Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from August 8 – 14, 2016.
DEME Concessions, part of DEME Group, has completed the share purchase in Atlantis Resources’ Scottish project development vehicle Tidal Power Scotland. Furthermore, the DEME Group is now taking an active role in the MeyGen Phase 1A installation through DEME’s subsidiary, Geosea, a specialist in complex offshore marine engineering projects.
Atlantis Resources has selected AC Marine & Composites, UK-based boat builder that specializes in the manufacture of composite components, to supply the turbine blades for MeyGen tidal turbine. The blades will be used for Atlantis Resources’ AR1500 1.5MW tidal turbine, scheduled for deployment in Pentland Firth starting in September.
Trident Energy, a Cambridge-based wave energy developer, plans to begin with the detailed design of its optimised linear generator concept following the technology review by 42 Technology. The company undertook a detailed design review of Trident’s existing PowerPod linear generator, and has successfully optimised it for performance, robustness and manufacturability.
MEP and Port of Milford Haven have opened the Marine Energy Hub in an effort to establish Pembrokeshire and Wales as a ‘centre of excellence’ for a sustainable marine energy generation. It overlooks the Milford Haven Waterway, and is intended to serve as a worksite where marine energy companies can come together and share space, facilities and knowledge to unlock the sector’s full potential.
WaveEL wave energy device, developed and deployed by Swedish wave energy developer Waves4Power, has logged in six months of operation in real sea conditions. The device was installed at the Runde wave energy test site off Norway in February this year, and has since withstood stormy weather conditions which included winds of 65 mph and above, and waves reaching 15 meters.
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