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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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Top news, February 12 – 18, 2018
Sunday 18th of February 2018

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ICIT, EMEC diving deeper into biofouling issues
Friday 16th of February 2018

Following the completion of an initial field research in January 2016, the International Centre of Island Technology (ICIT) and the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) have now joined forces to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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UK OTEC developer kicks off crowdfunding campaign
Friday 16th of February 2018

British developer Global OTEC Resources launched a crowdfunding campaign today (February 16) to enable moving forward with detailed designs, environmental impact assessments and site studies, after... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]<…

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Tritec Marine tweaks OE Buoy design
Friday 16th of February 2018

Scotland-based Tritec Marine had carried out an engineering analysis of Ocean Energy’s OE Buoy that will be deployed off Hawaii later this year, with the design of the wave energy device now... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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HydroQuest set to launch turbine testing at SEENEOH in March
Friday 16th of February 2018

French developer of hydrokinetic technology for both river and ocean application, HydroQuest, will launch the testing of its first two tidal turbines at the SEENEOH site on March 1, when SEENEOH will... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]…

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Wello raises almost €2 million in crowdfunding campaign
Thursday 15th of February 2018

The crowdfunding round launched by Finland-based wave energy technology developer Wello through Invesdor is now closed, with the company raising €1,962,558 – just a little below its maximum target of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]…

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Minesto to patent Deep Green installation and O&M ops
Thursday 15th of February 2018

Minesto is working on adding installation and operations and maintenance (O&M) of Deep Green systems to its patent portfolio, which will enable the company to create licensing deals for Deep... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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ICES arranges workshop on marine renewables
Wednesday 14th of February 2018

The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) has organized a workshop on marine renewable energy that will be held in Norway. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Oregon makes $2M grant splash. Tidal & wave fit to apply
Wednesday 14th of February 2018

Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE) has made a share of its $2 million grant funding for renewables available for tidal and wave energy projects. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Minesto’s management takes warrants share
Wednesday 14th of February 2018

Senior executives in Minesto have acquired 640,000 warrants under the employee stock option plan PO3. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Video: Deep Green tidal base floats in Wales
Tuesday 13th of February 2018

Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK has released a time lapse video of the flotation of the gravity base structure the company built for Minesto’s Deep Green tidal energy installation. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Atlantis grabs first million
Tuesday 13th of February 2018

Edinburgh-based renewable energy developer Atlantis Resources has raised over £1 million in its ongoing bond offer launched two weeks ago. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Trump proposes renewable energy budget cuts
Tuesday 13th of February 2018

US President Donald Trump has unveiled the budget request for fiscal year 2019 under which he proposed a $1.3 billion funding cut to the country's office of energy efficiency and renewable energy. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Marine Renewables Canada embraces offshore wind
Tuesday 13th of February 2018

Canada's national association for wave and tidal energy, Marine Renewables Canada, has added offshore wind to its mandate as it looks to explore the similarities between the resources to advance the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]…

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OES reports on marine renewables permitting know-how
Monday 12th of February 2018

Ocean Energy Systems (OES) has published a paper that describes the state of knowledge that drives permitting processes for the marine renewable energy (MRE) industry and its effects on the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Wind inspires wave energy shape-shifter
Monday 12th of February 2018

Sourcing the inspiration from the pitch control of wind turbine blades, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) researchers have developed a new design for wave energy converters. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Coastal Communities Fund opens Welsh round five
Monday 12th of February 2018

The Coastal Communities Fund (CCF) has opened the fifth round of funding for projects that will support the economic development of coastal communities in Wales. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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ETIP Ocean reviews grant support for early TRL tech
Monday 12th of February 2018

The European Technology and Innovation Platform for Ocean Energy (ETIP Ocean) has organized a webinar dedicated to exploring grant funding support mechanisms for energy technologies at early stages... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]<…

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Top news, February 5 – 11, 2018
Sunday 11th of February 2018

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Wavepiston draws wave demo project blueprint
Friday 9th of February 2018

Danish wave energy developer Wavepiston has outlined plans to run a demonstration project over the next two years to prepare its wave energy system for commercialization. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Greek islands get wind & wave resource evaluation
Friday 9th of February 2018

Researchers from the Dunarea de Jos University of Galati in Romania have published a joint evaluation of the wind and wave energy resources close to the Greek islands. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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France to study tidal zones ahead of tender launch
Friday 9th of February 2018

French Secretary of State for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition, Sébastien Lecornu, has announced the launch of preliminary studies into the northern French tidal zones ahead of tender opening... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]…

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Press release: France can become the powerhouse of a global tidal energy industry
Friday 9th of February 2018

09 February 2018. France’s Secretary of State for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition, Sébastien Lecornu, announced preliminary studies to the launch of a tidal energy tender in Paris yesterday evening. The announcement is an important first step and strong message to the sector. A tender for…

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InnoEnergy: Blue energy is the next frontier
Friday 9th of February 2018

Speaking at renewable energy capital markets day, the CTO of renewable energy at European investor InnoEnergy, Javier Sanz, said the blue energy is going to be an area of interest for the energy... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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OES puts stress on data sharing importance
Thursday 8th of February 2018

Ocean Energy Systems (OES) has organized a webinar to discuss benefits of international data sharing for the development of marine renewable energy industry. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Liverpool’s Mersey tidal scheme granted initial funding
Thursday 8th of February 2018

The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority has unanimously adopted Mayor Rotheram’s proposal to grant a share of £1.6 million from priorities fund to harness the tides of River Mersey. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Wello inks wave deal with Chinese conglomerate
Thursday 8th of February 2018

Finnish wave energy developer Wello has signed a deal with Chinese conglomerate CIMC OEI to develop wave energy projects in China. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Oregon’s waves could create 1,000 jobs per 1GW of deployment
Wednesday 7th of February 2018

Giving a European perspective on American wave energy test site creation, the Managing Director of Orkney-based consultancy Aquatera, Gareth Davies, gave an estimate on the effects the center could... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]<…

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Italians launch upgrade works on H24 wave machine
Wednesday 7th of February 2018

The Italian start-up company 40South Energy Italia is currently conducting upgrades on the H24 wave energy device ahead of its redeployment at Marina di Pisa, off Italy. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Sea Power Platform tackling FloWave swells (Video)
Wednesday 7th of February 2018

Engineering and technology development company 4c Engineering is finalizing tank testing activities on its Sea Power Platform at the FloWave test facility in Edinburgh. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Nova Scotia vets tidal barge designs for common use by industry
Wednesday 7th of February 2018

The Offshore Energy Research Association of Nova Scotia (OERA) is seeking proposals for the feasibility study to determine if there is an economic justification for building a common use tidal... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Big Moon Power outlines Bay of Fundy tidal plans
Tuesday 6th of February 2018

Big Moon Canada Corporation (BMP) has signed up for a permit to construct a 5MW tidal energy demonstration project in Nova Scotia’s Minas Passage. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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ETIP Ocean shows how to streamline ocean renewables projects
Tuesday 6th of February 2018

The European Technology and Innovation Platform for Ocean Energy (ETIP Ocean) has released the recording of a webinar whose aim was to showcase tools for the optimization of ocean renewable energy... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Tidal kite investors & developers to speak in Stockholm
Tuesday 6th of February 2018

The representatives from the European investor InnoEnergy and Swedish tidal energy developer Minesto will be featured as speakers at the renewable energy capital markets day in Stockholm. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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AMOG to test wave energy device in Falmouth Bay
Tuesday 6th of February 2018

Australian engineering company AMOG has secured a grant through Marine-i program that will enable the company to test its wave energy device at FaBTest site in Falmouth Bay. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Canada invests in big data analysis to grow ocean economy
Monday 5th of February 2018

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) has made a significant funding contribution for the establishment of advanced computer analytics platform DeepSense in an effort to grow ocean economy in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]<…

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OTEC developer appoints head of operations
Monday 5th of February 2018

Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation (OTE) has named Bob Griffin as its new Chief Operations Officer. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Ireland plans 2019 for first renewables auction
Monday 5th of February 2018

The government of Ireland has unveiled plans to hold its first renewable electricity auction under a new support scheme in 2019. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Malta puts floating storage for offshore renewables on trials
Monday 5th of February 2018

A start-up from the University of Malta has deployed a scaled prototype of an offshore floating platform with integrated energy storage for trials in the Maltese Grand Harbour. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Minesto eyes vessel for trials
Monday 5th of February 2018

Swedish tidal energy developer Minesto is looking to procure a vessel that will be used for scale testing of 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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Top news, January 29 – February 4, 2018
Sunday 4th of February 2018

Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from January 29 until February 4, 2018. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Drakoo device raises wave of interest
Friday 2nd of February 2018

Hann-Ocean Energy has reached new peaks when it comes to the performance of its wave energy device, while at the same time sparking notable interest for worldwide application of its technology. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Subhub getting closer to hit Fall of Warness waters
Friday 2nd of February 2018

Edinburgh-based engineering consultancy QED Naval is completing final stages of Subhub tidal platform commissioning ahead of its deployment at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC). [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Ireland to invest over €2.5M for next-gen energy RD&D
Thursday 1st of February 2018

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has set aside over €2.5 million in a research fund to support cutting-edge research, development and demonstration energy projects in 2018. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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NeSSIE spots £72B anti-corrosion chance for MRE supply chain chain
Thursday 1st of February 2018

Tackling corrosion issues and developing new materials in the wave, tidal and offshore wind sectors across Europe could save up to £74 billion for developers and create up to £72 billion of supply... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Tidal kite’s foundation floats to Minesto’s base
Thursday 1st of February 2018

The gravity base structure foundation for Minesto’s first commercial-scale installation of Deep Green tidal energy technology has been delivered. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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FORCE: Tidal turbine had no notable effect on marine life
Thursday 1st of February 2018

Cape Sharp Tidal’s turbine in the Bay of Fundy was found to have no significant effect on fish and marine mammals while being in operation during the first half of 2017, according to the latest FORCE... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]…

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Oregon firm inks $6.5M deal to build Irish wave device
Thursday 1st of February 2018

Oregon-based marine and industrial fabrication company Vigor has signed a contract valued at $6.5 million to build Ocean Energy’s wave energy device ahead of its deployment off Hawaii. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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France: Two sites in Brittany selected for tidal study
Wednesday 31st of January 2018

Two sites in the Gulf of Morbihan in the French region of Brittany have been selected for further analysis in regards to potential tidal energy development in the area. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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AW-Energy shuffles management team. Appoints new CEO
Wednesday 31st of January 2018

Finnish wave energy company AW-Energy has made several changes to its management team with the most notable adjustment made to the position of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Atlantis sets up bid to raise up to £5 million
Wednesday 31st of January 2018

Edinburgh-based tidal energy developer Atlantis Resources has launched a bond offer to raise funds to accelerate the development of its renewable energy projects. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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FORESEA brings 6 ocean energy developers to SmartBay
Wednesday 31st of January 2018

The EU-funded FORESEA program has approved funding for six offshore renewable energy developers to deploy their technologies at the Irish SmartBay marine and renewable energy test site. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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EC-OG broadens innovation premises
Tuesday 30th of January 2018

East Coast Oil and Gas Engineering (EC-OG) has expanded its base at Moorfield Group’s Aberdeen Innovation Park. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Industry to weigh in on AMETS wave test site plans
Tuesday 30th of January 2018

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has commissioned Cruz Atcheson Consulting Engineers to conduct a positioning study related to the Atlantic Marine Energy Test Site (AMETS). [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Video: WaveSub sails across the sea
Tuesday 30th of January 2018

Marine Power Systems (MPS) has released a video which shows the lift and tow tests on its recently launched WaveSub wave energy device in Milford Haven. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Rovco names new Operations Manager
Tuesday 30th of January 2018

Bristol-based subsea services provider Rovco Subsea has appointed Liam Warren as its Operations Manager to support the delivery of ROV and survey projects across the globe. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Minesto starts $12M share issue pursuit
Tuesday 30th of January 2018

Swedish tidal energy developer Minesto has opened the subscription for share rights issue as it aims to raise funds to support the upcoming tidal energy activities in Wales and enhance its product... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Denmark launches €31M green energy technology call
Monday 29th of January 2018

The government of Denmark has opened the first round of applications for the Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program (EUDP) to support green innovation in the energy sector. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Bombora hunts for senior wave device engineers
Monday 29th of January 2018

Bombora Wave Power is recruiting for wave energy professionals to provide electrical and mechanical support for the delivery of the first mWave device. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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US students build hydrokinetic flume for national test center
Monday 29th of January 2018

Students from the Colorado School of Mines (CSM) have delivered a flume for testing and characterization of hydrokinetic power devices for the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC). [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Laminaria weathers through final COAST Lab trials
Monday 29th of January 2018

Belgian wave energy developer Laminaria has completed tank testing of its scaled wave energy device at the Coastal, Ocean and Sediment Transport (COAST) laboratory at Plymouth University. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Top news, January 22 – 28, 2018
Sunday 28th of January 2018

Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from January 22 – 28, 2018. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Deep Green tidal base molded into shape
Friday 26th of January 2018

The construction of the concrete gravity base foundation structure for Minesto’s Deep Green tidal energy installation has been completed. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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ETIP Ocean talks ocean energy optimization
Friday 26th of January 2018

The European Technology and Innovation Platform for Ocean Energy (ETIP Ocean) has organized a webinar to discuss tools for the optimization of ocean renewable energy projects. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Tocardo concludes tidal tech testing
Friday 26th of January 2018

Dutch company Tocardo Tidal Power has tested a scaled version of a 1.5MW Universal Foundation System (UFS) at the Maritime Research Institute Netherlands (MARIN). [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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EU grants €578M to connect France and Spain
Friday 26th of January 2018

The European Union has approved funding for the construction of the Biscay Gulf France-Spain electricity link as part of a larger clean energy infrastructure investment. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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OpenHydro endures Fall of Warness tidal run
Thursday 25th of January 2018

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has last week paid a visit to its tidal testing site at Fall of Warness – the location of the first grid-connected tidal energy turbine in Scotland. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Scotland outlines Crown assets management plan
Thursday 25th of January 2018

Scottish government has laid a Bill in Parliament which sets out proposed long-term management arrangements for Crown Estate assets. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Press release: New OEE Policy Director targets industrialisation of ocean energy
Thursday 25th of January 2018

Brussels. 25 January 2018. Ocean Energy Europe – the industry body for ocean renewable energy in Europe – has appointed Donagh Cagney as its new Policy Director. Cagney will focus on promoting the right policy and finance framework to take ocean energy to industrial readiness.

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Carnegie’s head of finance resigns
Thursday 25th of January 2018

Carnegie Clean Energy has appointed an interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO) on account of Aidan Flynn’s resignation from the position. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Nova Scotia enacts marine renewables legislation
Thursday 25th of January 2018

The government of Nova Scotia has proclaimed the Marine Renewable-energy Act providing a framework for the governance and development of province’s tidal, wave and offshore wind resources. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Ocean Energy Europe names policy chief
Thursday 25th of January 2018

The industry body for Europe’s ocean renewable energy, Ocean Energy Europe, has appointed Donagh Cagney as its new Policy Director. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Nova Scotia opens application process for tidal permits
Wednesday 24th of January 2018

The government of Nova Scotia has launched a call for applications for tidal energy demonstration permits for projects up to five megawatts in size. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Bourne tidal test site collects water velocity data
Wednesday 24th of January 2018

The team from the University of Rhode Island have retrieved the Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) that was deployed one month ago to take water column velocity data at the Cape Cod Canal site. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Seabased grabs ownership of Sotenäs test & demo site
Wednesday 24th of January 2018

Swedish wave energy developer Seabased has unveiled plans to conduct several demonstration projects at Sotenäs test and demonstration area following the site ownership transfer from Fortum. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Nova sets up shop in Wales. Makes new appointment
Wednesday 24th of January 2018

Scottish tidal energy developer Nova Innovation has expanded its activities in Wales and appointed Kate Smith to the role of Environmental Manager. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Scottish wave body hires cost reduction investigators
Wednesday 24th of January 2018

Wave Energy Scotland (WES) has awarded two contracts to study the opportunities for step-change cost reductions resulting from the improvements in supporting infrastructure for wave energy converters. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]<…

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WaveSub gets wet
Wednesday 24th of January 2018

Marine Power Systems (MPS) has launched its WaveSub wave energy device onto open water for the initial sea-based testing in Milford Haven. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation announces plans for SWAC System Project for the U.S. Military in 2018 and first OTEC EcoVillage
Tuesday 23rd of January 2018

Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation (OTE) has made progress on the development of its first OTEC EcoVillage planned in the Virgin Islands and has progressed toward the development of a SWAC system for the U.S. Military. SWAC System for the US Military Having been approached by a major defense contra…

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Marine Institute seeks ocean energy test support officer
Tuesday 23rd of January 2018

Marine Institute of Ireland is looking to hire a Scientific and Technical Officer (STO) to support marine renewables testing activities at the Galway Bay Test Site. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Subsea cable industry gets marine license applications guide
Tuesday 23rd of January 2018

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) and the European Subsea Cables Association (ESCA) have developed a desk note to assist subsea cable sector with marine license applications. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Tidetec gears up for Wyre tidal barrage bid
Tuesday 23rd of January 2018

Norwegian tidal energy developer Tidetec has started building up a consortium to deliver a proposal for the Wyre estuary tidal barrage project in England. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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OPT, Premier Oil to probe wave technology for decom ops
Tuesday 23rd of January 2018

Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) has signed an agreement with oil and gas company Premier Oil to study the feasibility of using its wave energy technology for decommissioning operations in the North... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Luna Ocean scores tidal tech funding
Monday 22nd of January 2018

Nova Scotia-based start-up Luna Ocean has received funding through Innovacorp’s Blue Solutions competition to further advance its tidal energy technology. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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OTE moves forward with first OTEC EcoVillage
Monday 22nd of January 2018

Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation (OTE) has completed the first draft of the master plan for the EcoVillage in the Virgin Islands that will be powered by ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) system. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Carnegie scans for Albany wave permits officer
Monday 22nd of January 2018

Carnegie Clean Energy is looking for an Approvals Officer to manage approvals and permitting activities for the Albany Wave Energy Project (AWEP) and future projects with approval requirements. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Wello beats €1M crowdfunding target
Monday 22nd of January 2018

Finnish wave energy developer Wello has reached over the initial goal of €1 million in its ongoing equity crowdfunding campaign. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Wales enlists tidal & wave research help
Monday 22nd of January 2018

The government of Wales has hired marine consultancy ABPmer to undertake initial research focused on sustainable management of marine resources in Wales. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Top news, January 15 – 21, 2018
Sunday 21st of January 2018

Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from January 15 – 21, 2018. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Welsh marine body commends tidal lagoon funding vow
Friday 19th of January 2018

Marine Energy Wales has praised the financial support pledge from the Welsh Government for the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon as a positive step forward for the marine energy industry. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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West Bengal checks tidal pulse
Friday 19th of January 2018

The Indian state of West Bengal has reportedly engaged the team from the University of Edinburgh to conduct a survey on the feasibility of tidal energy projects in the delta on the Bay of Bengal. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Ottawa allots $700M to grow clean technologies
Friday 19th of January 2018

The government of Canada plans to invest C$700 million ($563 million) over the next five years to grow its clean technology industry, protect the environment and create jobs. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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PLAT-I sparks global interest
Friday 19th of January 2018

Sustainable Marine Energy (SME) has over the week hosted local and international visitors to its PLAT-I platform who showed interest to develop projects using the company’s floating tidal energy... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Canada rings $200M call for emerging renewables
Friday 19th of January 2018

The government of Canada has launched a call for expressions of interest for the C$200 million ($161 million) program for emerging renewables under which tidal energy projects are eligible to apply. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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AR1500 squeaky clean months after splash (Photo + video)
Thursday 18th of January 2018

Atlantis Resources has released footage which shows its AR1500 tidal turbine without any visible biofouling months after it was submerged at the MeyGen tidal array site in the Pentland Firth, off... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Registration open for Maritime & Offshore Career Event
Thursday 18th of January 2018

Maritime, offshore and logistic career hunters can now register to visit the Maritime & Offshore Career Event (MOCE) 2018 on www.MOCE.biz. On March 28, WTC Rotterdam will be the location for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Europe’s ocean industry salutes 35% by 2030 renewables goal
Thursday 18th of January 2018

Europe's ocean energy industry has welcomed the ambition shown by the European Parliament in a vote to increase the share of renewable energy sources in the EU's electricity mix to 35% by 2030. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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ORE Catapult looks to academia for offshore renewables link-up
Thursday 18th of January 2018

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult is seeking to partner with a UK-based university to accelerate electrical infrastructure research and development activities related to offshore renewable... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]…

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Nobel Prize winner advises Australian wave
Thursday 18th of January 2018

Wave Swell Energy (WSE) has informed that the Nobel Prize winner Peter Doherty accepted an honorary consultancy role with the company. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Cross-border tidal research center opens in Belfast
Thursday 18th of January 2018

Queen’s University Belfast has officially opened the €9.7 million cross-border research center for renewable energy projects in UK and Ireland. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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OPT appoints Vice President of Engineering
Thursday 18th of January 2018

US-based wave energy developer Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) has named Christopher Phebus as its new Vice President of Engineering. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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DesignPro cuts first steel for 25kW hydrokinetic device
Thursday 18th of January 2018

Irish company DesignPro has started with the construction of the hydrokinetic device planned for deployment this spring in France. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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ECA welcomes Welsh Government’s Swansea tidal lagoon move
Wednesday 17th of January 2018

Electrical Contractors' Association (ECA) has expressed its support to the recently announced Welsh Government's proposal to help get the long-delayed Swansea Bay tidal lagoon development back on... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Subhub gets out of shed, ready for final testing before launch
Wednesday 17th of January 2018

Cimpina and Mar Train Heavy Lift moved QED Naval's Subhub out of the fabrication shed to a lay-down area within the Titanic Quarter on January 13, and the platform is now set to undergo final testing... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]…

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Press release: Parliament proposal on renewables keeps Europe in the race
Wednesday 17th of January 2018

17 January 2018. Brussels. Europe’s ocean energy industry welcomed the ambition shown by European Parliament today in a vote on the recast of the Renewable Energy Directive out to 2030. MEPs backed a target of 35% renewable energy in the EU by 2030, and voted for measures to encourage investment …

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SBS, Indonesia Power enter talks over grid expansion for Nautilus
Wednesday 17th of January 2018

On 17 January, the developer of the Nautilus project – SBS – signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indonesian state-owned power transmission company PT Indonesia Power, aiming to expand the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]…

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Nova Scotia launches C$150,000 tidal energy testing call
Wednesday 17th of January 2018

The Offshore Energy Research Association (OERA), in cooperation with Nova Scotia's Department of Energy (NSDOE) and Dalhousie University, has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for testing of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Minesto plans Taiwan as first ocean current power producer
Wednesday 17th of January 2018

Minesto, which is currently working to install its Deep Green tidal technology off Keelung Island in Taiwan as part of a demonstration project, has informed that it is looking to deploy Deep Green at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]…

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Minesto could make Taiwan world’s first tidal power producer
Wednesday 17th of January 2018

Minesto, which is currently working to install its Deep Green tidal technology off Keelung Island in Taiwan as part of a demonstration project, has informed that it is looking to deploy Deep Green at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]…

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CorPower deploys half-scale C3 wave energy converter off Orkney (Photo)
Wednesday 17th of January 2018

CorPower Ocean has installed the half-scale C3 Wave Energy Converter (WEC) at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney, Scotland, and connected the device to a floating Microgrid unit... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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DP Renewables hunts for hydrokinetic site selector
Tuesday 16th of January 2018

Irish company DesignPro (DP) Renewables is looking to appoint Business Development Associate to identify suitable deployment sites for the company’s hydrokinetic devices. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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RenewableUK: Wave & tidal need route to market
Tuesday 16th of January 2018

RenewableUK has given evidence to the BEIS Committee on the cost-effectiveness of wind, wave and tidal energy, as part of the inquiry into the energy cost review conducted by Dieter Helm. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Swansea leader applauds lagoon funding pledge
Tuesday 16th of January 2018

Swansea Council Leader Rob Stewart has welcomed Welsh government's offer to invest in the building of the £1.3 billion Swansea Bay tidal lagoon. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Scotrenewables ticks Orkney’s weather box
Tuesday 16th of January 2018

Scotrenewables Tidal Power has informed its SR2000 tidal turbine maintained tidal power generation during North Atlantic storms which battered the Orkney Islands in late fall and early winter. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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ORPC bolsters management ranks
Tuesday 16th of January 2018

US-based hydrokinetic developer Ocean Renewable Power Company (ORPC) has expanded its executive team with several new appointments. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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EU seeks delivery body to bring clean energy projects to islands
Monday 15th of January 2018

The European Commission has launched a tender to set up and operate the secretariat that will provide advisory and administrative support to islands in pursuit of clean energy transition. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Ecotricity boss blasts Welsh lagoon cash bid
Monday 15th of January 2018

The founder of UK-based green outfit Ecotricity, Dale Vince, has denounced the Welsh government's proposal to invest in the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon project stating the associated costs were far... [[ 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…

MaRINET2 opens second call for offshore renewables testing
Monday 15th of January 2018

The EU-funded MaRINET2 project has launched its second call for applications for ocean energy developers. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Minesto flies smaller tidal kites offering
Monday 15th of January 2018

Minesto has outlined plans to offer a smaller Deep Green tidal energy device as it aims to open new markets and business opportunities. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Top news, January 8 – 14, 2018
Sunday 14th of January 2018

Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from January 8 – 14, 2018. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Contra-rotating tidal turbine emerges in the east
Friday 12th of January 2018

Multi-disciplinary collaboration involving several Japanese companies and organizations has resulted in the development of a contra-rotating propeller technology for tidal stream power generation. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Japan plans ocean energy R&D demo project
Friday 12th of January 2018

New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) of Japan plans to invite bids for the long-term ocean energy research and development project to accelerate the commercialization... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]…

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Norwegians stand behind Swedish tidal kite come rain or shine
Friday 12th of January 2018

Norwegian-based meteorological data systems provider Automasjon & Data (A+D) has secured a contract to supply a metocean instrumentation system for Minesto’s tidal energy installation in Wales. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Leask Marine nets EMEC cable job
Friday 12th of January 2018

Orkney-based marine operator Leask Marine has been hired by the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) for cabling work at the Fall of Warness tidal test site. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Witt Energy to showcase renewable energy tech at CLIX
Thursday 11th of January 2018

UK-based developer Witt Energy will exhibit its energy harvesting technology with potential applications in wave energy sector at the Climate Innovation Exchange (CLIX) event next week. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Florida launches tidal research program for undergraduates
Thursday 11th of January 2018

The Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center (SNMREC) at Florida Atlantic University is hosting a summer research program focused on tackling various challenges of power generation from... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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French wave company starts device construction
Thursday 11th of January 2018

Hydro Air Concept Energie (HACE) has begun building its full-scale wave energy device prototype in France. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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OTE adds new advisory board member
Thursday 11th of January 2018

Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation (OTE) has appointed William S. Joyce to its board of advisors. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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EU talks renewables growth
Wednesday 10th of January 2018

The European Commission has held the first high-level meeting of the EU Clean Energy Industrial Competitiveness and Innovation Forum to discuss the growth opportunities arising from the clean energy... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]…

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EyeSea automates fish-MHK devices video analysis
Wednesday 10th of January 2018

Researchers from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have created a video software tool called EyeSea that automatically spots the interactions between fish and marine and hydrokinetic... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]<…

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Wales pledges money for Swansea tidal lagoon
Wednesday 10th of January 2018

The First Minister for Wales Carwyn Jones has written to the UK Prime Minister Theresa May stating his intention to provide ‘substantial’ investment for the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon if that would... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Innovate UK backs Rovco in 3D subsea survey scheme
Wednesday 10th of January 2018

Subsea technology company, Rovco, has secured Innovate UK funding to develop a 3D visualization system that could revolutionize the way energy companies manage and inspect their subsea assets. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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French tackle tidal grid
Tuesday 9th of January 2018

Three French companies and one university have joined forces in a collaborative project focused on solving grid stability issues associated with tidal power generation for off-grid areas. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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French tackle tidal grid stability
Tuesday 9th of January 2018

Four French companies have joined forces in a collaborative project to solve the grid stability issues associated with tidal power generation for islands. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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STORM spawns novel wave energy connector
Tuesday 9th of January 2018

A new multi-material connector for wave energy devices has been unveiled at London's Brunel University. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Nova Scotia examines dry ports to support tidal energy
Tuesday 9th of January 2018

The Offshore Energy Research Association (OERA) has launched a request for proposals for a study into the viability of using dry ports to support tidal energy developments in Nova Scotia. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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EMEC endorses MaRINET2 testing chance
Tuesday 9th of January 2018

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has encouraged ocean energy developers, supply chain companies and research organizations to apply for access to the center’s test facilities in Scotland. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Position Paper: An electricity market design fit for renewables – key points on the Council’s general approach
Monday 8th of January 2018

Further to the meeting of the Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council that took place on Monday 18 December, the European renewables industry would like to highlight the key points of the Council’s general approach and negotiating position on the Electricity Directive and Electricity Reg…

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Video: Ocean energy adaptive management 101 with ETIP Ocean
Monday 8th of January 2018

The European Technology and Innovation Platform for Ocean Energy (ETIP Ocean) has released a recording of the webinar dedicated to adaptive management systems for ocean energy. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Wave Swell validates wave energy device
Monday 8th of January 2018

Australian wave energy developer Wave Swell Energy (WSE) has completed the validation of its wave energy device in a wider range of water depths. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Marine Renewables Canada bulks up with industry expertise
Monday 8th of January 2018

Marine Renewables Canada has appointed three new members to its 2018 Board of Directors. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Top news, January 1 – 7, 2018
Sunday 7th of January 2018

Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from January 1 – 7, 2018. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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OPT finds larger manufacturing base
Friday 5th of January 2018

Wave energy company Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) has completed the relocation of its corporate headquarters and manufacturing operations in New Jersey. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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SINN Power looks back at favorable waves of the year behind
Friday 5th of January 2018

'Preparing to ride the perfect wave' is said to have been SINN Power’s motto in 2017. Has the German wave energy developer done just that? You can find out in an end-of-year review of the company's... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]<…

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Atlantis opts out of Canadian tidal partnership
Friday 5th of January 2018

Edinburgh-based tidal energy developer Atlantis Resources has agreed to sell its stake in the Canadian joint venture to its partner DP Energy. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Minesto scouts for project delivery lead
Thursday 4th of January 2018

Tidal developer Minesto is scouting out a suitable candidate to fill the role of project manager for the company. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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CalWave gets Breakout Labs funding
Thursday 4th of January 2018

US-based start-up CalWave Power Technologies has secured a research grant from Breakout Labs fund 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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Bombora launches tenders for wave device build-out
Thursday 4th of January 2018

European subsidiary of Australia-based wave energy developer Bombora Wave Power has launched two tenders for the construction of its wave energy device. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Video: EEL Energy tests tidal membrane
Thursday 4th of January 2018

French developer EEL Energy has released a video of the recently completed trials on its tidal energy prototype based on undulating membrane concept. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Swedish wave company seeks technology chief
Thursday 4th of January 2018

CorPower Ocean is looking for wave energy professional to take up one of the key roles in the company – that of Chief Technology Officer (CTO). [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Chile makes progress with marine biocorrosion solution
Wednesday 3rd of January 2018

Marine Energy Research and Innovation Center (MERIC) of Chile has obtained 'promising' results from the testing of materials to prevent biocorrosion on marine renewable energy devices. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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NTNU in need of postdoc wave energy researcher
Wednesday 3rd of January 2018

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) has an opening for a postdoctoral position related to wave energy research. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Tocardo-Tribute share swap sinks
Wednesday 3rd of January 2018

Dutch tidal energy developer Tocardo International will not become a fully-owned subsidiary of Canadian company Tribute Resources as the parties fail to reach final share swap agreement. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Most viewed photos of 2017
Tuesday 2nd of January 2018

Tidal Energy Today has compiled photo galleries that you viewed the most in 2017. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Most watched tidal & wave energy videos of 2017
Tuesday 2nd of January 2018

Check out the playlist of tidal and wave energy videos that the readers found most interesting in 2017. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Top interviews of 2017
Tuesday 2nd of January 2018

Read Tidal Energy Today's most interesting interviews with the representatives of tidal and wave energy industry conducted throughout 2017. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Editor’s Pick: Highlights of 2017
Monday 1st of January 2018

Tidal Energy Today’s editors have compiled the list of news from tidal and wave energy sectors that have marked the year behind us. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Most read articles of 2017
Monday 1st of January 2018

Tidal Energy Today is bringing you the list of the articles you read the most in 2017. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Happy New Year
Monday 1st of January 2018

Tidal Energy Today wishes you prosperous, energetic and happy New Year! [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Top news, December 25 – 31, 2017
Sunday 31st of December 2017

Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from December 25 – 31, 2017. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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FEM on the lookout for tidal energy trainee
Friday 29th of December 2017

French marine body France Energies Marines (FEM) is seeking an intern to research cable stability and sea floor hydrodynamics in relation to tidal energy developments. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Finnish wave sets eyes on €1M crowdfunding prize
Friday 29th of December 2017

Finland-based developer Wello has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign to support its growing wave energy ambitions. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Turbine speed control could bolster Mutriku wave plant output
Friday 29th of December 2017

Researchers from the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) have found that wave power plant located off the coast of Spanish town of Mutriku could improve its efficiency. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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French marine body seeks tidal farms specialist
Thursday 28th of December 2017

French national institute dedicated to marine renewable energy research France Energies Marines (FEM) is looking to hire a research engineer specialized in marine renewable energies. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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METS 2018 calls for wave & tidal abstracts
Thursday 28th of December 2017

Marine Energy Technology Symposium (METS) is looking for abstracts related to tidal and wave energy converters to be presented during the event scheduled for spring 2018. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Spanish wave firm bags Horizon 2020 funding
Thursday 28th of December 2017

Bilbao-based developer Arrecife Energy Systems has received a financial boost through EU’s Horizon 2020 funding program 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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Wello nets 10MW wave energy order for Bali
Thursday 28th of December 2017

Gapura Energi Utama (GEU), an Indonesian infrastructure construction company, has placed an order to Finnish wave energy company Wello to supply it with a 10MW wave energy park equipped with Penguin... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]…

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Video: Subsea power hybrid’s route from paper to sea
Wednesday 27th of December 2017

The story of the Subsea Power Hub development has been shared with us by the team behind the device in a video released by East Coast Oil and Gas Engineering (EC-OG). [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Catapult guides energy innovators through progress hurdles
Wednesday 27th of December 2017

The Energy Systems Catapult (ESC) has launched a new Innovator Toolkit for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to guide them through the energy sector transformation. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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GE job cuts in UK linked to Swansea lagoon decision lag
Wednesday 27th of December 2017

More than a thousand jobs set to be lost over GE Power business restructuring in the UK have been linked to the continued delay of the UK government to make a decision 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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Ecosse’s turn to renewables results in turnover boost
Tuesday 26th of December 2017

Ecosse Subsea, the parent company of subsea technology specialist Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS), has more than doubled its turnover to almost £28 million, according to the company's latest financial... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Experts identify alternate markets for marine renewables
Tuesday 26th of December 2017

US Department of Energy's Water Power Technologies Office hosted a forum of experts who discussed and evaluated high-potential alternate markets for the emerging marine energy technologies. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Carnegie shifts board
Tuesday 26th of December 2017

Australian company Carnegie Clean Energy has made further changes to its board of directors as part of the board renewal process. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Scotland on track for renewables record
Monday 25th of December 2017

Scotland is on course for a record year of renewable electricity generation, with 19% greater output in the first three quarters of 2017 than in the same period last year. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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EMEC looks back at tidal & wave testing endeavors
Monday 25th of December 2017

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has summarized tidal and wave energy activities undertaken at the Orkney-based testing center throughout the year behind us. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Top news, December 18 – 24, 2017
Sunday 24th of December 2017

Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from December 18 – 24, 2017. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Scotrenewables sums up tidal testing high points (Video)
Friday 22nd of December 2017

Scotrenewables Tidal Power has released a video showcasing the highlights reached by its SR2000 floating tidal turbine during this year’s testing program at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC). [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Foundation laid for CorPower wave in Orkney
Friday 22nd of December 2017

Swedish wave energy developer CorPower Ocean has completed the foundation installation and the delivery of its C3 wave energy converter in Orkney. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Minesto targets $12M to finance tidal ops
Friday 22nd of December 2017

Minesto has unveiled plans to raise a little over $12 million (SEK 103.5 million) through the upcoming shares and warrants issue to support further growth of its tidal energy activities. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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STORM ropes in cross-sector offshore energy developers
Thursday 21st of December 2017

An Innovate UK-funded STORM project has set up a marine moorings masterclass for the representatives of offshore energy industry to encourage cross-sector collaboration in solving mooring systems... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Video: Eco Wave Power CEO goes full circle to tame the waves
Thursday 21st of December 2017

Inna Braverman, the Chief Executive Officer of the Israeli wave energy company Eco Wave Power, has been featured in in Google’s 3D virtual reality series showcasing female role models from around the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]…

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Scottish industry body hails government renewables goals
Thursday 21st of December 2017

A new renewable energy target contained in Scotland’s energy strategy shows ‘huge ambition’, according to Scottish Renewables. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Scotland lays out £80M for green energy growth
Thursday 21st of December 2017

Scottish government has allocated £80 million to fund low-carbon growth as it aims to reach the new target of sourcing half of the consumed power from renewable energy by 2030 set out in its first... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Strainstall loads PLAT-I tidal shackles
Thursday 21st of December 2017

Strainstall has been selected to provide load monitoring solution for Sustainable Marine Energy's PLAT-I floating tidal energy platform. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Israeli and Indian tie-up to bring Ghana wave plant online
Wednesday 20th of December 2017

Israeli wave energy company Yam Pro Energy has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Indian business conglomerate Shapoorji Pallonji (SP) Group to build wave energy power station in Ghana. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Bombora goes on a recruiting spree
Wednesday 20th of December 2017

Bombora Wave Power is looking to expand its Welsh 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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Australian wave eyes device builders
Wednesday 20th of December 2017

Australian-based wave energy developer Bombora Wave Power is seeking expressions of interest for the design, fabrication and validation of components for its wave energy device. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Financing agreed for 2MW in-river pilot tidal farm
Wednesday 20th of December 2017

The developers behind the pilot hydrokinetic tidal farm have signed a financing agreement for the project which will be installed on the river Rhône in the eastern France. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Galway Bay marine renewables test site good to go
Wednesday 20th of December 2017

The Irish government has granted a foreshore lease to the Marine Institute to install a quarter scale renewable energy test site at Galway Bay. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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ACEP bolsters PSI team
Tuesday 19th of December 2017

Alaska Center for Energy and Power (ACEP) has welcomed Tawna Morgan to its Power Systems Integration (PSI) team. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Tidal Energy Today launches new mobile site
Tuesday 19th of December 2017

Tidal Energy Today is pleased to announce the launch of a new mobile site which has been optimized for the best reader’s experience. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Cash starts to flow for Pembrokeshire marine renewables
Tuesday 19th of December 2017

The Port of Milford Haven has allocated £650,000 to start dockyard improvements as part of a project set to make Pemborke Dock a center for marine renewable energy research and development. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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EU states agree 27% renewable energy target by 2030
Tuesday 19th of December 2017

The European Council, composed out of 28 EU member states, has adopted the binding target of reaching at least 27% renewable energy of its overall energy consumption by 2030. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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SR Chief Executive: Renewables are power with purpose
Monday 18th of December 2017

Tidal Energy Today is featuring a piece written by Scottish Renewables Chief Executive Claire Mack who talked about the importance of renewable energy, both for the environment and the economy. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Report: Ministerial support dwindling for Swansea lagoon?
Monday 18th of December 2017

The Cabinet Ministers of the United Kingdom have reportedly lost confidence in the viability of the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon over high costs. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Oceana turbine passes second round of testing
Monday 18th of December 2017

The second round of testing for Oceana Energy’s in-river hydrokinetic turbine was completed last week week in ACEP’s Power Systems Integration Laboratory. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Trial lift deems Subhub fit for quayside launch
Monday 18th of December 2017

Transportation contractor Mar Train has completed a trial lift of the Subhub tidal platform to reduce the risks associated with the load out to the quayside at Harland & Wolff in Belfast,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Trials lift deems Subhub fit for quayside launch
Monday 18th of December 2017

Transportation contractor Mar Train has completed a trial lift of the Subhub tidal platform to reduce the risks associated with the load out to the quayside at Harland & Wolff in Belfast,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Top news, December 11 – 17, 2017
Sunday 17th of December 2017

Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from December 11 – 17, 2017. SIMEC dives deeper in tidal sector by acquiring 50% of Atlantis International energy,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Schottel Hydro scales down Bay of Fundy tidal ambitions
Friday 15th of December 2017

Schottel Hydro has decided to use smaller floating tidal energy platforms for the planned Bay of Fundy project in Canada. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Scottish budget earmarks £60M for low carbon innovation
Friday 15th of December 2017

The government of Scotland has reaffirmed its commitment to renewable energy by allocating multi-million funding amount for the low carbon innovation fund in a draft budget for the next year. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Scottish wave body sourcing for technical advisors
Friday 15th of December 2017

Wave Energy Scotland (WES) is looking for qualified individuals to provide technical 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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Wave device at Bimep marks power export anniversary
Friday 15th of December 2017

Marmok-A5 wave energy device is marking its first full year of deployment and grid-connection at the Bimep testing site, located off northern Spain. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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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…

Video: PLAT-I platform harnessing Scottish tides
Thursday 14th of December 2017

Sustainable Marine Energy (SME) has released a video of the recently completed installation operation of its PLAT-I floating tidal energy platform. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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USA opens $100M call for early-stage renewable energy projects
Thursday 14th of December 2017

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has launched a call for transformative energy projects as part of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy’s (ARPA‑E) latest OPEN funding opportunity. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Wave power firm renews focus on carbon capture
Thursday 14th of December 2017

US-based developer Atmocean has started exploring options of using wave energy-powered solutions to enable carbon sequestration. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Wave consortium bids to power island off Massachusetts
Thursday 14th of December 2017

A newly formed multidisciplinary consortium is looking to harness the energy of the waves to provide additional power supply for the Cuttyhunk Island in Massachusetts. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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SIMEC dives deeper in tidal sector by acquiring 50% of Atlantis
Thursday 14th of December 2017

International energy, infrastructure and natural resources group SIMEC has signed a conditional agreement with Atlantis Resources to acquire 49.9% of tidal energy developer’s share capital. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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UK: Tidal and wave put under government ‘triple test’ probe
Wednesday 13th of December 2017

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and industry body RenewableUK, have launched an evidence-based assessment to show how marine renewables can meet UK government’s new technology tests. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Marine-i spotlights COAST Lab testing facilities
Wednesday 13th of December 2017

Marine-i, a pioneering program designed to boost the marine technology sector in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, is organizing an event to showcase the testing capabilities of COAST Lab facilities... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]…

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OPT widens second quarter loss
Wednesday 13th of December 2017

Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) has booked a net loss for the second quarter of fiscal year 2018 which is 62% wider when 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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Online service goes live for tidal and wave collaborations
Wednesday 13th of December 2017

Wave Energy Scotland (WES) and National Subsea Research Initiative (NSRI) have launched an online service to help subsea supply companies work together in bidding for contracts in wave and tidal... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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North-West Europe fit for €50M renewable energy call
Tuesday 12th of December 2017

The Interreg North-West Europe Programme has unveiled plans to launch a targeted call for proposals for renewable energy projects in the countries of north-west Europe next year. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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English Channel power link secures all UK permits
Tuesday 12th of December 2017

The Interconnexion France-Angleterre (IFA2) electricity transmission project has received all necessary consents in the UK, the country’s Marine Management Organisation (MMO) informed. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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EEL Energy performs tidal membrane try-outs in Brest
Tuesday 12th of December 2017

French tidal energy developer EEL Energy has conducted trials on its scaled tidal energy prototype in 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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PLAT-I tidal platform generates first power
Tuesday 12th of December 2017

Sustainable Marine Energy (SME) has informed its recently installed PLAT-I tidal energy platform started generating power at Connel Sound in Scotland. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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UK puts £19M up for grabs for energy innovators
Monday 11th of December 2017

Innovate UK has launched a £19 million call for cutting-edge technology innovation projects from any sector, including tidal and wave energy. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Magallanes equips Atir platform for tidal generation
Monday 11th of December 2017

Spanish tidal energy developer Magallanes Renovables has completed the installation of all six blades for its 2MW floating tidal energy platform called Atir. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Magallanes ready for energy production tests
Monday 11th of December 2017

Spanish tidal energy developer Magallanes Renovables has completed all the necessary preparations for the beginning of energy generation trials on its floating tidal energy platform called Atir. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Edinburgh Uni calls for tidal device modeling assistance
Monday 11th of December 2017

Edinburgh University’s School of Engineering is looking to hire a research associate who will work on computer modeling of tidal energy devices. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Menter Môn hires Morlais tidal delivery guides
Monday 11th of December 2017

Menter Môn, the manager of the Morlais tidal energy scheme, has hired two Welsh-based consultancies to help with the project delivery. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Top news, December 4 – 10, 2017
Sunday 10th of December 2017

Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from December 4 – 10, 2017. Leask Marine reels in Deep Green tidal installation contract Minesto has appointed... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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ÉireComposites boosts equipment for tidal energy services
Friday 8th of December 2017

ÉireComposites has secured a little over €250,000 from the Marine Institute of Ireland for the provision of new specialist marine equipment that will enhance its services for tidal energy sector. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Leask Marine reels in Deep Green tidal installation contract
Friday 8th of December 2017

Minesto has appointed Leask Marine for the installation of the supporting components and systems for Deep Green tidal energy project 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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ORPC creates fund for UMaine marine students
Friday 8th of December 2017

Ocean Renewable Power Company (ORPC) has in partnership with the University of Maine (UMaine) Foundation established a fund for students at the UMaine School of Marine Sciences. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Wales invites public input on marine plan draft
Friday 8th of December 2017

The government of Wales has launched a public consultation on its first national marine plan which sets out the vision and objectives for the sustainable management of Welsh seas. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Ireland: UCC researchers plan clean future
Thursday 7th of December 2017

Environmental Research Institute (ERI) of the University College Cork (UCC) in Ireland has released its strategic plan for the next four years. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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ETIP Ocean tackles ocean energy adaptive management
Thursday 7th of December 2017

The European Technology and Innovation Platform for Ocean Energy (ETIP Ocean) has arranged a webinar dedicated to adaptive management systems for ocean energy technologies. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Guinard Energies looks for tidal engineer
Thursday 7th of December 2017

French tidal energy start-up Guinard Energies is recruiting for an electrical engineer who would work on the 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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Bardot Group names strategy chief for marine renewables
Thursday 7th of December 2017

French engineering company Bardot Group has appointed Julien Blanc as the head of newly created department for strategic consulting for energy transition. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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EIB Group, EC shift focus to innovation funding support
Wednesday 6th of December 2017

The European Investment Bank (EIB) Group and the European Commission have agreed the launch of a new set of products to support renewable energy innovators across Europe and neighboring countries. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Basques to set up offshore renewables research lab
Wednesday 6th of December 2017

Three organizations based in the Spanish Basque country have agreed to create a joint research laboratory for offshore renewable energies. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Filipino-French joint venture urges for tidal guarantees
Wednesday 6th of December 2017

San Bernardino Ocean Power Corp has reportedly encouraged the Philippine government’s plans to establish a single government-run guarantee agency as it would help the company attract investments. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Oregon’s ports set to exploit wave test center chances
Wednesday 6th of December 2017

The ports along the coast of Oregon are well positioned to seize the opportunities expected to arise from the development of a national open ocean test center off Newport, said Bud Shoemake, Director... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]…

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SeaPower Platform testing underway at FloWave
Tuesday 5th of December 2017

The developers behind the ACER2 wave energy project have started testing the SeaPower Platform at the FloWave test tank. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Gallery: Life DemoWave buoys taking shape
Tuesday 5th of December 2017

EU-backed Life DemoWave project is making progress with the construction of wave energy buoys that will be deployed for demonstration purposes off the coast of Galicia in Spain. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Foresight sets up green fund for UK renewables
Tuesday 5th of December 2017

Foresight Group has launched a new fund to invest in UK-listed renewable energy and infrastructure equities and bonds. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Hydrotube Energie gets free power from tidal turbine
Tuesday 5th of December 2017

French hydrokinetic developer Hydrotube Energie has installed and connected its H3.V2 tidal turbine in Bordeaux, France. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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OTE stocks OTEC market report
Monday 4th of December 2017

Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation (OTE) has announced the release of a research report on the company prepared by the provider of stock information and consulting services StockWatchIndex. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Bio-on and AkzoNobel continue fight against marine fouling
Monday 4th of December 2017

Italian biotechnology company Bio-on and Dutch paints and coatings company AkzoNobel have agreed to further their collaboration in developing protective solutions against marine biofouling which can... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]…

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Bristol wave calls on investment angels
Monday 4th of December 2017

Bristol-based wave energy developer Embley Energy is looking to secure funding to take the development of its Sperboy wave energy concept to the next stage. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Wales puts £10M energy service contract on offer
Monday 4th of December 2017

The government of Wales is looking to enter into a framework agreement for a new energy service that will provide support for the delivery of renewable energy projects across the country. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Top news, Nov 27 – Dec 3, 2017
Sunday 3rd of December 2017

Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from November 27 until December 3, 2017. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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SINN Power targets GreenTec gifts
Friday 1st of December 2017

German wave energy developer SINN Power has been included among the top 10 nominees in two categories of the GreenTec Awards 2018. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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NOVELTIS rolls out free tidal assessment tool
Friday 1st of December 2017

French-based company NOVELTIS has launched a free worldwide decision support tool dubbed TidEA that helps identify the most appropriate sites for tidal energy project development. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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OPERA releases wave of data for Bimep site
Friday 1st of December 2017

The EU-funded OPERA project has published wave resource data collected at MARMOK-5 wave energy device’s demonstration site at the Biscay Marine Energy Platform (Bimep). [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Report: Naval Energies to cut workforce
Friday 1st of December 2017

Naval Group's subsidiary for marine renewable energies Naval Energies is reportedly planning to significantly reduce its workforce due to slower market development than previously anticipated. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Naval Energies to cut workforce
Friday 1st of December 2017

Naval Group’s subsidiary for marine renewable energies Naval Energies is planning to reduce its workforce due to slower market development than previously anticipated. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Atlantis wins with ‘outstanding’ MeyGen
Friday 1st of December 2017

Atlantis Resources has scooped an award for the MeyGen tidal stream array project at the Scottish Green Energy Awards. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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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…

Olympic Subsea eyes renewables lift as it books Q3 loss
Thursday 30th of November 2017

Olympic Subsea has reported a net loss of NOK 36 million ($4.36 million) for the third quarter of 2017 as it anticipates the increase in activities in renewable energy sector in the coming year. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Franco-German tidal cooperation up for award
Thursday 30th of November 2017

French tidal energy developer EEL Energy and German-based CFD solutions provider DHCAE Tools have scooped a joint finalist nomination for the Franco-German Economy Awards 2017. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Marine Scotland tracks seals in tidally energetic areas
Thursday 30th of November 2017

Marine Scotland Science has released a report on how seals use the water column in tidally energetic areas based on a case study conducted at the Brims tidal energy lease area. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Partnerships drive ORE Catapult’s innovation growth
Thursday 30th of November 2017

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult undertook over 500 collaborations with industry and academia in its latest financial year - a 10% increase from the previous year, according to its latest... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]…

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MaRINET2 grants virtual access to offshore research data
Thursday 30th of November 2017

The EU-funded MaRINET2 project has launched its Virtual Access Service that provides researchers and technology developers with remote access to datasets gathered by offshore renewable energy... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Tidal newcomer seeks concept design help
Wednesday 29th of November 2017

Cornish tidal energy start-up Inyanga-Tech has launched a tender for a contractor who would assist it with a concept and feasibility study on a novel invention for harnessing tidal energy. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Anglesey MP Owen tours Minesto’s tidal base
Wednesday 29th of November 2017

Ynys Môn (Anglesey) MP Albert Owen, who is also on the House of Commons Business & Energy Select Committee, has visited Minesto to receive an update on its tidal energy project in Holyhead Deep. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Smart Islands project poised for £3M funding award
Wednesday 29th of November 2017

The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has agreed in principle to invest up to £2.95 million in the Smart Islands renewables initiative on the Isles of Scilly. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Scotrenewables hits 1GWh tidal generation mark
Wednesday 29th of November 2017

Scotrenewables Tidal Power’s floating tidal energy turbine SR2000 has clocked up over 1GWh of tidal energy generation at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) at record time. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Canada forges partnership to fund marine energy research
Wednesday 29th of November 2017

The Offshore Energy Research Association of Nova Scotia (OERA) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) have signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly fund... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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MAKO eyes Papua New Guinea tides
Tuesday 28th of November 2017

MAKO Tidal Turbines has reportedly signed an agreement with Papua New Guinea's Autonomous Bougainville Government for the development of a tidal energy demonstration site. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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EU: Ocean industry body welcomes 35% renewables by 2030 proposal
Tuesday 28th of November 2017

Ocean Energy Europe (OEE) has welcomed ITRE committee's endorsement of a 35% renewable energy target for 2030 stating it can bring the EU back on track to global leadership in renewable energy sector. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]<…

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Press release: ITRE committee’s endorsement of a 35% renewable energy target for 2030 can bring the EU back on track to global leadership
Tuesday 28th of November 2017

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Tidal Lagoon Power forms partnership for nature
Tuesday 28th of November 2017

Tidal Lagoon Power (TLP) has teamed up with Gwynedd Council to maintain the nature reserves in North Wales. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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US DOE opens $16M call for small business R&D
Tuesday 28th of November 2017

US Department of Energy (DOE) has issued the second funding opportunity announcement for small businesses through its innovation research and technology transfer programs. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Natural Power names offshore chief
Tuesday 28th of November 2017

Renewable energy consultancy Natural Power has appointed Nancy McLean as Head of Offshore to lead its offshore business and explore new opportunities both within the UK and internationally. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Portugal adopts ocean energy buildout plan
Monday 27th of November 2017

The government of Portugal has approved the industrial strategy designed to accelerate the development of its ocean renewable energy sector along with the corresponding action plan. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Fortum grabs 10% stake in Swedish wave firm
Monday 27th of November 2017

The Finnish power utility Fortum has acquired shares in wave energy player Seabased, corresponding to an approximate 10% stake in the company. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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UK puts clean growth at the heart of Industrial Strategy
Monday 27th of November 2017

The UK government has identified clean growth as one of the four 'grand challenges' with the potential to put the UK at the forefront of the industries of the future. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Minesto looks for test rig developer
Monday 27th of November 2017

Swedish tidal energy developer Minesto is recruiting for a developer who will build and maintain new and existing test rigs for the company's products in Gothenburg, Sweden. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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SME installs PLAT-I tidal platform
Monday 27th of November 2017

Sustainable Marine Energy (SME) has installed the PLAT-I floating tidal energy platform in Connel Sound in Scotland. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Top news, November 20 – 26, 2017
Sunday 26th of November 2017

Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from November 20 – 26, 2017. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Damage prompts Waves4Power to end Runde wave tests earlier
Friday 24th of November 2017

Waves4Power has decided to recover the WaveEL wave energy buoy earlier than anticipated due to the damage on the unit’s anchoring lines. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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OES examines EIA tools for marine renewables
Friday 24th of November 2017

Ocean Energy Systems (OES) Annex IV project has organized a webinar to discuss three tools that can be employed for addressing environmental impact assessment (EIA) concerns around marine renewable... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]<…

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NIOT’s wave-powered buoy sets sail
Friday 24th of November 2017

National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) of India has launched its first wave-powered navigational buoy in Chennai, a city on the east coast of India. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Video: Experts talk wave power PTOs
Friday 24th of November 2017

ETIP Ocean has released a recording of the recently held webinar which featured experts from major wave energy companies who talked about technology developments in the wave energy sector. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Crown Estate Scotland seeks CEO
Thursday 23rd of November 2017

Crown Estate Scotland, the manager of land and marine assets on behalf of Scottish government, is looking to hire a Chief Executive Officer. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Scotload keeps MeyGen turbines safe
Thursday 23rd of November 2017

Strainstall sister company, Scotload, the specialist in load measuring and monitoring solutions, has recently provided load monitoring shackles to the MeyGen project to ensure safe offshore... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Ireland boosts marine research with €3.3M in funding grants
Thursday 23rd of November 2017

The Irish government has awarded funding to 20 research projects in the areas of specialist marine equipment, and ocean law and marine governance. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Budget 2017: UK steers away from new green subsidies
Thursday 23rd of November 2017

The UK government has confirmed that there will be no new subsidies for renewable power deployments until 2025 under the new scheme set to replace the Levy Control Framework (LCF) which funds new... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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SCORE project moves forward to tidal arrays modeling
Wednesday 22nd of November 2017

University of Algarve’s Marine Offshore Renewable Energy (MORE) team has finished data capturing with Evopod E1 tidal unit conducted in Portugal as part of the SCORE project. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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DesignPro picks SEENEOH for hydrokinetic testing
Wednesday 22nd of November 2017

Irish company DesignPro has selected the SEENEOH tidal test site in France to trial its 25kW hydrokinetic turbine. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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5th OTEC Symposium
Wednesday 22nd of November 2017

The 5th International OTEC Symposium took place on Reunion Island on November 7-9, 2017. This gathering follows the previous four in Hawaii, Malaysia, South Korea, and the Netherlands. Reunion Island is a French territory off Madagascar and hosts the Naval Energies and Technical University of Reu…

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PLAT-I tidal platform fully equipped
Wednesday 22nd of November 2017

Sustainable Marine Energy (SME) has assembled its PLAT-I floating tidal energy platform ahead of upcoming trials in Connel Sound in Scotland. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Bourne tidal test site emerges in United States
Wednesday 22nd of November 2017

The works on the installation of the Bourne tidal test site in Massachusetts’ Cape Cod Canal have been completed. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Wales calls for tidal and wave research support
Wednesday 22nd of November 2017

The Welsh government is looking to commission a contractor to conduct tidal and wave research work in support of the Welsh National Marine Plan. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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EC-OG wraps up Subsea Power Hub trials in Orkney
Wednesday 22nd of November 2017

East Coast Oil and Gas Engineering (EC-OG) has completed the testing program for its Subsea Power Hub hybrid unit 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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Scots form energy ports portal
Tuesday 21st of November 2017

The Scottish Energy Ports Capability Directory has been launched with the aim to provide up to date technical information on active marine energy industry ports covering the oil and gas,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Structural Awards 2017 celebrate MeyGen’s extremes
Tuesday 21st of November 2017

The initial phase of the MeyGen tidal energy project has won an award for its tidal turbine support structures at this year's Structural Awards. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Canada launches C$155M clean growth program
Tuesday 21st of November 2017

The government of Canada has put in motion a C$155 million ($121 million) program that will fund clean technology projects in the area of energy and other sectors to help reduce greenhouse gas... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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NKT ropes the power of waves
Tuesday 21st of November 2017

German-based power cable provider NKT is testing the new set of cables in Waves4Power’s wave energy project in Norway as it looks to take a share in the emerging wave power market. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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Atlantis steps closer to Wyre estuary tidal lease
Tuesday 21st of November 2017

Atlantis Resources has signed heads of terms with the Duchy of Lancaster for an option for the long-term lease of the riverbed required to develop the Wyre estuary tidal barrage and flood protection... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]…

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Bluerise ends effective crowdfunding campaign
Monday 20th of November 2017

Dutch OTEC developer Bluerise has concluded its crowdfunding campaign, having raised more than double the amount of the original target.

The crowdfunding campaign, closed on November 18, 2017, brought in €657,000 to Bluerise from 518 investors during a period of one month.

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SPIRE 2 energy storage project opens for tidal researchers
Monday 20th of November 2017

Strathclyde University is looking for PhD researchers who would work on materials-based research topics in tidal energy sector as part of the SPIRE 2 energy storage project.

Strathclyde University is offering PhD research opportunities related to the effects of sea water, sediment flow, an…

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Wales: Over 100 businesses urge for Swansea lagoon green light
Monday 20th of November 2017

Over 100 business people and organizations from South West Wales have signed a letter to UK’s Prime Minister Theresa May urging for the green light for the tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay.

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Bombora expands to Europe with plans to deploy off Wales
Monday 20th of November 2017

Australian wave energy developer Bombora Wave Power has unveiled plans to expand its operations in Europe with new headquarters to be based in Wales, United Kingdom.

Bombora is basing its operations in the south of Wales at Pembroke Dock to take advantage of the region’s supply chain capab…

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Top news, November 13 – 19, 2017
Sunday 19th of November 2017

Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from November 13 – 19, 2017.

Carnegie designs more powerful CETO 6 wave unit

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Oregon’s center for marine renewables seeks new chief
Friday 17th of November 2017

Oregon State University (OSU) is looking to hire a Director for the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center (NNMREC).

The NNMREC Director at OSU is a 12-month fixed term position reporting to the OSU Vice President for Research.

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Chile: MERIC, UMAG present MRE roadmap for Magallanes region
Friday 17th of November 2017

Marine Energy Research and Innovation Center of Chile (MERIC) and the University of Magallanes (UMAG) have presented a roadmap for the development of marine renewable energy (MRE) sector in the Magallanes region.

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Ditrel concludes Konekta2 trials at Bimep
Friday 17th of November 2017

Ditrel Industrial has completed the survivabiltiy trials of its electric subsea connector Konekta2 at the Biscay Marine Energy Platform (Bimep).

Spanish engineering company Ditrel completed the decommissioning of the 13.2kW prototype connector from Bimep in October, where it was installed …

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British Columbia PRIMED for marine renewables
Friday 17th of November 2017

The government of Canada has provided funding for the establishment of the Pacific Regional Institute for Marine Energy Discovery (PRIMED) to help develop and commercialize marine renewable energy technologies.

The PRIMED project, led by University of Victoria (UVic) mechanical engineer Br…

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Bombora scores funding for 1.5MW wave device roll-out
Friday 17th of November 2017

Bombora Wave Power has secured a multimillion-dollar investment to support the construction of its first commercial-sized mWave wave energy device.

The investment is being provided by new strategic investor, Enzen, a global energy and environment company that provides strategic advisory an…

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Marine energy experts consult on ORE Supergen future
Thursday 16th of November 2017

Leading figures from the renewable energy sector have gathered in Plymouth to consult on the future steps for the ORE Supergen program.

More than 60 experts in marine renewable energy and offshore wind, representing both academia and industry, attended a workshop staged by the University o…

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Subsea Power Hub takes innovation prize home
Thursday 16th of November 2017

East Coast Oil and Gas Engineering (EC-OG) has won an award for its Subsea Power Hub at the Scottish Environment Business Awards.

The Scottish Environment Business Awards, also known as VIBES, reward companies who are at the forefront of eco-innovation, with the aim of establishing a stron…

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STR teams up with SENSYS for UXO detection
Thursday 16th of November 2017

Subsea Technology & Rentals (STR) has formed strategic partnership with SENSYS to boost its UXO detection services for the offshore energy sector.

The agreement will provide STR’s global offshore energy customer base with access to SENSYS’s active and passive multi-channel unexploded o…

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IRENA, ADFD launch $50M call for renewables
Thursday 16th of November 2017

International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) have opened the sixth round of funding for renewable energy projects in developing countries.

The renewable energy projects eligible to apply for funding include those from ocean energy, solar energ…

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Bombora makes board changes
Thursday 16th of November 2017

Bombora Wave Power has made a number of changes to its Board of Directors including the appointment of a new Chair, Richard Beresford.

Beresford is a highly experienced renewable energy and natural gas executive who specializes in commercializing new energy technologies and resources, said…

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Wales awards tidal energy efforts
Wednesday 15th of November 2017

Wales Green Energy Awards has recognized the achievements of two local tidal energy players during the ceremony held in Cardiff.

The awards, held on November 10, 2017, recognized the efforts of the Welsh marine body Marine Energy Wales by selecting the organization as the most outstanding …

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WSE to install 200kW wave unit next year
Wednesday 15th of November 2017

Wave Swell Energy (WSE) has unveiled plans to install a 200kW wave energy device on the eastern side of King Island in Tasmania before the end of 2018.

The installation of the smaller version of the device in a more benign wave climate is expected to bridge the gap between the tank testing…

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Wello’s Penguin grows 15% stronger
Wednesday 15th of November 2017

Wello has informed that the new version of its Penguin wave energy converter produces 15% more power than the previous iterations.

Finnish wave energy developer Wello said the costs of the devices were kept the same for the Penguin WEC-3 with the increased power production.

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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…

Mayor Rotheram resurrects River Mersey tidal plans
Wednesday 15th of November 2017

Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram has rebooted the plans to develop a tidal energy project in the River Mersey.

Rotheram appointed the former UK Chair of Ørsted, previously known as Dong Energy, Brent Cheshire to spearhead plans to harness the power of the River Mersey.

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DHI puts metocean data online
Tuesday 14th of November 2017

Danish research and consultancy organization DHI has launched an online portal that offers instant access to metocean data and analytics.

The DHI MetOcean Data Portal allows users to download and validate nearly 40 years of metocean data, including the information on wind, wave, water leve…

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Morlais tidal energy project in need of delivery team
Tuesday 14th of November 2017

Menter Môn has embarked on a recruiting spree with six job openings reserved for the team that will help deliver the scheme proposed off Anglesey in North Wales.

The six positions up for grabs range from administrative position, through finance and procurement posts, including three openin…

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Video: ORE Catapult applauds Nova’s tidal innovation
Tuesday 14th of November 2017

Nova Innovation has been hailed as a tidal energy game changer by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, the UK’s flagship innovation center for offshore renewable energy.

Nova Innovation is the third company to feature in a series of case studies showcasing the pioneering British c…

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WES funds further innovation landscaping studies
Tuesday 14th of November 2017

Wave Energy Scotland (WES) is looking to invest in two short projects that are expected to help shape the organization’s future research and development programs.

The Scottish wave body WES said £160,000 is up for award for two contracts.

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Joint study inspects misaligned flow effects on tidal turbines
Tuesday 14th of November 2017

Intertek Energy & Water has released a research paper that investigated the implications of misaligned flow on tidal energy turbines.

The joint study by Intertek Energy & Water, Cardiff University, the University of South Wales and the University of Edinburgh aims to provide vital …

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QED Naval commissions Subhub tidal platform
Tuesday 14th of November 2017

QED Naval has completed the commissioning of all onboard ballast and instrumentation systems on the Subhub tidal energy platform.

The Subhub platform is now ready for testing and launch early in 2018, the Edinburgh-based engineering consultancy QED Naval informed.

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Waves4Power CEO quits
Monday 13th of November 2017

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Waves4Power, Ulf Lindelöf, has resigned from the position after five years.

The Swedish wave energy developer said the reason behind Lindelöf’s decision to leave the company lies in the disagreement with Waves4Power’s board on the future governance of t…

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Video: CorPower gearing up for Orkney’s waves
Monday 13th of November 2017

Swedish wave energy developer CorPower Ocean has released a video update on HiWave & HiDrive projects as it prepares to move its Stage 3 wave energy device from Stockholm to Orkney.

CorPower Ocean is currently performing a structured verification of its large-scale wave energy converte…

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Magallanes fits tidal blades on Atir floating platform
Monday 13th of November 2017

Magallanes Renovables has installed the blades on one of the rotors of its Atir floating tidal energy platform ahead of towing trials in Vigo estuary, Spain.

Galician tidal energy developer Magallanes Renovables fitted the blades on one of the two rotors of the platform in a diving operati…

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Green Marine UK gets certified
Monday 13th of November 2017

Scottish marine services provider Green Marine UK has been awarded the ISO certification for ISO9001:2015, ISO14001:2015 and OHSAS18001:2007.

The audit process of the UK’s national accreditation body UKAS was carried out by auditors Global Group for Quality, Environment and Safety.

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Carnegie designs more powerful CETO 6 wave unit
Monday 13th of November 2017

Australian clean energy developer Carnegie Clean Energy has released an update on the latest design developments to its commercial prototype, the CETO 6 unit, which is now rated at 1.5MW.

The new CETO 6 unit will have a nominal capacity of 1.5MW – up from 1MW for the previous design, Carne…

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Top news, November 6 – 12, 2017
Sunday 12th of November 2017

Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from November 6 – 12, 2017.

Tidal array demo project off France comes to end

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OEE joins lobbying campaign for small-scale renewables
Friday 10th of November 2017

Ocean Energy Europe (OEE) has joined other European energy associations in the call to policy makers to take a step-wise approach towards the market integration of small-scale renewable and high efficiency cogeneration installations.

While the European institutions are negotiating the reca…

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IRENA: Paris could underpin renewable energy ambitions growth
Friday 10th of November 2017

Countries have an opportunity to significantly increase renewable energy ambition and to accelerate its deployment in an effort to reach climate objectives under the Paris Agreement, a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has found.

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Maestrale reviews blue energy solutions for Mediterranean
Friday 10th of November 2017

Maestrale project partners have released the results of study visits to Italy and Sweden conducted in search of the blue energy technological solution that could be applied in the Mediterranean area.

The three study visits organized over the summer by the Maestrale project partners emphasi…

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Innovacorp reshuffles board of directors
Friday 10th of November 2017

Nova Scotia’s early stage venture capital organization Innovacorp has appointed two new members to its board of directors.

The new appointments are David Wilson, President of Wilsons Security, and Dawn Umlah, Chief Operating Officer of Spring Loaded Technology.

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EnFAIT tidal array project moves to detailed design phase
Friday 10th of November 2017

Horizon 2020-funded Enabling Future Arrays in Tidal (EnFAIT) project, led by Scottish tidal energy developer Nova Innovation, has progressed to the detailed design phase.

The EnFAIT consortium, involving nine leading industrial, academic and research organizations in tidal energy sector, h…

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Canada funds five projects to tackle tidal knowledge gaps
Thursday 9th of November 2017

The Offshore Energy Research Association of Nova Scotia (OERA) has awarded C$1.25 million in support of five collaborative research projects aimed at addressing knowledge gaps and challenges associated with tidal energy development in Canada.

The projects were funded under the OERA researc…

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EU makes available €8M for ocean renewable energy
Thursday 9th of November 2017

European Commission has earmarked €8 million to help developers test novel products and services in high-potential emerging blue economy sectors, including ocean renewable energy.

Funded under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund, the announced funding is part of a larger €14.5 million…

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OEE welcomes ETS Innovation Fund go-ahead
Thursday 9th of November 2017

Ocean Energy Europe has welcomed the deal on the new Innovation Fund which is intended to bring the next generation of clean energy technologies to market.

The agreement was reached by the European Council, Parliament and Commission as part of the revision of the Emission Trading System (E…

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Universities unite to advance AI tech for offshore energy
Thursday 9th of November 2017

A consortium of five universities will use up to £36 million of support to advance robotics and artificial intelligence technologies for the inspection, repair, maintenance and certification of offshore energy platforms and assets.

The Edinburgh Centre for Robotics, a partnership between H…

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Press statement: ETS Innovation Fund can deliver the next generation of renewable energy technologies
Thursday 9th of November 2017

09.11.2017

Ocean Energy Europe welcomes todays deal on the new Innovation Fund, intended to bring to market the next generation of clean energy technologies. The agreement was reached by the European Council, Parliament and Commission early this morning as part of the Emission Trading Syst…

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Gallery: Bourne tidal test site taking shape in Cape Cod
Thursday 9th of November 2017

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Marine Renewable Energy Collaborative (MRECo) has started the installation of components for the Bourne Tidal Test Site (BTTS) being built in Cape Cod Canal in Massachusetts.

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Small is beautiful: Don’t burden small businesses and consumers, empower them to boost the energy transition
Thursday 9th of November 2017

PRESS RELEASE – Brussels, 9th of November 2017 – The trade associations representing key players in Europe’s energy transition urge policy makers to take a step-wise approach towards the market integration of small-scale renewable and high efficiency cogeneration installations.

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Waves4Power marks 5 months of powering Norway
Thursday 9th of November 2017

Waves4Power’s WaveEL wave energy device has reached five months of exporting electricity to the Norwegian power grid from the Runde test site.

Swedish wave energy developer Waves4Power said everything is going according to plan even though the wave climate varied greatly during the five mo…

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CorPower expands to Scotland ahead of Orkney deployment
Thursday 9th of November 2017

Swedish wave energy developer CorPower Ocean has set up a Scottish subsidiary to support its growing activities in the country and prepare for wave energy device deployment off Orkney.

The newly established CorPower Ocean Ltd, with offices in Kirkwall, has already welcomed two new members …

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Nova Scotia forms small-scale tidal appraisal crew
Wednesday 8th of November 2017

Offshore Energy Research Association of Nova Scotia (OERA) has hired several experts to determine if there is a practical business case for establishing and operating a small-scale tidal test facility in Nova Scotia.

OERA awarded the ‘Nova Scotia Small Tidal Test Center – Establishing a Bu…

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Marine energy standardization experts meet in Hawaii
Wednesday 8th of November 2017

The US Technical Advisory Group of the IEC TC-114, which covers wave, tidal, and other water current converters, held a meeting in Hawaii to discuss the latest in marine energy standardization.

The meeting focused on the status of the committee’s technical specifications and US strategies …

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MeyGen scoops Structural Awards 2017 nomination
Wednesday 8th of November 2017

MeyGen tidal energy project has been nominated for this year’s Structural Awards which celebrate the world’s most outstanding structural engineering achievements.

MeyGen has been shortlisted in two categories of The Structural Awards 2017, being organized and hosted by the Institution of S…

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EC-OG collects ISO accreditation
Wednesday 8th of November 2017

East Coast Oil and Gas Engineering (EC-OG) has achieved certification for the new International Standardisation for Organisation certification, ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 standards.

The ISO framework allows businesses to show that they have consistency, efficiency and productivity wi…

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Wave Water Works shows interest to power Caribbean islands
Wednesday 8th of November 2017

US-based wave energy developer Wave Water Works is looking for contracts to supply clean power to US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico following the recent massive hurricanes in the area.

The company is hoping to get its patented Oscillo Drive wave energy converter in use in both Puerto Rico …

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OES reports on SE Asia insular ocean energy challenges
Tuesday 7th of November 2017

Ocean Energy Systems (OES) has released a report on the workshop that explored the opportunities and barriers to local adoption of ocean renewable energy in islands and remote coastal areas in Southeast Asia.

The two-day workshop facilitated the discussions of the various stakeholders in t…

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IEA launches €30M clean energy transitions plan
Tuesday 7th of November 2017

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has launched the Clean Energy Transitions Programme with the backing of 13 countries to support clean energy transitions around the world.

The Programme, announced on November 7, 2017, will leverage IEA members’ clean energy commitment and the IEA’s en…

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SME unveils PLAT-I ‘game changer’ for inshore tidal
Tuesday 7th of November 2017

Sustainable Marine Energy (SME) has presented the design of its new floating tidal energy platform, the PLAT-I, which will shortly be making its way out to the Philippines for real-sea deployment.

The PLAT-I floating tidal energy platform is designed for more sheltered and slightly more be…

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Waves4Power eyes wave energy park off Isles of Scilly
Tuesday 7th of November 2017

Swedish wave energy developer Waves4Power is looking to create a wave energy park off the Isles of Scilly, UK media reports.

Waves4Power is considering getting onboard the Smart Islands project to develop a full-scale wave energy park that would help the isles meet its electricity needs an…

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Tidal array demo project off France comes to end
Tuesday 7th of November 2017

Naval Energies and EDF Group have decided to bring the Paimpol-Bréhat tidal energy array demonstration project to a close.

Namely, the companies will not be reinstalling OpenHydro tidal turbines at the Paimpol-Bréhat site off Brittany, as they have completed the lesson learning from constr…

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Crown Estate Scotland pledges to pilot local management
Monday 6th of November 2017

Crown Estate Scotland has committed to launch a new scheme that will enable local authorities, development trusts and other bodies to apply to manage assets in their local area.

The business, which manages land and property including seabed, foreshore, rural estates and more, Crown Estate …

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Bluerise keeps overfunding flow
Monday 6th of November 2017

Dutch ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) projects developer Bluerise has decided to increase the target for its ongoing crowdfunding campaign once again, after securing €500,000 two weeks before the campaign closes.

Bluerise launched the crowdfunding campaign on October 19, 2017, initi…

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Guinard ready for French Guiana tidal installation
Monday 6th of November 2017

Guinard Energies has completed the demonstration of its P66 tidal turbine in the port of Brest ahead of its upcoming installation in French Guiana.

The French start-up Guinard Energies said the 3.5kW tidal turbine will ‘very soon’ be installed in French Guiana where it will provide power f…

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Scotrenewables launches funding round
Monday 6th of November 2017

Scotrenewables Tidal Power has opened a new funding round to take forward its tidal energy technology towards commercialization.

The developer of the 2MW floating tidal turbine the SR2000, Scotrenewables Tidal Power, has appointed financial advisors Simmons & Company International, the…

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Protean names non-exec director
Monday 6th of November 2017

Australian clean energy developer Protean Energy has appointed Wayne Loxton as Non-Executive Director.

Loxton is a Mining engineer with experience spanning 30 years including formulating project development strategies, completing feasibility studies, conducting due diligence, executing cap…

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Carnegie’s Albany wave project gets underway
Monday 6th of November 2017

Carnegie Clean Energy has started the design and development activities for its Albany wave energy project located off Western Australia.

The first phase of the project involves the detailed, localized measurement of the wave resource at the specific offshore site proposed for the installa…

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Top news, Oct 30 – Nov 5, 2017
Sunday 5th of November 2017

Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from October 30 until November 5, 2017.

Cape Sharp Tidal delays second turbine deployment

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Ocean energy test centers connect in Canary Islands
Friday 3rd of November 2017

The International Wave and Tidal Energy Research Sites (WaTERS) network has held its fourth meeting in Canary Islands to discuss common challenges and collaborative opportunities.

Hosted by PLOCAN in Gran Canaria, the discussions focused on knowledge sharing within transnational research p…

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EMEC recruits for electrical engineers
Friday 3rd of November 2017

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) is seeking electrical and performance test engineers who would assist the Orkney-based facility in wave and tidal energy testing activities.

EMEC is looking to hire a Senior Electrical & Performance Test Engineer who will work to ensure that EME…

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Space@Sea to prove multi-use potential of floating islands
Friday 3rd of November 2017

The Space@Sea project has officially started with the aim of developing a standardized and cost-efficient modular island capable of producing and storing energy from offshore renewable sources, among its other multi-use applications.

Space@Sea consists of seventeen European partners, inclu…

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UK public remains highly supportive of tidal & wave
Friday 3rd of November 2017

The new government statistics on energy and climate change has shown that 79% of UK public supports the use of tidal and wave energy technologies.

New data from the UK government’s Energy and Climate Change Public Attitudes Tracker shows that public support for renewable energy technologie…

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Bourne tidal test structure to be installed next week
Friday 3rd of November 2017

The test structure for the Bourne Tidal Test Site (BTTS) will be installed next week near the railroad bridge in the Cape Cod Canal, Massachusetts.

Marine Renewable Energy Collaborative (MRECo), the organization in charge of tidal testing site development, said the Bourne tidal test struct…

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Irish engineers trial hydrofoil to cut tidal energy costs
Thursday 2nd of November 2017

Engineers from Trinity College Dublin have tested a next-gen hydrofoil-based anchoring device to check whether it might offer a reliable means of fixing an energy-generating tidal array to the sea floor.

The hydrofoil’s performance was trialed at a tidal testing facility in Netherlands usi…

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Trelleborg delivers rubber membrane for WETFEET waves
Thursday 2nd of November 2017

Trelleborg has supplied a bespoke flexible rubber membrane for use with wave energy devices to WETFEET research and development project.

The €3.46 million project, designed to foster the exploitation of ocean wave energy, has seen the development of a set of breakthrough technology solutio…

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Minesto hires marine operators
Thursday 2nd of November 2017

Swedish tidal energy developer Minesto has awarded a framework agreement to Holyhead Towing, and Leask Marine covering various marine operational needs as part of Deep Green tidal project.

The agreement involves the supply of vessels and marine equipment for Minesto’s DG500 tidal energy pr…

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Cape Sharp Tidal delays second turbine deployment
Thursday 2nd of November 2017

Cape Sharp Tidal has delayed the deployment of the second tidal turbine in the Bay of Fundy for the first half of 2018.

Cape Sharp Tidal, a joint venture between Emera and OpenHydro, said it is continuing with upgrades on the second 2MW turbine for the Bay of Fundy tidal project with a foc…

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Premature emphasis on commercialization hinders UK wave growth
Thursday 2nd of November 2017

The UK wave energy sector’s failure to reach market can in part be attributed to premature emphasis on commercialization and lack of knowledge exchange, the new report by University of Strathclyde and Imperial College London has found.

The report examined the extent to which the failure to…

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Deep Green tidal base halfway done
Wednesday 1st of November 2017

Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK has informed that the gravity base structure for Minesto’s Deep Green tidal energy project is halfway done.

The concrete base, being constructed by Jones, will be hollow on the inside to allow it to be floated up the River Mersey and across the North Wales c…

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Tocardo to retrieve floating tidal platform from EMEC
Wednesday 1st of November 2017

Tocardo Tidal Power plans to retrieve its Temporary Foundation System (TFS) floating tidal platform equipped with T2 tidal turbine from the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC).

Orkney-based marine services provider Leask Marine has been engaged to tow the TFS from EMEC’s Fall of Warness t…

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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…

Report on effectiveness of UK wave energy policy set for launch
Wednesday 1st of November 2017

The International Public Policy Institute at the University of Strathclyde will host a launch event for the new report which examines the effectiveness of support for UK wave energy innovation since 2000.

The report, produced by Matthew Hannon, Chancellor’s Fellow of Technology and Innovat…

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Natural Resources Wales appoints new CEO
Wednesday 1st of November 2017

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has named Clare Pillman as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Currently Director for Culture, Tourism and Sport at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport in Westminster, Clare will take up the post in late February 2018, NRW said.

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COVE opens doors to ocean technology innovators
Tuesday 31st of October 2017

Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship (COVE) has opened a call for tenants for companies, researchers and individuals interested in advancing ocean-related work at the facilities in Halifax Harbour, Nova Scotia.

The C$20 million transformation of the COVE site in Dartmouth has bee…

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Swansea leaders ask for tidal lagoon go-ahead by Christmas
Tuesday 31st of October 2017

Swansea Council leaders have met with UK’s Secretary for Energy to urge the government to give green light for the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon project before Christmas.

Rob Stewart, Swansea Council Leader, and his Deputy Clive Lloyd, met with Greg Clark, the UK government’s Secretary of State…

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Horizon 2020 earmarks €2.2B for clean energy
Tuesday 31st of October 2017

The European Commission plans to spend €2.2 billion on clean energy projects during 2018-2020 period through its EU research and innovation funding program Horizon 2020.

The €2.2 billion earmarked for clean energy projects will be split across four interrelated areas of renewable energy, e…

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Sandia researchers take control of waves using robotics principles
Tuesday 31st of October 2017

Sandia National Laboratories’ engineering team has designed, modeled and tested a control system that doubles the amount of power a wave energy converter can absorb from ocean waves.

The team applied classical control theory and robotics and aerospace engineering design principles to impro…

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Wello reports wave testing progress
Monday 30th of October 2017

Finnish wave energy developer Wello has informed that its Penguin wave energy device survived several major storm waves of up to 13 meters during the ongoing trials taking place off Scotland.

Wello said Penguin’s mooring system performed well with no maintenance requirement or even indicat…

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DMEC seeks test sites manager
Monday 30th of October 2017

Dutch Marine Energy Centre (DMEC) has launched a tender for the management of its marine energy test sites in the Netherlands.

DMEC plans to enter into a three-year agreement for the management of its test sites and related supporting activities in the area of administration, licensing and…

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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…

APPA Marina president joins OEE board
Monday 30th of October 2017

Francisco García Lorenzo, president of APPA Marina, part of Spanish industry group for renewable energy Asociación de Empresas de Energías Renovables (APPA), has joined the board of Ocean Energy Europe.

APPA said the appointment of García Lorenzo is part of a strategy to improve the intern…

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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…

Seabased cancels Sotenäs wave park expansion. Continues R&D
Monday 30th of October 2017

Seabased is reportedly discontinuing further deployments at its Sotenäs wave energy park off Sweden as it plans to continue with wave energy research in the area.

Swedish wave energy developer Seabased said it is no longer pursuing the deployment of a Sotenäs wave energy park, which curren…

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Top news, October 23 – 29, 2017
Sunday 29th of October 2017

Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from October 23 – 29, 2017.

FORESEA picks six offshore renewable energy winners

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FSB urges UK government to approve Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon
Friday 27th of October 2017

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Wales has called for the UK Government to address the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon in the budget and to end the uncertainty hanging over the project.

Janet Jones, FSB Wales Policy Chair, said:

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Video: Enabling Future Arrays in Tidal project
Friday 27th of October 2017

EU Horizon 2020-launched ‘Enabling Future Arrays in Tidal’ (EnFAIT) project carries out a demonstration of a grid-connected tidal energy array with the aim to provide a step change in the lifetime cost of energy for tidal power.

The project involves a consortium of nine leading industrial,…

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Resolute Marine bags EU grant for W2O project
Friday 27th of October 2017

Resolute Marine has secured EU grant of €50,000 for the demonstration of the economic feasibility of its wave-powered desalination technology, W2O.

The company secured the funding, along with three other SMEs, under Phase 1 of Horizon 2020 programme.

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MERIC studies biofouling to advance marine renewables
Thursday 26th of October 2017

Researchers at the Marine Energy Research and Innovation Center (MERIC) of Chile are conducting a biofouling study with the aim of developing an anti-fouling solution that would accelerate the development of marine renewable energy sector in the country.

The scientists are conducting vario…

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Bluerise beats OTEC crowdfunding target
Thursday 26th of October 2017

Dutch developer Bluerise has opened its crowdfunding campaign for overfunding after reaching the initial target of €250,000 weeks before the end of the campaign.

Bluerise launched the crowdfunding campaign on October 19, 2017, with the initial target of €250,000 meant for use for the compa…

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UK issues cost of energy review
Thursday 26th of October 2017

The UK government has published an independent energy costs review that puts forward proposals on how to reduce costs in the power system in the long-term while ensuring the UK meets its climate change targets.

The review, conducted by Professor Dieter Helm, follows the plan set out in Jul…

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Tidal Harness up for IET innovation awards
Thursday 26th of October 2017

Tidal Harness has made it to the finals of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) 2017 Innovation Awards with its tidal energy technology.

Southampton-based tidal energy developer Tidal Harness has been shortlisted for the Power, Sustainability and Start-Up awards in recogniti…

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FORESEA picks six offshore renewable energy winners
Wednesday 25th of October 2017

The FORESEA program has approved six offshore renewable energy technology projects for support in its third call for applications.

FORESEA’s user selection board awarded a ‘Recommendation for Support’ to demonstration projects that will be realized at SEM-REV, Dutch Marine Energy Centre (D…

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FORESEA backs 6 offshore renewable energy technologies
Wednesday 25th of October 2017

25 October. Nantes. The FORESEA programme has approved six offshore renewable energy technology projects for support, in its third call for applications. The awards highlight the leading role Europe plays in ocean energy RD&I globally, with continued strong demand for testing in European ocea…

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Dutch tidal kite nears lift off with VIA 2017 support
Wednesday 25th of October 2017

Dutch tidal energy developer SeaQurrent has received support from the VIA 2017 program to advance its TidalKite device to next technology readiness (TRL) level.

With the VIA 2017 support, SeaQurrent plans to advance its tidal technology to TRL 5. The purpose of this phase is to demonstrate…

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Gruet: Ocean energy continues march to industrialization
Wednesday 25th of October 2017

Ocean energy industry players have assembled today in Nantes in France at the Ocean Energy Europe 2017 Conference & Exhibition to assess its progress towards commercialization.

Despite political uncertainties, the sector has demonstrated its resilience over the past 12 months by genera…

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Nova Scotia backs tidal energy research
Wednesday 25th of October 2017

Research Nova Scotia Trust has awarded funding to three tidal energy research projects that aim to fill the knowledge gaps associated with the development of the sector.

The three tidal energy projects selected for funding are part of a C$6.5 million ($5.1 million) funding award for nine p…

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Press Release: European ocean energy continues its march towards industrialisation
Wednesday 25th of October 2017

25 October 2017. Nantes, France. Europe’s world leading ocean energy industry will assemble in Nantes, France today at the Ocean Energy Europe 2017 Conference & Exhibition to assess its progress towards commercialisation. Despite political uncertainties, the sector has demonstrated its resili…

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Welsh marine test site gets funding boost
Wednesday 25th of October 2017

Welsh government has awarded £1.2 million for the development of a Marine Energy Test Area (META) project in the Milford Haven Waterway.

The funding will support the work of Marine Energy Wales in developing a network of pre-consented areas of seabed that will support research, component t…

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Tidetec grabs Norwegian patent for tidal turret
Tuesday 24th of October 2017

Tidetec has been granted a new Norwegian patent covering the newest turret solution for tidal energy applications.

The patent, granted on October 16, 2017, represents one of more patents covering the turret solution that optimizes two way production and pumping in tidal barriers and lagoon…

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Researchers complete first set of CEFOW ecological studies
Tuesday 24th of October 2017

Plymouth and Exeter universities have completed the first set of ecological studies as part of the EU Horizon 2020 funded Clean Energy from Ocean Waves (CEFOW) project.

The research was carried out at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC)’s grid-connected wave energy test site where Wel…

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Morlais tidal demo zone eyes consulting services
Tuesday 24th of October 2017

Menter Môn is looking to appoint consultants to drive forward the development of the Morlais tidal energy demonstration zone off the coast of Anglesey in Wales.

Menter Môn, the manager of the Morlais tidal energy project, is seeking to hire a consultant to provide grid and permitting suppo…

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OPT secures over $7M wave cash
Tuesday 24th of October 2017

Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) has closed public common stock share sale raising a multi-million funding amount.

New Jersey-based wave energy developer OPT secured approximately $7.4 million in net proceeds through the public offering of common stock launched last week.

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Oceana makes testing progress in Alaska
Tuesday 24th of October 2017

Oceana Energy has concluded the first phase of in-river hydrokinetic turbine testing at the Alaska Center for Energy and Power (ACEP).

The testing was conducted in ACEP’s Power Systems Integration Laboratory to determine the generation characteristics of Oceana’s run-of-the-river turbine.<…

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Hawaii calls for OTEC power purchase proposals
Monday 23rd of October 2017

Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority (NELHA) has launched a request for proposals for purchase of power produced by ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) plant system.

The request for proposals covers the design, construction, implementation, operation and maintenance of an OTEC …

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Welsh marine body welcomes Minesto’s tidal cost projections
Monday 23rd of October 2017

Marine Energy Wales has welcomed Minesto’s updated cost of energy analysis deeming it as a positive step forward for tidal energy industry as it showed significant improvements compared to previous estimates.

The projections in Minesto’s new Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) analysis showed …

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MORE assists Oceanflow’s tidal decommissioning
Monday 23rd of October 2017

University of Algarve’s Marine Offshore Renewable Energy (MORE) team has supported Oceanflow Energy in the decommissioning operation conducted at Sanda Sound tidal energy site.

MORE helped UK-based tidal energy developer Oceanflow Energy in the decommissioning of 60-tonne mooring lines and…

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EEL Energy bolsters team for full-scale device delivery
Monday 23rd of October 2017

French tidal energy developer EEL Energy has appointed Christophe Sartiaux as Project Manager for the delivery of full-scale tidal energy device prototype.

Sartiaux joined the team in early October, bringing project management, engineering and design experience in complex high-performance …

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Industry4Europe: For an ambitious industrial strategy
Monday 23rd of October 2017

119 European industry organisations, including Ocean Energy Europe, have produced a joint reaction paper to the EU’s Industrial Strategy.

this Joint Reaction Paper will be officially presented to all Member States during the next meeting of the Council Industry Working Party today, 23 Octo…

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Cape Sharp Tidal releases monitoring update
Monday 23rd of October 2017

Cape Sharp Tidal has submitted the third quarter Environmental Effects Monitoring Program (EEMP) report to Nova Scotia Environment (NSE) and other regulators.

The Q3 report is part of the regular update to NS Environment and the Fisheries Protection Program (FPP) at Fisheries and Oceans Ca…

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Top news, October 16 – 22, 2017
Sunday 22nd of October 2017

Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from October 16 – 22, 2017.

Atlantis reinstalls fourth MeyGen turbine

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Minesto obtains communication system for Deep Green
Friday 20th of October 2017

Swedish tidal energy developer Minesto has completed the procurement of an onshore and offshore communication system for its Deep Green tidal energy project.

ITS Technology Group, a provider of network infrastructure, microwave links, connectivity and managed services, has been chosen as s…

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ORE Catapult tenders for eGrid power analyser
Friday 20th of October 2017

Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult is looking to procure a Power Analyser System to be used for the eGrid project at its Blyth testing facility.

The Power Analyser System will be used in the 15MW wind turbine and 3MW marine drive train test facilities which will link into the eGrid a…

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Naval Group names VP for international development
Friday 20th of October 2017

French naval specialist Naval Group has appointed Alain Guillou as its Executive Vice President (VP) for international development.

Guillou will be responsible for boosting the group’s internationalisation in terms of business development and human and industrial presence.

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FORESEA seeks industry input to boost ocean energy test sites
Friday 20th of October 2017

The FORESEA consortium has opened an industry consultation to align its investment pathway with the needs of ocean energy technology developers.

Ecole Centrale de Nantes (ECN) has commissioned Cruz Atcheson Consulting Engineers to conduct a benchmarking study of offshore test sites within …

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Industry Consultation for FORESEA Consortium
Friday 20th of October 2017

The FORESEA consortium invites you to participate in an industry consultation conducted by Cruz Atcheson. Help FORESEA test sites meet your open ocean testing requirements, by answering the survey at:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Industry_Consultation_for_FORESEA_Consortium

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American wave targets $8M stock prize
Friday 20th of October 2017

Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) has launched a public common stock share sale to gather funds for further wave energy developments.

The US-based wave energy developer OPT announced the pricing of a best efforts public offering of 5,739,437 shares of its common stock at a price to the public…

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AW-Energy hunts for wave professionals
Friday 20th of October 2017

AW-Energy is seeking to appoint a Vice President (VP) of Business Development, and a Mechanical Technical Manager who will help the company drive forward the development and commercialization of WaveRoller wave energy device.

Finnish wave energy developer AW-Energy said the role of VP of B…

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Bluerise launches OTEC crowdfunding campaign
Thursday 19th of October 2017

Dutch developer Bluerise has started a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for the next stage of its ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) developments.

Over the past few years, Bluerise has been developing its OTEC technology by building demonstration and pilot systems at Delft Universi…

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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…

Resen Waves verifies power production
Thursday 19th of October 2017

Aalborg University has verified the power production on a Resen Waves Power Buoy operating in irregular waves in the sea.

Denmark-based wave energy developer Resen Waves said that Aalborg University found the efficiency of the company’s Power Buoy in harnessing power from the waves is betw…

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Video: Atlantis charts AR1500 path from design to deployment
Thursday 19th of October 2017

Atlantis Resources has released a video which follows a journey of the Atlantis AR1500 tidal turbine from design to deployment at the MeyGent tidal energy array.

The Edinburgh-based tidal energy developer Atlantis Resources redeployed the AR1500 over the last weekend, joining three tidal t…

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OPT plans common stock offering
Thursday 19th of October 2017

US-based wave energy developer Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) has unveiled plans to offer shares of its common stock for sale in a best efforts public offering.

OPT said it intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for working capital and to fund other general corporate purposes.

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ETIP Ocean sets up funding workshop & wave seminar
Wednesday 18th of October 2017

ETIP Ocean is organizing a wave energy seminar, and a workshop set for public funding program advice during Ocean Energy Europe 2017 conference, taking place in Nantes next week.

The seminar, scheduled for October 25, 2017, will explore the progress made in the last 5 years on the developm…

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Ocean Energy ready for 500kW wave device build-out
Wednesday 18th of October 2017

Irish wave energy developer Ocean Energy plans to begin with the manufacturing of its up-scaled wave energy device this month in the United States.

Following the completion of the construction works, Ocean Energy’s 500kW wave energy device, designed around the oscillating water column prin…

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CBI clears marine renewables for Climate Bond Certification
Wednesday 18th of October 2017

The Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) has launched the Marine Renewable Energy Criteria which made marine renewable energy investments eligible for Climate Bonds Certification.

The criteria lay out disclosure, GHG emission mitigation and climate adaptation and resilience requirements that mar…

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Atlantis reinstalls fourth MeyGen turbine
Wednesday 18th of October 2017

Atlantis Resources has reinstalled the fourth tidal turbine in the Pentland Firth off Scotland, wrapping up the Phase 1A of the MeyGen project.

The Atlantis-supplied 1.5MW AR1500 has been reinstalled over the weekend and has started its commissioning procedures, the Edinburgh-based tidal e…

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Quoceant looks for Mechanical Engineer
Tuesday 17th of October 2017

Edinburgh-based engineering consultancy Quoceant is seeking a Mechanical Engineer who would assist the company with marine renewables development activities.

The scope of work for Mechanical Engineer is to ensure that the technical content of all work carried out is correct, of a high qual…

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Quoceant looks for Mechanical Engineer
Tuesday 17th of October 2017

Edinburgh-based engineering consultancy Quoceant is seeking a Mechanical Engineer who would assist the company with marine renewables development activities.

The scope of work for Mechanical Engineer is to ensure that the technical content of all work carried out is correct, of a high qual…

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Quoceant looks for Mechanical Engineer
Tuesday 17th of October 2017

Edinburgh-based engineering consultancy Quoceant is seeking a Mechanical Engineer who would assist the company with marine renewables development activities.

The scope of work for Mechanical Engineer is to ensure that the technical content of all work carried out is correct, of a high qual…

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SurfPower WEC developmental IP up for grabs
Tuesday 17th of October 2017

Canadian developer Seawood Designs is offering to share more than ten years of developmental intellectual property (IP) with others developing point absorber wave energy converters (WECs).

Seawood Designs’ IP relates to its development of SurfPower device – a constant pressure seawater pum…

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SurfPower WEC developmental IP up for grabs
Tuesday 17th of October 2017

Canadian developer Seawood Designs is offering to share more than ten years of developmental intellectual property (IP) with others developing point absorber wave energy converters (WECs).

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SurfPower WEC developmental IP up for grabs
Tuesday 17th of October 2017

Canadian developer Seawood Designs is offering to share more than ten years of developmental intellectual property (IP) with others developing point absorber wave energy converters (WECs).

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SurfPower WEC developmental IP up for grabs
Tuesday 17th of October 2017

Canadian developer Seawood Designs is offering to share more than ten years of developmental intellectual property (IP) with others developing point absorber wave energy converters (WECs).

Seawood Designs’ IP relates to its development of SurfPower device – a constant pressure seawater pum…

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Marine Power Systems’ CTO ‘decodes’ WaveSub power generation
Tuesday 17th of October 2017

The power generation principles of the recently launched WaveSub wave energy device were explained in detail by Graham Foster, the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the company that developed the device – the Welsh-based Marine Power Systems.

The quarter-scale WaveSub prototype was officia…

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Canadian tidal energy project bags innovation funding
Tuesday 17th of October 2017

Acadia University-led tidal energy research project has secured funding from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to investigate the relationship between environment and tidal turbines.

The project, worth C$2.8 million ($2.2 million), will receive a little over C$1.1 million ($877,…

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Canadian tidal energy projects bags innovation funding
Tuesday 17th of October 2017

Acadia University-led tidal energy research project has secured funding from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to investigate the relationship between environment and tidal turbines.

The project, worth C$2.8 million ($2.2 million), will receive a little over C$1.1 million ($877,…

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Interview: Government ambition underpins commercial success of marine energy
Monday 16th of October 2017

Maximizing the commercial success of marine energy will be based on the choices that governments make and their ambition to exploit this new and predictable source of energy, said Ton Fijen, Technical Director at Tidal Lagoon Power, regarding the conditions for commercial success of marine renewa…

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CalWave seeks Senior Ocean Engineer
Monday 16th of October 2017

US-based wave energy developer CalWave Power Technologies is looking for a Senior Ocean Engineer to join its team and assist in the development of full-scale wave energy prototype device.

The Senior Ocean Engineer for CalWave should have extensive expertise in offshore/marine and mechanica…

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EU opens €1.5M wave and tidal monitoring call
Monday 16th of October 2017

European Commission’s Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) has launched a call for proposals for projects related to environmental monitoring of wave and tidal devices.

The general objectives of this call for proposals are to increase environmental data on the po…

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Port of Milford Haven backs Repetitive Energy’s tidal plans
Monday 16th of October 2017

The Port of Milford Haven has offered support to Welsh-based Repetitive Energy to carry out a three-year operation to develop its vertical axis Smartstream tidal prototypes in Pembroke Dock.

The Port is working in collaboration with UK and Welsh governments as part of the Swansea Bay City …

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Marine Energy Event: ‘Marine energy is not a niche market’
Monday 16th of October 2017

Marine Energy Event, held on October 11, 2017, as part of Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference (OEEC) 2017 in Amsterdam, gathered great number of industry experts who discussed the latest in marine energy with a focus on conditions for commercial success which was also the topic of this ye…

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Top news, October 9-October 15, 2017
Sunday 15th of October 2017

Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from October 9 until October 15, 2017.

REAC Energy wraps up StreamCube tidal device testing

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New report to highlight Highlands and Islands marine resource
Friday 13th of October 2017

The potential for the Highlands and Islands to become a leading player in developing the UK’s marine economy will be the focus of a new, region-wide study.

Known as a ‘science and innovation audit’ (SIA), the study will fully explore, for the first time, the potential of the region’s marin…

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OEEC 2017 – Celebrating 10 years of Offshore Energy
Friday 13th of October 2017

Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference 2017 brought together over 550 exhibitors and 12,145 visitors in halls 1, 2 & 5 of Amsterdam RAI.

While the number of exhibitors slightly decreased compared to 2016, the visitor number increased. The conference attracted over 1,300 delegates …

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UVic bags Innovation grant for two research projects
Friday 13th of October 2017

Two University of Victoria projects with the potential to change how the world interprets the forces of nature have taken a major step toward being realized with the Canada Foundation for Innovation announcement of $6.3 million in funding support.

UVic Earth and Ocean Sciences professor Jo…

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Marine Power Systems unveils WaveSub wave energy device
Friday 13th of October 2017

Marine Power Systems (MPS) is set to unveil its quarter-scale prototype WaveSub wave energy generator, marking a move to a new, sea-based phase of its development.

Designed to operate around 10km from shore, the WaveSub wave energy generator harnesses the continual orbital motion of waves…

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SKF supports Scotrenewables in SR2000 tidal project
Thursday 12th of October 2017

SKF Ocean Energy has worked with Scotrenewables’ engineering team to supply a number of key components and holistic systems for the SR2000 tidal stream turbine, as well as providing a range of related engineering services.

SKF has also made a commitment to support Scotrenewables through to…

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Intertek’s Paul Evans joins BSI
Thursday 12th of October 2017

Intertek informed that Dr. Paul Evans has joined the British Standards Institution (BSI) as a Committee Member to represent the UK on the International Electrotechnical Commission’s (IEC) marine energy committee.

BSI is the UK national standards body responsible for overseeing the national…

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Intertek’s Paul Evans joins expert marine group
Thursday 12th of October 2017

Intertek informed that Dr. Paul Evans has joined the British Standards Institution (BSI) as a Committee Member to represent the UK on the International Electrotechnical Commission’s (IEC) marine energy committee.

BSI is the UK national standards body responsible for overseeing the national…

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UK unveils Clean Growth Strategy
Thursday 12th of October 2017

UK has published the Clean Growth Strategy showing how the country is leading the way in cutting carbon emissions to combat climate change while driving economic growth.

‘The Clean Growth Strategy: Leading the way to a low carbon future’ has been published on October 12, 2017, by Business …

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Minesto, ITPEnergised complete new Cost of Energy analysis
Thursday 12th of October 2017

As part of its first commercial-scale project, Minesto together with ITPEnergised has completed an updated Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) analysis of Minesto’s marine energy converter based on new knowledge of the system.

Projections now show that Minesto’s LCOE will already fall to €100/…

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Carnegie makes Board changes
Thursday 12th of October 2017

Carnegie Clean Energy has appointed Terry Stinson and Mark Woodall as new non-executive directors to its Board of Directors, effective from Carnegie’s Annual General Meeting on November 15, 2017.

At the same time, the company’s current Chairman of Directors, Jeff Harding, will retire from …

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OEEC: Video highlights of day 2
Thursday 12th of October 2017

Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference 2017 (OEEC) has come to an end, along with the Marine Energy Event that took place during the last day of OEEC in Amsterdam RAI.

Today’s video brings you the highlights of the final event day.

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Marine Energy Event: Commercial and R&D need to learn to communicate
Wednesday 11th of October 2017

We’re bringing you a short summary of the key messages delivered during Marine Energy Event, held on Wednesday as part of Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference (OEEC) 2017.

The key messages were presented by every speaker at Marine Energy Event after a day full of interesting discuss…

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UK Government boosts renewables with £557M funding
Wednesday 11th of October 2017

Energy Minister Richard Harrington confirmed on Wednesday that up to £557 million will be made available for less established renewable electricity projects as part of the UK government’s Clean Growth Strategy, to drive economic growth and clean up the energy system.

Since 1990 the UK’s em…

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ABPmer, THA Aquatic to provide HRA for Welsh Marine Plan
Wednesday 11th of October 2017

ABPmer supported by THA Aquatic, has been commissioned to undertake a detailed Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) of the proposed tidal lagoon safeguarding policy within the Welsh Government Marine Plan, focusing on fish and marine habitats.

The Welsh Government is developing the first …

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Meet our team at Marine Energy Event in Amsterdam
Wednesday 11th of October 2017

As Marine Energy Event 2017 is about to kick off, our TidalEnergyToday.com team is looking forward to all the upcoming buzz.

We would like to invite you to meet one of the members of our team, Amir Garanovic, and chat about the latest developments or explore exposure opportunities.

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Portugal and the Netherlands to set up sea testing facility
Wednesday 11th of October 2017

WavEC Offshore Renewables, Sines Tecnopolo, APS (Ports of Sines and the Algarve Authority) and Teamwork Technology, supported by DMEC – Dutch Marine Energy Centre, will sign a Letter of Intent on October 11, 2017, to formally set up a sea testing facility.

The signing ceremony will take pl…

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FORESEA launches fourth offshore energy call at OEEC
Wednesday 11th of October 2017

The FORESEA (Funding Ocean Energy through Strategic European Action) programme has launched its 4th call for proposals during the Offshore Energy Exhibition and Conference 2017 (OEEC).

The call aims to help developers of offshore technologies transition into the renewable energy space by d…

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OEEC: Video highlights of day 1
Wednesday 11th of October 2017

First day of this years’ Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference 2017 being held at Amstedam RAI is behind us.

During the day four Technical Sessions took place as well as Community Square, Industry Panel and day two of the Offshore WIND Conference and the (co-located) Dredging Today C…

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OEEC: The rise of renewables
Tuesday 10th of October 2017

Offshore Energy Exhibition and Conference on Tuesday hosted ‘The rise of renewables session’ that offered a quick-scan of various renewable energy technologies currently under development and the markets set for their commercial implementation.

The latest medium-term report by the Internat…

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PHI Group, AQuarius bring new wave energy technology to Europe
Tuesday 10th of October 2017

PHI Group has signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to broaden the scope of cooperation with AQuarius Power and provide land-based renewable wave energy to Europe.

PHI and AQuarius will form a joint venture company which will have the exclusive right to sublicense, sell, build, ow…

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Offshore Energy 2017 award winners revealed
Tuesday 10th of October 2017

The offshore energy industry is constantly moving forward. Despite challenging times in the industry, there are impressive achievements that require celebration.

During the Offshore Energy Opening Gala Dinner and Awards Show in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, held on Monday, 22 October 2017, …

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REAC Energy wraps up StreamCube tidal device testing
Tuesday 10th of October 2017

Germany-based REAC Energy GmbH has completed testing of its patent-pending tidal energy device StreamCube in Orkney.

The company contracted Leask Marine to provide offshore support for the tow testing of the StreamCube, with Leask Marine fabricating a bespoke testing frame for the trials t…

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Japanese delegation visits Tocardo’s Dutch tidal power plant
Tuesday 10th of October 2017

Tocardo has welcomed a Japanese delegation of the city of Kobe to its tidal power plant in the Dutch Delta Works on Monday.

According to Tocardo’s social media, the visit was organised by Holland Innovation, Embassy of the Netherlands in Japan.

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NSRI assists subsea companies to enter wave and tidal sectors
Tuesday 10th of October 2017

National Subsea Research Initiative (NSRI) has identified potential enablers which will assist subsea supply chain companies to break into the wave and tidal energy sectors.

The findings, part of NSRI’s online Matchmaker database, reveal how UK firms can link up with technology researchers…

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Marine-i to present at Ocean Energy Europe
Monday 9th of October 2017

Marine-i, the EU funded scheme which provides support for the marine sector in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, will be represented at the Ocean Energy Europe conference in Nantes, France later this month.

Members of the team form part of a delegation from Marine Hub Cornwall.

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Naval Energies names new president
Monday 9th of October 2017

Naval Energies has appointed Laurent Schneider-Maunoury as a new president.

Laurent Schneider-Maunoury, who will replace Thierry Kalanquin, is a graduate of Polytechnique and Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées.

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THA Aquatic tests fish monitoring equipment for Cardiff tidal lagoon
Monday 9th of October 2017

THA Aquatic has been hired by Tidal Lagoon Power to assess the application of acoustic telemetry for monitoring fish in the Severn Estuary and surrounding rivers.

Tidal lagoon Cardiff seeks to harness the power from the rising and falling tides in the Severn Estuary. The lagoon will have a…

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Top news, October 1-October 8, 2017
Sunday 8th of October 2017

Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from October 1 until October 8, 2017.

Wales sets 70% clean energy target

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Sabella troubleshoots D10 ahead of three-year deployment
Friday 6th of October 2017

French tidal energy developer Sabella is making progress on the optimization of its D10 tidal turbine ahead of the upcoming three-year deployment in the Fromveur Passage, off the French island of Ushant.

After a successful demonstration in 2015 – 2016 in the Fromveur Passage, Sabella has b…

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SBSEK reaches FID for Indonesia’s 150MW tidal energy project
Friday 6th of October 2017

SBS Energi Kelautan (SBSEK) has reached the final investment decision (FID) for the first phase of the Nautilus project that will use tidal turbines supplied by Atlantis Resources.

The FID with private equity investors for the first 12MW phase of the project was secured on October 5, 2017,…

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Nova Scotia makes Bay of Fundy open for tidal business
Friday 6th of October 2017

The government of Nova Scotia has introduced amendments to the Marine Renewable-energy Act that allow the province to grant demonstration permits for tidal energy projects of up to 5MW anywhere in the Bay of Fundy.

The amendments, introduced on October 5, 2017, by Nova Scotia’s Energy Mini…

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Carnegie wins $16M government grant for Albany wave project
Friday 6th of October 2017

Carnegie Clean Energy has secured Au$15.75 million ($12.2 million) from the Western Australian government to deliver the Albany Wave Energy Project.

The Albany Wave Energy Project will involve the design, manufacturing and installation of a 1MW CETO 6 unit in Carnegie’s existing license ar…

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Job Opportunities at Wave Hub
Thursday 5th of October 2017

Wave Hub Limited’s main responsibilities are to manage, operate and maintain two offshore deployment sites for demonstrating renewable energy technology. The main site is Wave Hub in Cornwall and the additional site, in its early development stage, is located off the coast of Pembrokeshire.

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Work begins on new radar system for wave energy applications
Thursday 5th of October 2017

The development of a new radar system for wave and offshore wind energy applications as part of MORA project has begun with a kick-off meeting held earlier this week.

Funded by EU’s Eurostars program, MORA is a collaboration between Danish clean energy developer Floating Power Plant, the N…

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GKinetic concludes second round of tidal testing
Thursday 5th of October 2017

Irish tidal energy developer GKinetic Energy has completed a new round of testing on its optimized 1:10 scale tidal device at the Limerick Docks testing facility in Ireland.

The device was re-launched in August 2017 to undergo 6 weeks of regulated tow-tests designed to study and gauge data…

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IEA forecasts strong renewables growth by 2022
Thursday 5th of October 2017

International Energy Agency (IEA) has released its medium-term renewables market report which predicts 43% increase in renewable energy capacity in the next five years.

The report, titled Renewables 2017, foresees continued strong growth of renewable energy through 2022, with renewable ele…

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Port of Brest steps up for marine renewables
Thursday 5th of October 2017

The French port of Brest has begun upgrading its quay areas to better serve the needs of the marine renewable energy industry.

As the owner of the port of Brest, the region of Bretagne has decided to invest around €220 million in port upgrades to attract players within tidal and offshore w…

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Port of Brest steps up for marine renewables
Thursday 5th of October 2017

The French port of Brest has begun upgrading its quay areas to better serve the needs of the marine renewable energy industry.

As the owner of the port of Brest, the region of Bretagne has decided to invest around €220 million in port upgrades to attract players within tidal and offshore w…

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Nova Scotia considers setting up small-scale tidal test site
Thursday 5th of October 2017

Offshore Energy Research Association of Nova Scotia (OERA) has issued a request for proposals to determine if there is a practical business case for establishing and operating a small-scale tidal test facility in Nova Scotia.

Aside from exploring the business case for the formation of the …

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Nova Scotia considers setting up small-scale tidal test site
Thursday 5th of October 2017

Offshore Energy Research Association of Nova Scotia (OERA) has issued a request for proposals to determine if there is a practical business case for establishing and operating a small-scale tidal test facility in Nova Scotia.

Aside from exploring the business case for the formation of the …

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Wave Hub goes on a recruiting spree
Wednesday 4th of October 2017

Wave Hub is looking to expand its team with new job openings for Research and Business Development Manager, and Electrical Development Engineer.

The responsibilities for Research and Business Development Manager include identifying, securing and delivering R&D opportunities for Wave Hu…

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MORE redeploys Evopod tidal device
Wednesday 4th of October 2017

The Marine Offshore Renewable Energy (MORE) team from the University of Algarve has redeployed the Evopod E1 tidal energy device off Portugal.

The redeployment operation was completed in the last week of September at Ria Formosa, a coastal lagoon in the south of Portugal.

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Bardot appoints financial engineering head
Wednesday 4th of October 2017

Bardot Group has appointed Xavier de Lastic to the position of Head of Financial Engineering for large projects.

Assuming the position in September, de Lastic has been tasked with the financial engineering of the major innovative projects of underwater energy infrastructures, Bardot Group …

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Marine certification workshop set for Nantes
Tuesday 3rd of October 2017

The MET-CERTIFIED project has organized a workshop on marine energy certification and standardization as a side event of the upcoming Ocean Energy Europe Conference & Exhibition.

The workshop is designed to actively involve all stakeholders around certification, from banks and insurers…

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OceaNET wraps up wind and wave engineers coaching
Tuesday 3rd of October 2017

The OceaNET project has come to an end having trained 13 young researchers in the areas of floating offshore wind and wave energies to support the emerging marine renewable energy sector.

The goal of the four-year project, completed on August 31, 2017, was to train science-based young engi…

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GCE Subsea joins Ocean Energy Europe
Tuesday 3rd of October 2017

Norway-based subsea industry cluster GCE Subsea has become a member of Ocean Energy Europe.

GCE Subsea said the main reason for joining is to increase new business opportunities and EU funding for its members through relevant events with the biggest industry players in Europe including EDF…

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OSIL equips Seacams2 for tidal turbulence study
Tuesday 3rd of October 2017

Ocean Scientific International (OSIL) has shipped a network of 3 data buoys to Bangor University’s School of Ocean Sciences that will be used to study tidal turbulence at the Menai Strait in Wales.

The 1.9-meter buoys will serve as data collection platforms for ADCP instruments measuring c…

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Tidal players get on Scottish Green Energy Awards shortlist
Monday 2nd of October 2017

Scottish Renewables has unveiled the shortlist for this year’s Scottish Green Energy Awards which features several developers and service providers from tidal energy sector.

The shortlist features Atlantis Resources’ MeyGen tidal array project, which is competing against Nova Innovation’s …

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ENEA sums up Italian ocean energy research activities
Monday 2nd of October 2017

Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA) has published a paper on the current state of ocean energy research and development in Italy.

The position paper has originated from the need to gain visibility for the work and experience of a…

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Innovate UK funds Instream’s floating tidal demonstrator
Monday 2nd of October 2017

Instream Energy Systems and ITPEnergised have secured funding from the UK’s innovation agency Innovate UK to build and test a full-scale floating tidal stream energy device.

The work on the design of the device, that will feature multiple vertical axis turbines mounted on a single floating…

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Wales sets 70% clean energy target
Monday 2nd of October 2017

Welsh government has set a target for Wales to generate 70% of its electricity consumption from renewable energy by 2030.

The clean energy ambition for Wales, announced by Cabinet Secretary for Environment Lesley Griffiths, also includes a target for 1GW of renewable electricity capacity i…

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Orkney outlines sustainable energy path driven by innovation
Monday 2nd of October 2017

A Sustainable Energy Strategy for Orkney was launched last week as part of the official opening of the Surf ‘n’ Turf hydrogen community energy project.

The strategy presents a vision for the islands – A low carbon economy driven uniquely by innovation and collaboration, enabling the commun…

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Top news, September 25 – October 1, 2017
Sunday 1st of October 2017

Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from September 25 until October 1, 2017.

Morlais tidal demo zone gets £4.5M boost

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Japan designs WEC turbine to tame shoreline waves
Friday 29th of September 2017

Researchers from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have outlined plans for a wave energy turbine that could provide protection for the shore while also generating power from the waves.

The project being developed by OIST team involves placing turbin…

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UK PM May urged once again to green-light Swansea lagoon
Friday 29th of September 2017

Welsh Conservatives have written to the UK Prime Minister Theresa May asking for the full support for the proposed Swansea Bay tidal lagoon scheme.

The joint letter, signed by the Chairman of the Welsh Conservatives Byron Davies, also got the signatures of 11 Conservatives Assembly Members…

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HIE appoints new business chief
Friday 29th of September 2017

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has named David Oxley as its new director of business and sector development.

David Oxley joined the organisation in 2004 as head of operations in Lochaber, having worked as an accountant for the private sector prior to joining HIE.

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Scotrenewables hits 500MWh tidal generation mark
Friday 29th of September 2017

Scotrenewables Tidal Power has hit a new milestone with 500MWh generated by its SR2000 tidal turbine deployed off Orkney.

The Scottish based tidal developer said the amount of energy produced from the tides is enough to power 880 households in Orkney.

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Scottish wave body invests in future R&D
Friday 29th of September 2017

Wave Energy Scotland is looking to invest around £320,000 in four short projects that will help shape its future research and development programs.

The first two contracts will involve evaluating the innovation landscape to find the optimum choices for electrical connection solutions, and …

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Muskeget Channel scans for fitting tidal kit
Friday 29th of September 2017

Marine Renewable Energy Collaborative (MRECo) is looking for the most suitable tidal energy technology that could be deployed in Muskeget Channel, off Edgartown in the USA.

MRECo said it already contacted over thirty turbine developers, and entered in discussion with around 8 of them, in i…

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Final approval secured for Cape Cod Canal tidal testing site
Friday 29th of September 2017

Marine Renewable Energy Collaborative (MRECo) has cleared the final regulatory hurdle for the installation of the Bourne Tidal Test Site in the Cape Cod Canal in Massachusetts, USA.

The final approval was received from the US Army Corps of Engineers after several environmental studies and …

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Newcastle Uni revamps marine engineering research facility
Thursday 28th of September 2017

Newcastle University has unveiled its newly-refurbished Emerson Cavitation Tunnel at Port of Blyth as part of a £2.5 million investment in marine engineering.

The cavitation tunnel’s new home at Port of Blyth is twice the size of its former location and includes a number of other experimen…

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Image of the day: Schottel’s SIT 250 ready for Scottish tides
Thursday 28th of September 2017

Schottel Hydro has released a photo of the SIT 250 tidal turbine ahead of its shipment to Scotland for the installation on the PLAT-I platform.

The SIT 250 tidal turbine has been fully assembled and tested at Schottel Group’s facility in Germany, Schottel Hydro said on social media.

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Wave Energy Scotland hires PTO technical experts
Thursday 28th of September 2017

Wave Energy Scotland (WES) has appointed two experts for independent assessment of the projects that will proceed to the next stage of its power take-off (PTO) development program.

WES hired Uaine Gorm Power Associates, and Paul Vigars, as external experts to assist the organization in the…

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Hydrogen fuel cell unveiled in Scotland
Thursday 28th of September 2017

The pioneering Surf ‘n’ Turf hydrogen community energy project has been launched in Orkney by the Scottish government’s Business, Innovation and Energy Minister, Paul Wheelhouse.

Wheelhouse officially unveiled the newly installed hydrogen fuel cell at Kirkwall Pier on September 27, 2017.

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OERA bolsters Canadian tidal energy research
Thursday 28th of September 2017

Offshore Energy Research Association of Nova Scotia (OERA) has awarded funding to four marine energy research projects.

The funding was awarded through the Open Call Program in which OERA awards a maximum of C$20,000 to various projects, where such funds are leveraged with financial suppor…

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CorPower eyes marine operators for Orkney deployment
Thursday 28th of September 2017

Swedish wave energy developer CorPower Ocean has issued a request for quotations for marine operations related to the ocean deployment of the CorPower S3 device.

CorPower’s Stage 3 wave energy converter, currently undergoing final dry testing on a rig with simulated wave loading at CorPowe…

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Welsh marine body to share know-how across Atlantic
Wednesday 27th of September 2017

Marine Energy Wales will travel across the Atlantic to share knowledge and experience of its work within the marine energy sector during Marine Renewables Canada 2017 Conference.

The event, taking place in November 2017, will bring together Marine Renewables Canada members, government, aca…

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Minesto gears up with onshore engineering support
Wednesday 27th of September 2017

Minesto has awarded a framework agreement for onshore engineering services to the three Anglesey-based companies Holyhead Marine Services, Mona Lifting and Mon Maintenance.

The scope of the framework agreement covers a variety of onshore operations engineering support such as manufacturing…

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France sets aside €7 billion for renewables
Wednesday 27th of September 2017

The French government plans to invest €7 billion in the next five years to grow its renewable energy sector.

The planned investment, announced by the French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, is part of a larger €57 billion investment plan for France that will run from 2018-2022.

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US National Science Foundation funds tidal energy research
Wednesday 27th of September 2017

National Science Foundation (NSF) of the United States has awarded a three-year grant to Arindam Banerjee from the Lehigh University to study the impact of free-stream turbulence on tidal turbines.

Arindam Banerjee, an associate professor at the University’s Department of Mechanical Engine…

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Irish Minister to deliver keynote at OEE2017
Tuesday 26th of September 2017

CONFIRMED: Seán Kyne TD, Irish Minister of State for Natural Resources, Community Affairs, and Digital Development will deliver a keynote during the OEE2017 conference.

Ireland has some of the best ocean resources in the world and is at the forefront of wave energy development globally. T…

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SINN Power agrees commercial wave energy project in Africa
Tuesday 26th of September 2017

Cape Verde’s Maritime and Port Office (AMP) and German-based wave energy developer SINN Power have signed a contract for the installation of a wave energy converter in Cape Verde.

The goal of the project is to supply a sustainable shrimp farm on São Vicente island with 100% renewable elect…

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Minesto welcomes tidal headway in Wales
Tuesday 26th of September 2017

Minesto has deemed the £4.5 million funding award for the Morlais tidal energy demonstration zone as very encouraging for the development of tidal energy in Wales.

The Morlais Demonstration Zone, expected to accelerate the development and commercialisation of multiple tidal stream technolo…

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ADEME backs Guinard Energies’ tidal installation system
Tuesday 26th of September 2017

French Agency for Environment and Energy Management (ADEME) has provided funding to Guinard Energies to further advance its tidal turbine installation system.

The French tidal energy start-up Guinard Energies received support for the development of an innovative solution for installation a…

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Atmocean catches Canadian wave
Tuesday 26th of September 2017

US-based wave energy developer Atmocean has deployed its full-scale Waverider pump off the east coast of Canada.

The deployment was completed on September 24, 2017, off Lord’s Cove town in Newfoundland.

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Morlais tidal demo zone gets £4.5M boost
Tuesday 26th of September 2017

Menter Môn, the manager of the Morlais tidal energy project, has been awarded £4.5 million of EU and Welsh government funds to further develop the scheme proposed off Angelsey in North Wales.

The funding was announced by the Welsh Economy Secretary, Ken Skates, who said it included £4.2 mi…

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BOEM joins Alaska wave energy study
Monday 25th of September 2017

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will be taking part in the study that will assess the economic feasibility of the installation of wave energy converters in the waters off Yakutat in Alaska.

BOEM will be working with State of Alaska and the Alaska Hydrokinetic Energy Research C…

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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 …

Kraken tidal platform clears factory acceptance tests
Monday 25th of September 2017

Edinburgh-based engineering consultancy QED Naval has completed the factory acceptance tests on its Subhub tidal platform named Kraken.

The tests included lifting Kraken’s main hull off the cradle and supporting structure onto its main leg structure that fully supports the platform’s weigh…

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Corrosion testing restarted at WaveRoller installation site
Monday 25th of September 2017

OCEANIC project team has deployed a set of samples off the coast of Portugal to study fouling and corrosion on materials used for the construction of marine renewable energy devices.

The second set of samples was installed off Peniche in Portugal, at a deployment site of AW-Energy’s WaveRo…

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FORESEA to launch fourth offshore energy call at OEEC 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 fo…

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Top news, September 18 – 24, 2017
Sunday 24th of September 2017

Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from September 18 – 24, 2017.

MeyGen aims at half-priced tidal CfD

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Waves4Power officially opens wave power plant
Friday 22nd of September 2017

The wave power plant of the Swedish wave energy developer Waves4Power has been officially opened by His Majesty King Harald V of Norway.

The opening ceremony was held yesterday, September 21, 2017, in Fosnavåg on the Norwegian west coast.

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Evopod redeployment kicks off in Portugal
Friday 22nd of September 2017

The redeployment operation of the Evopod tidal unit has begun this morning off the coast of Portugal.

The Marine Offshore Renewable Energy (MORE) team from the University of Algarve are conducting the operation at Ria Formosa, a coastal lagoon in the south of Portugal, the team informed on…

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MRC calls for Asian marine renewables consulting
Friday 22nd of September 2017

Marine Renewables Canada (MRC) is looking for proposals for consulting services to assist in the development of a market study for marine renewable energy in Asia.

The request for proposals for the Asian Market Study study stems from MRC’s 2017 – 2019 International Business Development Str…

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North England and Scotland poised to drive UK’s offshore renewables
Friday 22nd of September 2017

A new audit of the offshore renewable energy industry in the North of England and Scotland has identified strong economic and job growth opportunities the region can make for the UK.

The Offshore Renewable Energy Science and Innovation Audit (SIA) highlights the area’s world-class research…

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Nautricity to recover tidal turbine for upkeep
Thursday 21st of September 2017

Glasgow-based tidal energy developer Nautricity plans to retrieve its CoRMaT tidal turbine for maintenance purposes in the coming weeks.

The company has engaged Orkney-based marine renewables services provider Leask Marine which will be using the C-Odyssey vessel to retrieve the turbine in…

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#ThrowbackThursday Video: Olympic Zeus installs WaveEL
Thursday 21st of September 2017

Take a look at the video of the installation of Waves4Power’s WaveEL wave energy device conducted early in 2016 ahead of today’s inauguration of the system which has been supplying power to the Norwegian grid for over three months.

The ribbon cutting ceremony is taking place today in Fosna…

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Aquatera gets recognition at SCDI Business Excellence Awards
Thursday 21st of September 2017

Orkney-based marine consultancy Aquatera has won an award at the annual SCDI Highlands and Islands Business Excellence Awards for its worldwide marine renewables activities.

Business leaders from across Scotland gathered in Inverness earlier in September to celebrate their business achieve…

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DesignPro Renewables seeks electrical systems technician
Wednesday 20th of September 2017

DesignPro Renewables is recruiting for the role of Renewables Electrical Systems Technician who would support the lead engineering team working on the development of hydrokinetic turbines.

The key responsibilities for the role include assembly of turbine electrical components within the tu…

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Bombora obtains US, AU patents for wave membrane tech
Wednesday 20th of September 2017

Bombora Wave Power has been granted patents both in the USA and Australia for its wave energy technology based on inflatable membranes.

The Australian wave energy developer Bombora has patented the technology for the extraction of energy from waves by using air-inflated rubber membranes mo…

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MeyGen aims at half-priced tidal CfD
Wednesday 20th of September 2017

Atlantis Resources plans to seek Contract for Difference (CfD) from the UK government at the price of about 150 £/MWh for the Phase 1C of the MeyGen project.

Atlantis said it intends to ask that the UK government consider entering into bilateral negotiations with the company for the award …

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Atlantis shrinks interim loss
Wednesday 20th of September 2017

Atlantis Resources has reported a 27% decrease in loss for the first half of 2017, compared to the same period a year earlier.

Edinburgh-based vertically integrated turbine supplier and tidal energy project owner, Atlantis Resources, has reported the loss of £3.2 million for the six months…

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IHCantabria releases update to wave CFD tool
Wednesday 20th of September 2017

Research center for marine renewables IHCantabria has released an update to the IHFOAM simulation tool designed for studies of interaction of waves with marine structures.

The newly delivered IHFOAM-GUI has been designed following the request of many IHFOAM users to decrease the learning c…

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Aquanet power validates 1MW Air turbine PTO
Tuesday 19th of September 2017

Wave energy developer Aquanet Power has successfully built a first of its kind unique full-scale wind tunnel test facility in Taoyuan, Taiwan. The test facility, equipped with simulation capabilities to simulate a variety of wave heights and wave periods has been built to fully test, validate an…

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Marine Power Systems looks for WaveSub engineers
Tuesday 19th of September 2017

Marine Power Systems (MPS) is looking to expand its team with two new openings for engineering positions that will support the development of its WaveSub wave energy device.

The Swansea-based wave energy developer MPS is recruiting for a CAD Design Engineer who will work with both the in-h…

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Marine tech certification takes step forward with Lloyd’s Register
Tuesday 19th of September 2017

The MET-CERTIFIED project has welcomed aboard the certification body Lloyd’s Register (LR) which will be providing its expertise to progress the development and global standardization of marine energy devices.

The LR’s involvement with MET-CERTIFIED will assess the value of universal marin…

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ETIP Ocean sets up ocean energy funding webinar
Tuesday 19th of September 2017

ETIP Ocean is organizing a webinar that will investigate the use and value of PCP and stage-gate development processes in funding bodies operating in the ocean energy sector.

Pre-commercial procurement (PCP) is an increasingly popular methodology among public funding organizations, accordi…

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WSE appoints RFC Ambrian to raise funds for wave project
Tuesday 19th of September 2017

Wave Swell Energy (WSE) has engaged the international finance advisor RFC Ambrian to raise funds that will support the deployment of its wave energy converter off Tasmania.

RFC Ambrian will on behalf of WSE arrange a private placement of up to 2,500,000 new ordinary shares at Au$4.80 per s…

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Gallery: Crestwing’s wave device taking shape
Monday 18th of September 2017

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Danish wave energy developer Crestwing is making progress with the assembly of its Tordenskiold prototype wave energy device ahead of planned deployment this October.

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Swansea tidal lagoon wins engineering prize
Monday 18th of September 2017

The proposed Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project has won at this year’s Engineer Awards, scooping the top prize for Energy, Efficiency & Sustainability.

The lagoon has been designed to harness the power of the tides to provide long-term, predictable, low-carbon electricity for the UK, gen…

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Uksnøy inks deal with HydroWave for green power solution
Monday 18th of September 2017

Norway-based owner and offshore vessels provider Uksnøy & Co has signed a contract with HydroWave for the supply of hybrid wave-powered system for use with ships and offshore installations.

The contract represents the first commercial order for the hybrid wave energy and batteries syst…

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Wheelhouse puts stress on UK post-CfD2 asking fairer system
Monday 18th of September 2017

In the aftermath of the CfD2 allocation round, Scotland’s Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy Paul Wheelhouse said the pressure on the UK government to commit to a fairer system for emerging technologies will be continued.

Speaking during last week’s Scottish Renewables’ Marine Co…

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Top news, September 11 – 17, 2017
Sunday 17th of September 2017

Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from September 11 – 17, 2017.

Orkney Isles light up with Scotrenewables tidal power

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Minesto bulks up management crew
Friday 15th of September 2017

Swedish tidal energy developer Minesto has hired David Collier for the role of Chief Operating Officer, and appointed Bernt Erik Westre as the company’s new Chief Technology Officer.

Collier joins Minesto from a position as Project Manager at MeyGen, the largest planned tidal stream projec…

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Waves4Power to live up to its name for fish farming industry
Friday 15th of September 2017

Waves4Power has unveiled plans to provide fossil-free energy supply produced from its wave energy technology for the fish farming industry.

Waves4Power launched the Green Power EcoSystem (GPES) initiative, whose goal is to provide power to the fish farms by using its WaveEL wave energy tec…

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Fish near tidal turbines swim closer to cam IDs
Friday 15th of September 2017

US Department of Energy (DOE) has provided funding for a project looking to improve the monitoring of fish swimming around marine energy devices.

The $150,000 in funding was awarded to Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to further advance its lab-developed video technology that c…

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JFMS joins €20M tidal arrays optimization project
Friday 15th of September 2017

James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS) has joined Nova Innovation-led EnFAIT project which aims to optimize tidal arrays to accelerate the commercialization of tidal energy sector.

JFMS, part of James Fisher and Sons, will be providing design input to intelligent subsea tooling, subsea array …

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Marine-i goes online
Friday 15th of September 2017

The collaborative initiative aiming to boost marine innovation in Cornwall known as Marine-i has launched a website designed to engage businesses looking to develop marine technology projects.

The new website maps out the available support through the £9.3 million scheme, and details the t…

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Interview: Atir’s opposing blades direct to turn the tides
Thursday 14th of September 2017

Tidal Energy Today has talked to Alejandro Marques de Magallanes, General Director of the Spanish tidal energy developer Magallanes Renovables, to get an update on the most recent activities related to the development of the floating tidal energy platform named Atir.

Magallanes Renovables’…

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Superb line-up for Marine Energy Event 2017
Thursday 14th of September 2017

Marine Energy Event 2017, along with both EWA and DMEC are proud of the program and speaker line-up for the event this year. With a focus on the conditions for commercial success, divided over three topical sessions and a panel discussion, this is an event not to be missed.

The Marine Ene…

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Resolute Marine set for feasibility check in Cape Verde
Thursday 14th of September 2017

US-based wave energy developer Resolute Marine Energy (RME) has launched several requests for feasibility studies for its project in Cape Verde in the central Atlantic Ocean.

The requests for expressions of interest are related to a series of feasibility studies which will take place at th…

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Aquanet Power validates 1MW PTO for next year ocean deployment
Thursday 14th of September 2017

Aquanet Power has commissioned a full-scale 1MW air turbine power take-off (PTO) system which will be integrated into the wave energy device set for 2018 deployment off Taiwan.

Hong Kong-based clean technology developer Aquanet Power informed it concluded the trials of the 1MW PTO in its n…

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World’s first tidal-powered hydrogen generated at EMEC
Wednesday 13th of September 2017

EMEC has generated green hydrogen gas demonstrating potential for a clean replacement for polluting fuels

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has produced hydrogen gas using electricity generated from tidal energy in Orkney.

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Scotrenewables powers Orkney grid
Wednesday 13th of September 2017

Scotrenewables Tidal Power has achieved further impressive outputs from ongoing testing of its 2MW floating tidal generator, the SR2000 at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC). The SR2000 produced more than 116 MWh in under a week of continuous generation which took place last month. Over a …

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WES grants £660K to keep waves in control
Wednesday 13th of September 2017

Wave Energy Scotland (WES) has awarded over £660,000 of funding to 13 new projects aiming to develop innovative control systems for wave energy converters.

The initiative brings together control systems specialists from mature sectors such as aerospace and oil and gas, to work with Scottis…

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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…

EMEC boasts first tidal-powered hydrogen generation
Wednesday 13th of September 2017

European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has produced hydrogen gas using electricity generated from tidal energy, demonstrating the sector’s potential to contribute to clean replacement for polluting fuels.

EMEC informed the generation of hydrogen from tidal energy took place in Orkney on Augu…

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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…

Orkney Isles light up with Scotrenewables tidal power
Wednesday 13th of September 2017

Scotrenewables Tidal Power’s SR2000 has produced 116MWh in less than a week of continuous generation, providing nearly 7% of Orkney’s electricity demand.

The power was produced from the 2MW floating tidal generator during ongoing trials at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC).

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Tidal and wave research institute proposed in New Zealand
Wednesday 13th of September 2017

T**he Green Party of New Zealand has put forward a plan to create a research institute that would focus on tidal and wave energy technologies in the west of New Zealand’s North Island.**

The Greens said the creation of a marine energy technology research institute, that would be based in t…

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WaveRoller® Partners with Wärtsilä in Commercial Roll-Out on EPC Basis
Tuesday 12th of September 2017

The technology group Wärtsilä and Finnish-based AW-Energy announced today that they have signed a global co-operation agreement covering sales and delivery of WaveRoller®, a wave energy technology developed by AW-Energy, on a turn-key basis across the life-cycle.

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Spotlight put on ocean energy environmental guide need
Tuesday 12th of September 2017

ETIP Ocean has recently held a webinar that highlighted the requirement for guidance on where the environmental focus in relation to ocean energy devices needs to be put.

The webinar featured François Batifoulier from Sabella, and Caitlin Long from the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) …

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Wärtsilä and AW-Energy join forces for WaveRoller sales
Tuesday 12th of September 2017

The technology group Wärtsilä and Finnish-based wave energy developer AW-Energy have signed a global cooperation agreement to sell and deliver WaveRoller wave energy device.

The agreement covers supplying the WaveRoller on a turn-key basis across the life-cycle, with a primary focus on the…

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Sabella wraps up cable fix (Gallery)
Tuesday 12th of September 2017

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Sabella has replaced the offshore dry-mate connector of the export cable in the Fromveur Passage, off France, for its D10 tidal energy project.

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ORPC ‘regenerates’ TidGen
Tuesday 12th of September 2017

Ocean Renewable Power Company (ORPC) is advancing its TidGen Power system with the delivery of new generator as part of the US government-funded project.

The new generator, produced by Rolls-Royce Marine, has been underway from Norway to Eastport in Maine since September 8, 2017, ORPC said…

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OEE statement on UK CfD announcement: Time to set tidal on the same path as offshore wind
Monday 11th of September 2017

Today, the UK announced the results of its second allocation round of Contracts for Difference (CfD) for less established renewable energy technologies. Through this support mechanism, wave energy and tidal energy were asked to compete on price with sectors such as offshore wind, which has had 20…

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OPT cuts first quarter losses
Monday 11th of September 2017

Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) has reported a decrease in net loss of 29% for the first quarter of fiscal year 2018, compared to the same period a year earlier.

The net loss reported by US-based wave energy developer OPT for the first quarter of fiscal year 2018 was $2.7 million, compared …

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Anti-corrosion materials testing underway at Bimep
Monday 11th of September 2017

OCEANIC project team has informed the second set of samples has been deployed for real sea study of fouling and corrosion at the Bimep platform, off the Spanish north coast.

The second round of trials began last month with the deployment of two frames containing eight and seven panels each…

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OEE on UK CfD results: Tidal to track offshore wind’s path
Monday 11th of September 2017

Ocean Energy Europe (OEE) has called for the establishment of a mechanism that would deliver the same cost-reduction results for tidal energy as those achieved in offshore wind industry.

The call comes following the announcement of the results of UK’s second allocation round of Contracts f…

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Atlantis gazes to France as tidal loses out government subsidies in UK
Monday 11th of September 2017

The competition for the UK government’s subsidy contracts has seen tidal energy projects lose out to those of more established offshore wind, prompting one of the leaders in the tidal energy industry, Atlantis Resources, to question UK government’s intention to capitalize on its vast tidal energy…

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Cardiff tidal lagoon secures grid connection
Monday 11th of September 2017

Tidal Lagoon Power has agreed the grid connection deal with National Grid for the proposed 3.2GW Cardiff tidal lagoon project in the Severn Estuary.

The project, located between Cardiff and Newport, has the potential annual output of around 5.5TWh and will be capable of powering every home…

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Top news, September 4 – 10, 2017
Sunday 10th of September 2017

Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from September 4 – 10, 2017.

Atir floating tidal platform nears blades fitting

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OTE bets on Philippines’ OTEC potential
Friday 8th of September 2017

Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation (OTE) has unveiled plans to introduce ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) projects to the Philippines.

Namely, the US-based developer OTE said it already held several meetings in New York with Philippine business leaders and political advisors and with t…

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Nortek bags Seacams 2 wave and tidal kit supply contract
Friday 8th of September 2017

The leader of the Seacams 2 project, Bangor University, has hired Nortek for the supply of three bottom mount acoustic instrument packages for use around the coast of North Wales.

Under the contract, valued at £250,000, the Norway-based oceanographic instrument manufacturer, Nortek, will p…

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Minesto bolsters Welsh team with new hires
Friday 8th of September 2017

Minesto has added four new electrical and mechanical engineers to its Holyhead office over the summer to support its tidal energy operations.

The Swedish-based tidal energy developer Minesto said the new members of the team will strengthen both its onshore and offshore operations in North …

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Ocean Energy Europe seeks new policy chief
Friday 8th of September 2017

Ocean Energy Europe is looking to appoint a new Policy Director who would be in charge of promoting the next generation of ocean renewable energy technologies.

As a Policy Director, the successful candidate will be responsible for the advocacy strategy and its implementation for the Brusse…

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Royal presence to mark Waves4Power’s wave plant inauguration
Friday 8th of September 2017

His Majesty, King Harald V of Norway, will attend the inauguration of Waves4Power’s wave power system which has been supplying electricity to the Norwegian power grid for almost three months.

The event, set to take place on September 21, 2017 in Fosnavåg in Norway, will also celebrate the …

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OEE searches for a new policy director
Thursday 7th of September 2017

Join the team at Ocean Energy Europe to promote the next generation of renewable energy technologies. Extensive knowledge of the EU institutions, best analytical and advocacy skills, perfect English and love of the sea required to integrate one of the most successful renewable energy associations…

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OEE seeks new Policy Director
Thursday 7th of September 2017

Join the team at Ocean Energy Europe to promote the next generation of renewable energy technologies. Extensive knowledge of the EU institutions, best analytical and advocacy skills, perfect English and love of the sea required to integrate one of the most successful renewable energy associations…

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DNV GL launches CHIL test bench for renewable energy plants
Thursday 7th of September 2017

Renewables certification body DNV GL has opened the control hardware in loop (CHIL) test facility for renewable energy generation plants.

The facility connects physical power plant controllers to a real-time simulator that emulates renewable energy generation farms as well as the grid conn…

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UK joins hands with China for next-gen ORE technologies
Thursday 7th of September 2017

UK and Chinese researchers are set to collaborate on five projects to develop the next generation offshore renewable energy (ORE) technologies.

The three-year collaborative initiative will tackle key challenges affecting the development of tidal, wave, and offshore wind systems to maximize…

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Dutch OTEC, wave innovators gear up for Making Waves
Thursday 7th of September 2017

Seventeen innovators in the Dutch water sector have made it to the final round and will pitch their ideas at the Making Waves event being held today at Afsluitdijk storm barrier in the Netherlands.

Making Waves will be held in the presence of former Secretary-General of the United Nations,…

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Bardsey Island up for study in support of tidal energy plans
Thursday 7th of September 2017

Researchers from Swansea University are teaming up with local fishermen and the Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC) to assess possible effects on marine environment from proposed tidal energy development off North Wales.

The aim of the research is to study how marine mammals and seabirds …

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Nova Scotia sets aside funding for clean and ocean companies
Wednesday 6th of September 2017

The Province of Nova Scotia and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) have teamed up to provide C$920,000 ($740,000) of support for Nova Scotia start-ups in the ocean and clean technology sectors.

Six business acceleration programs will be delivered this fall, including a new Blu…

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Ireland seeks public input on new renewables support scheme
Wednesday 6th of September 2017

The government of Ireland has launched final public consultation on the design of the new Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS) which also proposes incentives for tidal and wave technologies.

The new scheme is being developed to incentivize the introduction of sufficient renewable el…

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AW-Energy teams up with Queen’s Uni for new WaveRoller base
Wednesday 6th of September 2017

Finnish wave energy developer AW-Energy and Queen’s University Belfast are set to collaborate in developing a towable foundation for the WaveRoller device.

The collaboration, expected to last for 6 months, involves performing tank tests on AW-Energy’s WaveRoller wave energy device and its …

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OPERA consortium scoops Yoshio Masuda prize
Wednesday 6th of September 2017

The EU-funded OPERA project has received the Yoshio Masuda prize for the contribution to EWTEC 2017 through reports about wave energy developments being progressed in Spain.

The OPERA consortium presented multiple conference publications about the development of a full-scale wave energy de…

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EC-OG goes commercial with Subsea Power Hub
Wednesday 6th of September 2017

East Coast Oil and Gas Engineering (EC-OG) has commercially launched the hybrid device based the ocean current energy conversion system with integrated energy storage called the Subsea Power Hub.

The audience at the launch, which took place on September 5, 2017, included industry members f…

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CONFIRMED: Scottish Minister for Business, Innovation & Energy to provide keynote at OEE2017
Tuesday 5th of September 2017

Paul Wheelhouse, Scottish Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy has reaffirmed Scotland’s commitment to the ocean energy sector, by confirming a keynote address at the OEE2017 Conference & Exhibition in Nantes, France this October.

Scotland has long been a global leader in the o…

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Laminaria raises €2M from QBIC II, PMV and CEIP for wave energy development
Tuesday 5th of September 2017

Ostend, Belgium - Laminaria, an innovative company in the field of wave energy generation, has raised €2M from new investors, QBIC II and PMV, and existing investor CEIP.

The funding will support Laminaria to further develop its wave energy generation technology and initiate a full-scale …

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Atir floating tidal platform nears blades fitting
Tuesday 5th of September 2017

Spanish tidal energy developer Magallanes Renovables has revealed it will install the blades for its Atir floating tidal platform at the end of this September.

The Atir floating tidal platform has been anchored in Ria de Vigo estuary, located in the Spanish region of Galicia, since July 11…

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EWP chases China’s waves
Tuesday 5th of September 2017

Eco Wave Power (EWP) has signed a collaboration agreement with a Chinese company to deliver wave energy projects across China.

Namely, the Israeli wave energy developer informed on its social media that it will collaborate with an unnamed Chinese nuclear company for the construction of 400…

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Angling trust smells something fishy in Swansea tidal report
Tuesday 5th of September 2017

Angling trust Fish Legal has slammed Tidal Lagoon Power’s fish impact assessment for the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon, calling the report ‘fundamentally flawed’.

Tidal Lagoon Power (TLP) filed the assessment in July 2017 to Natural Resources Wales, stating that the impacts of the proposed tida…

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Laminaria scores €2M to further advance wave tech
Tuesday 5th of September 2017

Belgian wave energy company Laminaria has raised €2 million to support the development and full-scale demonstration of its wave energy generation technology at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Scotland.

The funding was secured from new investors, QBIC II, which is a seed and ear…

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Wave Hub concludes cable check-up
Monday 4th of September 2017

Wave Hub has completed the inspection of its subsea cable system installed as part of its wave energy test site infrastructure sited off Cornwall in the UK.

The work was conducted by Bristol-based subsea services provider Rovco Subsea which used the Severn Sea workboat on an area of up to …

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Evopod tidal unit awaits Portugal redeployment
Monday 4th of September 2017

The Marine Offshore Renewable Energy (MORE) team from the University of Algarve plans to redeploy the scaled Evopod tidal unit off Portugal in mid-September 2017.

The team from the University’s Centre for Marine and Environmental Research (CIMA) retrieved the 1:10 scale Evopod unit late in…

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Wave Energy Scotland brings in engineering assistance
Monday 4th of September 2017

Wave Energy Scotland (WES) has hired ITPEnergised to act as an independent advisor for the engineering design activities for each of the four WES’ novel wave energy converter (NWEC) stage 2 projects.

The Edinburgh-based provider of engineering services ITPEnergised has been contracted to c…

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CorPower and CPower top Ireland’s wave technology scan
Monday 4th of September 2017

Irish marine energy project developer Simply Blue Energy (SBE) has found CorPower Ocean, and Columbia Power Technologies as the most suitable companies for the development of future commercial wave energy projects.

The Swedish wave energy developer CorPower Ocean, and its US-based counterp…

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Top news, Aug 28 – Sep 3, 2017
Sunday 3rd of September 2017

Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from August 28 until September 3, 2017.

MeyGen claims world’s first as it welcomes final AHH turbine

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Further details on Marine Energy Event program
Friday 1st of September 2017

The marine energy industry has a role to play in the EU electricity supply by 2050. This requires advancement in the certification and verification of technologies in order to access commercial funding.

The Marine Energy Event, organized in cooperation with the Dutch Energy from Water Ass…

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Gallery: Atlantis redeploys third tidal turbine at MeyGen
Friday 1st of September 2017

(Photos by Atlantis Resources; Tim Cornelius)

The photos show the re-installation of a third tidal turbine for the Phase 1A of the MeyGen tidal stream project which took place earlier this week at an offshore site between Scotland’s northernmost coast and the island of Stroma.

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Nova Scotia sparks ocean innovation start-ups competition
Friday 1st of September 2017

The C$800,000 Spark Innovation Challenge has been launched in Nova Scotia to support new technology companies with the special interest for those in clean and ocean technology sectors.

The Spark Innovation Challenge received the support from both federal and province governments which cont…

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Atmocean readies wave energy buoy for shipment to Canada
Friday 1st of September 2017

Wave energy developer Atmocean is wrapping up preparations for the shipment of its single pump wave unit to Canada, scheduled for next week, ahead of ocean trials set to begin later in September.

The entire single pump unit is planned to ship out via container on September 5, 2017, for New…

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MeyGen project approaches 2Gwh of production
Thursday 31st of August 2017

Atlantis, a global leader in the marine power generation sector, provides an operational update for Phase 1A of the MeyGen project in the Pentland Firth. As expected, the third Andritz Hydro Hammerfest (“AHH”) turbine was reinstalled during the August neap tide this week. The offshore works were…

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WaveRoller design ticks all the right boxes
Thursday 31st of August 2017

Lloyd’s Register has approved the detailed design review of the WaveRoller wave energy device from the Finnish wave developer AW-Energy.

The Design Appraisal Certificate guarantees that the WaveRoller design adheres to predetermined codes and standards regarding safety, functionality and r…

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India presses ahead with wave turbine development
Thursday 31st of August 2017

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras have begun laboratory testing on a turbine designed for oscillating water column (OWC) type of wave energy device ahead of testing in the Indian Ocean.

The testing on an ‘impulse’ turbine with a unidirectional rotor began on Au…

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Innovacorp appoints new chief
Thursday 31st of August 2017

Nova Scotia’s early stage venture capital organization Innovacorp has named Malcolm Fraser as its new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

The Nova Scotia native, Malcolm Fraser, has a bachelor of commerce in marketing and economics from Mount Allison University.

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MeyGen claims world’s first as it welcomes final AHH turbine
Thursday 31st of August 2017

Atlantis Resources has reinstalled the third Andritz Hydro Hammerfest (AHH) tidal turbine for the MeyGen tidal energy project which is approaching a 2GWh milestone of tidal power generation.

The third AHH turbine was reinstalled during the neap tide earlier this week, the Edinburgh-based t…

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OPERA wave energy team presents technical results
Wednesday 30th of August 2017

The team behind EU-backed OPERA wave energy project has presented the first technical results during the European Wave and Tidal Conference (EWTEC) 2017.

The conference, currently taking place in Cork in Ireland, served as a platform where four technical communications were presented in re…

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Video: Navy’s MASK Basin goes 360°
Wednesday 30th of August 2017

US Department of Energy (DOE) has released a video to give us a 360° peek at one of the largest indoor wave facilities in the world – the MASK Basin.

US Navy’s Maneuvering and Seakeeping (MASK) Basin at Naval Surface Warfare Center in Carderock is being used by US Energy Department’s effor…

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Weptos wave device hits water off Denmark
Wednesday 30th of August 2017

Local wave energy developer Weptos has deployed its wave energy device in the Little Belt strait, off the east coast of Denmark.

The V‐shaped wave energy device has been put to trials in a strait between the island of Funen and the Jutland Peninsula which connects to the Baltic Sea earlier…

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Planning set to begin for marine test site off Sweden
Tuesday 29th of August 2017

Ocean Energy Sweden has informed that the planning for the Skagerrak test site for marine and maritime innovation will begin during the meeting of the project group scheduled for this week.

The goal of the current project is to identify and analyze the need for infrastructure, permits and …

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Canada’s MRE industry heads to trade mission across Atlantic
Tuesday 29th of August 2017

Marine Renewables Canada is leading a trade mission to Ireland to explore investment, and research collaboration opportunities in wave, tidal, and river current energy.

Canadian national industry association for marine renewable energy (MRE), Marine Renewables Canada, with the support from…

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Minesto gets its wings (Gallery)
Tuesday 29th of August 2017

Swedish tidal energy developer Minesto has taken delivery of the most distinguished part of its Deep Green ocean energy concept – the wing.

The wing was delivered to Minesto’s team in Holyhead, Wales, by truck from Southampton, where it has been manufactured by Green Marine.

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Tidal and wave energy experts come together in Ireland
Tuesday 29th of August 2017

Ireland is ‘ideally positioned to become a global market leader in wave and tidal energy production,’ according to Tony Lewis, the organizer of the European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC) 2017.

The conference, hosted by University College Cork (UCC) in Ireland, is expected to gat…

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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.

Olivier Benyessaad, Offshore Business Dev…

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Robotic arm comes within ocean energy sector’s reach
Monday 28th of August 2017

A new European project, named Kraken, has officially started aiming to develop a viable robotic arm to be used with remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) for the inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) of ocean energy devices.

The project, supported with €350.000 of Oceanera-Net funding, gath…

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Crown Estate puts Scotland’s offshore data online
Monday 28th of August 2017

The manager of the seabed in Scotland, Crown Estate Scotland, has made offshore spatial data relating to the organization’s offshore assets freely available for the first time.

The data covers infrastructure projects and undersea cabling and can be used by a range of organizations from oil…

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Sabella mobilizes Olympic Taurus for cable repair services
Monday 28th of August 2017

French tidal energy developer Sabella has engaged the services of Olympic Shipping’s multi-purpose vessel Olympic Taurus for the installation of new cable part related to the Ushant island tidal energy project.

The vessel, currently in the Port of Brest, will tonight set sail for the Fromv…

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Top news, August 21 – 27, 2017
Sunday 27th of August 2017

Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from August 21 – 27, 2017.

EC-OG to optimize Subsea Power Hub with OGTC support

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Video Interview: Pursuing wind and waves
Friday 25th of August 2017

The article was originally published by OffshoreWind.biz as part of its Expertise Hub series of interviews.

While floating wind developers usually look for low wave energy sites, Floating Power Plant’s device is meant to generate wind power in areas with medium to high wave energy, as the …

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Seals see no ‘barrier’ in SeaGen tidal turbine
Friday 25th of August 2017

A new study has found that the presence of SeaGen tidal turbine in Strangford Lough in Northern Ireland did not prevent harbor seals from passing through the channel, detecting small effects in their movement associated with the device.

The study, conducted by SMRU Consulting with the Sea …

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Schottel lines up tidal blades for PLAT-I delivery
Friday 25th of August 2017

Schottel Hydro is finalizing the preparations for the delivery of four of its SIT 250 tidal turbines to Sustainable Marine Energy for the PLAT-I tidal platform.

The German-based manufacturer of tidal turbines Schottel Hydro said the turbines underwent successfull factory acceptance testing…

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Researchers finalize tidal data gathering in Washington state
Friday 25th of August 2017

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the University of Washington researchers have concluded tidal turbulence data gathering project in two Washington state waterways.

The research was conducted at the Bellingham Channel and Rosario Strait as part of the US Energy Department-fun…

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Tidal power could create over 100K construction jobs in Canada
Thursday 24th of August 2017

The Columbia Institute has released a study which predicts that that the construction of new tidal and wave energy generation facilities could bring over 100,000 new jobs for the Canadian construction industry by 2050.

The Vancouver-based public policy think-thank Columbia Institute has re…

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Exceedence, Wood Group to unveil wave techno-financial tool
Thursday 24th of August 2017

Wood Group and Exceedence plan to present a new software platform for combined financial and engineering modelling of wave energy systems next week.

The software platform that combines Wood Group’s Flexcom Wave and ExceedenceFINANCE was designed to inform developers and funders of key perf…

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Cape Sharp Tidal turbine servicing steady at Port Saint John
Thursday 24th of August 2017

Cape Sharp Tidal has informed it is continuing with the maintenance and retrofitting operations on its tidal turbines at the Port Saint John in Canada with unspecified redeployment date.

The OpenHydro’s open-center tidal turbine, used by Cape Sharp Tidal for the Bay of Fundy tidal energy p…

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JDR cleared for takeover. Names new CEO
Thursday 24th of August 2017

Umbilical and power cable provider for the offshore energy industry JDR Cable Systems has appointed Richard Turner as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) while also receiving regulatory approval for its acquisition by TFKable.

The completion of the acquistion by the Polish-based producer…

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EC-OG to optimize Subsea Power Hub with OGTC support
Wednesday 23rd of August 2017

East Coast Oil and Gas Engineering (EC-OG) has teamed up with the Oil & Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) for the optimization of its hybrid device based the ocean current energy conversion system with integrated energy storage.

EC OG will together with OGTC undertake a Front End Engineerin…

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TLP to report on Welsh tidal lagoons’ progress
Wednesday 23rd of August 2017

Cardiff University’s Innovation Network has organized a free-to-attend event on the progress made with the development of Swansea and Cardiff tidal lagoon projects.

The event, to be held on September 6, 2017, will feature Mark Shorrock, the Chief Executive Officer of Tidal Lagoon Power (TL…

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Industry players form Australian tidal and wave taskforce
Wednesday 23rd of August 2017

Nine tidal and wave energy companies have reportedly joined forces to form a new taskforce to accelerate the commercialization of marine renewable energy technologies.

The taskforce, named Australian Marine Energy Taskforce (AMET), is made up of Atlantis Resources, Bombora Wave Power, BioP…

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Industry players launch Australian tidal and wave taskforce
Wednesday 23rd of August 2017

Nine tidal and wave energy companies have joined forces to launch a new taskforce set to accelerate the commercialization of marine renewable energy technologies in Australia.

The taskforce, named Australian Marine Energy Taskforce (AMET), is made up of Atlantis Resources, Bombora Wave Pow…

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5th International OTEC Symposium
Tuesday 22nd of August 2017

The 5th International OTEC Symposium will be held at the beautiful island of La Réunion, from 7th to 9th November 2017. La Réunion is an overseas French Island situated in the Indian Ocean with a working Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) land-based pilot, co-funded by NAVAL Energies and the …

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Tidal prototype generates power off Japan
Tuesday 22nd of August 2017

Tidal energy device has reportedly produced power during the demonstration trials which took place earlier this month off the coast of Kuchinoshima island in Japan.

The 100kW floating device, developed by IHI Corporation and New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NE…

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Wales sets renewable energy as national priority
Tuesday 22nd of August 2017

The government of Wales has published a new Natural Resources Policy (NRP) setting out the increased renewable energy uptake as one of its national priorities.

The policy outlines three national priorities for Wales for the management of its natural resources which are expected to drive de…

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Swedish Energy Agency adopts new marine energy strategy
Tuesday 22nd of August 2017

The Swedish Energy Agency has adopted a new strategy for marine energy which is expected to further develop the country’s competence in the area, as well as encourage and contribute to a greater degree of cooperation between market players.

Marine energy can, in theory, produce relatively …

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Alliance to boost marine renewables in southernmost tip of Chile
Monday 21st of August 2017

Chilean Marine Energy Research and Innovation Center (MERIC) and the University of Magallanes (UMAG) have signed a collaboration agreement to accelerate the uptake of marine renewable energies (MRE) in the country’s southernmost region of Magallanes.

Under the collaboration agreement, sign…

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CorPower hunts for senior wave power engineer
Monday 21st of August 2017

Swedish wave energy developer CorPower Ocean is looking for an engineer with relevant mechanical experience to assist the company with the development of its wave energy technology.

CorPower is seeking to appoint a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer to join its international team of approxi…

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Crestwing gearing up for wave device launch
Monday 21st of August 2017

Danish wave energy developer Crestwing has informed it is getting ready to launch its first ‘close to full-scale’ wave device prototype in October this year.

The company informed through social media that the production of its prototype device, named Tordenskiold, is going well ahead of it…

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Top news, August 14 – 20, 2017
Sunday 20th of August 2017

Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from August 14 – 20, 2017.

Minesto delays Deep Green installation. Hires new supplier

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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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