Top news, May 23 – 29, 2016

Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from May 23 – 29, 2016.

Swansea Bay tidal lagoon/Illustration (Photo: TLP)

CHEC out of Swansea tidal game. TLP makes internal changes

Tidal Lagoon Power plans to retender the marine works package for the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon project after parting ways with China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) which was last year selected as the preferred bidder for the delivery of marine works. In addition, Mike Unsworth has been named as TLP’s new Director of Engineering and Construction, replacing Andrew McNaughton, who joined TLP last year.

SeaGen S tidal device (Photo: Atlantis Resources)

MarineSpace to assist in SeaGen decommissioning

Atlantis Resources has hired Marine Space to provide consenting support for the decommissioning and removal of the SeaGen device from Strangford Lough in Northern Ireland. MarineSpace will be responsible for the delivery of the environmental impact assessment for the decommissioning along with securing the necessary permissions for work to commence.

Illustration (Photo: Wave Hub)

James Fisher scores £2.8M Wave Hub job

Under the £2.8 million contract, James Fisher has been hired by Wave Hub for the installation of four 33 kV rated cable tail extensions from the current dry mate connectors to four developer berths offshore Hayle.

Oceanus 2 (Photo: Seatricity)

Seatricity to share Oceanus 2 data

Seatricity has announced plans to publish core performance data from its recently deployed wave energy converter Oceanus 2 at Wave Hub test site. Seatricity will compare the performance of the device with the theoretical predictions for a full range of wave, weather and tidal conditions, after which the data will be publicly shared.

Illustration (Photo: EMEC/Aquamarine Power)

WES teams up with EMEC for wave study

Wave Energy Scotland (WES) has started a new project with the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) to capture the wealth of knowledge and experience amassed in Orkney through testing wave energy devices in real sea conditions. Results from the study are expected to support and inform the wave energy converter (WEC) designs currently under development.

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