Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from September 5 – 11, 2016.
A group of independent experts led by IT Power Consulting (ITP) has been appointed as the technical advisors for the independent review of tidal lagoons. The group comprises staff from ITP, Energised Environments and Xero Energy, supported by individual experts Roger Falconer and Chris Binnie.
Aberdeenshire-based tidal energy developer, Current2Current, has secured a £100,000 grant from the Scottish Enterprise for the development of its tidal energy technology. The grant is a contribution towards a £260,000 R&D feasibility project the company is undertaking over the next six months, according to Current2Current which has also received match funding from a private investor.
UK-based wave energy developer, Wave-tricity, has been granted £4 million for the deployment of its wave energy device off Pembrokeshire. The funding package was secured from the Welsh European Funding Office under the European Regional Development Fund for West Wales and the Valleys Operational Programme.
The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) and the Marine Institute (MI) have launched a new supply chain database for Ireland’s marine energy industry under the Ocean Renewable Energy Development Plan (OREDP). The aim of the database is to encourage Irish and international collaboration, promote indigenous enterprise, and communicate the message that ‘Ireland is Open for Business’.
The works on removing the stranded Oceanlinx wave energy converter has started this week off the coast of Australia. The contract for removing the Oceanlinx WEC has been awarded to Polaris Marine, with the removal expected to be completed by April 2017. Oceanlinx’ 500 kW device was first deployed in 2005, and has been left stranded off the Port Kembla coastline, New South Wales, since 2009.
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