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Exowave to Showcase at Cleantech Innovate
Monday 22nd of April 2019

Danish wave energy developer Exowave will be presenting its technology at Cleantech Innovate in London on the 30th of April. ExoWave has developed and patented a solution for harvesting ocean wave...

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Eni, CDP, Fincantieri and Terna Enter Wave Power Pact
Friday 19th of April 2019

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP), Fincantieri, Terna and Eni have signed a non-binding agreement to develop and build wave power stations on an industrial scale. The agreement seeks to combine the...

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SEAI Leads OPIN Project to Unlock Ocean Energy Potential
Friday 19th of April 2019

SEAI is leading a new pan-European project, Ocean Power Innovation Network (OPIN), which aims to accelerate the development of the ocean energy sector. With a three year budget of €2.6 million, SEAI...

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EMEC Offers Project Manager Position
Friday 19th of April 2019

European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) is looking for a Project Manager to manage the ReFLEX project and contribute to other key projects within EMEC. EMEC is leading the £28-million ReFLEX project...

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ORPC Rolls Out Its First Commercial RivGen Power System
Thursday 18th of April 2019

US-based hydrokinetic developer Ocean Renewable Power Company (ORPC) has unveiled its first commercial RivGen Power System at Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Association’s Brunswick Landing, in...

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Bombora Looks for Two Engineers
Wednesday 17th of April 2019

Bombora is seeking a Senior Electrical Engineer and Senior Test Engineer with experience in marine energy projects. The Senior Electrical Engineer will be based out of Bombora’s Pembroke Dock offices...

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SME Bags Close to £3.5M for Nova Scotia Tidal Energy Project
Wednesday 17th of April 2019

Tidal energy company Sustainable Marine Energy (SME) has secured equity investment of £3.46 million to further develop its PLAT-I tidal energy platform system. The Edinburgh-based business has closed...

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Lankhorst Mooring System for SurfWEC Project
Wednesday 17th of April 2019

Lankhorst Ropes is working with SurfWEC, a partnership led by marine engineering firm Martin & Ottaway, to determine the most efficient mooring system for SurfWEC’s wave energy converters (WECs)....

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PLOCAN Recognized in Excellens Mare Prizes 2019
Tuesday 16th of April 2019

The Canary Island Oceanic Platform (PLOCAN) has been awarded the Navigare Mare 2019 prize in the Excellens Mare Prizes 2019. PriceWaterhouseCoopers (pwc) granted the prize to acknowledge the merit...

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National revenue support a must for next phase of ocean energy development, says new report
Tuesday 16th of April 2019

Dedicated revenue support at national level is essential to attract investment for ocean energy farms, according to a new report from sectoral advisory body ETIP Ocean. The report‘Powering Homes Today, Powering Nations Tomorrow’ analyses the challenges faced by the sector on the route to industri…

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New Blue Economy Cooperative Research Centre Gets Government Boost
Tuesday 16th of April 2019

Australian Government has provided a $70 million grant to set up a new Blue Economy Cooperative Research Centre to bring together national and international expertise in aquaculture, marine renewable...

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Report: Ocean Energy Requires National-Level Revenue Support
Monday 15th of April 2019

Dedicated revenue support at national level is essential to attract investment for ocean energy farms, according to a new report from sectoral advisory body ETIP Ocean. The report ‘Powering Homes...

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Naval Energies Names New Chief Operating Officer
Monday 15th of April 2019

Naval Energies has appointed Pascal Artaz as new chief operating officer, to structure, coordinate and lead all industrial operations at the company. Pascal Artaz started his career in 1983 in...

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SIMEC Atlantis Looking for New Team Members
Monday 15th of April 2019

SIMEC Atlantis Energy, a global developer of renewable and sustainable energy projects, is looking to recruit an operations engineer and a corporate finance associate. The operations engineer will...

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Ocean Energy Europe welcomes Jochen Weilepp as co-President
Friday 12th of April 2019

12 April 2019. Ocean Energy Europe (OEE) has elected Dr. Jochen Weilepp, representing Sustainable Marine Energy, as co-President of the association. Dr. Weilepp will join Simon De Pietro of DP Energy, who has been OEE co-President since 2016.

Dr. Weilepp has been a valuable member of the O…

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Sabella Recovers Its Tidal Turbine for Short Maintenance
Friday 12th of April 2019

Sabella has retrieved its D10-1000 turbine in the Fromveur Passage for a short maintenance operation. Prior to the retrieval, the subsea cable exporting the electricity to Ushant Island grid had been...

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Ocean Energy Europe Names Jochen Weilepp as Co-President
Friday 12th of April 2019

Ocean Energy Europe (OEE) has elected Dr. Jochen Weilepp, representing Sustainable Marine Energy, as co-president of the association. Dr. Weilepp will join Simon De Pietro of DP Energy, who has been...

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Bombora Issues New mWave Project Tender
Friday 12th of April 2019

Bombora Wave Power Europe has launched another tender call as it seeks a contractor for the supply, delivery, installation and commissioning of the winches and hydraulic system for the Module...

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Marine-I Looking to Expand Its Team
Friday 12th of April 2019

University of Exeter is looking for a project manager/knowledge exchange manager for its Marine-I Project. The Marine-I Project is led by the University of Exeter with five delivery partners;...

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Wello Inks 30MW India Deal
Thursday 11th of April 2019

Finnish technology company focused on ocean-wave energy conversion, Wello, has signed a letter of intent with Inix Group for two projects of 30MW total offshore India. In partnership with the Indian...

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Mainstay Gets Environmental Certification
Thursday 11th of April 2019

Mainstay Marine Solutions, based in South West Wales has received ISO 14001:2015 certification for its Environmental Management System (EMS). Certification means that customers and stakeholders can...

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Coastal Environments, Wessex Archaeology Launch CEWA
Thursday 11th of April 2019

The new venture will create a business specifically to deliver expert advice and cultural heritage permitting services to the growing US offshore renewables market.

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SeaTitan Welcomes PLOCAN to Its External Industrial Exploitation Board
Wednesday 10th of April 2019

The Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN) has joined the SeaTitan’s External Industrial Exploitation Board (EIEB). This follows from the PLOCAN’s expression of interest in...

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EC-OG Proves It Can Power Commercial SCMs
Wednesday 10th of April 2019

Subsea energy storage and power generation specialists EC-OG has completed a test programme with a North Sea operator, demonstrating the Subsea Power Hub’s capabilities for powering subsea production...

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OPT Gets $15.7M from Public Offering
Wednesday 10th of April 2019

Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) has closed its public offering of common stock, pre-funded warrants and common warrants, raising approximately $15.7 million in net proceeds. The New Jersey-based wave...

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PacIOOS Adds Operations Coordinator
Wednesday 10th of April 2019

PacIOOS has welcomed Chip Young to its team as the operations coordinator. In his new position Chip be responsible for coordinating and managing day-to-day PacIOOS operations, providing field and...

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Minesto Seeks to Expand Its Team
Tuesday 9th of April 2019

Marine energy developer, Minesto, is seeking to strengthen the operational team based in Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey with several recruitments. The company opened vacancies for the positions of...

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FTMC Turbine Shortlisted for EUREKA Project of the Year 2019
Tuesday 9th of April 2019

Seaplace and Magnomatics’ joint turbine project has been shortlisted for the EUREKA Global Project of the Year 2019. A consortium comprising Seaplace and Magnomatics, led by Seaplace, is...

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Inyanga-Tech Foundation Connection for Minesto’s Subsea Kite
Tuesday 9th of April 2019

Minesto has completed the procurement of the foundation connection system for the DG100 model of the company’s subsea kite technology called Deep Green. A contract for design and development of the...

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ORPC Raises Over Half a Million
Tuesday 9th of April 2019

US-based hydrokinetic developer Ocean Renewable Power Company (ORPC) said it has raised over $500,000 growth capital through an offering launched on private securities platform Netcapital. The...

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GKinetic Scores US Patent
Monday 8th of April 2019

Irish tidal energy developer GKinetic Energy said it is now patent protected in the United States of America for the “Water Turbine Assembly” aspect of its tidal energy technology. The news of the...

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Bombora Launches mWave Membrane Supplier Call
Monday 8th of April 2019

Bombora Wave Power Europe has issued a new tender call in order to appoint a contractor for the supply of a rubber membrane for the mWave wave energy converter. The rubber membrane is a key component...

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Guinard Energies Hooks Up Its Tidal Turbine to French Grid
Friday 5th of April 2019

Guinard Energies has connected its P154 tidal turbine to the French electricity grid. The connection is a part of the MegaWattBlue project co-financed by Guinard Energies, the Brittany Region and the...

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Project for Competitive Tidal Turbine Foundations Kicks Off
Friday 5th of April 2019

The CF2T project was recently launched, co-funded by the Ocean Energy ERA-NET Cofund and four European regions (Brittany, Pays de la Loire, Spain and Sweden). Led by Sabella, this project brings...

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EMEC Leads Orkney Virtual Energy System Project
Friday 5th of April 2019

The first phase of a new £28.5 million project to create a Virtual Energy System (VES) in Orkney, Scotland, has been launched to digitally link distributed and intermittent renewable generation to...

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OPT Sets $15M Target through Stock Offering
Friday 5th of April 2019

Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) has priced an underwritten public offering of common stock and warrants looking to raise approximately USD 15 million. The Jersey-based wave energy conversion...

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NEN to Host International Marine Energy Experts
Friday 5th of April 2019

The Standardisation Institute for the Netherlands (NEN) is hosting the plenary meeting of the IEC Technical Committee TC114, developing standards for marine energy convertors, in Delft (NL) this...

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New IRENA Director-General Takes Over
Friday 5th of April 2019

Francesco La Camera has taken office as the Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Director-General La Camera will lead the Agency during a period of rapid change in...

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OPT Partners with Acteon
Friday 5th of April 2019

Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) and Acteon Field Life Service, a subsidiary of Acteon have entered into a non-exclusive memorandum of understanding to develop, explore and exploit mutual opportunities...

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Marine Energy Wales Releases State of Sector Report
Thursday 4th of April 2019

Marine Energy Wales has released a new report at its annual conference, revealing that £96.2 million has been invested into the Welsh economy. The new ‘State of the Sector’ report...

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New Study Shows Renewables Potential in Scotland
Thursday 4th of April 2019

A new study commissioned by Crown Estate Scotland, and carried out by Everoze has provided a potential way forward for a more localized approach to offshore renewable energy deployment in coastal and...

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Nova Scotia Drops Cape Sharp Tidal Turbine Project
Thursday 4th of April 2019

The Nova Scotia government has revoked the marine renewable-electricity licence issued to Cape Sharp Tidal Venture. The company no longer has the financial ability to deliver the project, which...

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Wave Tech Developer Marine Power Systems Expands into Offshore Wind
Thursday 4th of April 2019

Wave energy technology developer Marine Power Systems (MPS) has revealed its plans for expansion into the floating offshore wind sector with two devices that offer a viable solution to wind energy...

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OPT Tests PowerBuoys Monitoring Skills for Subsea Decom
Wednesday 3rd of April 2019

Ocean Power Technologies has signed a contract with an undisclosed oil and gas company to complete a 12-week feasibility study that will examine the use of OPT’s products and services in monitoring...

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Second UK Newton Room Opens
Wednesday 3rd of April 2019

A new Norwegian style learning centre has opened in Fort William on Tuesday, to encourage young people in the area into studies and careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). It is...

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Bombora Scouts for mWave Marine Ops Contractor
Wednesday 3rd of April 2019

Bombora Wave Power Europe said it requires a marine operator partner to enter into a framework agreement to undertake the marine operations required throughout the life cycle of the mWave project....

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EMEC to Assess Verdant Power’s Tidal Turbine Performance in New York City
Tuesday 2nd of April 2019

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) will provide an independent performance assessment of Verdant Power’s 5th Generation (Gen5) tidal turbine system to be deployed for commercial...

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Meet the Future of the Industry at Navingo Career Event
Tuesday 2nd of April 2019

Everyone who is interested or curious about a career in the maritime, offshore and energy sector can register for free to visit the...

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DOE Provides $26.1M to Boost Marine Energy and Hydropower
Tuesday 2nd of April 2019

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released up to $26.1 million in funding to drive industry-led technology solutions to advance the marine and hydrokinetics (MHK) industry and increase...

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IRENA Releases Data on Renewable Energy Growth in 2018
Tuesday 2nd of April 2019

International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has released new data on the growth in renewable energy capacity in 2018 with global additions of 171 gigawatts (GW). The annual increase of 7.9 per cent...

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Embley Energy Gets Funding for SPERBOY Development
Monday 1st of April 2019

Embley Energy has secured funding from a combination of investment and grants for its wave energy convertor SPERBOY development. The company has raised £3.5 million so far from a combination of...

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Minesto UK Seeks Legal Advisors
Monday 1st of April 2019

Marine energy developer Minesto has recently launched a tender call for the provision of legal services to Minesto UK. The company has divided the services it intends to procure into two lots: Lot 1...

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University of Edinburgh and Babock Cooperate on FASTBLADE Facility
Monday 1st of April 2019

The University of Edinburgh School of Engineering has partnered with Babock International on a £2.4 million engineering research facility to speed the development of materials and structures used in...

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SIMEC Atlantis Raises £5M to Fund GHR Buy
Friday 29th of March 2019

SIMEC Atlantis Energy has raised £5 million in a share placing and subscription to help fund its acquisition of SIMEC Green Highland Renewables (GHR). On Thursday, the company said it would issue...

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UWA’s Wave Energy Research Centre Looking for Research Fellow
Friday 29th of March 2019

The Wave Energy Research Centre (WERC), a research centre within the University of Western Australia (UWA), is looking for a research fellow, who will be located at the Albany campus in Western...

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Saltire Prize Info Papers Released
Friday 29th of March 2019

The Scottish Government has released presentation slides and questions and answers from information event about Saltire Tidal Energy Challenge Fund, held in March this year. In February this year,...

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Renewable Risk Advisers Bags PCF Contract
Friday 29th of March 2019

Edinburgh-based Renewable Risk Advisers (RRA) has been awarded insurance review and brokerage work package by Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum (PCF). RRA will provide strategic advice directly related to...

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Zeeland Could Get More Tidal Power
Thursday 28th of March 2019

Zeeland Tidal Power partnership has laid down the ambition to generate 100 megawatts of tidal energy in Zeeland before the year 2025. The Zeeland Tidal Power consists of the companies Hillebrand,...

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Wello Seeks New Funding Wave
Thursday 28th of March 2019

Finnish technology company focused on ocean-wave energy conversion, Wello, has launched a new funding campaign. Wello is looking to raise €1 million – €2.5 million in exchange of equity...

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Mainstay Marine to Build Bombora’s Wave Energy Device mWave
Thursday 28th of March 2019

Mainstay Marine Solutions has won a contract for the fabrication and assembly of the main structure for Bombora’s wave energy demonstration device ‘mWave’. Measuring 75m in length,...

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

October 31, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tocardo strenghtens its Managing Board
Thursday 7th of June 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MaRINET2 launches Virtual Access Service
Thursday 30th of November 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Industry consultation for FORESEA consortium
Monday 30th of October 2017

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

Bluerise starts crowdfunding campaign
Thursday 19th of October 2017

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

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

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

Making Waves Winners
Wednesday 13th of September 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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