Tag Archive for 'marine renewable energy'

Tidal energy realisation takes a big step with installation of tidal turbine array in the Netherlands

September 25th, 2015 by Tocardo International BV

The realisation of electricity generation from tidal energy has taken another big step forward with the installation of five Tocardo tidal turbines to generate renewable energy in the Eastern Scheldt (Oosterschelde) storm surge barrier, in Zeeland in the Netherlands. This installation is the largest tidal energy project in the Netherlands as well as the world’s largest commercial […]

UK economy could gain £6.7 billion per year and create 150,000 jobs by 2020 in marine renewable energy

March 18th, 2014 by RenewableUK

The report, ‘Generating Energy and Prosperty – Economic Impact Study of the offshore renewable energy industry in the UK’ by the UK’s Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, shows that the UK economy could gain £6.7 billion per year and create 150,000 jobs by 2020 in offshore wind, wave and tidal energy. Jennifer Webber, RenewableUK’s Director of […]

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. […]

UK’s global lead in wave and tidal energy development at crucial stage

March 4th, 2013 by RenewableUK

In a RenewableUK report, the UK’s wave and tidal energy industries warn that they will only be able to grow successfully if they get the right level of support from Government – otherwise Britain risks surrendering its world lead in marine energy. The study by RenewableUK says the biggest shake-up of the energy sector for […]

UK government expresses support for marine renewable energy sector

March 4th, 2013 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK welcomed comments made by the UK’s Energy and Climate Change Minister Gregory Barker in his opening speech at the trade association’s 2013 Wave and Tidal Conference in London on 27 February 2013, in which he declared that “now is the time for the next bold steps – moving from individual projects to large scale […]

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 […]

Irish marine tidal turbine company to be taken over by French naval defence company

January 29th, 2013 by DCNS

DCNS is going to increase its holding in the capital of OpenHydro from 11% to 59.7%, through an acquisition of shares from the current shareholders and an increase in capital restricted to the Group, to take control of the Irish business specialising in marine tidal turbines. This operation is part of DCNS’ growth plan aiming […]

Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society dedicate issue to tidal current energy research

January 16th, 2013 by The Royal Society

The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society have published an issue ‘New research in tidal current energy’ compiled and edited by Professor AbuBakr Bahaj. The issue is focused on marine engineering, fluid mechanics, and computer modelling. AbuBakr Bahaj, Professor of Sustainable Energy at the University of Southampton, in the preface writes “authors claim that tidal […]

The UK has the highest number of tidal stream devices installed

January 15th, 2013 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK, the trade and professional body representing the wind and marine energy industry, has welcomed research published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society journal, the publishing arm of the Royal Society, which highlights the huge potential of tidal power in British marine waters. With RenewableUK’s Wave and Tidal Annual Conference in London from […]