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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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07/21/2014

News related to the marine hydrokinetics industry in North America for July 2014

Crown Estate awards seabed rights for ocean energy development

07/08/2014

The United Kingdom's Crown Estate has awarded seabed rights for six new wave and tidal current demonstration zones, and five new wave and tidal current sites.

Black Rock Tidal releases details for Bay of Fundy ocean power project

07/02/2014

German marine propulsion manufacturer Schottel has announced details of a 2.5 MW ocean power demonstration berth its subsidiary Black Rock Tidal Power, Inc. plans to install in Canada's Bay of Fundy.

Marine Hydrokinetics

07/01/2014

News related to the worldwide marine hydrokinetics industry from July-August 2014

Nautricity, Fundy Tidal teaming up for Nova Scotia ocean energy project

06/30/2014

Ocean energy developers Nautricity Ltd. and Fundy Tidal Inc. have signed a memorandum of understanding to construct a 500 kW tidal power project in Nova Scotia's Petit Passage.

Unintentional state waiver lets FERC pre-empt state Coastal Zone rules

06/26/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued a declaratory order that FERC hydropower licensing under the Federal Power Act pre-empts state regulation under the Coastal Zone Management Act in an instance in which the state of Washington unintentionally waived its CZMA permit authority.

HAE, GESA sign agreement for Colombian hydropower project development

06/25/2014

North American power company Hydro Alternative Energy, Inc., and South America's Generamos Energia SA ESP have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop hydrokinetic power projects in Colombia.

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06/18/2014

News related to the marine hydrokinetics industry in North America for June 2014


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