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Marine hydro firm OPT awards wave energy project contracts


Ocean Power Technologies Inc. is awarding four new contracts to Oregon companies in connection with the manufacture of its PB150 PowerBuoy wave energy generating device and its deployment off the coast of Reedsport, Ore., OPT announced.

Hydropower Reform Coalition, National Park Service release guide that offers strategies for addressing recreation issues in new hydropower technologies


The Hydropower Reform Coalition and the National Park Service have jointly released a new guide that offers strategies to deal with potential recreation issues as new hydrokinetic energy technologies are being proposed in rivers and oceans, often times in same areas that are high-value recreation resources.

GE acquires 90 percent stake in France-based Converteam


GE Energy has entered into an agreement to acquire approximately 90 percent of Converteam, a leading provider of electrification and automation equipment and systems, from a controlling shareholder group that includes management, Barclays Private Equity and LBO France, for approximately $3.2 billion.

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04/01/2011 Massachusetts town files draft pilot license for tidal project

Ocean/Tidal/Stream Power: Identifying How Marine and Hydrokinetic Devices Affect Aquatic Environments

04/01/2011 Significant research is under way to determine the potential environmental effects of marine and hydrokinetic energy systems. The federally funded research is designed to facilitate installation and operation of these systems.

Marine Current Turbines planning first tidal array for Wales


Marine Current Turbines Ltd, in partnership with RWE npower renewables, has submitted a consent application to install a 10-MW array of tidal stream turbines off the North West coast of Anglesey in 2015, MCT announced.

Wales developer seeks builder for 1.2-MW Ramsey Sound tidal project


Wales-based Tidal Energy Ltd. invites applications for pre-qualification to build its 1.2-MW prototype tidal stream power project in Ramsey Sound off the Pembrokeshire coastline in Wales.

ScottishPower Renewables to develop tidal power array in Sound of Islay


The Scottish Government has approved ScottishPower Renewables' plans to develop a 10-MW tidal power array in The Sound of Islay on Scotland's west coast.

Ocean Power Technologies reports strong growth, reaches operational milestones


Marine hydro developer Ocean Power Technologies Inc. announces its financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended Jan. 31, 2011 of its fiscal year ending on April 30, 2011.

Orkney tidal power: A hotbed on the seabed


The 20,000 people on the rugged islands of Orkney in Scotland's extreme north are vastly outnumbered by sheep. But out to sea, beyond the wind-scoured landscape and dramatic cliffs, is the world's leading tidal energy research center.

Converteam to supply electrical equipment for HS1000 tidal turbine


Power conversion specialist Converteam has been selected to supply major elements of electrical equipment for a 1-MW tidal turbine known as HS1000, Converteam announced.

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03/01/2011 Developer proposes tidal plant for New York City's East River

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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.

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