Top news, September 12 – 18, 2016

Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from September 12 – 18, 2016.

Atlantis launches MeyGen projecttn-atlantis-launches-meygen-project

Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland, has officially unveiled the MeyGen project, the world’s largest free stream tidal power project, at a ceremony held today at the Nigg Energy Park in Scotland. The Phase 1A of the MeyGen project, launched on September 12, will see the installation of four 1.5MW turbines. The first turbine for the project could start generating power by October.

MeyGen turbine (Photo: JFMS)

James Fisher strikes deal with Atlantis for MeyGen services

James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS) has been granted preferred supplier status by Atlantis Resources for a 5-year period in connection with the operations and maintenance (O&M) of the MeyGen Phase 1A tidal turbines. The parties have also agreed to secure the services of JFMS’s HF4 specialized tidal energy vessel.

OpenHydro’s CEO steps downtn-openhydro-ceo-steps-down

James Ives, Chief Executive Officer of DCNS’ Irish-based subsidiary OpenHydro, is handing over the leadership of the company after 12 years in the role. According to the statement issued by the company, Senior Vice President of Energies at DCNS, and Chairman of OpenHydro, Thierry Kalanquin will be Ives’ interim replacement.

BPS to replace faulty bioWAVE cabletn-bps-to-replace-faulty-biowave-cable

BioPower Systems (BPS), an Australian wave energy developer, has identified a damage on the cable that links its bioWAVE wave energy device to the onshore grid. BPS is currently preparing to replace a section of the cable so that commissioning activities can continue.

WaveEL buoy faces a setbacktn-waveel-buoy-faces-a-setback

Waves4Power, a Swedish wave energy developer, has faced a setback when a damage on the acceleration tube under its WaveEL wave energy buoy was discovered during a routine ROV inspection. The device has since been towed to a local ship yard for service and repair, before being re-launched on the Runde test site, off Norway.

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