Tidal Energy News


Orbital to Supply Floating Tidal Energy Turbine for Washington State Project

Mar 13, 2024

Orbital Marine Power, a Scottish renewable energy company focused on the deployment of its pioneering floating tidal turbine, has been confirmed as the technology partner for Orcas Power & Light Cooperative (OPALCO)’s proposed site off Blakely Island in Rosario Strait…

Magallanes Puts Tadek on Tidal Energy Cables and Mooring Systems Job

Mar 12, 2024

Spanish tidal energy company Magallanes Renovables has awarded a contract to Tadek Ocean Engineering for a detailed design related to cables, installation and mooring systems for tidal energy projects to be installed offshore United Kingdom…

UK Allocates Close to $1.3B for Next Renewable Energy Auction

Mar 07, 2024

The U.K. government has approved $1.27 billion for the next contracts for difference (Cfd) auction round, which is the biggest ever funding boost for its flagship renewables support scheme.The budget for the sixth CfD allocation round signals…

Minesto Generates First Power with 1.2MW Tidal Energy Kite

Feb 09, 2024

Swedish marine energy company Minesto has reached a key milestone with the delivery of first electricity to Faroe Island’s grid from its 1.2MW utility-scale Dragon 12 tidal energy device.In the early morning of February 9, the Dragon 12 device…

Minesto Reels In $260K Government Grant for Tidal Energy Moorings

Feb 08, 2024

Swedish tidal energy company Minesto has secured a $267,000 grant (SEK 2.8 million) from the Swedish Energy Agency to upgrade its mooring system.The grant will support the development and testing of the next generation mooring system by co-funding…

Southeast Asia’s 1MW Tidal Energy Plant to Feature HydroWing Tech

Jan 31, 2024

Energies PH, through its affiliate San Bernardino Ocean Power Corporation, has awarded an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract to Inyanga Marine Energy Group to build tidal energy plant in Southeast Asia, which will feature HydroWing technology…

HydroWing Develops Servicing Barge for Tidal Energy Turbines

Jan 16, 2024

UK-based company HydroWing has designed an innovative new barge that aims to cut costs of installation and maintenance for its patented tidal stream array technology.HydroWing technology features a wing system that streamlines operations and…

Minesto’s Utility-Scale Tidal Energy Kite About to Take Off

Jan 11, 2024

Swedish tidal energy company Minesto has completed the installation of subsea infrastructure and verified the launch and recovery procedures for the 1.2 MW tidal energy device that will soon be deployed offshore Faroe Islands.The device, dubbed Dragon 12…

HydroWing Opens New Base in Wales

Jan 09, 2024

HydroWing announced it has opened a new office in Wales, to support the development of its tidal stream energy project at Morlais on Anglesey.The company has been awarded a contract through the latest round of the U.K. government’s ‘Contracts…

Tidal Energy Firm Orbital Wins Two CfDs in UK Renewables Auction

Sep 08, 2023

Tidal energy developer Orbital Marine Power Ltd has been awarded two Contracts for Difference (CfDs) for 7.2MW in the UK Allocation Round 5 (AR5) process. 'This builds on Orbital’s success in the previous year’s Allocation Round 4, where it secured contracts for 7…

Minesto's Dragon 12 Project Powers Forward with Cable Installation Completion

May 31, 2023

Tidal energy developer Minesto said Wednesday it had successfully completed the first phase of Dragon 12 (1.2 MW) offshore installation in Vestmanna, Faroe Islands. The 3.4 km main subsea cable was laid on the seabed, from the onshore grid connection point to the offshore installation node…

Canada: Tidal Energy Firm Says Enters Bankruptcy as Regulatory Hurdles Derail Planned Project

May 15, 2023

Sustainable Marine Energy (Canada) Ltd, which describes itself as Canada’s most successful tidal energy company, has been placed into voluntary bankruptcy and appointed Deloitte Restructuring Inc. as trustee.The company, which proved out its technology and delivered power to Nova Scotia’s grid…

Wave Energy Legislation Passes Senate Committee in California

May 02, 2023

California Senate Bill 605 has been passed in California’s Senate Energy Committee and the Natural Resources and Water Committee.SB 605, proposed by California State Senator Steve Padilla, passed both committees unanimously, 15-0 and 10-0, respectively…

Orbital Marine Power to Develop 30MW Tidal Energy Project in Orkney Islands

Mar 23, 2023

Tidal energy developer Orbital Marine Power said Wednesday it had been awarded an Option Agreement from Crown Estate Scotland for a new 30MW tidal energy project in the Westray Firth, a strait in the Orkney Islands.Orkney-based Orbital also…

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