Top news, May 8 – 14, 2017

Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from May 8 – 14, 2017.

Scotrenewables clocks over 18MWh of tidal power generation

Scotrenewables Tidal Power’s SR2000 tidal turbine has generated over 18MWh of energy within a continuous 24-hour testing period at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC). This performance level, according to Scotrenewables, matches that of established offshore wind turbines.

Atlantis partners up with Hyundai for South Korean tidal

Atlantis Resources has formed a strategic partnership with South Korean offshore construction giant Hyundai Engineering & Construction for the development of ocean energy projects globally. The initial objectives is to start the development of a 100MW tidal stream project in the south of Korea.

Nova bags funding for Shetland Tidal Array storage

Project partners Nova Innovation and Denchi have been awarded around £190,000 capital support to build and operate an energy storage solution for the Shetland Tidal Array. The key aim of the project is to demonstrate the benefits of Nova’s combined Renewable Energy and Storage system (REStore) to expand and overcome grid constraints.

Waves4Power redeploys wave device off Norway

Swedish wave energy developer Waves4Power has redeployed its WaveEL wave energy device at Runde test site, off Norway, after it underwent overhauling at Ulstein Shipyard. Within the next two weeks, Waves4Power plans to deploy the hub and lay the cable for the grid connection, which will be conducted by Olympic Shipping in cooperation with BlueOrbis.

Wave Hub hires Black & Veatch for Pembrokeshire wave study

Wave Hub has appointed Black & Veatch to undertake a feasibility study into the Pembrokeshire Demonstration Zone, a planned offshore site for testing multiple wave energy arrays of up to 30MW each. The study will prepare an outline design specification for the on and offshore grid infrastructure.

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