Top news, May 16 – 22, 2016

Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from May 16 – 22, 2016.

FI-Horizon-2020-launches-€15-million-ocean-arrays-callHorizon 2020 launches €15 million ocean arrays call

European Commission’s funding programme Horizon 2020 has launched a funding call aimed at scaling up the ocean energy sector to arrays in order to achieve energy cost reduction. The expected impacts include delivering cost-effective array by demonstrating pathways to reduce the cost of energy. The application submission deadline is set for September 8, 2016.

Oceanus 2 (Photo: Seatricity)

Seatricity deploys Oceanus 2

Following several days of works on the mooring infrastructure laid during previous deployments, Seatricity installed its 162 kW Oceanus 2 device at the berth at Wave Hub. During the trials, Seatricity plans to measure performance data for comparison with its existing models, verify the longevity of key components and collect other relevant data.

TN-Cape-Sharp-Tidal-targets-June-deploymentCape Sharp Tidal targets June deployment

Nova Scotia-based Cape Sharp Tidal plans to install the first tidal turbine in the Bay of Fundy at the end of June. The joint venture between Emera and OpenHydro has also informed that the second turbine will be deployed later this summer. The 4 MW tidal array will be installed at the Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (FORCE) site, near Parrsboro, Nova Scotia.

TN-Aecon-inks-Triton-dealAecon inks Triton deal

Black Rock Tidal Power (BRTP), a Schottel Hydro subsidiary, has awarded the contract to fabricate its Triton S40 tidal power platform to Aecon Atlantic Industrial. The contract marks the first full-scale fabrication of this technology in the world. Triton is a semi-submersible platform that will host 40 SIT 250 turbines generating up to 2.5 MW of power.

Artist's impression of Swansea Bay tidal lagoon (Image: TLP)

UK: Conservatives show vast support for Swansea tidal lagoon

The ComRes research, commissioned by Tidal Lagoon Power (TLP), shows overwhelming backing for the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon among Conservative MPs and Councillors, with more than four in five saying they support the project, or 84% of Conservative councillors, and 83% of Conservative MPs.

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