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Alstom, GDF Suez selected for pilot Raz Blanchard tidal energy project

12/11/2014

Engineering company Alstom and French utility GDF Suez have been selected to equip a pilot tidal energy farm at Raz Blanchard, which is located near the port of Cherbourg in France's Lower Normandy region.

NHA, OREC partner to create Marine Energy Council

12/09/2014

The National Hydropower Association and Ocean Renewable Energy Coalition have announced the formation of the Marine Energy Council, which will offer a new home for marine energies at NHA.

FERC upholds Admiralty Inlet tidal project; developer might resume

12/09/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has rejected challenges to the pilot hydrokinetic license of the 600-kW Admiralty Inlet Pilot tidal project and said licensee Snohomish County Public Utility District does not intend to surrender the license.

Flow Science Inc. consults for Minerva Dynamics in virtual reality of marine hydrokinetics

12/08/2014

On Dec. 4, Flow Science Inc. announced it has an agreement with Minerva Dynamics to help Minerva’s clientele solve complex fluid dynamic issues, which include marine hydrokinetics, by using computer-generated virtual reality.  

New tidal energy company established to develop projects in Canada

12/05/2014

A new company, named International Marine Energy Inc., has been established by Tribute Resources Inc. to develop tidal energy projects in Canada, as well as in other areas around the world.

FloWave, Scottish marine hydrokinetics facility earns “Green” accolade

12/01/2014

A university marine hydrokinetics (MHK) facility earned Best Innovation accolades at the 2014 Scottish Renewables Green Energy Awards held Nov. 27 in Edinburgh, Scotland.  

Spain enters commercialization of tidal energy with US$1.2 million ATIR prototype

12/01/2014

Competition in the commercialization of tidal energy has a Spanish entrant. Magallanes Renovables SL (MRSL), based in Redondela, Galicia, Spain, deployed its US$1.2 million prototype ATIR floating turbine in sea trials, Nov. 28, at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney, Scotland.  

Siemens announces plan to exit marine power sector

11/25/2014

Technology and equipment giant Siemens AG has decided to sell its tidal energy company, Marine Current Turbines Ltd., citing slow development in the marine and hydrokinetics sector.

Marine hydrokinetics company Pelamis Wave Power falls into “administration”

11/24/2014

Blair Nimmo and Gary Fraser of KPMG have been appointed as joint administrators of Pelamis Wave Power, based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Pelamis officials announced Nov. 21 the wave energy company has been unable to secure additional funding required for further development of Pelamis’ wave energy technology.

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11/21/2014

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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.

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