marine turbine News

  • Marine Current Turbines aiming for first tidal energy farm in Scotland by 2013

    UK tidal energy company, Marine Current Turbines, is targeting 2013 to install Scotland’s first tidal energy farm. The company, which designed and deployed the world’s first commercial scale offshore tidal stream energy system in Northern Ireland’s Strangford Lough, is investigating the feasibility of a tidal farm in Kyle Rhea, a strait of water between the Isle of Skye and the ...

  • ‘Drop-in-place’ actuators facilitate marine turbine damper upgrade in three days

    The choice of Rotork Type K vane type actuators to replace existing equipment has enabled the control upgrade of a cargo ship’s main propulsion intake dampers to be completed in three days. SS Cape Isabel is a 655ft, 15,000 ton roll on/roll off cargo ship based at Long Beach and operated by the US Military Sealift Command. Launched in 1976, the ship is powered by two steam turbines. The ...


    By Rotork

  • Funding Boost for Scottish Marine Energy

    Scotland’s marine energy sector is to benefit from a £2.8 million share of the Marine Renewables Commercialisation Fund (MRCF) which is run by the Carbon Trust. The news was announced by Energy Minister Fergus Ewing during the RenewableUK ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • N.S. announces wind turbine plant

    Nova Scotia's green economy is continuing to grow through a new venture between the province of Nova Scotia and Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Ltd. (DSME). DSME will establish a wind turbine tower and blade manufacturing facility at the former TrentonWorks site, creating hundreds of jobs. The province is investing almost $60-million and getting an equity stake in the Pictou County ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Carbon Trust to slash costs of marine energy by 20%

    £1m Carbon Trust research initiative to reduce costs of marine energy using innovative technologies transferred from traditional industries including aviation, oil and gas.Giant turbine blades developed using technology from the aviation industry and underwater hydraulic power networks as used in the oil and gas industry are just two of the technologies that could be harnessed by the marine ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Tidal Today: Lowering the cost of Marine Energy generation

    The key is to ensure R&D investment looks at the overall infrastructure and practical mechanics of project installation and operation and maintenance regimes rather than development of turbine technologies in isolation, as reported by Tidal Today. Jon Harman at Tidal Today reports "What makes tidal very different from other sectors is the limited operational windows there is for ...


    By PRWeb

  • £20 million boost for UK marine power

    Two British companies have today been awarded a share of £20 million to help drive forward growth in the UK’s marine energy industry. MeyGen Ltd and Sea Generation Wales Ltd have both won funding under the government’s Marine Energy Array Demonstrator scheme (MEAD), launched in April last year, to support the development and testing of pre-commercial marine devices in array ...

  • Taking the marine sector from a roadmap to a superhighway

    Benj Sykes, Director Innovations at the Carbon Trust From reading the Renewable Road Map published alongside the Government’s Energy Market Reform White Paper (EMR) this week you would be forgiven for thinking that the marine industry in the UK was on a road to nowhere. While other low carbon technologies, such as offshore and onshore wind and biomass, have some ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Money Talks in the Marine Power Generation Market

    Governments are embracing marine power as they attempt to combat climate change and an increasing dependence on fossil fuel, states a new report. The report “Marine Power (Wave and Tidal) - Installed Capacity, Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE), Profiles of Technology Developers and Key Country Analysis to 2030” states that development in the ocean energy sector could significantly ...

  • Marine Power (Wave and Tidal), Analysis to 2030

    ResearchMoz.us include new market research report "Marine Power (Wave and Tidal) - Installed Capacity, Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE), Profiles of Technology Developers and Key Country Analysis to 2030" to its huge collection of research reports. ...


  • Marine Exchange of Southern California Goes Green

    The Port of Los Angeles and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, joined by representatives from trade and maritime industry, environmental organizations and the harbor community today launched a new era of clean energy for the Marine Exchange of Southern California. The group gathered at the top of ...

  • Made for wind turbines - Ventus Ultrasonic anemometer

    Abraham from Lufft USA showed Windpower Engineering and Development people on the AWEA Windpower 2014 exhibition the Ventus Ultrasonic Wind Sensor, which detects windspeed, as well as wind quality. Ventus-UMB for wind energy applications | Wind/flow Extremely precise and maintenancefree measurement of wind speed, wind direction and air pressure as well as ...

  • NOVEL SENSORS AID TIDAL TURBINE DEVELOPMENT

    Non-contact torque sensors from Sensor Technology are playing a key role in the development of commercial-scale in-stream tidal turbines produced by Irish company, OpenHydro. The company is using these novel sensors, which are based on surface acoustic wave (SAW) technology, to accurately measure rotational speed and frictional forces in a simulator for the turbine bearings, thereby allowing it ...


    By Sensor Technology Ltd

  • New G9 report on marine transfer design issues for the offshore wind sector

    A report resulting from the G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association (G9)'s first Safe by Design workshop is now available. The report explores a number of key topics associated with the transfer of personnel from a Crew Transfer Vessel to a transition piece via the traditional push on method (including design of the transfer connector, new designs in access systems and boat landing ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • New Zealand appoints panel to evaluate marine energy applications

    An international panel of renewable energy and business experts has been appointed to evaluate applications for funding to develop marine energy in New Zealand.  The government will be making grants of up to $2 million a year for the next four years, through the Marine Energy Deployment Fund. Applications for the first funding round close at the end of February. Energy Minister David Parker today ...


    By New Zealand Government

  • Cranfield joint research to inform EU policy on marine renewable energy

    A consortium of nine organisations from across Europe will investigate the environmental impact of noise, vibration and electromagnetic emissions from renewable energy devices on marine life. Marine renewable energy devices (MREDs) such as wind turbines are planned in Europe to address the growing requirement for alternative sources of energy. However, little is known about the impact ...


    By Cranfield University

  • UK could grab a quarter of global marine energy market

    Global leader position could bring £76bn to UK economy by 2050 New analysis released today by the Carbon Trust shows the UK could capture just under a quarter of the global marine energy market.  Equivalent to up to £76bn to the UK economy by 2050, this growing sector could also generate over 68,000 UK jobs, if the technology is successfully developed and deployed ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Department of energy awards $37 million for Marine and Hydrokinetic energy technology development

    U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced selections for more than $37 million in funding to accelerate the technological and commercial readiness of emerging marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) technologies, which seek to generate renewable electricity from the nation's oceans and free-flowing rivers and streams. The 27 projects range from concept studies and component design research to ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Energy Department Awards $10.5 Million for Next-Generation Marine Energy Systems

    The Energy Department today announced six organizations selected to receive up to $10.5 million to support the design and operation of innovative marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) systems through survivability and reliability-related improvements. As part of its MHK technology research and development ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Hunt – Clean, green marine energy to boost jobs and reduce emissions

    Harnessing the full potential of marine energy could provide enough power for up to 15million homes and save up to 70million tonnes of C02 by 2050 according to the Government’s Marine Energy Action Plan, released ...


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