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Alaska wave energy boost

Nov 05, 2013

ORPC Solutions, a subsidiary of Ocean Renewable Power Company (ORPC), is to provide project management and services to Resolute Marine Energy’s (RME) Yakutat Wave Energy Project in Alaska. Located on the Gulf of Alaska 200 miles northwest of Juneau…

OPT to design PowerBuoy system

Nov 01, 2013

Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. has received a US$2.6 million contract from Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. The contract is to provide the final design and supply of key components of a PowerBuoy system intended for deployment…

Availon wins wind farm contract

Oct 03, 2013

Availon, a leading wind farm service provider, announced that it was awarded a complete maintenance contract for Vattenfall’s 12MW Jänschwalde wind farm, located near Cottbus in the German federal state of Brandenburg. Availon was already…

The Switch, Yaskawa cooperation

Oct 02, 2013

The Switch, supplier of megawatt-class permanent magnet generator and full-power converter packages for wind power and other renewable energy applications, and Yaskawa Electric Corp., a global manufacturer of servomotors, controllers, inverters…

Ecosse SCAR completes wind project

Sep 25, 2013

Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS) has completed a £4.7 million boulder clearing and pre-lay trenching project, which it claims has been one of the most successful in the wind energy sector. As subcontractor to Siem Offshore Contractors (SOC)…

Xodus gains consent for MeyGen tidal project

Sep 16, 2013

Xodus Group gained consent for Europe’s largest tidal energy project in the Pentland Firth at the Scottish Renewables Marine Energy Conference. As lead consultant in the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)for the 86MW Phase 1 MeyGen tidal energy project…

Wave energy first approved

Sep 16, 2013

Scottish Ministers have approved plans for the first first tidal energy project in Scotland's Pentland Firth. MeyGen's project will be the largest tidal array in Europe when it is built. It will be installed in stages, beginning with a 9MW demonstration project of up to six turbines…

Bucket foundation may cut wind turbine costs

Sep 01, 2013

Suction piles have anchored offshore oil and gas production for years, but a new type - called a bucket foundation - is being promoted for offshore wind turbines in an effort to reduce costs. In February, Forewind, a consortium planning a huge turbine farm in the North Sea…

Nexans updates its Halden cable facility

Sep 01, 2013

Nexans has fine tuned its specialized facility at Halden in Norway, after a cable failed to meet the final acceptance test a couple of years ago and had to be remade. Meg Chesshyre visited the plant, which has a full order book and a more than two-year backlog…

US DOE to invest in wave, tidal projects

Aug 30, 2013

The US Department of Energy will invest US$16 million in 17 projects to harness wave and tidal energy. As part of the Obama Administration’s strategy to deploy every available source of American energy, the projects were selected for…

Pile drive technology tested

Aug 30, 2013

A consortium of Fistuca, Van Oord and TNO has performed a series of successful tests of BLUE Piling Technology (patented), an innovative technology to drive large piles offshore. At a shipyard of Van Oord in Zuilichem, The Netherlands…

Marine hydrokinetic testing approved off Florida

Aug 13, 2013

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) yesterday announced availability of a revised environmental assessment (EA) and its finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for lease issuance to conduct marine hydrokinetic technology testing offshore Florida…

£1.3 billion wind farm opens

Aug 07, 2013

The second largest offshore wind farm in the world, costing £1.3 billion and generating enough clean electricity to power over half a million homes, was officially opened by UK energy and business minister Michael Fallon today.  Greater Gabbard…

FoundOcean contract for Fife Energy Park

Jun 12, 2013

FoundOcean has been awarded a contract by Graham Construction to pile grout the foundation for the world’s largest offshore wind turbine, developed by Samsung Heavy Industries, in Fife, Scotland. This will include the first 7MW turbine to be installed…

Tekmar invests £1m in north east

Apr 29, 2013

Tekmar, the leading subsea technology company, has announced a £1million investment programme, which will more than treble the size of its North East England facility and create in excess of 30 new jobs. The Newton Aycliffe-based company…

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