CCell wave energy converter - Zyba - is looking to hire an engineer to work within the company’s London-based technical team. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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UK engineering consultancies merge in renewables drive
Thursday 31st of May 2018

ITPEnergised has combined its business with Glasgow-based specialist electrical engineering consultancy for the renewable and low carbon energy industries Xero Energy. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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UmbraGroup takes lead in €3.8M wave energy project
Thursday 31st of May 2018

A consortium led by Italian company UmbraGroup has secured €3.8 million in EU research funding to develop an advanced power take-off system for wave energy applications. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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US university and national lab join forces for marine energy research
Thursday 31st of May 2018

The University of Alaska Fairbanks and the US Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have signed a five-year collaborative agreement to advance research on marine renewable... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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French region of Brittany sets up marine renewables body
Wednesday 30th of May 2018

Launched by the Brittany region - Bretagne Ocean Power (BOP) has been established to coordinate the action of all Breton stakeholders engaged in marine renewable energy sector. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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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…

Northwest Europe forms alliance to boost marine energy developers
Wednesday 30th of May 2018

Forty marine energy technology developers in northwest Europe are set to benefit from a newly approved EU project - Marine Energy Alliance (MEA) - that will offer integrated support services for the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]…

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Storage emerges as option for Bardsey Sound tidal energy scheme
Wednesday 30th of May 2018

Rural development agency Cadwyn Clwyd has published a tender for a scoping study on battery storage suitability for the YnNi Llŷn and Nova Innovation tidal energy project planned for deployment off... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]<…

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Welsh Economy Secretary Skates meets tidal kite before lift off
Wednesday 30th of May 2018

Swedish developer Minesto has welcomed Welsh Minister Ken Skates who received an update on the company’s tidal energy operations in Wales. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Marine Renewables Canada in need of executive lead
Tuesday 29th of May 2018

A national organization whose name speaks for itself – Marine Renewables Canada – is seeking an Executive Director to lead strategic development of marine, river current, and offshore wind energy... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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ABPmer makes oceanographic business appointment
Tuesday 29th of May 2018

UK-based marine consultancy ABPmer has appointed Paul Clement as its new Oceanographic Survey Manager. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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SmartBay floats ashore for essential aftercare
Tuesday 29th of May 2018

The SmartBay Observatory in Ireland’s Galway Bay is being retrieved this week for essential onshore maintenance. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Second-gen design tools to shape up commercial ocean energy
Tuesday 29th of May 2018

An ambitious new project dubbed DTOcean+, whose aim is to accelerate the commercialization of marine energy sector by developing an open source suite of design tools for ocean energy systems, has... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Sabella rides tidal wave headed for Australia
Tuesday 29th of May 2018

French company Sabella has been accepted to the acceleration program for French companies with an interest in Australian maritime market as it looks to develop tidal energy projects down under. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Minesto checks second Deep Green installation phase off the list
Monday 28th of May 2018

Marine energy developer Minesto has completed the second offshore installation phase of its 500kW Deep Green (DG500) project in Holyhead Deep, off Wales. Swedish developer installed the tether,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Sabella aims for end-of-summer D10 splash
Monday 28th of May 2018

French tidal energy company Sabella has started new set of tests on its D10 tidal energy turbine ahead of its deployment off France planned for August at the earliest. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Alaskan wave energy research project restarts
Monday 28th of May 2018

Researchers from the University of Alaska Fairbanks have resumed survey activities in Alaska in support of the government-backed Yakutat Wave Energy Project. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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BAM takes share in tidal bridge scheme as Strukton opts out
Monday 28th of May 2018

BAM International has acquired Strukton’s majority share in the joint venture Tidal Bridge that was established to drive forward the development of tidal energy floating power plants. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Top news, May 21 – 27, 2018
Sunday 27th of May 2018

MarineEnergy.biz has compiled the top news from marine energy industry from May 21 - 27, 2018. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Canada to become International Renewable Energy Agency member
Friday 25th of May 2018

The government of Canada has announced plans to join the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) as it looks to improve its access to the $1 trillion clean technology market. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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US Energy Department funds lab-industry partnerships
Friday 25th of May 2018

The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) has set aside up to $2 million in funding to foster long-term industry-lab collaborative research. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Minesto narrows interim loss
Friday 25th of May 2018

Minesto has reported a 5.5% increase in revenue for the first three months of the current year, compared to the same period a year earlier. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Ireland logs ocean energy innovation challenges
Friday 25th of May 2018

Marine Renewables Industry Association (MRIA) has published a study on collaboration and innovation challenges faced by the ocean energy sector which also provides possible solutions for the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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GDPR Privacy Rights Update
Thursday 24th of May 2018

Update to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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SeaQurrent explores Wadden Sea tidal energy options
Thursday 24th of May 2018

Dutch tidal energy developer SeaQurrent joined 14 other sustainability startups on a trip to the Wadden Islands to explore business opportunities during what's said to be the ‘first fossil free trade... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]…

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Project MONITOR eyes tidal energy blade reliability boost
Thursday 24th of May 2018

A new project focused on investigating the forces acting on blades and structures of tidal energy converters and their impact on reliability will be officially launched at the International... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Solar heads offshore with wind at its back
Thursday 24th of May 2018

Three companies within offshore energy sector have signed a letter of intent to jointly target niche markets in need of supply of clean electricity from floating wind and solar power. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Scotland toughens up on greenhouse gas emissions
Thursday 24th of May 2018

Scottish government has published a new climate change legislation under which it commits to target 90% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Verdant Power runs a million-dollar tidal investment round
Wednesday 23rd of May 2018

US-based developer Verdant Power has reached over the minimum investment target in an ongoing equity crowdfunding campaign set up to support the implementation of the company’s fifth generation tidal... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]…

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Portuguese university puts oceanography postdoc up for grabs
Wednesday 23rd of May 2018

The University of Algarve has made available a postdoctoral research grant in the field of coastal oceanography that will also offer the chance of working with tidal energy developers in France and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]<…

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US marine energy performance metrics up for public input
Wednesday 23rd of May 2018

The Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) of the US Department of Energy is requesting feedback from the public on marine energy performance metrics on system and subsystem level. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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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:

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Minesto installs MGS buoy off Wales
Wednesday 23rd of May 2018

Minesto has completed the installation of the micro-grid system (MGS) buoy that will be used for the company’s first tidal energy installation in Holyhead Deep, off the coast of North West Wales. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Life DemoWave buoys reach installation site
Wednesday 23rd of May 2018

Two wave energy buoys, built as part of the EU-backed Life DemoWave project, have been transported to Punta Langosteira where they will shortly be deployed for trials. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Seabased rounds up €715K crowdfunding cash
Tuesday 22nd of May 2018

Swedish wave energy company Seabased has closed the crowdfunding campaign on the Invesdor platform having secured close to €715,000 from 250 new investors around the world. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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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…

Floating storage prototype takes official dip in Malta
Tuesday 22nd of May 2018

The FLASC team of the University of Malta has officially launched the scaled offshore floating platform prototype with integrated energy storage at an event that gathered government officials and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Carnegie rides €3.4M investment wave
Tuesday 22nd of May 2018

Carnegie Clean Energy has raised Au$5.3 million (€3.4 million) to grow its solar, battery and wave energy businesses. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Resen Waves launches £2.5M fundraiser with UK tax relief bit
Tuesday 22nd of May 2018

Danish developer Resen Waves has kicked off a capital raising campaign whose proceedings will be used to further advance the company’s wave energy technology. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Tidal range could power one third of the world, study says
Monday 21st of May 2018

In theory, one third of global electricity needs could be provided by the world’s tidal range, according to a new comprehensive state-of-the-art review of tidal range power plants. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Share placement yields £20M for Atlantis
Monday 21st of May 2018

Atlantis Resources has completed the placing of more than 57 million shares, securing £20 million for its upcoming tidal power and renewable energy activities. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Resen Waves bags €1 million for wave energy tech
Monday 21st of May 2018

Denmark-based company Resen Waves has secured €1 million through West Hill Capital to further advance its wave energy technology. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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SolstadFarstad picks DP assurance software providers
Monday 21st of May 2018

Norwegian offshore service and supply ship company SolstadFarstad has awarded a five-year contract to Global Maritime, and UniSea, to deliver dynamic positioning (DP) assurance software solutions to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]…

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AREG invites member input for EU marine energy project
Monday 21st of May 2018

Working with organizations across Europe, the Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG) is calling for input from its members as it looks to draw up an international strategy for marine energy. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Atlantis targets £20M cash raise
Monday 21st of May 2018

Edinburgh-based developer Atlantis Resources is looking to raise £20 million via share placing ahead of the completion of the proposed reverse takeover by GFG Alliance company SIMEC. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Sunday 20th of May 2018

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Deep Green micro-grid buoy on the move (Gallery)
Friday 18th of May 2018

The micro-grid system (MGS) buoy that will be used for Minesto’s 500kW Deep Green tidal energy plant has hit the waters of the River Clyde and is now ready to be towed to the installation site. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Swedish tidal test in need of Northern Ireland marine service
Friday 18th of May 2018

Marine energy developer Minesto is looking to enter into a framework agreement for marine operations services at its tidal test site in Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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OPT appoints global business development lead
Friday 18th of May 2018

Wave energy company Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) has named Matthew May as the company’s Vice President for Global Business Development. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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US DOE spells out rules & regs for $23M marine energy call
Friday 18th of May 2018

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has released an informational webinar to explain in more detail the recently announced funding opportunity to support the marine energy technologies. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Scottish Renewables hails Bluemull Sound lease extension
Thursday 17th of May 2018

Member organization acting as the voice of renewable energy industry in Scotland – Scottish Renewables – has welcomed the extension of seabed lease for Nova Innovation’s Shetland Tidal Array. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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EU pairs ocean energy innovators with investors
Thursday 17th of May 2018

Hundreds of innovative entrepreneurs and leading investors from across Europe have gathered in Brussels aiming to partner up for sustainable economic growth of seas and oceans as part of the Blue... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Crown Estate Scotland extends Nova’s Shetland tidal lease
Thursday 17th of May 2018

Scottish tidal energy developer Nova Innovation has secured an extension of its seabed lease at the Shetland Tidal Array, increasing the capacity of the site lease from 0.5MW to 2MW. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Investment wave brings in $5 million for Aquanet Power
Thursday 17th of May 2018

Hong Kong-based clean technology developer Aquanet Power has completed its second round of capital raising, securing $5 million to further grow its wave energy business. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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UK: CfD rules redo raises extra £1.5 billion cost
Wednesday 16th of May 2018

Investigation into the United Kingdom’s 2017 auction for low-carbon electricity generation contracts has revealed that the rule changes to the auction process will increase costs for energy users by... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]…

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Surf wave-harnessing clean energy project kicks off in Maldives
Wednesday 16th of May 2018

The collaborative project, looking to exploit the surf waves to produce clean electricity, has been officially launched in the Maldives. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Marine-i talks survey and marine data technology
Wednesday 16th of May 2018

Marine-i, a pioneering program designed to boost the marine technology sector in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, has organized a free conference to discuss ways to improve marine data, and the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Regional alliance to bring ocean power to southern Philippines
Wednesday 16th of May 2018

Philippine-based Everhydro Corporation has entered into agreement with a Singapore start-up company OceanPixel to develop and implement ocean energy projects in Zamboanga Peninsula. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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MaRINET2 launches training courses programme
Tuesday 15th of May 2018

MaRINET2 has opened registration period for the first set of a total of ten courses on offshore renewable energy to be delivered over the next three years. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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EC plans to support energy transition with €8.65 billion post-2020 budget
Tuesday 15th of May 2018

The European Commission has outlined its plans for the EU 2021-2027 budget, proposing €8.65 billion to be invested in the energy sector through the Connecting Europe Facility, with one of the key... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Tidal Lagoon Power looking to match Hinkley Point CfD price with Welsh funds
Tuesday 15th of May 2018

Tidal Lagoon Power's CEO Mark Shorrock revealed on May 9 that the company had proposed a joint funding package for its Swansea Bay tidal lagoon to the UK government to ensure the tidal lagoon's... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Investors, utilities urge Juncker to spend EU budget on zero-emission mobility and renewables, not fossil fuels
Tuesday 15th of May 2018

A group ofleading utilities, investors and NGOs have called on President Juncker to invest more money in zero-emission mobility and power generation when allocating the EU budget after 2020. Aviva Investors, 2 Degrees Investing, Eurelectric, Ocean Energy Europe, Mirova Investing, among others, de…

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EC-OG scoops 2018 EBAE nomination
Monday 14th of May 2018

East Coast Oil and Gas Engineering (EC-OG) has been shortlisted as finalist in the 2018 European Business Awards for the Environment (EBAE). [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Technology sharing to cut costs of offshore renewables
Monday 14th of May 2018

Sharing innovation, systems and proven cost-cutting practices between offshore wind and tidal and wave energy sectors will contribute to increasing supply of both into the national grid, it was... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Seabased scores 40MW Caribbean wave energy deal
Monday 14th of May 2018

Swedish wave energy company Seabased has signed an agreement with Bermuda General Agency (BGA) to deliver two 20MW wave energy parks in the Caribbean. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Arup takes pride in Deep Green first
Monday 14th of May 2018

Having designed gravity-base foundation for Minesto’s Deep Green tidal energy plant, a multinational professional services firm Arup has welcomed the completion of the first offshore installation... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Australian taskforce eyes virtual marine energy cluster
Monday 14th of May 2018

The Australian Marine Energy Taskfoce (AMET), a working group of Australia's marine energy technology and project developers, has proposed the creation of a virtual marine energy cluster to drive... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Top news, May 7 – 13, 2018
Sunday 13th of May 2018

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Welsh bag EU boost for technical skills in emerging sectors
Friday 11th of May 2018

Wales has benefited from £1.4 million additional EU funding secured last month that will be used to help more than 400 people gain technical skills in new and emerging sectors in energy and power. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Renewable energy jobs surpass 10 million for the first time
Friday 11th of May 2018

The renewable energy industry created more than 500,000 new jobs globally in 2017 - a 5.3% increase from 2016, according to the latest figures released by the International Renewable Energy Agency... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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UK consortium launches marine energy cost-cutting DP barge
Friday 11th of May 2018

The consortium, led by ITPEnergised, has launched a low-cost dynamic positioning (DP) barge which is expected to significantly improve the commercial viability of the wave and tidal energy generation... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]…

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Morlais tidal zone plans marine ecological survey
Friday 11th of May 2018

Menter Môn, the manager of the Morlais tidal energy project, has invited tenders for marine ecological survey in support of the tidal energy demonstration zone proposed off Anglesey in North Wales. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Indonesia, South Korea team up for marine energy
Friday 11th of May 2018

The governments of Indonesia and South Korea have signed an agreement to establish a research center for marine energy technologies in West Java, unveiling also the plans for cooperation on tidal... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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J Mitchell Fishing nets vessel contract with Minesto
Thursday 10th of May 2018

Minesto has awarded J Mitchell Fishing with a contract for the provision of a vessel that will support scale testing of Minesto's Deep Green tidal energy technology. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Stronger focus on marine energy becomes part of NSRI’s strategy
Thursday 10th of May 2018

The UK National Subsea Research Initiative (NSRI) has unveiled a plan to enhance its offerings to better support marine renewable energy and other offshore industries, along with the oil and gas... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Bombora seeks two engineers to strengthen its team in Wales
Thursday 10th of May 2018

Bombora, an Australian wave energy developer is looking for a senior structural engineer and a senior control engineer, who will join the company's European team at its recently established... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Minesto wraps up first Holyhead Deep installation phase
Wednesday 9th of May 2018

Swedish marine energy developer MInesto has completed the first offshore installation phase of the project aimed at demonstrating the company’s marine energy technology Deep Green in utility scale. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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WaveRoller up for new round of trials at Queen’s Uni Belfast
Wednesday 9th of May 2018

Finnish developer AW-Energy has secured additional funding from the MaRINET2 program to continue WaveRoller device tank testing under a second collaboration project with Queen’s University Belfast. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Ecotricity floats ‘cheaper’ tidal lagoon options
Wednesday 9th of May 2018

Green outfit Ecotricity has presented the UK government with two alternative offshore tidal lagoon proposals – said to be able to produce the same amount of energy as Swansea Bay tidal lagoon scheme... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]…

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Seabased to set up production facility in Norway
Wednesday 9th of May 2018

Wave energy company Seabased has opted for Norway for the establishment a production facility for its wave energy devices that could employ 120 people in the first two years. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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International experts discussing marine energy in Chile
Tuesday 8th of May 2018

Fundación Chile and the Marine Energy Research & Innovation Centre (MERIC) is hosting a workshop in Chile today (May 8), bringing together leading international experts for the purpose of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Navingo invites Offshore Energy Awards 2018 nominations
Tuesday 8th of May 2018

Navingo BV, the company behind MarineEnergy.biz and several other offshore and maritime-focused news sites, has opened the nomination period for Offshore Energy Awards 2018, which will be presented... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]<…

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SR2000 clocks up 365 days off Orkney
Tuesday 8th of May 2018

Scotrenewables Tidal Power’s SR2000 tidal turbine hit a new milestone on May 7, when it reached 365 days (combined) of being deployed at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) demonstration site in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]…

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BEIS launches inquiry into Swansea Bay tidal lagoon decision delay
Tuesday 8th of May 2018

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee and the Welsh Affairs Committee have announced an inquiry into the UK government’s decision-making process for Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]<…

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ETIP Ocean takes on marine energy revenue support schemes
Monday 7th of May 2018

The European Technology and Innovation Platform for Ocean Energy (ETIP Ocean) has set up a webinar that will look into the financial puzzle project developers face while ‘putting together’ their... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Minesto scouts for Deep Green oceanographer
Monday 7th of May 2018

Swedish marine energy company Minesto is looking for an Analyst/Oceanographer to join the company’s main test site facility in Portaferry, Northern Ireland. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Seabased beats crowdfunding minimum. Extends campaign
Monday 7th of May 2018

Having raised a little over €550,000 and beating the funding round’s minimum target, the Swedish wave energy company Seabased has decided to extend the subscription period for its crowdfunding... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Columbia Power secures Japanese wave patent
Monday 7th of May 2018

US-based wave energy company Columbia Power Technologies has received a patent from the Japan Patent Office for its StingRAY wave energy system. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Top news, April 30 – May 6, 2018
Sunday 6th of May 2018

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Working at the Bottom of the Bay
Friday 4th of May 2018

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EMEC targets international emerging markets
Friday 4th of May 2018

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) is looking to hire a development manager to build an international development portfolio for the Orkney-based marine energy testing center. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Alternative marine energy markets draft report up for public input
Friday 4th of May 2018

US Department of Energy’s Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) has invited public to offer feedback on a draft report that details the current economic and technical landscapes for 12 maritime... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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SEC sees no need for enforcement action against OPT
Friday 4th of May 2018

Wave energy company Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) has come step closer to resolving legacy issues with the conclusion of a US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) investigation. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Minesto installs tidal kite’s bottom joint system (Video)
Friday 4th of May 2018

The bottom joint system that will be used to moor Minesto's DG500 tidal energy device to the seabed off Wales has been installed onto the gravity-based foundation. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Joint Letter: In support of at least 35% earmarking for climate-related work in FP9
Thursday 3rd of May 2018

On the 3rd April 2018, Ocean Energy Europe 20 other EU level organisations wrote to European Commissioner for Budget and Human Resources, Günther Oettinger, and European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas to call for 35% of the MFF budget to be used for climate-relat…

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Aqua Power Technologies presents MANTA wave device
Thursday 3rd of May 2018

UK-based wave energy start-up Aqua Power Technologies has introduced its new wave energy converter dubbed MANTA for remote offshore local grid installations. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Bombora lines up mWave membrane supplier
Thursday 3rd of May 2018

European subsidiary of Australian company Bombora Wave Power has awarded a contract to hovercraft manufacturer Griffon Hoverwork for the supply of a membrane for the mWave device. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Video Interview: Deep Green tidal installation walk-through
Thursday 3rd of May 2018

Swedish marine energy developer Minesto has published an interview with the company’s Chief Operating Officer David Collier, where he explains the scope and process of the ‘world’s first’ low-flow... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Smith Engineering shaping augmented tidal stream turbine
Thursday 3rd of May 2018

UK-based technology company Smith Engineering has reached a new phase in developing an augmented floating tidal stream turbine prototype. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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UK marine industry commends tidal and wave energy report
Thursday 3rd of May 2018

Companies and organizations active in the UK’s marine energy sector have welcomed ORE Catapult’s report which analyzed cost reduction and industrial benefits of tidal stream and wave energy in the UK. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]<…

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Orkney builds up ‘green hydrogen’ delivery system
Thursday 3rd of May 2018

Orkney Islands have further increased the transportation capabilities for locally produced ‘green hydrogen’ with the delivery of two hydrogen tube trailers from Calvera. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Carnegie wraps up CETO 6 wave tank testing
Wednesday 2nd of May 2018

Carnegie Clean Energy has concluded the testing of its CETO 6 wave energy device at the COAST facility at Plymouth University in UK. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Seabased grabs Canary Islands wave power chance
Wednesday 2nd of May 2018

Seabased, a Swedish wave energy company, has teamed up with Infocom Connect to provide wave power for commercial projects in the Canary Islands. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Xodus joins Atlantis in pursuit of Japanese tides
Wednesday 2nd of May 2018

Xodus Group has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Atlantis Resources to pursue the development of a tidal energy project in Japan. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Tidal and wave pass UK’s triple test dare
Wednesday 2nd of May 2018

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has published a new evidence-based assessment that shows the UK’s marine energy industries can meet the government’s requirements for emerging technology... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]…

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AMOG validates its innovative wave energy concept
Tuesday 1st of May 2018

The concept for a new wave energy device that sits on rather than in the water, developed by engineering solutions company AMOG, has been validated at the facilities of the Australian Maritime... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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WaveSub links with grid-simulation buoy
Tuesday 1st of May 2018

Marine Power Systems (MPS) has completed pre-deployment testing of WaveSub’s PowerBuoy ahead of deployment at FaBTest. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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United States hands out $23 million to boost marine energy
Tuesday 1st of May 2018

The Energy Department of the United States has set up a $23 million funding call to support marine energy industry advancement in wave, tidal, ocean and river current technologies. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Bombora seeks engineer to power up mWave
Monday 30th of April 2018

Bombora Wave Power, an Australian wave energy developer with newly established headquarters in Wales, is looking to hire an engineer responsible for the delivery of mWave device’s electrical parts. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Carnegie floats multi-million share purchase offer
Monday 30th of April 2018

Carnegie Clean Energy plans to launch share subscription offer with the intention to raise up to Au$6 million ($4.5 million) to grow its wave energy and solar/battery microgrid businesses. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Cornwall and Wales join forces for marine energy
Monday 30th of April 2018

Cornish marine energy body, Marine Hub Cornwall, and its Welsh counterpart, Marine Energy Wales, have signed a collaboration agreement to advance marine renewable energy sector in UK. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Tidal Sails scores over €900K for tidal demonstrator
Monday 30th of April 2018

Norwegian tidal energy developer Tidal Sails has secured government funding to support the demonstration of a 4.4MW full-scale tidal energy device. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Top news, April 23 – 29, 2018
Sunday 29th of April 2018

MarineEnergy.biz has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from April 23 – 29, 2018. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Seabased makes Sri Lanka wave energy deal
Friday 27th of April 2018

Seabased, a Swedish wave energy company, has formed partnership with Infocom Connect to provide renewable energy for commercial projects in Sri Lanka. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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India invites bids for 150MW floating solar power projects
Friday 27th of April 2018

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has launched a tender for the development of 150MW grid-connected floating solar PV power projects in Uttar Pradesh state in northern India. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Atlantis to study Japanese tidal stream
Friday 27th of April 2018

Edinburgh-based renewable energy company Atlantis Resources and Nagasaki University have signed a collaboration agreement for a joint study on ocean renewables using tidal stream. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Orkney’s tidal energy tripod set for forensic scrutiny
Friday 27th of April 2018

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has hired Leask Marine to remove a tripod foundation from the Fall of Warness tidal energy test site as part of an EU-backed collaborative decommissioning... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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FORCE releases first quarter monitoring report for 2018
Friday 27th of April 2018

The Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) has published an environmental report for the first quarter of 2018 providing a summary of monitoring and data analysis collected in the Bay of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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BiMEP wave device composing for OPERA overhaul
Thursday 26th of April 2018

The Marmok-A5 device, deployed for testing off the coast of northern Spain, will be retrieved for upgrades this summer as part of the EU-funded wave energy cost-cutting project. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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OTEC company plans synergistic ventures snap up
Thursday 26th of April 2018

US-based developer, suitably named Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation (OTE), has announced plans to acquire two companies whose goals and objectives mirror its own in order to further grow its business... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]…

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UK public: Long live renewables
Thursday 26th of April 2018

The official UK government statistics have revealed record high public support for renewable energy in general, as well as tidal and wave energy sources. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Long live renewables, says the UK public
Thursday 26th of April 2018

The official UK government statistics have revealed record high public support for renewable energy in general, as well as tidal and wave energy sources. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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UK ocean energy gets a profile of 2017 activities
Thursday 26th of April 2018

The Policy and Innovation Group at the University of Edinburgh has released a report summarizing the developments in the wave and tidal sector throughout 2017 in the United Kingdom. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Ghana wave project gains pace with local blessing
Thursday 26th of April 2018

The 100MW Ghana wave energy project, being developed by Seabased and TC’s Energy, is gaining momentum with a number of local permits and agreements already secured to support the scheme’s delivery. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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NEC to equip Orsted with 20MW energy storage system
Wednesday 25th of April 2018

NEC Energy Solutions (NEC ES), a wholly-owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation, will supply offshore wind developer Orsted with a 20MW GSS Grid Storage Solution. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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QED Naval scouts talent for Subhub development
Wednesday 25th of April 2018

Edinburgh-based naval architecture consultancy QED Naval is looking to fill four job openings related to the development of the Subhub tidal platform. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Seatricity moorings set for summer decommissioning
Wednesday 25th of April 2018

Wave energy developer Seatricity has set a timetable to remove all residual mooring equipment used for Oceanus 2 wave energy device testing at Wave Hub. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Oregon submits wave test center license application
Wednesday 25th of April 2018

Oregon State University (OSU) has submitted a 1,000-page draft license application that outlines construction and operation details of a wave energy test site off the Oregon coast. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Wave and tidal challenges a chance for subsea supply chain
Tuesday 24th of April 2018

National Subsea Research Initiative (NSRI) has set up a workshop for next month to explore new market opportunities for the subsea supply chain arising from technical challenges in tidal and wave... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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AU: Great Southern targets wave energy leadership
Tuesday 24th of April 2018

The Great Southern – a region in Western Australia – has stepped closer to fulfilling its wave energy ambitions after the Albany Visitor Centre was announced as the location for the Wave Energy... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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EU splashes €5 million for wave energy MegaRoller
Tuesday 24th of April 2018

Finnish developer AW-Energy has secured €5 million from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 program to develop a power take-off (PTO) unit for 1MW wave energy device. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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EU splashes €5 million on wave energy MegaRoller
Tuesday 24th of April 2018

Finnish developer AW-Energy has secured €5 million from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 program to develop a power take-off (PTO) unit for 1MW wave energy device. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Cruz Atcheson expands for new recruits
Tuesday 24th of April 2018

Portugal-based engineering consultancy Cruz Atcheson has announced the expansion of its Lisbon premises to prepare for the ongoing recruitment drive. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Ireland unveils €2M marine robot
Tuesday 24th of April 2018

University of Limerick (UL) has launched an innovative underwater robot that will be used to inspect, repair and maintain marine renewable energy facilities. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Pico wave power plant caves in
Monday 23rd of April 2018

The owner and operator of the Pico wave power plant - WavEC Offshore Renewables - has informed the plant was disconnected from the grid after partial collapse earlier in April. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Atlantis drafts €3.3 billion tidal investment chance for France
Monday 23rd of April 2018

Atlantis Resources has submitted a strategic plan to the French government setting out plans to deliver 1GW of tidal power by 2025 at the Raz Blanchard, located off the Normandy reagion. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Press Release: OEE and Copernicus Marine Service to help the European ocean energy industry to go global
Monday 23rd of April 2018

Ocean Energy Europe and Copernicus Marine Service officially launched their new partnership today at a reception hosted by the European Commission in Brussels. The collaboration will help European ocean energy companies create export market opportunities.

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Marine-i event sheds light on wave energy reliability
Monday 23rd of April 2018

Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, a Marine-i delivery partner, ran an event earlier in April where wave energy device developers from across the globe were introduced to the latest techniques... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]…

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European ocean energy goes into orbit
Monday 23rd of April 2018

Ocean Energy Europe and Copernicus Marine Service have officially launched their new partnership looking to help European ocean energy companies create export market opportunities. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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FORESEA-backed demonstrator hits SEM-REV waters
Monday 23rd of April 2018

The SEM-REV marine renewables test site, located off the western coast of France, has welcomed the installation of a demonstrator which aims to characterize underwater ambient noise as part of the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Top news, April 16 – 22, 2018
Sunday 22nd of April 2018

MarineEnergy.biz has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from April 16 - 22, 2018. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Europe holds two thirds of ocean energy industry
Friday 20th of April 2018

"Europe holds two thirds of the companies, test centres and installed capacities in the ocean energy sector," said Karmenu Vella, EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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WavEC looking for senior engineer in numerical modeling
Friday 20th of April 2018

WavEC Offshore Renewables is looking to recruit a senior engineer in the field of numerical modeling of marine renewable technologies. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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QED Naval to start testing Subhub at QUB site this summer
Friday 20th of April 2018

QED Naval has secured full funding for sea trials of its Subhub tidal turbine foundation platform. A testing programme is planned to be carried out in the summer of 2018, when the developer will... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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32 tech developers to share €1.1 million from MaRINET2
Friday 20th of April 2018

The MaRINET2 project has awarded €1.1 million to 32 offshore renewable technology developers from 17 countries. The funds will provide 583 days of testing and research at facilities around Europe,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Marine energy industry leaders gather in Wales
Thursday 19th of April 2018

Representatives from Minesto, Nova Innovation, Marine Power Systems, ORE Catapult and many other companies and organisations from the marine energy sector are participating in Marine Energy Wales... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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IRENA: Meeting Paris Agreement requires six-fold increase in RE deployment
Thursday 19th of April 2018

A six-fold increase in renewable energy deployment is required to limit global temperature rise to two degrees and avoid escalating stranded assets, according to the latest edition of International... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]<…

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Swiss fund backs SINN Power with €4.7 million
Wednesday 18th of April 2018

The Swiss Schweizer Kapital Global Impact Fund, represented by Umut Ertan, has contributed to bringing SINN Power's wave energy technology to market maturity in 2022 with €4.7 million. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Énergie de la Lune president to chair SER marine renewables committee
Wednesday 18th of April 2018

Marc Lafosse, the president of French company Énergie de la Lune has been appointed as the chairman of the Marine Renewables Committee at the French renewable energy association SER (Syndicat des... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Subsea Energy Solutions busy with Minesto’s Holyhead project
Wednesday 18th of April 2018

Subsea Energy Solutions has delivered a part of the subsea equipment package for Minesto's Deep Green tidal energy project at the Holyhead Deep, and is currently working on the production of the rest... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]…

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AW-Energy, Queen’s Uni Belfast wrap up WaveRoller tank tests
Tuesday 17th of April 2018

AW-Energy and Queen's University Belfast have completed a six-month project that concentrated on recording the loads of different WaveRoller components, mainly the foundation and the panel, with an... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]<…

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Partrac sets up US subsidiary
Tuesday 17th of April 2018

Partrac, the Scottish-based marine survey and coastal consultancy specialist, will soon launch its US subsidiary Partrac GeoMarine in Houston, Texas, where the company will offers the full range of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]<…

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OERA launches webinar series on marine energy research
Monday 16th of April 2018

The Offshore Energy Research Association of Nova Scotia (OERA) has launched a webinar series to highlight recent and ongoing research in the offshore energy sector in this Canadian province, with the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]…

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Ocean energy sector to grow at CAGR of 10.5% by 2022, report says
Monday 16th of April 2018

Global ocean energy sector is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.5% during the period between 2018 and 2022, according to Technavio's report Global Ocean Power Market... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Seabased secures 70% of minimum fundraising target in one month
Monday 16th of April 2018

Swedish wave energy company Seabased has raised almost 70% of its minimum target in a crowdfunding campaign launched on March 16 and running until May 6. The company had set the maximum goal for the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]…

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EU Energy Summit spotlights blue energy
Monday 16th of April 2018

The fourth EU Energy Summit, which gathered 500 politicians and business representatives in Brussels on April 12, featured a plenary session that saw the speakers highlighting the significance of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Top news, April 9 – 15, 2018
Sunday 15th of April 2018

Marine Energy has compiled the top news from marine renewable energy industry from April 9 - 15, 2018. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Nova Scotia greenlights Big Moon’s 5MW tidal energy project
Friday 13th of April 2018

Nova Scotia's Department of Energy has issued two permits to Big Moon Power (BMP) for a tidal electricity project in the Bay of Fundy, granting an off-grid testing of a 100kW prototype and phased... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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US Energy Department plans funding call for MHK industry
Friday 13th of April 2018

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) at the US Department of Energy intends to issue a funding call for marine and hydrokinetic technology advancement and data dissemination... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Wheelhouse on MeyGen: “We are now seeing the benefits of our early investment”
Friday 13th of April 2018

Paul Wheelhouse, Scotland's Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy, has congratulated the project team behind the MeyGen tidal energy array on reaching the milestone of officially putting the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]<…

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Marine energy hotshots ready for Welsh rally
Thursday 12th of April 2018

Marine Energy Wales will be hosting its annual conference next week that will gather marine energy experts to discuss the latest industry developments. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Joint US-Israel program opens renewable energy funding call
Thursday 12th of April 2018

BIRD Energy program is offering a $1 million grant per one joint US-Israel innovative project from all areas of renewable energy – including tidal, wave, ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC), solar... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]…

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Eelpower finds cash for UK storage growth
Thursday 12th of April 2018

UK battery storage developer, Eelpower, has secured an agreement for debt funding with Gravis Capital to grow its pipeline of permitted storage sites and pursue new development opportunities in the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]<…

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Record-breaking MeyGen enters 25-year operations phase
Thursday 12th of April 2018

The MeyGen tidal energy array has completed the construction phase for the Phase 1A to officially enter its 25-year operations period with 6GWh of clean energy already produced from tides. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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MarineEnergy.biz waves hello
Wednesday 11th of April 2018

Your daily news provider Tidal Energy Today for ocean renewable energy industry rebrands to MarineEnergy.biz to expand sector coverage under a new and more fitting name. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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HACE secures EU funding for wave energy tech
Wednesday 11th of April 2018

French wave energy company Hydro Air Concept Energy (HACE) has been selected to receive €50,000 of Horizon 2020 funding to further develop its wave energy technology. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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China sources UK expertise to deliver 450kW tidal turbine
Wednesday 11th of April 2018

An international consortium, led by China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation, has been established to deliver a tidal stream turbine for the Chinese state-owned power company China Three Gorges. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Deep Green communication system installation gets underway
Tuesday 10th of April 2018

The installation of the communication system for Deep Green tidal plant is currently being performed by Vissim Renewables which secured the contract from Minesto early in 2018. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Ocean current-powered hybrid fuses with external oil equipment
Tuesday 10th of April 2018

EC-OG and a Cohort company SEA have completed dry integration trials linking a Subsea Control Module (SCM) to an uprated power source that exploits ocean currents to produce power. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Scotrenewables strikes 2GWh of tidal power generation (Video)
Tuesday 10th of April 2018

Scotrenewables Tidal Power's SR2000 tidal turbine has just exceeded 2GWh of cumulative electricity generation at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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FORCE seeks environmental lead
Tuesday 10th of April 2018

The Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) is looking for a Science Director to oversee all components of its environmental monitoring program. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Spanish floating tidal turbine gears up for EMEC trials
Tuesday 10th of April 2018

Spanish tidal energy developer Magallanes Renovables has entered into a berth agreement with the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) to demonstrate its tidal energy prototype. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Minesto welcomes Swedish marine energy investment
Monday 9th of April 2018

Gothenburg-based tidal energy developer Minesto has applauded the multi-million funding allocation for marine energy made by Swedish Energy Agency – stating the investment is ‘fully in line with... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Sweden allocates over €10 million for marine energy
Monday 9th of April 2018

The Swedish Energy Agency has invested €10.2 million (SEK 105 million) in the country’s marine energy development program whose first call for proposals is expected to be launched this May. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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EMEC deep in data mining to assess performance of tidal devices
Monday 9th of April 2018

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) is making progress in the collection of resource and power generation data to evaluate the performance of tidal energy devices as part of the MET-CERTIFIED... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Pre-commercial deployments focus of new ocean energy crew
Monday 9th of April 2018

Industry body Ocean Energy Europe (OEE) has made several new appointments tasking them with uniting the sector behind the strategy to build an ocean energy industry in Europe. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Press Release: New OEE Co-Presidents and Directors target pre-commercial deployments
Monday 9th of April 2018

The new appointments will be tasked with uniting the sector behind a strategy to build an ocean energy industry in Europe.

Ocean Energy Europe (OEE) has appointed Simon De Pietro (DP Energy, Ireland) and Laurent Schneider-Maunoury (Naval Energies, France) as its new Co-Presidents. The duo bring a…

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Top news, April 2 – 8, 2018
Sunday 8th of April 2018

Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from April 2 - 8, 2018. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Marine energy hits 500MW in a year behind us
Friday 6th of April 2018

New data released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has shown the renewable energy sector’s generation capacity increased by 167GW to reach the total of 2,179GW worldwide in 2017. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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OPT calls attention to anchorless PowerBuoy
Friday 6th of April 2018

Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) will be discussing its anchorless PowerBuoy solution at the Navy Forum next week in Maryland. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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EEL Energy kicks off new real sea testing campaign
Friday 6th of April 2018

French tidal energy developer EEL Energy has started a new set of real sea trials on its undulating tidal membrane device at the Port of Brest in France. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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New marine current turbine concept set for Spanish try-outs
Friday 6th of April 2018

The novel concept of Seaplace and Magnomatics, known as FTMC Turbine, will be put through its paces in the coming weeks at the CEHIPAR basin in Madrid, Spain. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Wavepiston reaches full equity issue subscription
Thursday 5th of April 2018

Danish wave energy developer Wavepiston has informed that all of the 100,000 shares in the company’s equity issue have been subscribed. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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EC-OG names non-exec ahead of Subsea Power Hub sale drive
Thursday 5th of April 2018

East Coast Oil and Gas Engineering (EC-OG) has appointed Alan Christie to the role of Non-Executive Director on the company’s board. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Okinawa tech institute to trial wave energy units in the Maldives
Thursday 5th of April 2018

The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for a project that will test the prototype technology which harnesses the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Nautricity recovers tidal turbine for check-up
Thursday 5th of April 2018

Glasgow-based tidal energy developer Nautricity has retrieved its tidal turbine from the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) to conduct system assessment. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Seabased schedules powwow with Ghana national power distributor
Wednesday 4th of April 2018

Swedish wave energy developer Seabased has confirmed it will send an engineering team to Ghana in mid-April for talks with the country’s national power distributor GRIDco. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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DesignPro Renewables targets fall for 60kW device testing
Wednesday 4th of April 2018

Irish start-up DesignPro Renewables has revealed plans to deploy its 60kW hydrokinetic device for testing in the third quarter of 2018 as it looks for suitable river test site to facilitate the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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EMEC on the lookout for new recruits
Wednesday 4th of April 2018

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) is looking to fill two newly opened positions to support its marine energy testing activities. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Atlantis extends bond offer time span. Exceeds £3 million
Wednesday 4th of April 2018

Edinburgh-based tidal energy developer Atlantis Resources has extended the duration of its ongoing bond offer as the commitments made overshoot the minimum threshold. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Quanta opens Dutch office ahead renewables jobs upswing
Tuesday 3rd of April 2018

International recruiter for jobs in renewable energy, Quanta Consultancy Services, has launched a new subsidiary based in the Netherlands. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Seabased launches wave energy fundraiser
Tuesday 3rd of April 2018

Swedish developer Seabased has launched a crowdfunding campaign, targeting the maximum amount of $1.8 million, to support its wave energy development activities. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Report: Tidal Lagoon Power heads towards job cuts
Tuesday 3rd of April 2018

The continued delay on the funding decision by the UK government for the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon project may reportedly cause the company behind the scheme, Tidal Lagoon Power, to soon reduce the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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OPERA wave project to present findings at ICOE 2018
Monday 2nd of April 2018

The EU-funded OPERA project will disseminate the results of the initiative which aims to halve the cost of wave energy during the International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE) 2018. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Tocardo puts its bankruptcy puzzle together
Monday 2nd of April 2018

Dutch tidal energy developer Tocardo International has provided more information on the activities which led to its bankruptcy - declared in January 2018 – and the ‘re-start’ of the company made... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Top news, March 26 – April 1, 2018
Sunday 1st of April 2018

Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from March 26 until April 1, 2018. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Minesto narrows year-end loss
Friday 30th of March 2018

Swedish tidal energy developer Minesto has reported a decrease in loss of 37% for the year 2017 - compared to the financial results filed a year ago. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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UK: Green Finance Taskforce calls for ‘one-stop-shop’ body
Friday 30th of March 2018

The Green Finance Taskforce has published a report ‘Accelerating Green Finance’ which calls on the government to consolidate the UK’s position as a leading hub for green finance. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Offshore wind sets up date with tidal and wave
Friday 30th of March 2018

East England-based hub for offshore renewables, OrbisEnergy, has scheduled an event that will examine cross-sector opportunities in offshore wind and wave and tidal industries. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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SINN Power all set for Cape Verde wave energy project launch
Friday 30th of March 2018

With the signed agreement between German developer SINN Power and Fazenda de Camarão, SINN Power announced it is all set to begin its first commercial wave energy project on Cape Verde. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Open letter to the Austrian presidency of the EU on industrial leadership
Thursday 29th of March 2018

On 28th March 2018, representatives of Europe’s renewable energy industries sent an open letter to the Austrian presidency of the EU.

The letter called for a policy measures to support the future of a competitive renewable energy industry in Europe.

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Tribute ‘puzzled’ over Tocardo’s bankruptcy case
Thursday 29th of March 2018

Canadian company Tribute Resources has informed of an ‘unclear status’ of its 46.5% share ownership in tidal energy company Tocardo which entered into bankruptcy proceedings in the Netherlands... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Tidal & wave generate 4GWh in a record year for UK renewables
Thursday 29th of March 2018

The new UK government’s energy statistics report has shown that renewables share of electricity generation in 2017 reached a record figure of 29.4% - second only to that of gas. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Tidal kite’s controls up for update
Thursday 29th of March 2018

Swedish tidal energy developer Minesto is tendering for the procurement of Kite Control Modules for its Deep Green tidal energy technology. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Wave Hub eyes other options as wave developers steer away
Wednesday 28th of March 2018

The Cornish grid-connected site for testing wave energy devices - the Wave Hub - is exploring other marine renewable energy options amid reports that it failed to deliver any electricity to the UK... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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EU Commissioner Vella reaffirms commitment to ocean energy
Wednesday 28th of March 2018

Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella has restated EU’s commitment to ocean energy during a meeting with 20 leading companies operating in the ocean energy... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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OEEC 2018: Watch the conference trailer
Wednesday 28th of March 2018

Find out what the extensive conference program of Offshore Energy is all about in our latest conference trailer. Offshore Energy addresses the technical, operational and commercial challenges... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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SSEN supplies EMEC with seabed data in support of renewables
Wednesday 28th of March 2018

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has shared new seabed data with the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) having completed seabed surveys on the western edge of the Orkney mainland. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Wave Energy Scotland funds control systems trio
Tuesday 27th of March 2018

Wave Energy Scotland (WES) has selected three of the most promising control systems concepts from its technology program to share a little over £630,000 to further develop their ideas. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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World ocean energy projects put on the map
Tuesday 27th of March 2018

La Tene Maps, in association with RenewableUK and Ocean Energy Europe, has released a map that shows the disposition of wave, tidal and ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) projects around the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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UK scans future marine chances
Tuesday 27th of March 2018

UK’s Government Office of Science has published a new report that analyzes the future of the sea and sets out the opportunities available for the UK to capitalize on its existing strengths in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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OMM hooks CableFish
Tuesday 27th of March 2018

Offshore Marine Management (OMM) has entered into a long-term collaboration with the developer of cable monitoring and subsea systems North Sea Systems (NSS) to bring the CableFish monitoring tool to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]…

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Scottish First Minister calls for clarity over renewables post-Brexit
Monday 26th of March 2018

Nicola Sturgeon, the First Minister of Scotland, has urged the UK government to protect the renewable energy sector from potential Brexit impacts and offer further clarifications regarding its... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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AW-Energy seeks suppliers for WaveRoller serial production
Monday 26th of March 2018

Finnish wave energy developer AW-Energy is sourcing for suppliers of various goods and services to support the serial production of its WaveRoller wave energy device. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Australian tidal energy mapping kicks off at Banks Strait
Monday 26th of March 2018

The researchers of the AUSTEn project have started field measurements at the Banks Strait as part of a three-year project looking to map tidal energy resource areas in Australia. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Dutch tidal center sets the scene for April construction start
Monday 26th of March 2018

BT Projects has selected a Dutch construction firm Van der Straaten to build the Tidal Technology Center Grevelingendam (TTC‐GD) in the Netherlands. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Top news, March 19 – 25, 2018
Sunday 25th of March 2018

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Interview: Seabased rides the crest of a wave for people, planet & profit
Friday 23rd of March 2018

Since inception, the people of Seabased have been driven by a love for the challenge of creating technical solutions that bring triple win for people, planet, and profit, according to Øivind... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Reliability of wave & tidal energy devices set for upswing
Friday 23rd of March 2018

The second phase of the RiaSoR project, designed to improve the reliability of wave and tidal energy converters through collaborative international research, has officially started. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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WES awards wave power ‘horizon scanning’ contracts
Friday 23rd of March 2018

Wave Energy Scotland (WES) has hired a multinational professional services firm Arup, and engineering consultancy Frazer-Nash, to find the best opportunities for wave energy innovation and cost... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Hann-Ocean achieves wave energy breakthrough
Friday 23rd of March 2018

Singapore-based developer Hann-Ocean Energy has increased the power capacity of its Drakoo wave energy device by 50% through the implementation of control system improvements. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Columbia Power reshuffles wave team
Friday 23rd of March 2018

Wave energy developer Columbia Power Technologies (CPower) has reshaped the structure of its wave energy team with two new promotions related to its Oregon division in charge of the company's product... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]…

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Scottish wind-wave hybrid scheme moves forward
Thursday 22nd of March 2018

DP Energy and Floating Power Plant (FPP), the developers behind the Katanes wind-wave energy scheme in Scotland, have decided to move ahead to the next stage of the project development. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Tidal power-battery storage project consortium hopefuls unveiled
Thursday 22nd of March 2018

The members of the project consortium looking to combine tidal power with battery storage to provide consistent base load power to the grid from renewable energy have been unveiled. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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AW-Energy makes substation construction headway in Portugal
Thursday 22nd of March 2018

Finnish wave energy developer AW-Energy has completed the first step in building a new substation for its SURGE2 wave energy project in Peniche, Portugal. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Video: Tidal kite’s foundation checks in at Holyhead
Thursday 22nd of March 2018

The gravity base structure (GBS) which will be used for Minesto’s first tidal energy installation in Holyhead Deep in Wales has been transported to Holyhead. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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FORESEA picks three interim ocean energy champions
Thursday 22nd of March 2018

The EU-funded FORESEA program has selected three offshore renewable energy projects for support following an interim review of its ongoing fourth call. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Nautricity’s tidal turbine up for retrieval
Wednesday 21st of March 2018

Scottish tidal energy developer Nautricity plans to retrieve its CoRMaT tidal turbine installed off Orkney next week. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Sweden connects with innovation centers for energy shake-up
Wednesday 21st of March 2018

The Swedish Energy Agency has unveiled plans to invest $1.2 million (SEK 10 million) into cooperation agreements with innovation centers in the first year of a pilot initiative that aims to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Wood sends troopers to shape wave and tidal energy standards
Wednesday 21st of March 2018

Engineering and technical services provider for energy market Wood has informed that four employees working within its clean business became committee members on the UK working group that provides... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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redT to provide storage for large-scale tidal energy project
Wednesday 21st of March 2018

UK-based energy storage solutions company redT energy has been selected by a consortium of European companies to be the primary energy storage technology provider for a large-scale tidal generation... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]<…

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Workshop yields MHK-sensor industry report
Tuesday 20th of March 2018

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has published a report which examines contemporary instrumentation and sensor needs and challenges in relation to marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) industry. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Seabased inks deal for 100MW wave energy park off Ghana
Tuesday 20th of March 2018

Swedish wave energy company Seabased has been contracted by TC’s Energy, a Ghanaian renewable energy production company, to deliver a wave energy plant near Ada in Ghana. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Scottish wave body hires technical experts
Tuesday 20th of March 2018

Wave Energy Scotland (WES) has hired technical assistance for the assessment of the applications in the structural materials and manufacturing processes program. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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InfinityWEC ready to materialize in Sweden
Monday 19th of March 2018

Swedish wave energy developer Ocean Harvesting Technologies has completed the system design for a full-scale device named InfinityWEC ahead of planned two-year test and demonstration project. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Wave energy device to power Eni’s oil & gas ops
Monday 19th of March 2018

Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) has signed an agreement with one of the world’s largest multinational oil and gas companies Eni to supply the PB3 PowerBuoy for a demonstration project in the Adriatic... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]…

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Orkney’s marine renewables research campus set for buildout
Monday 19th of March 2018

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) and Orkney Islands Council (OIC) have awarded a £5.4 million construction contract for the development of a new Research and Innovation Campus in Orkney. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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New pact forms to boost ocean renewable energy
Monday 19th of March 2018

Mercator Ocean and Ocean Energy Europe (OEE) have announced plans to form a partnership in order to support ocean renewable energy through the Copernicus Marine Service. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Top news, March 12 – 18, 2018
Sunday 18th of March 2018

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Novel marine renewables connector scoops prize
Friday 16th of March 2018

Tension Technology International (TTI) and its partners have won an award for a novel multi-material connector designed for marine renewables under the Innovate UK-funded STORM project. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Speakers line-up forming for Marine Energy Wales conference
Friday 16th of March 2018

The organizers of the Marine Energy Wales conference have announced keynote speakers which include officials from the Welsh government and the European Union. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Nova Scotia offshore revenues facilitate ocean tech investment
Friday 16th of March 2018

The Canadian province of Nova Scotia has announced investments in research related to oceans and clean technologies which was made possible by the funding generated from offshore revenues. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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OPT closes in on lawsuit settlement with Australian gov entity
Friday 16th of March 2018

Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) has informed of a progress made in resolving a consolidated derivative lawsuit concerning the terminated agreement with a governmental entity in Australia. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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OPT closes in to lawsuit settlement with Australian gov entity
Friday 16th of March 2018

Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) has informed of a progress made in resolving a consolidated derivative lawsuit concerning the terminated agreement with a governmental entity in Australia. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Gallery: Wave-driven pumping device on trials at PLOCAN
Thursday 15th of March 2018

Norwegian company Tveter Power has started trialing a pumping device driven by wave power at the PLOCAN test site off Canary Islands. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Minesto seeks tidal control systems engineer
Thursday 15th of March 2018

Swedish tidal energy developer Minesto is looking to hire a control systems engineer who would join its concept group based in Gothenburg. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Pursuit for optimal wave energy concept continues
Thursday 15th of March 2018

ETIP Ocean has set up a webinar dedicated to the investigation of novel devices ahead of moving towards convergence of design for wave energy technologies. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Atlantis passes bond offer minimum
Thursday 15th of March 2018

Edinburgh-based renewable energy developer Atlantis Resources has raised over £2 million in its ongoing bond offer. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Swansea Bay: What ever happened to the world’s first tidal lagoon?
Wednesday 14th of March 2018

It’s been more than a year since a government-commissioned report said to get on with it, Zachary Davies Boren from Unearthed writes. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Madrid researchers closer to cracking deepwater tidal challenge
Wednesday 14th of March 2018

Researchers from the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM) have developed procedures and designs to extract power from marine currents in deep areas while at the same time optimizing the cost of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Looking ahead at the Maritime & Offshore Career Event 2018
Wednesday 14th of March 2018

On Wednesday the 28th of March, the Maritime & Offshore Career Event takes place at WTC Rotterdam. It’s the twelfth edition, with lots of attention for offshore wind and inland shipping this... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Carnegie scores wave research cash
Wednesday 14th of March 2018

Carnegie Clean Energy has secured multi-million revolving debt facility to support its wave energy research and development activities. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Danish wave hits 60% in equity issue subscriptions
Tuesday 13th of March 2018

Danish wave energy developer Wavepiston has informed that 60% of its equity issue of 100,000 shares has been subscribed. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Researchers log cetacean conduct around DeltaStream turbine
Tuesday 13th of March 2018

The findings from the fist in-situ passive acoustic monitoring array for marine mammals at an operational tidal turbine in Ramsey Sound in Wales have been summarized in a newly released report. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Cornish marinetech businesses get online base
Tuesday 13th of March 2018

Marine Hub Cornwall has launched a new website to showcase the region’s resources and expertise for marine technology businesses. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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NSRI names new director
Tuesday 13th of March 2018

The National Subsea Research Initiative (NSRI) has appointed Tony Laing as its new director of research and market acceleration. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Global installed ocean energy power doubles in 2017
Monday 12th of March 2018

The global installed ocean energy power has more than doubled from less than 12MW in 2016 to over 25MW in 2017, according to a new Ocean Energy Systems (OES) annual report. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Australian research center looks for wave energy assistance
Monday 12th of March 2018

The newly established Wave Energy Research Centre (WERC) is looking for two research associates to join a team of over 20 researchers, based at the Albany office and at the University of Western... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Scottish Renewables bolsters top ranks
Monday 12th of March 2018

Scottish Renewables - the voice of Scotland’s renewable energy sector - has appointed its new Chairman and Vice-Chairman, along with six new Directors. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Wavepiston equips wave system with new energy collector
Monday 12th of March 2018

Danish wave energy developer Wavepiston has installed its latest version of the wave energy collector on the prototype string deployed off the coast of Denmark. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Penguin taps waves one full year without a break
Monday 12th of March 2018

Wello’s Penguin wave energy device has marked its one-year anniversary of continuous deployment in Orkney, Scotland. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Top news, March 5 – 11, 2018
Sunday 11th of March 2018

Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from March 5 - 11, 2018. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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EPICTidal runs cost-cutting tidal trials
Friday 9th of March 2018

The EPICTidal project team has conducted rotor blade performance assessment using a submersible tidal turbine test rig in the hydrodynamic test tank at Haslar Marine Technology Park. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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WaveSub sails through tow tests (Video)
Friday 9th of March 2018

Swansea-based wave energy developer Marine Power Systems (MPS) has concluded tow testing of the WaveSub wave energy device in the Milford Haven Waterway. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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InSTREAM traces turbulent flows from tank test to tidal channel
Friday 9th of March 2018

The recently completed InSTREAM project has found significant differences between the turbulence characteristics in the tank and in the field. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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ORPC appoints chief for Canadian subsidiary
Friday 9th of March 2018

US-based hydrokinetic developer Ocean Renewable Power Company (ORPC) has hired Alexandre Paris to be President and Chief Executive Officer of its Québec subsidiary Énergies Marines Renouvelables... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Aquatera scouts for renewable energy professionals
Thursday 8th of March 2018

Orkney-based energy and environmental consultancy Aquatera is looking to expand its team with two new job openings. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Manchester Uni researchers target tidal turbine degradation
Thursday 8th of March 2018

Researchers from The University of Manchester have released a study which aims to shed more light on the degradation procedures associated with tidal turbines in order to inform more accurate cost... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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OPT cuts third-quarter loss. Reports no revenue
Thursday 8th of March 2018

US-based wave energy developer Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) has reported a decrease in net loss of 19% in the third quarter of fiscal year 2018 when compared to the same period a year before. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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OTE continues talks on OTEC projects in the Philippines
Wednesday 7th of March 2018

Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation (OTE) has informed that it continues to attend meetings with government officials, Filipino business leaders, and the US Department of State to discuss plans for the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]…

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Wave & tidal energy market could reach $3.9 billion by 2025, report says
Wednesday 7th of March 2018

Global wave and tidal energy market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 42.5% and reach $3.9 billion by 2025, according to a report published by Grand View Research, Inc. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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UK shadow chancellor reaffirms Labour government’s support to Mersey tidal project
Wednesday 7th of March 2018

A Labour government in the UK would use its proposed state investment bank to fund the Mersey tidal project, the UK Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell stated, according to the Financial Times, which... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Explore. Inspire. Transform.
Wednesday 7th of March 2018

Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference has an overall theme for the new year. The OEEC 2018 theme is “Explore. Inspire. Transform.” The theme gives guidance to the conference program and serves... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]…

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Innovacorp invites ocean energy start-up bids for COVE
Tuesday 6th of March 2018

Nova Scotia’s early stage venture capital organization Innovacorp has launched a call for ocean energy start-ups to join its technology incubator inside Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]…

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Aquatera delivers marine energy roadmap for Peru
Tuesday 6th of March 2018

UK-based energy and environmental consultancy Aquatera has published a study which outlines the prospects for the development of aquatic renewable energy in Peru. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Edinburgh Uni seeks tidal energy research wingman
Tuesday 6th of March 2018

The University of Edinburgh is looking for research associate in resource characterization for tidal energy to join its Institute for Energy Systems in the School of Engineering. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Ofgem presented with Orkney’s renewables link needs
Tuesday 6th of March 2018

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has submitted a ‘final needs case’ to the UK energy regulator Ofgem for a subsea cable link that could connect up to 220MW of new renewables on... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Oceaneering gets Ecosse under its wings in a £50M sale deal
Monday 5th of March 2018

Global provider of engineered services and products Oceaneering International has acquired Ecosse Subsea through one of its subsidiaries. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Video: SEENEOH test site in all its glory
Monday 5th of March 2018

The video shows the recently inaugurated SEENEOH tidal energy test site, located on the River Gironne, at the heart of the French city of Bordeaux. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Tocardo and DELTA make tidal energy deal
Monday 5th of March 2018

Dutch tidal energy developer Tocardo has singed an agreement with DELTA power utility company for the purchase of clean electricity generated by its tidal energy array on the Eastern Scheldt storm... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Oceantec’s wave energy device breaks de-risking ground
Monday 5th of March 2018

Renewables certification body DNV GL has issued the statement of compliance for the Oceantec’s Marmok-A5 wave energy converter after the in-depth design assessment of its hull and mooring system. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Oregon Legislature approves $3 million for wave test center
Monday 5th of March 2018

Oregon’s lawmakers have approved a budget bill which includes additional state investment of $3 million for the Oregon State University Northwest Marine Renewable Energy Center. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Top news, February 26 – March 4, 2018
Sunday 4th of March 2018

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BOEM watches over California’s seabirds and marine mammals
Friday 2nd of March 2018

Commissioned by the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), which received expressions of interest for wave and wind energy projects offshore central and southern California, U.S. Geological... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]<…

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Welsh Lib Dems: Why is BEIS blocking Swansea Bay tidal lagoon?
Friday 2nd of March 2018

Following Vince Cable’s question to Phillip Hammond on the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon, serious questions exist as to why BEIS is blocking the development of a network of lagoons that is approved by the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]…

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Carnegie rolls in tax refund cash
Friday 2nd of March 2018

Australian clean energy developer Carnegie Clean Energy has received cash rebate from the Australian Tax Office in the amount of Au$2.3 million ($1.8 million). [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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BiMEP and Tecnalia team up for offshore renewables
Friday 2nd of March 2018

Research, development and innovation group Tecnalia has signed a collaboration agreement with the Biscay Marine Energy Platform (BiMEP) to provide advanced solutions to accelerate the deployment of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]<…

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SEENEOH tidal site inaugurated. HydroQuest launches turbine
Friday 2nd of March 2018

The SEENEOH tidal test site, located in the heart of the French city of Bordeaux, has been inaugurated on March 1, 2018. During the occasion, the French developer of hydrokinetic technology for both... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]…

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OES: Wave energy modeling findings released
Thursday 1st of March 2018

An international group of experts, working together on the validation of numerical modelling tools for wave energy converters, have presented their first phase findings. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Offshore renewables shine on James Fisher’s annual report
Thursday 1st of March 2018

James Fisher and Sons reported a boost in its 2017 preliminary financial results, with the company's Marine Support business division – which serves the offshore renewables sector – being the leading... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]…

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ORE Catapult designs frame to measure EnFAIT tidal flows
Wednesday 28th of February 2018

Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has released details of the newly-designed measurement system that will be used to collect tidal flow and turbulence data at Nova Innovation’s Bluemull Sound... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]…

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Scottish National Investment Bank to benefit tidal & wave?
Wednesday 28th of February 2018

Following the publication of the implementation plan, Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed that a Scottish National Investment Bank will be set up. Scottish Renewables has welcomed the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]…

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LifeDemoWave buoy set for March installation
Wednesday 28th of February 2018

The consortium behind the LifeDemoWave project is finalizing the assembly works on the wave energy buoy prototype ahead of deployment which is reportedly planned for March off the coast of Galicia in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]…

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Magnetic gear wave energy project bags £2.5 million
Wednesday 28th of February 2018

Wave Energy Scotland (WES) has awarded £2.5 million to a project that is developing the power take-off (PTO) system to suit a variety of wave energy converters. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Dynamic cabling R&D for floating marine renewables starts in France
Tuesday 27th of February 2018

The partners in the collaborative research and development initiative aimed at metaphysical characterization of dynamic umbilicals for floating marine renewable energy devices, known as the OMDYN2... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Albany wave site undergoes survey scrutiny
Tuesday 27th of February 2018

The past months have seen progress made on the site-specific design and development for the Albany Wave Energy Project (AWEP), the developer behind the project, Carnegie Clean Energy, informed. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Streamlining of CETO 6 wave unit well underway
Tuesday 27th of February 2018

Australian clean energy developer Carnegie Clean Energy has made further progress with the design of its CETO 6 wave energy technology which is now ready for wave tank testing activities at the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Carnegie to introduce CETO 6 in Albany instead of Wave Hub
Tuesday 27th of February 2018

Carnegie Clean Energy has shifted the immediate focus for delivery of the first CETO 6 prototype from Wave Hub in Cornwall to Albany in Western Australia, while continuing the UK development... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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REM calls for student applications
Monday 26th of February 2018

EU-backed Master in Renewable Energy in the Marine Environment (REM) initiative has opened the application process for the 2018-2020 edition. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Blackfish uplifts University of Southampton’s wave tank
Monday 26th of February 2018

Bristol-based engineering design and product development services provider Blackfish has won a contract to supply a lifting platform for the University of Southampton's new wave tank facility. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Collaborative project gets to the bottom of cable stability issues
Monday 26th of February 2018

A joint industry project (JIP), led by Wood, has developed a new set of industry guidelines related to submarine cables behavior on the marine environment and rocky seabed. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Top news, February 19 – 25, 2018
Sunday 25th of February 2018

Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from February 19 - 25, 2018. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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More renewables central to Southeast Asia sustainable growth
Friday 23rd of February 2018

New IRENA market analysis sees renewable energy driving growth and expanding energy access in Southeast Asia. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Scotrenewables generates over 1.5GWh of tidal power (Video)
Friday 23rd of February 2018

Scotrenewables Tidal Power has informed its SR2000 tidal turbine reached over 1.5GWh of cumulative generation since last deployment. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Historic low offshore wind price ‘precedent’ for tidal lagoons to follow
Thursday 22nd of February 2018

The new, historic low, price of offshore wind can be replicated by tidal lagoon industry with the right government leadership, according to the Chairman of All-Party Parliamentary Group for Marine... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Wave Hub files Pembrokeshire wave zone EIA scoping report
Thursday 22nd of February 2018

Wave Hub has submitted an environmental scoping report to Natural Resources Wales and the Marine Management Organisation for the Pembrokeshire Demonstration Zone (PDZ). [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Sea Power runs techno-financial wave evaluation
Thursday 22nd of February 2018

Irish developer Sea Power has engaged the services of Wood Group Kenny and Exceedence for the techno-commercial evaluation of its wave energy system. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Eco Wave Power clocks 15,000 grid-connected hours
Thursday 22nd of February 2018

Israeli wave energy developer Eco Wave Power has reached 15,000 grid connection hours in its pilot wave power plant in Gibraltar – claiming it to be a new world record. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Canadian ORPC branch seeks project manager
Wednesday 21st of February 2018

EMARQ, a wholly-owned Canadian subsidiary of Ocean Renewable Power Company (ORPC), is recruiting for a project manager to oversee the development of marine renewable energy projects in Canada. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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BP sees renewables as fastest growing fuel source ‘by far’
Wednesday 21st of February 2018

UK-based oil giant BP has predicted renewables to be the fastest-growing fuel source, increasing five-fold and providing around 14% of primary energy through to 2040. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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CorPower Ocean hunts for wave energy pros
Wednesday 21st of February 2018

CorPower Ocean is looking to expand its team with two new job openings as the company gears up to enter its next stage with the development of full-scale wave energy converter. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Cape Sharp Tidal targets summer deployment
Wednesday 21st of February 2018

Cape Sharp Tidal is preparing to deploy the second of the two 2MW tidal turbines this summer at the Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) test site in the Bay of Fundy. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Minesto bags close to $9 million in rights issue
Wednesday 21st of February 2018

Swedish developer Minesto has raised $8.95 million (SEK 72.5 million) in a share rights issue that will be used to support the company's upcoming tidal energy activities. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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IRENA: EU could double renewables with positive economic impact
Tuesday 20th of February 2018

The European Union (EU) can increase the share of renewable energy in its energy mix to 34% by 2030 with a net positive economic impact, a report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]…

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Welsh Secretary Cairns highlights support for tidal & wave
Tuesday 20th of February 2018

Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns visited some of Pembrokeshire’s leading marine renewables tech firms to underline his support for the sector and highlight the importance of the UK government’s City Deal... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]…

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Deep Green support buoy stands tall in Glasgow
Tuesday 20th of February 2018

Malin Group has completed the fabrication of the buoy which will provide a critical support function to the operation of the first Minesto’s commercial-scale Deep Green tidal power plant. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Fresh investment keeps Tocardo above water
Tuesday 20th of February 2018

Dutch tidal energy developer Tocardo has secured investment from a fund owned by Noord-Holland province after the company filed for bankruptcy last month. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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MiniWEC works to maximize wave energy capture (Video)
Monday 19th of February 2018

Researchers from the Washington University's Applied Physics Laboratory (APL-UW) are conducting tests on a small wave energy converter test platform whose results could make a contribution to the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Nova Scotia commends ocean sector backing
Monday 19th of February 2018

The government of Nova Scotia has welcomed federal government’s investment in the creation of ocean business supercluster that will be based in Atlantic Canada region. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Tidal turbulence to get a fresh look at Oi 2018
Monday 19th of February 2018

Technical Director of the marine data acquisition company Partrac, Kevin Black, will be revisiting the chief findings of TiME project at this year's Oceanology International Exhibition and Conference... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]…

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Canada funds ocean business supercluster
Monday 19th of February 2018

The government of Canada has announced C$950 million ($757 million) investment in five business innovation superclusters including the one established to advance ocean-based industries. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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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…

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.

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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…

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