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Minesto completes second installation phase at Holyhead Deep
Marine energy developer Minesto has completed the second offshore installation phase of its DG500 project in Wales, paving the way for commissioning of the project.
Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon set to be rejected, says reports
The 240MW Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project could be dealt a major blow this week with reports suggesting that the UK Government is set to reject the scheme.
Ecotricity unveil plans for UK tidal lagoon schemes
Ecotricity has presented the UK government with two alternative tidal lagoon proposals, ahead of a joint select committee review of the the proposed Swansea Bay tidal lagoon project.
Atlantis unveils plans for 1GW of tidal power in France by 2025
A study by marine power developer Atlantis Resources Ltd has concluded 2GW of tidal energy is immediately available to be harnessed in the Raz Blanchard, Normandy, with the potential...
Magallanes Renovables to deploy tidal technology at EMEC
Spanish tidal energy developer Magallanes Renovables has entered into a berth agreement with the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney, Scotland, where its tidal energy...
Wave and tidal reliability project enters second phase
The second phase of an international collaborative research project designed to improve the reliability of wave and tidal energy convertors (WEC/TEC) is now underway.
Ocean Energy’s technology to be built by Vigor and deployed in Hawaii
Irish wave energy company Ocean Energy has announced its “OE Buoy” convertor will be built by Oregon‐based Vigor and deployed at the US Navy’s Wave Energy Test Site on the windward...
CorPower deploys wave energy technology at EMEC
CorPower Ocean has successfully installed its half-scale C3 wave energy converter (WEC) at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney, Scotland.
Unmanned system completes survey of Keokuk Dam, US
Martac Commercial, LLC, developer of unmanned maritime systems, along with power producer Ameren has successfully completed an unmanned hydrographic survey of the Keokuk Energy Center...
SME completes installation of PLAT-I system
Sustainable Marine Energy (SME) has completed the installation of its PLAT-I tidal energy system at Connel, near Oban in western Scotland, with the first phase of commissioning...
GE technology to help connect Canadian hydro plant to grid
GE has supplied its MV7-5L Series Ultimate Waveform (UWave) high-power converters to a hydropower project on the Ottawa River in Canada, with the equipment expected to provide...
Hybrid hydro energy storage project to be installed in the US
Greensmith Energy, a Wärtsilä Company, and American Electric Power (AEP) are to install a 4MW energy storage system integrated with the Buck and Byllesby hydroelectric power plants...
Wärtsilä adds wave power to portfolio
Technology group Wärtsilä has signed a global agreement with Finnish-based AW-Energy that will see the firms market and install wave energy devices and take advantage of...
New fish passage facilities for Fortum hydro plant
Modern trap and transport facilities have been commissioned at Fortum’s Montta hydropower plant on River Oulujoki, the utility has announced.
MeyGen tidal project exports 1GWh to grid
Another milestone has been reached at Atlantis Resource’ MeyGen tidal energy project in the Pentland Firth, Scotland with Phase 1A of the project having exported 1GWh of generation to...
GE and Fortum in digital hydro pilot agreement
GE Renewable Energy has signed an agreement with Nordic energy company Fortum for a large scale digital pilot based on GE Predix Solutions.
Doosan Babcock to test Deep Green technology
Doosan Babcock has been contracted by marine energy technology developer Minesto to carry out fatigue testing of its Deep Green technology.
Wärtsilä supports WaveRoller development
Wärtsilä has announced it will support the development of AW-Energy’s latest WaveRoller wave energy convertor with a series of sub-assemblies for a prototype, as part of a project...
Feasibility study underway for Indonesian tidal project
A proposed tidal energy project in Indonesia that could eventually have a capacity of up to 115MW has taken a major step forward with news that the project’s feasibility study in underway.