Top news, April 10 – 16, 2017

Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from April 10 – 16, 2017.

MaRINET2 launches call for free access to testing facilities

The MaRINET2 project has opened a call for applications for ocean energy developers to access a world-leading network of testing and research infrastructures across Europe free of charge. The call is open to offshore energy technology developers, including wind, wave and tidal energy at system and component level. The deadline for applications is set for May 20, 2017.

Scotrenewables’ SR2000 goes full force

Scotrenewables Tidal Power’s SR2000 floating tidal turbine has reached full-rated power at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney on April 12, 2017. Scotrenewables said the focus now was on building generation up on the SR2000 over the immediate future.

DCNS Energies starts dismantling Paimpol-Bréhat array

DCNS Energies and its subsidiary OpenHydro have retrieved one of the two turbines of the Paimpol-Bréhat array to conduct repairs on the faulty part identified last year. The operation will take place in the Port of Cherbourg over the next few months, while the second turbine of the array will be retrieved within the next few weeks.

Australian CSG to construct wave power plant in Turkey

Australia-based CSG Exploration & Production Services plans to build a 50kW pilot wave energy power plant in Zonguldak Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey. The power produced from the wave power plant will be enough to cover the needs to 25 households. Following the signing of the agreement in April, the plant installation works will begin.

FaBTest renews The Crown Estate lease

Falmouth Harbour Commissioners have renewed a lease with The Crown Estate to continue using an area of Falmouth Bay for testing of new marine renewable energy technology for further five years. FaBTest is a pre-consented, 2.8 km2 test area situated within Falmouth harbor, between three and five kilometers offshore in Falmouth Bay, in Cornwall.

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