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Tidal Power: Orbital Eyes Multi-device Deployment Across UK

Dec 15, 2021

UK-based tidal energy technology firm Orbital said Wednesday it would qualify multiple applications for submission into the UK Government’s Allocation Round 4 (AR4) of the Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme.'Following a series of good news stories for tidal energy commercialization in 2021, the company now has a credible course to delivering multi-device projects in locations across the UK as early as 2025…

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…

Nova Innovation Gets UK Gov't Support for Rapid Tidal Turbine Deployment Solution

Dec 07, 2021

Tidal energy firm Nova Innovation is set to receive an £800,000 investment from the UK Government, through the Energy Entrepreneurs Fund, to develop a low-cost, rapid turbine deployment and recovery solution that could unlock 100GW of tidal energy resources worldwide…

Scottish Firm Nova Innovation Gets Funding for Indonesian Tidal Turbine Array Study

Nov 30, 2021

Tidal energy developer Nova Innovation has secured funding that the company says could deliver the first-ever tidal turbine array in Indonesia.Nova’s FLITE (Feasibility of Larantuka and Indonesian Tidal Energy) project that will deliver a feasibility study for a 7MW tidal array in Larantuka Strait…

Atlantic Canada’s First Instream Tidal Energy Set for Delivery in Early 2022

Nov 25, 2021

Sustainable Marine is set to demonstrate that Nova Scotia can produce vast amounts of clean and predictable energy from its world-famous tidal streams, after completing construction of its substation at Grand Passage.“We are on target to connect…

UK Announces 'Biggest' Investment in Tidal Power

Nov 24, 2021

The UK Government on Wednesday announced its 'biggest investment in a generation' into Britain’s tidal power. The UK government will invest £20 million per year in Tidal Stream electricity as part of its renewable energy auction scheme.  'UK…

TechnipFMC to Become Shareholder in Tidal Power Firm Orbital

Nov 18, 2021

Scottish floating tidal turbine developer Orbital Marine Power has entered a strategic partnership with offshore energy services giant TechnipFMC ( to speed up the global commercialization of Orbital’s tidal energy technology. TechnipFMC will also become a shareholder in Orbital…

VIDEO: Scottish-made Tidal Turbine Installed in Japan

Feb 15, 2021

Simec Atlantis Energy (SAE) has informed that its Scottish built tidal turbine and generation equipment have been successfully installed in the Goto Island chain in Japan. 'The tidal turbine clocked its first 10MWh of generation within the first…

Minesto Gets OK for Tidal Kite Installation in Faroe Islands

Apr 01, 2020

Marine energy developer Minesto has said it been granted all necessary permits and consents for the installation of two grid-connected tidal kite systems in Vestmannasund, Faroe Islands.The granted permits and consents cover two DG100 tidal…

Tidal Power Firm gets Funding from Scottish Gov't

Mar 25, 2020

Tidal energy developer MeyGen Ltd has been awarded a £1.545 million grant from the Scottish Government's Saltire Tidal Energy Challenge Fund.The proceeds will be used to develop a subsea tidal turbine connection hub for the next phase of development of the MeyGen tidal power array…

Tidal Turbines Impact on Marine Wildlife Lower Than Previously Thought

Mar 05, 2020

Research by HR Wallingford at the SeaGen tidal power project site at Strangford Lough in Northern Ireland has shown that the impact of tidal power turbines on marine wildlife may be significantly lower than previously estimated.As questions…

Chrysaor Backs Mocean Subsea

Feb 16, 2020

Mocean Energy, global wave energy player, has teamed up with energy major Chrysaor, subsea energy storage experts EC-OG and AUV specialist Modus in a project to look at using renewables for subsea power.The project, funded by the partners together with the Oil and Gas Technology Centre (OGTC)…

Vestas Tidal Wind Solutions for Vietnam

Dec 22, 2019

Danish manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems has developed a customized solution for a 50 MW intertidal project in Bạc Liêu Province, Vietnam for the local EPC construction company Bac Phuong JSC, using onshore wind technologies to harvest wind resources from the sea…

Eni-led Group to Build Wave Power Stations

Oct 29, 2019

Italian oil group Eni is joining forces with shipbuilder Fincantieri, power grid group Terna and state lender Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP) to develop wave power stations.The agreement, which follows the understanding signed last 19 April…

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