Tag Archive for 'European Marine Energy Centre'

OpenHydro transitioning from R&D to grid-connected tidal arrays

May 6th, 2015 by DCNS

OpenHydro, a tidal energy company owned by DCNS, celebrates a decade in business this week. The Irish headquartered business is planning delivery of two of the world’s first grid connected tidal arrays in France and Canada in 2015. OpenHydro is working with Emera in the Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia to deploy and grid connect […]

Scottish energy minister announces £4 million funding boost for wave and tidal energy industry

March 5th, 2013 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK has welcomed the announcement of over £4 million of new funding by the Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing, in a speech on the second day of the trade association’s annual Wave and Tidal Energy conference in London. Mr Ewing told more than 500 delegates that the Scottish Government and Highlands and Island Enterprise are […]

1 MW Alstom tidal turbine generates grid electricity in Orkney waters

March 5th, 2013 by Alstom

Alstom‘s 1 MW tidal turbine generated power for the first time at the European Marine Energy Centre’s (EMEC) tidal test site in Orkney, Scotland. Alstom recently acquired Tidal Generation Limited from Rolls-Royce. It is the second Alstom tidal turbine generating power to the grid following on from the successful test of its 500 kW device. […]

Alstom completes purchase of Tidal Generation Ltd from Rolls-Royce

January 31st, 2013 by Alstom

Alstom has completed the acquisition of Tidal Generation Limited (TGL) from Rolls-Royce plc. In September 2012, Alstom announced that it had agreed to acquire TGL, which specialises in the design and manufacturing of tidal stream turbines, subject to the achievement of critical milestones including the successful installation of the 1 MW tidal turbine at the […]

The UK has 41 tidal energy sites currently under development

November 20th, 2012 by The Crown Estate

The Crown Estate confirmed on 14 November 2012 that three organisations have secured rights to progress with the development of tidal energy projects at sites around the UK. The announcement of these three projects signals the continued growth in both interest in the development of marine renewables across the whole of the UK and in […]

Alstom to buy tidal turbine company from Rolls Royce

September 26th, 2012 by Alstom

Alstom has signed an agreement with Rolls-Royce to acquire Tidal Generation Limited (TGL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Rolls-Royce Plc, specialised in the design and manufacture of tidal stream turbines. Alstom’s acquisition of TGL is expected to be completed within the next few months, subject to closing conditions. TGL is at the forefront in the […]

Novel use of sonar to study wildlife interaction with wave & tidal energy devices

July 13th, 2012 by National Oceanography Centre

UK scientists will measure the effect on the marine environment and wildlife of devices that harness tide and wave energy using sonar technology that has, for the first time, been successfully deployed on the seabed. Renewable energy from tidal currents can be generated using turbines in the tidal flow, and wave energy can be captured […]

TGL’s tidal turbine has supplied over 200 MWh of electricity to grid

March 14th, 2012 by Tidal Generation Limited

Tidal Generation Limited, a wholly owned Rolls-Royce subsidiary, has supplied more than 200 megawatt hours (MWh) of electricity to the UK National Grid with its 500 kilowatt (kW) tidal turbine prototype, which captures energy from the reliable and predictable tidal streams. The TGL tidal turbine operates subsea at the European Marine Energy Centre off the […]