marine turbine News

  • ‘Drop-in-place’ actuators facilitate marine turbine damper upgrade in three days

    The choice of Rotork Type K vane type actuators to replace existing equipment has enabled the control upgrade of a cargo ship’s main propulsion intake dampers to be completed in three days. SS Cape Isabel is a 655ft, 15,000 ton roll on/roll off cargo ship based at Long Beach and operated by the US Military Sealift Command. Launched in 1976, the ship is powered by two steam turbines. The ...


    By Rotork

  • Marine Current Turbines aiming for first tidal energy farm in Scotland by 2013

    UK tidal energy company, Marine Current Turbines, is targeting 2013 to install Scotland’s first tidal energy farm. The company, which designed and deployed the world’s first commercial scale offshore tidal stream energy system in Northern Ireland’s Strangford Lough, is investigating the feasibility of a tidal farm in Kyle Rhea, a strait of water between the Isle of Skye and the ...

  • Funding Boost for Scottish Marine Energy

    Scotland’s marine energy sector is to benefit from a £2.8 million share of the Marine Renewables Commercialisation Fund (MRCF) which is run by the Carbon Trust. The news was announced by Energy Minister Fergus Ewing during the RenewableUK ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Tidal Today: Lowering the cost of Marine Energy generation

    The key is to ensure R&D investment looks at the overall infrastructure and practical mechanics of project installation and operation and maintenance regimes rather than development of turbine technologies in isolation, as reported by Tidal Today. Jon Harman at Tidal Today reports "What makes tidal very different from other sectors is the limited operational windows there is for ...


  • £20 million boost for UK marine power

    Two British companies have today been awarded a share of £20 million to help drive forward growth in the UK’s marine energy industry. MeyGen Ltd and Sea Generation Wales Ltd have both won funding under the government’s Marine Energy Array Demonstrator scheme (MEAD), launched in April last year, to support the development and testing of pre-commercial marine devices in array ...

  • Carbon Trust to slash costs of marine energy by 20%

    £1m Carbon Trust research initiative to reduce costs of marine energy using innovative technologies transferred from traditional industries including aviation, oil and gas.Giant turbine blades developed using technology from the aviation industry and underwater hydraulic power networks as used in the oil and gas industry are just two of the technologies that could be harnessed by the marine ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • NOVEL SENSORS AID TIDAL TURBINE DEVELOPMENT

    Non-contact torque sensors from Sensor Technology are playing a key role in the development of commercial-scale in-stream tidal turbines produced by Irish company, OpenHydro. The company is using these novel sensors, which are based on surface acoustic wave (SAW) technology, to accurately measure rotational speed and frictional forces in a simulator for the turbine bearings, thereby allowing it ...


    By Sensor Technology Ltd

  • Energy Department Awards $10.5 Million for Next-Generation Marine Energy Systems

    The Energy Department today announced six organizations selected to receive up to $10.5 million to support the design and operation of innovative marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) systems through survivability and reliability-related improvements. As part of its MHK technology research and development ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • New Zealand appoints panel to evaluate marine energy applications

    An international panel of renewable energy and business experts has been appointed to evaluate applications for funding to develop marine energy in New Zealand.  The government will be making grants of up to $2 million a year for the next four years, through the Marine Energy Deployment Fund. Applications for the first funding round close at the end of February. Energy Minister David Parker today ...


    By New Zealand Government

  • Cranfield joint research to inform EU policy on marine renewable energy

    A consortium of nine organisations from across Europe will investigate the environmental impact of noise, vibration and electromagnetic emissions from renewable energy devices on marine life. Marine renewable energy devices (MREDs) such as wind turbines are planned in Europe to address the growing requirement for alternative sources of energy. However, little is known about the impact ...


    By Cranfield University

  • UK could grab a quarter of global marine energy market

    Global leader position could bring £76bn to UK economy by 2050 New analysis released today by the Carbon Trust shows the UK could capture just under a quarter of the global marine energy market.  Equivalent to up to £76bn to the UK economy by 2050, this growing sector could also generate over 68,000 UK jobs, if the technology is successfully developed and deployed ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • EU Marine Energy Centre offers free Technology Verification

    The Scottish Energy Minister has today launched a competition run by the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) offering free Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) to successful technology developers. In his keynote address at the All-Energy conference in Glasgow, Fergus Ewing announced that the winner of the competition will be ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • UK innovator develops `CableFish` to help reduce cost of marine energy

    UK innovator, North Sea Systems, has successfully completed the first full scale trial of its novel CableFish, which was put through its paces at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in the turbulent waters around Orkney. The final trial began in November 2014 and was the culmination of a ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Atlantis takes wraps off world`s largest tidal turbine

    Atlantis Resources Corporation (“Atlantis”), one of the world’s leading developers of electricity-generating tidal current turbines, unveiled the largest and most powerful tidal power turbine ever built, the AK1000™, yesterday at Invergordon, Scotland. The AK1000™ is due for installation at a dedicated berth at the European Marine Energy Centre (“EMEC”), ...

  • Carbon Trust backs cutting edge marine energy devices to help accelerate commercial deployment

    The Carbon Trust is to support two cutting edge marine energy devices in a bid to accelerate the commercial development of wave and tidal energy in the UK. Projects to be supported through the Marine Energy Accelerator with Pelamis Wave Power and Marine Current Turbines will focus on installation and maintenance which currently account for up to 50% of the project costs of wave and tidal energy ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Global Marine Energy Market Analysis to 2020 - Capacity, Generation, Regulation and Market Share Analysis now available at ReportsandReports

    Dallas, TX: ReportsandReports announce Japanese Global Marine Energy Market Analysis to 2020 - Capacity, Generation, Regulation and Market Share Analysis Market Research Report in its Store. Browse complete Report at ...


  • Greg Barker comment on EU funding for two UK tidal projects

    On Tuesday 18 December 2012 the European Commission announced EU funding for two UK tidal projects under its NER 300 scheme; Scottish Power Renewables (SPR) Sound of Islay Demonstration Tidal Array, 20.7m € and Marine Current Turbines (MCT) Kyle Rhea Tidal Turbine Array project, 18.4m €. Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker said: “European funding for Scottish Power ...

  • James Fisher Lands MeyGen O&M Deal

    James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS) has been granted preferred supplier status for a 5-year period in connection with the operations and maintenance (O&M) of the MeyGen Phase 1A tidal turbines. Three turbines have been supplied by Andritz Hydro Hammerfest, and the fourth by Atlantis, each with a rated power of 1.5 MW. Three of the turbines are being installed and connected later this ...


    By Teledyne Webb Research (TWR)

  • Speech: Greg Barker’s opening speech RUK Wave and Tidal conference 2013

    Check against delivery Introduction Good afternoon. I am delighted to be here among you today to give the keynote address for the opening of this 10th Wave and Tidal conference. 10 years! Now, this seems like a perfect opportunity for us to reflect on and celebrate the progress the sector has made to date. But before I do so, let me stress the 3 key points of my ...

  • Floating concrete - the latest weapon in the climate war

    A scheme using floating concrete to harness wave energy has received a £150,000 grant from the Carbon Trust. Bristol-based firm Embley Energy will use the cash to refine the prototype of its wave-energy converter Sperboy and demonstrate whether it can compete with fossil fuels and other renewable energy sources. Embley bosses say Sperboy, a specially-designed buoy, will deliver a cheaper ...

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