Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from October 10 – 16, 2016.
Scotrenewables Tidal Power (SRTP) has installed the SR2000 tidal turbine on its moorings at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) as part of site commissioning and testing. All site construction and installation work for the 2MW unit, including installation of the 500 tonne turbine itself, was completed using locally available workboat vessels.
A floating tidal energy plant built by Water Wall Turbine (WWT) has started harnessing the tides off British Columbia, Canada. The floating tidal plant that could provide up to 1MW of power was deployed back in June as part of the project that received financial backing from Natural Resources Canada.
A tidal energy turbine has been installed in the Tamar estuary in Tasmania as part of a joint project between the Australian Maritime College (AMC) and tidal energy developer MAKO Tidal Turbines. Having undertaken tow tank testing with AMC, MAKO Turbines will be conducting research into how full-scale turbines operate in a real-world environment.
Oceantec Energías Marinas has deployed its wave energy device, dubbed Marmok-A5, off the north coast of Spain at bimep testing site. The deployment is part of EU-funded OPERA project, and according to the project website, the commissioning activities for the point absorber oscillating water column (OWC) wave energy device began on October 13.
Irish wave energy developer, Sea Power, is preparing to deploy its prototype wave energy device at the Galway Bay Marine and Renewable Energy Test Site in the coming weeks. The Sea Power device has been in development for eight years and will soon make the short journey from Foynes in Limerick, where it was built, to the Galway Bay test site.
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