Tag Archive for 'tidal power'

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 […]

Scottish government gives consent for 86 Megawatt tidal energy project

September 18th, 2013 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK has welcomed news that MeyGen Ltd. has been awarded consent by the Scottish Government for an 86 Megawatt tidal energy project, following the completion of the statutory approval process with the regulator Marine Scotland. Located in the Pentland Firth, off the north coast of Scotland, this project has the potential to generate up to […]

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. […]

GDF SUEZ signs partnership agreement to develop Alderney Race tidal project as early as 2016

February 7th, 2013 by GDF Suez

GDF SUEZ has signed a partnership agreement with Cofely Endel, its subsidiary specialized in industrial maintenance, the hydro turbine equipment design company Voith Hydro, the French shipbuilder Constructions Mécaniques de Normandie (CMN) and ACE. Through this partnership, GDF SUEZ reaffirms its marine energy ambitions and it commitment, working with industrial companies with complementary expertise and […]

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 […]

Greening the economy is a total necessity say UK Conservative MPs

January 8th, 2013 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK, the trade and professional body representing the wind and marine energy industry, has welcomed a call from an influential group of UK Conservative MPs to support the growth of renewable energy. Members of the 2020 group, made up of more than 60 Tory MPs, describe themselves as progressive and forward-looking Conservatives. It includes several […]