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Posts Tagged ‘marine energy’

9 March 2012

Scotland’s EMEC to help establish Japanese marine energy centre

japan_170Sq Scotland’s European Marine Energy Centre has become part of an international collaboration to establish Japan’s first marine energy test facility.

5 March 2012

Expro seals entrance into renewables with Alstom order win

Oil and gas specialist Expro Connectors & Measurements’ (C&M) has been awarded a renewables deal by European engineering company Alstom, cementing its entrance into the sector.

27 February 2012

OPT appoints Tim Stiven as European MD

US marine energy developer Ocean Power Technologies has appointed Timothy Stiven as managing director of the company’s UK subsidiary, set to replace Angus Norman on 1 March.

20 February 2012

Channel Islands to create marine energy hub, connect UK and French grids

Channel Island’s tidal energy developer Alderney Renewable Energy (ARE) has signed agreements for two projects that will create one of the most significant marine energy sites in Europe.

20 February 2012

UK needs ‘visionary approach’ to capitalise on marine renewablesp

wave-stock_170 The UK could become a leading exporter of wave and tidal power equipment and expertise if the government adopts a more visionary approach to developing marine renewables, according to a new report.

17 February 2012

Siemens acquires Marine Current Turbines

MCT_SeaGen_170SQ Engineering giant Siemens has acquired a majority stake in UK-based Marine Current Turbines as it looks to strengthen its position in the tidal power sector.

9 February 2012

Consortium selected to lead £50m offshore centre

The UK’s Technology Strategy Board has selected a consortium consisting of the Carbon Trust, National Renewable Energy Centre and Ocean Energy Innovation to help establish the £50m Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult.

8 February 2012

Taskforce makes recommendations to streamline Scottish offshore renewables

A taskforce comprising of Marine Scotland, The Crown Estate, environmental regulators and renewable energy developers has published a blueprint to streamline the construction of offshore generation systems.

24 January 2012

Tata Steel unveils renewables strategy to NewNetp

India-based giant Tata Steel is increasing its involvement in the renewable energy sector, with a particular focus on European wind and marine energy.

23 January 2012

UK skills shortage could mean lost opportunity for marine sector jobsp

MCT_SeaGen_170SQ There is a shortage of engineering skills and expertise in the UK marine sector for the impending roll-out of wave and tidal energy technology to translate to significant jobs, according to one expert

23 January 2012

UK names South West as Marine Energy Park

The UK government has named the South West as the country’s first dedicated Marine Energy Park, as it aims to set up a collaborative partnership with universities and private sector companies.

17 January 2012

Tidal array results in ‘no environmental harm’, says seminal studyp

A comprehensive environmental assessment of a tidal energy device has concluded that the underwater turbine does not have a negative impact on its surroundings.

13 December 2011

Fortum, Seabased to build 10MW Swedish marine energy plant

Nordic energy company Fortum has signed an agreement with Swedish marine power developer Seabased for the joint construction of a €25m, 10MW wave energy demonstration plant in Sotenas, Sweden.

12 December 2011

OPT reveals Q2 loss, increases order backlog

US marine energy developer Ocean Power Technologies made a second quarter operating loss of $3.9m, an improvement on the same three months last year when the figure was $5.5m.

1 December 2011

Marine energy company outlines share purchase planp

A listed wave energy developer is to carry out a capital raising via a share purchase plan of up to $4m.

29 November 2011

Fugro completes foundations for Aquamarine Power’s wave energy array

UK marine services company Fugro Seacore has competed installation of three sets of foundations for wave energy developer Aquamarine Power at the European Marine Energy Centre test site in Orkney, Scotland.

28 November 2011

Crown Estate encourages small businesses to enter marine power sector

UK property manager The Crown Estate has launched an initiative to make it easier for small companies to enter the UK’s wave and tidal energy industry.

23 November 2011

Bluewater Energy to test tidal device at EMEC

Dutch offshore energy company Bluewater Energy has secured a tidal demonstration birth at the European Marine Energy Centre at Orkney, Scotland, for its floating tidal energy converter.

17 November 2011

Funding gap in marine energy sector still needs to be addressed, says expertsp

A major hurdle in advancing marine energy is the large variation in designs and the absence of consensus on what the prevailing technology will look like.

16 November 2011

European power group scouts investments in marine sectorp

A major power and automation group is looking to make investments in the European tidal and wave industries.

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