Top news, August 8 – 14, 2016

Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from August 8 – 14, 2016.

Illustration (Image: Atlantis Resources)

DEME concludes Atlantis accord

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.

AR1500 (Image: Atlantis Resources)

Atlantis hires tidal turbine blades supplier

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.

Alan Mackay from 42 Technology working on new PowerPod II (Photo: Trident Energy)

Trident Energy repowers wave technology

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.

Milford Haven Waterway (Photo: Port of Milford Haven)

MEP, Port of Milford Haven launch Marine Energy Hub

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 buoy at Runde site (Photo: Waves4Power)

WaveEL buoy clocks six months at sea

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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