Marine Hydrokinetics (MHK)

Waterpower can be harnessed without construction of a dam. Ocean waves and tides and hydrokinetic flows in rivers are the next horizon for new hydroelectric development.

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11/21/2014

Hydro. For me, beginning work in October as an associate editor in the Hydro Group at PennWell Corp. was truly an immersion into Hydro Review and HRW-Hydro Review Worldwide.

U.K. seeks energy specialists, including hydropower, marine energy

11/21/2014

The United Kingdom seeks proposals from energy technical specialists, including specialists in hydropower and marine energy, to participate in a framework agreement to help carry out energy and climate change policies.

Isle of Man prepares for marine hydrokinetic development

11/21/2014

Manx Tidal Energy Ltd. and Tocardo Tidal Energy Ltd. have been selected by the Isle of Man, located in the British Isles, to provide tidal energy development as part of the government’s Vision2020 Plan. 

BlueTEC hydrokinetic device set for tests in The Netherlands

11/11/2014

A 200-kW prototype of the hydrokinetic Bluewater Tidal Energy Converter (BlueTEC) floating platform is scheduled for deployment in early 2015 to test harvesting energy from the Wadden Sea, near Texel Island in The Netherlands. If successful, testing the BlueTEC platform may provide a means to deliver tidal energy devices to remote locations worldwide.  

Tocardo signs deal for 28 MW marine power project off South Korean coast

11/11/2014

South Korean developer Ekornergy has signed an agreement with Dutch manufacturer Tocardo Tidal Turbines for the installation of a 28 MW marine power project.

Atlantis signs lease for tidal power project in Canada's Bay of Fundy

11/05/2014

Tidal energy developer Atlantis Resources Ltd. has signed a 10-year extendable seabed sublease with the Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE), providing Atlantis a berth in Canada's Bay of Fundy to deploy a 1.5-MW tidal turbine.

Chile enters the marine hydrokinetics industry via MERIC

11/03/2014

Chile has selected French engineering company DCNS SA and Italian multinational renewable energy Enel Green Power S.p.A. to build its Marine Energy Research and Innovation Centre (MERIC) as part the International Centre of Excellence (ICE) on marine energy in the country.  

Schottel completes full-scale test of marine turbine in Strangford Lough

10/23/2014

German marine propulsion manufacturer Schottel has announced successful tests of a full-scale hydrokinetic turbine in Northern Ireland's Strangford Lough.

Prudential to invest in U.K.'s 320-MW Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay power project

10/21/2014

Insurer and financial services firm Prudential has agreed to become a "cornerstone investor" in the 320-MW Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay tidal power project in the Wales. 

Aquamarine Power Ltd. hires new CEO and dives into hydro technology deployment

10/21/2014

Aquamarine Power Ltd. continues its development of new hydro technology and the Edinburgh, Scotland-based wave energy company has also selected John Malcolm as its new Chief Executive Officer. Former CEO, Martin McAdam, stepped down after serving in the post since 2007.  

MHK technology developer Minesto honored with WWL Orcelle Award

10/14/2014

Marine energy technology developer Minesto AB was honored as the 2014 recipient of the Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) Orcelle Award at the Ocean Exchange's recent conference in Savannah, Ga.

Increased study requirements, loss of DOE backing end Admiralty Inlet tidal pilot project

10/10/2014

Snohomish County Public Utility District announced it is abandoning plans to develop the 600-kW Admiralty Inlet Pilot tidal project in Washington's Puget Sound.

Alstom unveils updated Oceade tidal turbine

10/02/2014

Improvements make Alstom's new Oceade tidal stream turbine more efficient, cost-effective and easier to maintan that its previous models, the French manufacturer said.

Minesto, Atlantis win EU award for joint tidal energy research

09/24/2014

Marine energy companies Minesto and Atlantis Resources Ltd. have been awarded close to US$960,000 from the Eurostars Programme to help advance tidal energy technology.

FERC accepts license surrender by first U.S. wave power project, 1.5-MW Reedsport

08/27/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has accepted the surrender of the hydropower license of the proposed 1.5-MW Reedsport OPT Wave Park, the first commercial-scale wave power project to be licensed by the commission.

TSB, OERA announce funding for tidal energy technology development

08/26/2014

The U.K. Technology Strategy Board and Nova Scotia's Offshore Energy Research Association have announced their plan to jointly invest about US$1.25 million to accelerate tidal energy development.

The growth of MHK hydropower

08/25/2014

According to new analysis, the evolution of marine hydro kinetic technologies for generating electricity from waves and tides into a commercial reality is taking longer than hoped and costing far more money than expected. As a result, Bloomberg New Energy Finance says it is revising its previous 2020 forecasts for global installations downwards.

ABB to supply grid connection for 6-MW first phase of Scotland tidal project

08/21/2014

Power technology supplier ABB has received a contract from Atlantis Resources Ltd. to supply an onshore grid connection for the 6-MW Phase 1 of the MeyGen tidal stream power project in Scotland's Pentland Firth.

Atkins selected as client's engineer for 230-MW Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project

08/20/2014

Design, engineering and project management consultancy group Atkins Global has been selected by Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay PLC (TLSB) to serve as client's engineer for the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project in Wales.

University of Edinburgh opens new marine and hydrokinetics testing facility

08/07/2014

Scottish Member of Parliament Amber Rudd helped officials from the University of Edinburgh officially open the institute's FloWave Ocean Energy Research Facility earlier this week.

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