Tidal Power News


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…

Windstaller Alliance to Deliver FEED for World's Most Powerful Tidal Power Farm

Jun 30, 2023

Windstaller Alliance has been subcontracted to deliver the front-end engineering and design (FEED) for the subsea installation scope of the FloWatt Tidal Pilot to be installed offshore Normandy, France. This study is financed by the European…

Nova Innovation Double Size of Offshore Tidal Power Array

Jan 31, 2023

Edinburgh-based tidal energy company Nova Innovation has achieved another world-first by doubling the size of its Shetland Tidal Array. In 2016, the array of three underwater tidal turbines was the first of its kind and has been powering homes and businesses in Shetland ever since…

Tidal Energy Firm Minesto Tapped for Site Development Services in Asia

Jan 13, 2023

Tidal energy technology company Minesto said Friday it had received its first historic sales order for site development services,.The order includes Minesto's Dragon Class tidal energy powerplants and comes from an unnamed 'major corporation in the  Asian offshore energy sector…

Tidal Energy: Minesto Doubling Electricity Production Capacity of its Faroe Islands Site

Dec 22, 2022

Tidal energy developer Minesto said Thursday it had installed additional offshore infrastructure in Vestmannasund, Faroe Islands, to double electricity production from two Dragon 4 (100kW) tidal energy power plants in an array set-up.The company…

ORE Catapult: Tidal Stream Energy Costs Could Plummet If Current Opportunity is Realized

Oct 17, 2022

Tidal stream energy could plummet below £80 per MWh by 2035 if current opportunity is realized, according to a recent report by the UK-based Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult.The report ‘Cost Reduction Pathway of Tidal Stream Energy in the UK and France’ report…

Rapid Testing Facility for Tidal Turbine Blades Opened in Scotland

May 16, 2022

FastBlade, dubbed the world’s first rapid testing facility for tidal turbine blades, was officially opened in Fife, Scotland, on Friday as part of a partnership between the University of Edinburgh and Babcock.The facility will stress test blades…

Renewable Energy: First Floating Tidal Power Delivered to Nova Scotia Grid

May 11, 2022

Sustainable Marine said it has successfully harnessed the tidal currents in Canada’s Bay of Fundy, delivering the first floating in-stream tidal power to Nova Scotia’s grid.Nova Scotia has allocated circa 30MW of capacity via demonstration permits…

CGG Joins Selkie Project to Boost Marine Energy Industry in Wales and Ireland

Mar 21, 2022

French offshore seismic services firm CGG has partnered with the Selkie Project, a new €5.2m cross-border initiative aiming to boost the marine energy industry in Wales and Ireland.'Selkie is bringing together leading researchers and businesses…

Tidal Testing Tool Put Through Paces at Wales’ National Marine Test Site, META

Mar 10, 2022

Trials are underway at Wales’ National Testing site in the Milford Haven Waterway, Pembrokeshire, to help developers identify the best locations for tidal turbines as well as to test new technologies.During a month-long trial by Swansea University…

Nova Innovation to Develop 15MW Tidal Array at Yell Sound, Shetland

Feb 16, 2022

Tidal energy company Nova Innovation plans to develop its largest tidal energy array to date at Yell Sound in Shetland. The company has been awarded an Option Agreement from Crown Estate Scotland to develop a 15MW tidal array at Yell Sound, between the islands of Yell and Bigga…

Tidal Energy Firms Nova Innovation, Sabella Secure 12MW Berth in Wales

Jan 27, 2022

Scottish tidal energy firm Nova Innovation in partnership with the French tidal energy company Sabella has have secured a 12MW berth at one of what has been described as one the world’s largest tidal energy sites off the coast of Holy Island…

Huge Potential for Tidal Energy, Bureau Veritas

Dec 23, 2021

Classification society and testing, inspection and certification services firm Bureau Veritas has welcomed the UK government’s recently announced plans to invest in the tidal energy industry, suggesting that tidal stream electricity has the…

Minesto Says Dragon Class Tidal Energy Kite Can Produce 3.5 GWh of Electricity Per Year

Dec 22, 2021

Tidal energy technology developer Minesto said Wednesday that, based on analyzed production data and verified simulations, its utility-scale Dragon Class tidal energy kites are each projected to produce 3.5 GWh of clean electricity per year at identified sites…

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