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EC-OG Seeks Public Backing for Subsea Power Hub
Friday 14th of June 2019

Aberdeen-based subsea energy storage and energy generation specialist EC-OG has launched a crowdfunding campaign to kick-start the energy transition and support growth plans. EC-OG, the creators of...

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US Kicks Off 1st Round of Waves to Water Prize Competition
Friday 14th of June 2019

The US Department of Energy (DOE) officially opened the first stage of the Waves to Water Prize, which seeks to accelerate the development of wave energy powered desalination systems and launch novel...

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NREL Announces Energy Excess Participants
Friday 14th of June 2019

The US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has selected 21 leaders to participate in its 2019 Executive Energy Leadership program (Energy Execs). Energy Execs provides...

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OEEC 2019 Registration to Open Soon
Friday 14th of June 2019

Registration for Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference 2019 will be open in a few days. Offshore Energy is unique in bringing together the various offshore industries: oil and gas, offshore...

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Organizations Exploring Groutless Anchors Development
Thursday 13th of June 2019

Sustainable Marine Energy, the tidal energy technology specialist, the University of Dundee, marine equipment supplier, Gael Force Group and the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) are...

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Supergen ORE Hub Gets £4M Boost
Thursday 13th of June 2019

A national consortium has been awarded additional funding to strengthen UK’s position in offshore renewable energy (ORE) innovation and research. The Supergen ORE Hub was created in July 2018 to...

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Global Maritime Designs Mooring for Wavepiston WEC
Wednesday 12th of June 2019

Global Maritime has recently secured the design and engineering of mooring and riser components for Wavepiston wave energy converter (WEC) that is planned to be tested at the PLOCAN test site in the...

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IRENA Inks Supplementary Headquarters Deal with UAE
Wednesday 12th of June 2019

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has signed a supplementary agreement to the Headquarters Agreement with the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The new agreement outlines the specific...

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AW-Energy Installs Surge2 Substation in Portugal
Wednesday 12th of June 2019

AW-Energy (AWE) has completed the installation of a new substation for its SURGE2 project in Peniche, Portugal. “The previous substation used for project SURGE (2012 – 2014) is replaced by an...

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Atlantis: MeyGen Exports 414MWh Electricity to Grid
Tuesday 11th of June 2019

SIMEC Atlantis Energy, a sustainable energy generation company, has informed that its tidal energy project MeyGen has exported a total of 414MWh of electricity last week. According to the company’s...

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Dubai Eyes Floating Solar Plants
Tuesday 11th of June 2019

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has issued a request for proposal (RFP) for appointing consultants to study, develop and construct floating solar photovoltaic plants in the Arabian Gulf....

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Brussels Gears for 14th EUSEW
Monday 10th of June 2019

EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), the biggest event dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe, is taking place in Brussels from 17 to 21 2019. The event is made up of a 3-day...

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Minesto Lands €2.5M EU Grant
Monday 10th of June 2019

Swedish marine energy developer Minesto has been awarded a €2.5 million grant from the European Commission’s SME Instrument programme. The awarded funding will support the installation of Minesto’s...

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CalWave Looks for Mechanical Engineer
Friday 7th of June 2019

California-based CalWave Power Technologies is seeking a mechanical engineer to further advance its wave energy converter technology to a commercial unit. The selected individual will work closely...

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ORPC Wins $200K Grant
Friday 7th of June 2019

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) awarded a $200,000 grant to Ocean Renewable Power Company (ORPC), a marine renewable energy company...

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WESE Project Completes BiMEP and Mutriku Sites Monitoring
Friday 7th of June 2019

Wave Energy in Southern Europe (WESE) Project, devoted to the collection, processing, analysis and sharing of environmental data around wave energy devices, has recently carried out different...

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SME Wraps Up PLAT-I Phase 1 Testing
Friday 7th of June 2019

Sustainable Marine Energy has recently concluded the first phase of testing of its 280kW floating, instream, tidal energy platform in Grand Passage in Digby County, Nova Scotia. The platform was...

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WPTO Seeks Feedback on Marine Sciences Laboratory
Friday 7th of June 2019

The Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) on behalf of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy is seeking feedback from the renewable energy industry, academia, national laboratories,...

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The Netherlands Advances Floating Solar Power Development
Thursday 6th of June 2019

The Netherlands will build floating solar parks on a large scale in the coming years. First on inland waters and then at sea. According to Solar Future, in 2023, already 2 gigawatt-peak of floating...

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Senator Murkowski Welcomes FERC Approval of Alaskan Project
Thursday 6th of June 2019

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski has welcomed the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approval of the final installation and operation of a river marine renewable energy project in Igiugig,...

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Wave Swell Energy Eyes 2020 Deployment
Thursday 6th of June 2019

Australian company Wave Swell Energy has developed a technology which converts energy in ocean waves into clean, emissions-free electricity. This electricity can be transmitted to shore and into the...

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ÉireComposites Completes Turbines for ORPC RivGen System
Wednesday 5th of June 2019

ÉireComposites has completed the turbines for ORPC’s commercial RivGen Power System slated for installation in the Kvichak River, Igiugig, Alaska. This first commercial system will be installed...

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North Sea Offshore: Register now!
Tuesday 4th of June 2019

The fifth edition of North Sea Offshore will be taking place in Den Helder, the Netherlands, on June 06, 2019. During the morning program, NSO partners and stakeholders will open their door to allow...

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IMCA to Host Marine Energy Seminar in Amsterdam
Tuesday 4th of June 2019

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is to hold a Marine Renewable Energy Seminar on 25 September in Amsterdam (Novotel Schiphol Airport). With the theme ‘Working together for safe...

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ORE Catapult Seeks MEECE Staff
Tuesday 4th of June 2019

The Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (ORE Catapult) aims to accelerate the growth of the UK supply chain in the offshore renewable energy sector, leading to increased jobs, productivity and...

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The Leading Event for the Oil & Gas, Marine Energy and Offshore Wind Industry
Monday 3rd of June 2019

Home of energy transition Offshore Energy Exhibition and Conference (OEEC) is where the energy transition takes place. It is Europe’s leading gathering of the entire offshore energy industry and your...

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Atlantis Man Scoops Analyst Award at YPGEA 2019
Monday 3rd of June 2019

Nine up-and-coming green energy stars have been honoured at the 2019 Young Professionals Green Energy Awards. One of the recognitions went to Daniel Coles from Simec Atlantis Energy, who won the...

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Bombora Looks for Test Engineers
Monday 3rd of June 2019

Bombora is seeking a test engineer and senior test engineer to lead the planning, execution and reporting of system integration tests required in the mWave development programme. The preferred...

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Big Moon Power Joins Morlais Project
Friday 31st of May 2019

Canadian Big Moon Power, a tidal energy developer, has joined Morlais, a Menter Môn project funded by EU. The agreement was signed during the Egni 2019 conference at M-SParc, Morlais said on its...

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Nortek Opens New Australian Office
Friday 31st of May 2019

Nortek has opened a new office in Melbourne, Australia, to facilitate access to Doppler instrumentation for researchers and engineers in Australia and New Zealand. This is the company’s first office...

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Minesto Clinches €14.9M EU Grant through Welsh Govt
Friday 31st of May 2019

The Welsh Government is supporting marine energy developer Minesto with the award of €14.9 million of EU funding for the next phase of its tidal energy scheme in Wales. Commenting on the funding...

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Katapult Ocean Launches 2nd Call for Accelerator Programme
Thursday 30th of May 2019

The Katapult Ocean Accelerator Programme is looking for start-ups that provide solutions to the ocean challenges. Young tech companies, working with technology catering to aquaculture, fisheries,...

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Floating Power Plant to Test Its Tech at PLOCAN Site
Thursday 30th of May 2019

Floating Power Plant (FPP) has signed a memorandum of understanding with The Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN) to investigate and develop a potential deployment of FPP’s technology in...

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OceanBased, SNMREC Work on New Ocean Current Energy Project
Wednesday 29th of May 2019

OceanBased has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Florida Atlantic University’s Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center (SNMREC) to assist the company to develop commercial...

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Registration for MaRINET2 Wave Energy Course Closing
Wednesday 29th of May 2019

Registration for a training course entitled ‘Numerical and Experimental Modelling of Wave Energy Converters,’ taking place on September 9-20 in Rome, is closing on Friday May 31, 2019....

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Ciel & Terre Kicks Off California’s Largest Floating Solar Project
Tuesday 28th of May 2019

Ciel & Terre and the Town of Windsor officials have started construction of what will be the largest floating solar power system in the state of California. The floating solar array will be...

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DMEC Welcomes Scheijgrond as New Head of Services
Tuesday 28th of May 2019

The Dutch Marine Energy Centre has appointed Peter Scheijgrond as its new Head of Services. Bringing in more that 20 years’ experience in the marine energy sector, Scheijgrond will be tasked with...

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Canadian Trio to Host Energy Conference in October
Monday 27th of May 2019

This October, three energy industry and research associations will come together to host “energy3, Canada’s Energy Conference.” energy3 is being developed and hosted through a partnership between...

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ProtoAtlantic Selects 10 Developers for Tech Testing
Monday 27th of May 2019

The ProtoAtlantic project has selected 10 international start-ups to test their maritime technologies at a number of test facilities as part of the Fast Tracked Product Development phase of the...

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FORESEA Project Shortlisted for EUSEW Award
Friday 24th of May 2019

EU funded project FORESEA has been shortlisted for the ‘Innovation Award’ at the EU Sustainable Energy Citizens’ Awards 2019. The EU Sustainable Energy Awards recognize outstanding...

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WATCH: New Port of Brest Marine Renewable Energy Terminal
Friday 24th of May 2019

 Port of Brest is getting ready to support the clean energy transition with a new port terminal dedicated to ocean renewable energy and offshore wind industry. French port of Brest started upgrading...

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OEE signs Joint Letter on the draft National Energy and Climate Plans
Thursday 23rd of May 2019

More ambition and better planning to stay world leader in Renewables

Renewable energy associations’ joint messages on the draft National Energy and Climate Plans

The Clean Energy Package sets a renewable energy target of at least 32% by 2030. For investors, this target is the minimum to ke…

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EMEC Seeks Contracts Manager
Thursday 23rd of May 2019

EMEC, one of the leading test facilities for wave and tidal energy converters, is looking to recruit contracts manager to be based in Orkney. The candidate needs to have a degree in law, business or...

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Auko and Sabella Ink PHARES Pact
Thursday 23rd of May 2019

French companies Akuo Energy and Sabella have signed a co-development agreement for the PHARES project aimed towards energy autonomy of the Ushant Island. PHARES (Progressive Hybrid Architecture for...

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EnFAIT Project Delivers 15% Cost Reduction
Thursday 23rd of May 2019

The €20-million flagship EU tidal energy project, Enabling Future Arrays in Tidal (EnFAIT), has reduced the cost of tidal energy by 15 per cent and grown its supply chain from four to 14 EU...

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Marine Energy Alliance Supports 22 Projects
Wednesday 22nd of May 2019

Marine Energy Alliance has reached a very important milestone by awarding services to 22 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The Marine Energy Alliance aims to progress the technical and...

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London to Host Tidal Energy Summit in November
Wednesday 22nd of May 2019

The 13th International Tidal Energy Summit is returning to London on the 11th-12th November. The summit brings together key stakeholders in government with the tidal industry to discuss the roadmap...

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OPT Regains NASDAQ Listing Compliance
Wednesday 22nd of May 2019

Ocean Power Technologies has regained compliance for continued listing of its securities on the NASDAQ Stock Market. The company has received written notification from the Nasdaq Hearings Panel that...

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ROVOP Sets Up Rotterdam Office
Wednesday 22nd of May 2019

ROVOP, the global subsea robotics specialist, has announced its expansion into mainland Europe with the appointment of Job Biersteker as business development manager in its new facility located in...

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University of Birmingham Suggests Wave – Wind Integration
Tuesday 21st of May 2019

Using smart energy control technology to combine wind and wave power could provide all the world’s electricity needs, according to research from the University of Birmingham. Scientists at the...

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InterMoor Takes Part in Carnegie’s WEC Project
Tuesday 21st of May 2019

Intermoor’s australian engineering team has supported Carnegie Clean Energy on the analysis and design of mooring systems for their latest wave converter prototype. The collaborative project was...

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PhD Course on Modelling and Control of WECs in Rome
Monday 20th of May 2019

The University of Aalborg, the Institute of Marine Engineering (CNR-INM) and the Universita degli studi della Campanina, Conisma are organising a PhD course on the numerical and experimental...

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Minesto in Partnership Deal with Pareto
Monday 20th of May 2019

Swedish marine energy developer Minesto has engaged with leading financial advisor Pareto Securities to intensify relationships with institutional investors. The purpose is to accelerate and...

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World Ocean Council Joins WBA and WFO
Monday 20th of May 2019

The World Ocean Council (WOC) – the Global Blue Economy Business Organization – has recently partnered with the World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA) and joined World Forum Offshore Wind...

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Watch: Eni Deploys OPT PowerBuoy in Adriatic Sea
Friday 17th of May 2019

Ocean Power Technologies’ (OPT) PowerBuoy has been deployed in the Adriatic Sea since November 2018 by oil and gas company Eni in a project aiming to demonstrate suitability of wave energy...

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DesignPro Picks Leask Marine for Its 60kW Hydrokinetic Project
Friday 17th of May 2019

Leask Marine has won a contract to provide support for the design, fabrication, assembly and commissioning of the deployment platform for DesignPro’s 60kW hydrokinetic turbine as part of its Horizon...

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Labour MP Esterson Highlights Nova Innovation
Friday 17th of May 2019

Bill Esterson, Labour MP, has called for the UK government to support world leading tidal energy company Nova Innovation by investing in the future not the past. During Prime Minister’s Questions,...

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WES Boosts Advanced Control Systems Development for Wave Devices
Thursday 16th of May 2019

Wave Energy Scotland (WES) is awarding almost £1m to fund the development of Advanced Control Systems technology for wave energy devices. The technology aims to reduce the cost of generating...

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Wavec Seeks Econ Expert
Thursday 16th of May 2019

WavEC is looking for a professional with a background in economics or previous experience in economics and financial analysis in business or research context. The successful candidate will be engaged...

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Orkney Marine Work Gets Cannes Festival Spotlight
Thursday 16th of May 2019

A major documentary on climate change, featuring Orkney’s pioneering marine energy work, is set to be premiered at the Cannes Film Festival next week. Ice on Fire has been produced by Leonardo...

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DMEC is looking for a Business Case & Strategy Advisor
Wednesday 8th of May 2019

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

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

DMEC is looking for a passionate marketing & communications manager
Wednesday 8th of May 2019

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

PRESS RELEASE | Certification & finance for the marine energy sector: MET-CERTIFIED brings together marine energy technology developers and investors together
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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