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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.

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.  

Tribute forms marine hydrokinetics company

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.

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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.  

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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.

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