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Marine Hydrokinetics

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.

Marine Hydrokinetics

06/18/2014

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

How North America can Benefit from UK Know-How in Ocean Energy

06/18/2014

The United Kingdom is known for its pioneering work in wave, tidal and ocean current energy. The U.S. and Canada have vast marine resources and would benefit from partnerships with UK companies in a number of ways, including building expertise, sharing lessons learned and fostering industry growth.

Scottish Enterprise provides funding for Bluemull Sound tidal energy array developer

06/17/2014

Tidal turbine developer Nova Innovation has been awarded US$3.14 million from the Scottish government to help build a marine energy array off the Shetland coast.

Oregon wave testing center files FERC license notice, scoping documents

06/12/2014

Oregon State University's Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center has filed a notice of intent to license and environmental scoping documents for the nation's first utility-scale, grid-connected wave energy test site.

OpenHydro to manufacture, install tidal turbines near Brittany

06/10/2014

Irish manufacturer OpenHydro has been selected to supply two tidal turbines for installation at Paimpol-Brehat in Brittany.

BOEM grants lease for Gulf Stream tidal turbine tests

06/09/2014

Researchers from Florida Atlantic University have signed a five-year lease agreement with the U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) allowing FAU to test small-scale ocean tidal turbines near Fort Lauderdale.

University christens marine energy research facility

06/06/2014

University of Edinburgh officials have inaugurated a giant wave tank designed to test marine energy devices.

Wave energy developer wins research grant

06/05/2014

Australian ocean energy developer Perpetuwave Power Pty Ltd. has received a US$105,000 grant to test its "Wave Harvester" technology in southeast England.

Developer asks to surrender FERC license for first U.S. wave power project, 1.5-MW Reedsport

06/04/2014

Citing financial and regulatory challenges, Ocean Power Technologies Inc. has applied to surrender the license for its 1.5-MW Reedsport OPT Wave Park, the first commercial-scale wave power project to be licensed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

EMEC study shows cost-saving measures for marine energy developers

05/28/2014

Results from an ongoing study have shown the potential for "considerable" cost savings using the capabilities of smaller support vessels in the marine and hydrokinetics sector, according to a release from the European Marine Energy Centre.

Tidal power group FORCE adds staff, board members

05/27/2014

Two staff members and two volunteer board members have been added to the Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) team.

Nautricity receives approval for tidal turbine deployment in Mull of Kintyre

05/23/2014

Tidal energy developer Nautricity has received approval from Marine Scotland to deploy a turbine device in the Mull of Kintyre off the coast of Scotland's western Argyll region.

Oregon Iron Works, Vigor Industrial announce merger

05/22/2014

Industrial equipment manufacturer Oregon Iron Works and ship building and repair company Vigor Industrial have announced a plan to merge.


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