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Cable laying under focus

Mar 07, 2014

Xodus Group, Cathie Associates, and UTEC Geomarine have formed a consortium which will aim to reduce the costs of generating electricity from offshore wind farms in UK waters. The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA), which brings together nine offshore wind developers (DONG Energy…

Atlantis lists on AIM

Feb 20, 2014

Turbine supplier and tidal energy project developer Atlantis Resources has started trading on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM), operated by the London Stock Exchange.    The placing gave the firm a £72.1 million market capitalization…

Perth wave plant takes shape

Feb 18, 2014

Australian marine renewables firm Carnegie Wave Energy is to start pipeline laying this week on its Perth Project, offshore Garden Island, Western Australia, following completion of offshore foundation installation activities. The Perth…

Seatricity orders first Oceanus 2

Feb 17, 2014

A&P Falmouth has been awarded a contract by Seatricity to build a wave energy device to be deployed at the offshore renewable test facility Wave Hub. A&P Falmouth, in Falmouth, UK, will manufacture, fabricate, and assemble the wave energy converting device…

Ocean thermal energy considered in Caribbean

Feb 10, 2014

While the Caribbean may not be rich in traditional petroleum energy resources, the evolution of renewable energy has revealed that the region possesses an abundance of another valuable source – water. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office with responsibility for Energy…

DNV GL verifies WaveRoller performance

Feb 05, 2014

WaveRoller, the breakthrough wave energy device created by the wave energy developer AW-Energy, has received independent performance verification, taking the wave power industry one step closer to commercialization. An extensive…

The marine energy challenge

Feb 04, 2014

Marine energy technology has been in development for decades and, in the past 10 years, interest and investment in marine and tidal technologies have increased. However, marine energy still lags 15-20 years behind offshore wind, says Kevan Stokes…

Dudgeon sees daylight

Feb 03, 2014

The Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm development, off North Norfolk, England, is moving forward. In January, partners Statoil and Statkraft announced they awarded Siemens plc two contracts valued at US$848 million, covering the supply and service of 67 wind turbine generators (WTG)…

Making waves

Feb 01, 2014

Dresser-Rand’s HydroAir turbine design that can be incorporated into an OWC structure. With the sustained global push for cleaner electricity production, wave energy offers significant potential for the global energy mix…

Iberdrola launches first UK wind farm

Jan 30, 2014

Spain's IBERDROLA has connected the first offshore wind turbines at West of Duddon Sands (WODS) wind farm in the Irish Sea to the UK grid. IBERDROLA is carrying out the project via its subsidiary ScottishPower Renewables and in cooperation with Danish firm Dong…

Offshore renewables spending drops

Jan 28, 2014

Renewables industry body Scottish Renewables has revealed figures which suggest Scotland's offshore wind sector is under threat from an investment hiatus. The body has revealed figures it has obtained from major developers showing these…

Wind researchers collaborate

Jan 27, 2014

The UK's National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Technical Research Institute of Sweden (SP). The MoU see the two parties agree to further collaborative R&D activities and to establish a formalized strategic partnership…

Pocket OSV takes next step

Jan 24, 2014

A UK-based marine renewables consultancy has signed a memorandum of understanding with a German firm to finance and built a new construction vessel, the Hi Flo 4. Mojo Maritime, based in Falmouth, signed the MOU with Hammonia Reederei GmbH & Co…

Fundy Tidal partners for Digby project

Jan 23, 2014

Nova Scotia's Fundy Tidal Inc. partnered in November 2013 with Dutch tidal turbine producer Tocardo International BV and Tribute Resources Inc. of London, Ontario The three firms will work to develop a $30-million project with a capacity for 3MW of tidal power at three locations around Digby…

Fundy Tidal's turbine off Nova Scotia

Jan 21, 2014

Fundy Tidal Inc.'s turbine project in the Bay of Fundy, off Nova Scotia. www.fundytidal.com

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