Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from April 11 – 17, 2016.
Edinburgh-based tidal energy developer Atlantis Resources has sold 2% stake in its project development vehicle Tidal Power Scotland (TPSL) to Belgian offshore construction specialist DEME Group for £2 million. DEME Group has also secured the rights to contribute equity funding to 10 MW tidal project at the Sound of Islay in western Scotland.
Swedish tidal energy developer Minesto and German tidal turbine manufacturer Schottel Hydro have completed the turbine design for Minesto’s Deep Green tidal power plant. Minesto has also placed an order for a prototype of the turbine, with the delivery in early 2017. The order of the power take-off system is the first result of the strategic technology partnership between the two companies, which began in December 2015.
Black Rock Tidal Power (BRTP), a Schottel Hydro company, announced the appointment of Nils Hirsch as General Manager, and Sue Molloy as Vice President of Strategy and Policy, and stated that the Triton platform would be deployed next year. The Triton floating tidal platform was planned for deployment in fall this year at the BRTP’s berth located at the Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (FORCE), near Parrsboro, Bay of Fundy.
Orkney-based energy and environmental consultancy Aquatera has further strengthened ties with Japan by becoming a member of of Nagasaki Marine Industry Cluster Promotion Association (NaMICPA), and entering into a partnership with a Japanese dive operator and offshore operations company, Shibuya Diving.
Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has provided financial support in the amount of Au$994,000 ($760,000) for the R&D project, led by University of Western Australia in collaboration with Carnegie Wave Energy, to investigate the optimal number, size, arrangement and location of wave energy device arrays in order to minimize the cost of installation and infrastructure while maximizing power output.
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