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SAE Deploys Upgraded Turbine at MeyGen Tidal Power Site

Jul 05, 2023

Tidal Energy Developer SAE said Wednesday it had deployed the upgraded 'Turbine 2' at the MeyGen tidal energy project site, located off the northern tip of Scotland.SAE said that the turbine had undergone significant upgrades to improve performance and reliability.'One of the major steps was to convert the turbine to use a wet-mate connection system. This dramatically reduces costs and time for future maintenance work…

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…

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…

Swift Anchors Looking to Expand Engineering Team

Jan 18, 2023

Swift Anchors, a UK-based company that develops anchoring solutions for the global offshore energy (floating wind, floating solar, tidal and wave) and aquaculture industries, is looking for new engineers to join its team. The company said that…

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…

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