Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from October 12 – 18, 2015.
The European Commission has approved the grant transfer of €17 million from the Kyle Rhea project to Atlantis’ MeyGen tidal energy project. The funding will accelerate the development of MeyGen Phase 1B which is expected to reach financial close and begin construction during 2016. Atlantis will be able to attain the first tranche of €10 million on April 1, 2016.
AW Energy’s wave energy device, WaveRoller, has received the second endorsement from Lloyd’s Register Energy. Lloyd’s Register Energy stated that the qualification activities describe an appropriate approach for demonstrating the technology goals as achievable, and that the concept is suitable for further development and qualification according to given standards.
The Isle of Man government has granted a survey licence to Manx Tidal Energy to explore the possibility of developing a tidal array off the Point of Ayre. The seven-year agreement will enable Manx Tidal Energy to carry out preliminary work to determine the practicality and commercial viability of offshore electricity production. Furthermore, survey licences could be granted for three additional sites off the Island.
DEME Group’s GeoSea has concluded the trials of a jack-up vessel off France. The demonstrated utilisation of GeoSea’s jack-up platform under the extreme tidal conditions are the direct result and the practical implementation of a two year in-house study, after which the specific operating models as well as procedural and technical improvements have been developed that enable the use of the GeoSea’s respective jack-up platforms and vessels in strong tidal race areas.
Carnegie Wave has completed the conceptual design phase of its CETO 6 project. This CETO 6 design delivers a number of advantages over previous CETO generations including an increase in rated capacity to 1 MW, the removal of heavy offshore lifts, simplified installation and maintenance, and more advanced control systems. The detailed design of the CETO 6 project is targeted for completion in mid 2016.
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