Tag Archive for 'The Crown Estate'

The Crown Estate to lease further wave and tidal energy sites to accelerate technology development

June 11th, 2013 by The Crown Estate

The Crown Estate announced plans on 22 May 2013 to lease further wave and tidal sites in a bid to encourage and accelerate technology development. In line with responses to its recent industry engagement exercise, the leasing will focus on test and demonstration projects to be installed in waters around the UK. The further leasing […]

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 […]

Navitus Bay wind farm boundaries moved further from English coast

January 14th, 2013 by Navitus Bay Development Limited

Navitus Bay Development Ltd, as a direct result of discussions with statutory consultees and local communities, announced in December 2012 a reduction to its proposed wind park in Poole Bay to cover an area of approximately 67 square miles. The changes, which include moving the development further out to sea and making it smaller in […]

Innovative tidal energy technology given green light to test in marine waters of Northern Ireland

November 20th, 2012 by Minesto AB

Minesto has also secured permits from the Northern Ireland Environmental Agency to commence the trials. The upcoming tests of Minesto’s tidal and ocean current energy solution Deep Green in Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland, is a major step forward in the commercialization of this innovative technology that has the potential to double the amount of tidal […]

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 […]

Lease awarded for 100 MW tidal energy farm off Northern Ireland

October 24th, 2012 by Bord Gais Energy

Bord Gáis Energy and its Irish tidal energy partner, OpenHydro have been awarded exclusive rights to develop a 100 MW tidal energy farm off Torr Head on the north coast of Antrim. The project, potentially the first of its kind in the island of Ireland, is expected to be completed by the year 2020. The […]

Nautricity receives funding to help build and test CoRMaT tidal turbine

September 14th, 2012 by University of Strathclyde

An award-winning University of Strathclyde spin-out company has been awarded £1.4 million to help it harness tidal energy. Nautricity will use the grant towards the total cost of building and testing its CoRMaT tidal current turbine in the sea south of Machrihanish, Argyll, Scotland. The award was part of the £7.9 million WATERS 2 funding […]

Growth in UK offshore wind farms provides many job opportunities

March 9th, 2012 by Vicky Kenrick

“Growth in the wind energy sector is attributable to a range of factors including financial confidence, technological advancements, legislative support from local governments, and increased public support and awareness,” writes David Blake, Renewable Energy Recruitment Manager for Allen & York. The UK reached 8 GW of installed wind power capacity at the start of 2012 […]

RenewableUK 2012 Wave & Tidal conference & exhibition in Edinburgh on 15 March

February 17th, 2012 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK, the trade association representing the wind, wave and tidal energy industries, is holding its annual wave and tidal conference on Thursday 15 March 2012 at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC). Wave and Tidal 2012 is a must for anyone interested in the development of the sector’s huge potential, not just in the UK […]

Navitus Bay wind farm to be located alongside part of Guernsey to Poole cross channel ferry route

February 15th, 2012 by Eneco

In 2010 The Crown Estate awarded Eneco Wind UK Ltd. exclusive development rights to the sea bed in an area to the west of the Isle of White. During 2011 Eneco determined that a wind farm project of between 900 MW to 1200 MW installed capacity could be located in this area. This could provide […]