tidal turbine News

  • ANDRITZ to supply tidal current turbines to MeyGen, Scotland

    ANDRITZ HYDRO Hammerfest, part of international technology Group ANDRITZ, has received an order from MeyGen Ltd. to supply three 1.5-megawatt tidal current turbines to the planned tidal array in the Inner Sound of the Pentland Firth, Scotland. Tidal current turbines are anchored to the sea bed in coastal waters and driven by rising and falling tides. Commissioning of the three turbines is ...


    By ANDRITZ HYDRO Hammerfest

  • 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

  • EDF to develop tidal power

    EDF has decided to build the first pilot tidal turbine system in France in order to produce electricity from the energy in tidal currents. By 2011 between three and six turbines, with a total capacity of between 4 and 6 MW, will be installed and linked to the grid off Paimpol (Côtes d’Armor, Brittany), where the currents are amongst the strongest in Europe. This world first is the culmination of ...

  • 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”), ...

  • 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 ...

  • A setback for tidal power in Nova Scotia

    Nova Scotia-based OpenHydro will begin the process of raising a 400-tonne, six-storey water energy turbine from a text site in the Bay of Fundy, home of some of the most awesome and powerful tides in the world. Earlier this month, the two companies discovered that the harsh ocean environment had broken two of the turbine"s blades. The massive 1-megawatt machine is now scheduled to be removed ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Nova Scotia to fund tidal power research

    Nova Scotia has taken the first step toward harnessing the potential tidal power available in the Bay of Fundy, which could supply up 15% of the province's electricity needs. Nova Scotia Premier Rodney MacDonald announced North America's first in-stream tidal technology research centre. Three Canadian companies - Clean Current Power Systems, Nova Scotia Power Inc. and Minas Basin Pulp and Power - ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • RPC enters Renewable Energy Market - Tidal Energy

    Elemental Energy Technology, RPC Technologies and ATSA have recently generated a peak 2 kilowatt of power from their conjunctly developed tidal turbine generator: the Sea Urchin 550.This test was conducted at Forgacs in Newcastle (Australia) before a group of international investors and China, Japan and India licensees on the 5th of April 2011 This milestone marked the successful completion of 6 ...


    By RPC Technologies Pty Ltd

  • 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

  • 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 ...


  • 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

  • SeaGen tidal energy system - passes 1000 hours of generation

    SeaGen, the world-leading prototype tidal energy turbine designed and deployed by Marine Current Turbines Ltd (MCT) has exceeded 1000 hours of operation in Northern Ireland’s Strangford Lough. It is the first tidal current or wave energy system in the world to have achieved this milestone.The 1.2MW tidal current turbine, the largest megawatt scale grid-connected marine renewable energy system in ...

  • ScottishPower Renewables announce world`s largest tidal stream projects

    ScottishPower Renewables confirmed they are evaluating three separate coastal sites for the development of the world’s largest tidal stream projects. This historic milestone has been made possible by the successful trial of the world’s most advanced tidal turbine - Lànstrøm. Two of the sites are being planned in Scotland, in the Pentland Firth and the Sound of Islay, with the third off the North ...


    By ScottishPower

  • Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project gets green light on planning

    Planning consent was given today for construction of the world’s first tidal lagoon, in a boost to moving towards a low carbon, home grown energy mix. If built, turbines in the proposed six-mile horseshoe shaped sea wall around Swansea Bay in Wales could generate around 500GWh per year of low carbon electricity. Energy and Climate Change and Wales Office Minister Lord Bourne said: ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Energy Department Awards $7.4 Million to Develop Advanced Components for Wave and Tidal Energy Systems

    The Energy Department today announced four entities selected to receive $7.4 million to spur innovation of next-generation water power component technologies, designed for manufacturability and built specifically for marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) systems. The projects will address technical challenges in three areas: advanced controls, crosscutting power take-off (PTO)—which converts ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • 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

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