Top news, September 25 – October 1, 2017

Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from September 25 until October 1, 2017.

Morlais tidal demo zone gets £4.5M boost

Menter Môn, the manager of the Morlais tidal energy project, has been awarded £4.5 million of EU and Welsh government funds to further develop the scheme proposed off Anglesey in North Wales. The Morlais scheme is being set up to help accelerate the development and commercialization of multiple tidal stream technologies in the Morlais Demonstration Zone, and will be situated in one of the designated Anglesey Enterprise Zone sites.

Final approval secured for Cape Cod Canal tidal testing site

Marine Renewable Energy Collaborative (MRECo) has cleared the all regulatory hurdle for the installation of the Bourne Tidal Test Site in the Cape Cod Canal in Massachusetts by securing the final approval from the US Army Corps of Engineers after several environmental studies and careful review by multiple agencies.

FORESEA to launch fourth offshore energy call at OEEC 2017

The FORESEA project will launch a call for proposals from developers of offshore energy supply technologies at the Offshore Energy 2017 event which takes place in Amsterdam on 10 & 11 October. The call aims to help developers of offshore and sub-sea technologies adapt their products for use in the renewable energy sector.

Kraken tidal platform clears factory acceptance tests

Edinburgh-based engineering consultancy QED Naval has completed the factory acceptance tests on its Subhub tidal platform named Kraken. Following the conclusion of tests, QED Naval outfitted the internal sections of the Subhub platform, the consultancy informed. QED Naval is currently commissioning and testing all the ballast and instrumentation of the platform.

SINN Power agrees commercial wave energy project in Africa

Cape Verde’s Maritime and Port Office (AMP) and German-based wave energy developer SINN Power have signed a contract for the installation of a wave energy converter in Cape Verde. The goal of the project is to supply a sustainable shrimp farm on São Vicente island with 100% renewable electricity. SINN Power plans to cover the shrimp farm’s energy needs by installing a wave energy converter array backed up by a solar power plant within the next three years.

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