offshore tidal turbine News

  • 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 ...

  • Tocardo takes next step in tidal energy with Repsol

    Tocardo and Repsol enter partnership to develop offshore tidal energy Today, Tocardo International, the leading producer of tidal and free-flow water turbines, and Repsol, the international integrated energy company, announce a partnership between the two companies. The Repsol New Energy Ventures and Tocardo partnership will provide a platform for both companies to develop ...


    By Tocardo

  • Scottish Firm Claims Commercial Tidal Power Breakthrough

    Guardian: World First for Shetlands in Tidal Power Breakthrough A power company in Shetland has claimed a breakthrough in the race to develop viable offshore tidal stations after successfully feeding electricity to local homes. Nova ...


    By Greentech Media

  • Ottawa commits $20 million to Nova Scotia tidal energy project

    The federal government has committed to spending $20 million on tidal energy projects in the Bay of Fundy, a move that will help Canada become a "clean energy superpower," Defence Minister Peter MacKay said Sunday. The project represents Canada's first deployment of commercial-scale tidal turbines. MacKay, Nova Scotia's representative in the federal cabinet, said the money will be used by the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • World’s first commercial tidal energy scheme to be launched in North Wales

    npower renewables, the British subsidiary of RWE Innogy, and Bristol-based tidal power developers Marine Current Turbines (MCT), have announced a pioneering partnership to help deliver one of the world’s first commercial-scale tidal stream projects, off the coast of Anglesey, north Wales.  This exciting and innovative showcase tidal farm scheme would be capable of generating 10.5 megawatts (MW) ...


    By RWE AG

  • N.S. announces wind turbine plant

    Nova Scotia's green economy is continuing to grow through a new venture between the province of Nova Scotia and Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Ltd. (DSME). DSME will establish a wind turbine tower and blade manufacturing facility at the former TrentonWorks site, creating hundreds of jobs. The province is investing almost $60-million and getting an equity stake in the Pictou County ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Britain to Construct World`s Largest Offshore Wind Farm

    LONDON, UK (ENS) - Two enormous offshore wind farms are to be built in the outer Thames Estuary, the Blair Government said Monday. When completed, the larger of the two, known as the London Array, will be the biggest offshore wind farm in the world. The London Array and Thanet wind farms together total 1.3 gigawatts of green electricity, enough to power a third of London's three ...

  • Charles Hendry speech to the National Offshore Wind Association of Ireland Annual Conference

    The energy challenge I’d like to start by recognising Ireland’s strong recent growth in renewables, and particularly your expertise in harnessing your abundant wind energy resources. But let me take a step back and set out the energy challenge that Ireland, the UK, and indeed much of the global community faces. Coming up with an energy policy that delivers safe, secure, ...

  • GL Garrad Hassan to support Guangdong Electrical Design Institute in the offshore wind power market

    The third phase of training courses provided by GL Garrad Hassan to Guangdong Electrical Design Institute (GEDI) has been successfully completed. The training courses have aided GEDI in their talent development and technology accumulation. GL Garrad Hassan will continue to support GEDI to a larger extent in the follow-up wind power projects off the coast of Guangdong Province. GL Garrad Hassan ...


  • Carbon Trust and Ed Miliband launch global competition to cut the cost of offshore wind energy

    Ed Miliband MP, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, was set to launch a multi-million pound global competition being run by the Carbon Trust to find the best new foundation designs to support the next generation of offshore wind farms. The competition has been developed to find winning foundation designs suitable for deeper sea water conditions (30-60m) to be used in large ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Carbon Trust hosts first UK demonstration of innovative access vessel for offshore wind industry

    Today the Carbon Trust hosted the first UK demonstration of an innovative new vessel designed to reach offshore wind farms more cheaply and easily. The Wave Craft, developed by Norwegian shipbuilder Umoe Mandal with support from the Carbon Trust's Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA), was put through its ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Wind Energy Today: Submarine Cable O&M: Cost Critical Strategies for Offshore Wind

    Scott reports roughly 27% of an offshore wind farm’s capital expenditure is ploughed into cable, cable installation and grid connection. For a generic park size of 500MW, a capital investment of €72 million is expected to be spent on export cables, and €24 million on inter-array conductors. These costs are augmented by precautionary measures, say the report’s authors. An estimated €840,000 is ...


  • Carbon Trust hosts first UK demonstration of innovative access vessel for offshore wind industry

    Today the Carbon Trust hosted the first UK demonstration of an innovative new vessel designed to reach offshore wind farms more cheaply and easily. The Wave Craft, developed by Norwegian shipbuilder Umoe Mandal with support from the Carbon Trust's Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA), was put through its paces at ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • ScottishPower Renewables Welcomes Hammerfest Strøm`s Commitment to the Scottish Reneweble Energy Sector

    ScottishPower Renewables’ Managing Director Keith Anderson joined First Minister Alex Salmond in Oslo today (Tuesday 17th August) as the Norwegian tidal-power developer Hammerfest Strøm announced major contracts worth £4m to construct the first of their advanced HS1000 tidal turbines in Scotland. Fife-based Burntisland Fabrication Limited (BiFab) has been awarded the ...


    By ANDRITZ HYDRO Hammerfest

  • 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)

  • 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

  • Scotland to be home of world’s largest floating wind farm

    The world’s largest floating wind farm will have a home off the east coast of Scotland.   The first prototype for this proposed wind farm was installed off the coast of Norway, by the Norwegian energy company, Statoil. The company is now expecting to have the Scottish wind farm, composed of five 6MW wind turbines, operational by 2017.   The Hywind wind project is a part of 40 ...


    By Orenda Energy Solutions Ltd.

  • Global Ocean Energy Report

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Ocean Energy Report ...


    By ReportLinker

  • The rising Tide of Ocean Energy – New Ideas for Renewable Power

    A race is on worldwide to harness the tides and waves for electrical power, with more than 100 different devices being tested by companies hoping to make a commercial breakthrough. And a new report from the European Union’s Joint Research Centre expresses confidence ...


    By Climate News Network

  • 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

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