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Marine energy contributes to Wales economy

Report reveals positive impact of marine energy on Welsh economy

04/21/2015

The marine energy industry in Wales has contributed £34.5 million and directly created more than 99 person-years of employment, according to a report published by Marine Energy Pembrokeshire.

Marine energy sector continues growing worldwide, despite economic setbacks

04/14/2015

A report released recently by the International Energy Agency's Ocean Energy Systems shows that the marine and hydrokinetic sector moved closer to commercial viability through 2014.

Australian company establishes U.S. subsidiary to develop marine hydrokinetic energy farm

04/08/2015

Stonehenge Metals Ltd. (Stonehenge), based in Perth, Australia, is moving forward to build and deploy what it thinks could be a commercially viable marine hydrokinetic energy system located off the coast of California via 1.5-kW Protean Wave Energy Converters (WEC). In March, Stonehenge established Protean Wave Energy Inc. (Protean) as its U.S. subsidiary and appointed veteran U.S. wave energy industry professional, William Toman, as its president. 

New NHA member is integral to marine hydrokinetic testing

04/07/2015

A new National Hydropower Association (NHA) member is becoming an increasingly key component in the quest to develop viable marine hydrokinetic systems. 

Signing agreement to advance marine hydrokinetics

Europe, Japan partner to support development of marine and hydrokinetic energy

04/06/2015

To help support the development of marine renewables in Japan, and to stimulate further collaboration between Japan and Scotland, the European Marine Energy Centre has become a member of the Nagasaki Marine Industry Cluster Promotion Association (NaMICPA).

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Swansea Bay tidal project advances

04/02/2015

Advances on the plans for a 10 km-long tidal barrage generation scheme in the region of the Severn Estuary in the UK could see a swathe of new marine energy schemes developed around the UK and further afield.

Energy Department prize challenge incentivizes wave energy conversion next generation ideas

04/02/2015

In April, the U.S. Department of Energy announced its launch of the Wave Energy Prize competition “as a means to use a prize challenge to help dramatically improve the performance of wave energy conversion (WEC) devices, providing a pathway to game-changing reductions in the cost of wave energy.”  

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Lockheed Martin to construct tidal turbines for Atlantis' MeyGen array

03/30/2015

Tidal energy developer Atlantis Resources Ltd. has awarded a construction contract to manufacturer Lockheed Martin to deliver a 1.5 MW turbine to be used at its MeyGen site in Scotland's Pentland Firth.

EMEC collaboration gives wave and tidal energy tech developers free opportunity to test components

03/24/2015

A collaboration between the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult is giving wave and tidal energy technology developers an opportunity to test their components for free.

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Marine and hydrokinetic energy taking center stage at new event

03/13/2015

The inaugural International Marine Renewable Energy Conference (IMREC) and third-annual Marine Energy Technology Symposium (METS) will take place this April in Washington, D.C., bringing together industry leaders and policy-makers from around the world.

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Nautricity tidal turbine begins testing at EMEC's Fall of Warness site

03/10/2015

Tidal turbine manufacturer Nautricity has secured a grid-connected test berth at Scotland's European Marine Energy Centre, having successfully completed sea trials at EMEC's non-connected Shapinsay Sound test site in 2014.

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Tidal energy turbine manufacturer Tocardo acquires Swanturbines

02/26/2015

Hydrokinetic technology developer Tocardo Tidal Turbines has reached an agreement to acquire Swanturbines Intellectual Property, the Dutch company announced this week.

German marine hydrokinetics subsidiary appoints new Managing Director, tests new SIT

02/23/2015

Earlier this February, Schottel Group appointed Niels Alexander Lange, 36, as managing director for its subsidiary, Schottel Hydro GmbH. Schottel Group is headquartered in Spay, Germany, and Schottel Hydro focuses on developing marine hydrokinetic power generation systems.  

NHA Annual Conference early bird registration discount ends February 27

02/20/2015

Time is running out for National Hydropower Association members to receive a special early bird registration rate for the NHA's 2015 Annual Conference.

Get a sneak peek into the world's largest hydroelectric power event

02/11/2015

The hydroelectric power sector is dynamic, and so is the world's largest event dedicated entirely to hydropower.

Andritz, GE receive contract for 320-MW Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project

02/10/2015

A consortium that includes General Electric and Andritz Hydro has been selected by developer Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay PLC (TLSB) as the preferred bidder for the supply of electromechanical equipment for the proposed 320-MW Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon in Wales.

Vattenfall liquidating wave energy joint venture

02/09/2015

Swedish utility Vattenfall and marine energy technology manufacturer Pelamis Wave Power have announced that they will liquidate a company formed to develop a project off Scotland's Shetland Islands.

Marine energy symposium accepting asbtracts

Submit abstracts by Feb. 13 for Marine Energy Technology Symposium

01/30/2015

There is still time to submit an abstract for presentation during the Marine Energy Technology Symposium (METS). 

DOE funds US$8 million for MHK “Holy Grail,” project conception ending in commercial viability

01/21/2015

About US$8 million is available in funding to spur innovation in next-generation marine hydrokinetic (MHK) control and component technologies, according to a January announcement from the U.S. Department of Energy. 

Japan develops tidal energy as part of US$501 million project

01/02/2015

Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) has selected IHI Corp. and Toshiba Corp. to research and develop an underwater floating-type ocean current tidal energy turbine system as part of a US$501 million effort for sustainable, renewable energy.

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