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DCNS acquires stake in tidal renewable energy company OpenHydro


France-based DCNS, a leader in naval defense and a player in energy, and OpenHydro, the Irish tidal renewable energy company, have signed a strategic agreement that will enable the companies to combine their marine engineering strengths in the tidal energy market.

Bord Gáis Energy invests in OpenHydro, plans for Ireland tidal energy farm


Ireland-based marine hydro firm OpenHydro and Bord Gáis Energy have concluded an agreement for Bord Gáis Energy to become a shareholder in OpenHydro.

Tidal current power plant planned for Gulf of Kutch in India


A 50-MW tidal power project is planned for construction in the Gulf of Kutch in the Indian state of Gujarat, with Atlantis Resources Corporation partnering on the project.

Pacific Gas and Electric joins other California utilities to host HydroVision International 2011


Pacific Gas and Electric Company has agreed to be an official host utility for HydroVision International 2011. The Sacramento Municipal Utility District and the California Department of Water Resources earlier agreed to be host utilities for the event.

OPT PB150 wave power device achieves Lloyd's certification


Marine hydro developer Ocean Power Technologies Inc. has achieved an independent certification for its utility scale PowerBuoy, the PB150, by the internationally respected Lloyd's Register, OPT announced.

Marine hydropower developer proposes commercial tidal power plant for New York City's East River


Marine hydro firm Verdant Power has filed an application with the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that would allow the company to install up to 30 new tidal power turbines in the East Channel of the East River in New York, NY.

Nova Scotia Power, OpenHydro reach project milestone for marine hydro device


Nova Scotia Power and its technology partner, OpenHydro, have successfully completed recovery of OpenHydro's demonstration turbine from the Minas Passage.

Marine hydro firm OPT prepares PowerBuoy wave machine for ocean trials


Marine hydropower company Ocean Power Technologies recently revealed progress in its 150-kW PowerBuoy project to be deployed off the coast of Reedsport, Ore., in 2011.

Aquamarine Power taps BiFab for Oyster 2 wave energy project in Scotland


Marine hydro developer Aquamarine Power announced its next-generation Oyster wave energy device is to be built in Scotland by leading fabrication contractor Burntisland Fabrications Ltd (BiFab).

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


UK marine hydro firm Marine Current Turbines is targeting 2013 to install Scotland's first tidal energy farm.

Alstom's marine hydropower business established at Nantes, France


Alstom has inaugurated the new premises of Alstom Hydro's ocean energy activities in Nantes, France. Alstom marked the occasion by revealing the characteristics of Beluga 9, the group's tidal electricity-generating turbine, which will undergo its first tests in 2012, in Canada's Bay of Fundy.

Limpet wave power plant celebrates 10 year anniversary


Voith Hydro Wavegen's Limpet, which Voith calls the world's first commercial scale grid connected wave energy plant, is marking its 10th year of grid-connected operation, Voith reported.

Marine hydro firm Aquamarine attracts new investment


Marine hydro developer Aquamarine Power took a major step toward the commercialization of their Oyster wave energy technology with the announcement of GBP11 million (US$17.1 million) in new investment in the company.

Department of Energy awards Princeton Power Systems hydropower program


New Jersey-based Princeton Power Systems has announced a new program award from the United States Department of Energy's Wind and Hydropower Technologies Program, under the Marine and Hydrokinetic Technology Readiness Advancement fund.

Tidal energy firms named finalists for 1st International Tidal Energy Awards


Top tidal energy firms have been selected as finalists for the 1st ever International Tidal Energy Awards ceremony as part of the 4th International Tidal Energy Summit.

Marine hydro firm Aquamarine to study wave power potential in U.S.


A U.S. subsidiary of marine hydro firm Aquamarine Power has secured a grant to explore the potential of Oregon's coastline for electricity generation.

E.ON, ScottishPower Renewables to collaborate on wave power machine testing


Energy companies ScottishPower Renewables and E.ON announced that they have joined forces to trial two Pelamis wave power machines off Orkney.

Ocean Power Technologies, Mitsui sign contract for PowerBuoy development


Marine hydro firm Ocean Power Technologies Inc. announced that it has expanded its relationship with Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. with the signing of a new contract to develop OPT's PowerBuoy technology for its application in Japanese sea conditions.

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