Tag Archive for 'tidal turbine'

Atlantis Resources’ 1.5 MW tidal turbine design being optimised by Lockheed Martin

March 19th, 2014 by Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin has commenced a contract from global tidal energy leader Atlantis Resources Ltd to optimize the design of Atlantis’ new 1.5-megawatt tidal turbine, the AR1500. The AR1500 turbine, which is designed to operate in highly energetic tidal locations, will be one of the largest single rotor turbines ever developed. It will have active rotor […]

Alstom and GDG Suez will work together to develop Alderney Race tidal energy project

October 1st, 2013 by Alstom

Jérôme Pécresse, Alstom‘s Renewable Power President, and Gérard Mestrallet, CEO of GDF Suez, signed a partnership agreement on 30 September 2013 in Cherbourg, Normandy in the presence of French President François Hollande to study the integration of Alstom’s tidal turbine with the pilot project developed by GDF Suez in Le raz Blanchard (the Alderney Race). […]

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 […]

MBE for tidal energy engineer and developer Professor Peter Fraenkel

January 3rd, 2013 by Marine Current Turbines

Professor Peter Fraenkel, Marine Current Turbine‘s co-founder, and until recently its Technical Director, has been awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours List for his services to the UK marine energy industry. Professor Fraenkel came to Guernsey on several occasions when Guernsey Electricity Ltd had an investment in Marine Current Turbines. Guernsey Electricity Ltd […]

Siemens’ backing has facilitated plans for SeaGen commercialisation

September 14th, 2012 by Siemens AG

SeaGen, the first commercial-scale tidal stream energy system, has achieved a new milestone of 5 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of tidal power generation since starting operation at Strangford Lough in Northern Ireland. That equals the annual power consumption of 1,500 British households. The Siemens-owned system is one of the largest tidal stream power projects today. This latest […]

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 […]

Siemens acquires majority stake in Marine Current Turbines Ltd.

February 17th, 2012 by Siemens AG

Siemens has acquired the majority stake in Marine Current Turbines Ltd., the UK company based in Bristol, which develops and builds tidal power systems. “We will continue to drive the commercialization of this promising technology which harvest energy from highly predictable tidal streams. Our target is to secure a leading position in this future business.” […]