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Collaborations and commissioning
05 March, 2021
A number of firms and organisations are working together to push forward the development of wave and tidal power projects, while investments are being secured for new projects and other schemes are demonstrating their feasibility.
Tina takes centre stage
25 August, 2020
The Solomon Islands is developing the largest hydropower project in the Pacific region. Communications Consultant, Sarina Laurence, introduces IWP&DC to the Tina River hydropower project
Plans unveiled for 9MW tidal project off Canadian coast
30 September, 2019
Sustainable Marine Energy (SME) and Minas Tidal LP (MTLP) have agreed to co-develop their adjacent berths at the Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) and will utilise SME’s PLAT-I floating in-stream tidal energy technology to deliver up to 9MW of tidal energy to the Nova Scotia grid.
Statkraft plans floating solar plant in Albanian reservoir
13 March, 2019
Statkraft Albania has entered into an agreement with Norwegian floating solar technology developer Ocean Sun AS for the delivery of a floating solar plant with a maximum capacity of 2MW at the Banja reservoir in Albania.
Schottel merges tidal business into SME
24 January, 2019
Following the successful collaboration between Sustainable Marine Energy (SME), Schottel Hydro and Black Rock Tidal Power to develop and demonstrate the PLAT-I floating tidal energy system, Schottel has made a strategic decision to merge its tidal energy businesses into SME.
Wave & tidal power developers join forces to tackle foundations and mooring
06 November, 2018
CorPower Ocean (CPO) and Sustainable Marine Energy (SME) are to work together to develop and demonstrate a generic foundation mooring solution to reduce costs and improve O&M methods in the wave & tidal power sector.
Widespread criticism as UK govt rejects Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon
25 June, 2018
The UK Government has formally rejected plans for a 240MW tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay, with the decision widely criticized throughout the industry.
Mechanical installation set to start at Riel Converter Station
19 April, 2017
Voith Hydro Canada and Stuart Olson Industrial Constructors Inc have announced they are ready to begin the mechanical portion of the installation process at the Riel Converter Station, currently under construction in southern Manitoba, Canada as part of Manitoba Hydro’s Bipole III Transmission Line Project.
North America’s largest tidal turbine generating power
23 November, 2016
The largest tidal turbine deployed so far in North America – an OpenHydro 2MW machine – is successfully generating power for Nova Scotia.
Spins and turns in the turbine and generator market
15 August, 2014
Prospects look healthy for the hydro turbine and generator sector. Report by Patrick Reynolds
Bringing pumped storage to the table
18 March, 2013
Prompted by worldwide interest in pumped storage development, IWP&DC invited representatives from the sector to a roundtable discussion. We discover what role Alstom, MWH, the National Hydropower Association and Voith have been playing, and are set to play, in this burgeoning sector of the hydropower industry.
At the hub of it all
29 June, 2012
A new seawater pumped storage plant is set to play a central role in an ambitious energy export scheme known as MAREX. Irish company Organic Power gives more details about the development taking place on Glinsk Mountain in County Mayo.
Alstom, SSE Renewables in major new wave farm development
17 January, 2012
Alstom and Scottish marine developer SSE Renewables have announced they are to develop a major new wave power project with a capacity up to 200MW off the Scottish coast.
Alstom acquires stake in AWS Ocean Energy
22 June, 2011
Alstom has broadened its involvement in the marine energy market by acquiring a 40% equity share in Scottish renewable energy company AWS Ocean Energy.
Plugged in and open for business
15 April, 2011
The pioneering Wave Hub marine energy project off the coast of Cornwall in South West England was officially opened for business at the end of last year. IWP&DC provides an update on world’s largest test site for wave energy technology
Water flow monitoring aids fish passage
21 February, 2011
System level monitoring and water flow rates automated through OPC server monitors with added alarm systems aided in the safe passage upstream for the American eel at the St. Lawrence-FDR power project in North America
OPT wins additional funds for PowerBuoy system
11 October, 2010
Ocean Power Technologies, Inc (OPT) has been awarded $2.75M in additional funding from the US Navy for a second stage under its existing contract to provide an autonomous PowerBuoy wave energy conversion system for the Navy’s near-coast anti-terrorism and maritime surveillance program.
Spotlight on Asia
10 May, 2010
Vietnam plays host to the dam community this year. Ahead of ICOLD’s Annual Meeting, IWP&DC gives an insight into dam and hydro power development across Asia.
OPT, Leighton in wave energy pact
13 January, 2009
A wave energy development deal has been signed by Ocean Power Technologies and the Leighton construction group to build plants off the coast of Australia.