offshore tidal power generation News

  • Address to the Tidal Energy Summit

    Introduction It’s great to be here today at your annual Tidal Energy Summit. It’s my first time – and despite the election, I hope it won’t be my last. The reason for that is because I’m passionate about the potential of tidal technologies which I think are vital for our green, low carbon future. We only have a half an hour session together, ...

  • Tocardo takes next step in tidal energy with Repsol

    Tocardo and Repsol enter partnership to develop offshore tidal energy Today, Tocardo International, the leading producer of tidal and free-flow water turbines, and Repsol, the international integrated energy company, announce a partnership between the two companies. The Repsol New Energy Ventures and Tocardo partnership will provide a platform for both companies to develop ...


    By Tocardo

  • GL Garrad Hassan to validate Tidal Bladed with new data

    After a successful initial study to validate their tidal turbine design software Tidal Bladed, GL Garrad Hassan are preparing for the next phase of full scale validation, under the Reliable Data Acquisition Project for Tidal (ReDAPT) project. Tidal Bladed is a commercial software package which can be used to calculate the performance of, and loading on, tidal stream energy converters in the tidal ...


  • 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 ...

  • GL RC to certify KHI’s tidal energy converter prototype

    Tidal energy is a vast resource man has yet to harness. As technology advances into this new, promising realm of renewable energy, GL Renewables Certification (GL RC) is contributing its expertise by certifying Kawasaki Heavy Industries’ (KHI) tidal energy converter prototype. The certification will be carried out according to GL RC’s “Guideline for the Certification of Ocean ...


  • Energy Department Invests $16 Million to Harness Wave and Tidal Energy

    As part of the Obama Administration’s all-of-the-above strategy to deploy every available source of American energy, the Energy Department today announced $16 million for seventeen projects to help sustainably and efficiently capture energy from waves, tides and currents. Together, these projects will ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • World’s first commercial tidal energy scheme to be launched in North Wales

    npower renewables, the British subsidiary of RWE Innogy, and Bristol-based tidal power developers Marine Current Turbines (MCT), have announced a pioneering partnership to help deliver one of the world’s first commercial-scale tidal stream projects, off the coast of Anglesey, north Wales.  This exciting and innovative showcase tidal farm scheme would be capable of generating 10.5 megawatts (MW) ...


    By RWE AG

  • 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 ...

  • Global Power Grid System Market In Subsea, By Offshore Power, Components and Geography Trends & Forecast To 2018

    The report covers the global power grid system market in subsea which includes different components of subsea power grid system, types of power supply sources for subsea power grid system, and other related segments. It studies the extent of end use of subsea power grid solutions in different application areas with respect to different regions. It also analyses the market with respect to drivers, ...


  • Marine Power (Wave and Tidal) - Installed Capacity, Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE), Profiles of Technology Developers and Key Country Analysis to 2030

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Marine Power ...


    By ReportLinker

  • GL Garrad Hassan to support Guangdong Electrical Design Institute in the offshore wind power market

    The third phase of training courses provided by GL Garrad Hassan to Guangdong Electrical Design Institute (GEDI) has been successfully completed. The training courses have aided GEDI in their talent development and technology accumulation. GL Garrad Hassan will continue to support GEDI to a larger extent in the follow-up wind power projects off the coast of Guangdong Province. GL Garrad Hassan ...


  • Aquamarine Power`s next-generation Oyster 800 unveiled

    The UK's leadership in the development of wave-generated power continued apace today as wave energy developer Aquamarine Power unveilled the Oyster 800, the company's next-generation hydro-electric wave energy converter. At a ceremony at Burntisland Fabrications' yard at Methil, Fife, the First Minister welcomed the advancements in wave energy conversion being made by Aquamarine Power and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • FERC, interior department sign agreement on offshore renewable energy

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the U.S. Department of the Interior have formalized an agreement for working cooperatively to lease and license renewable energy projects on the U.S. outer continental shelf (OCS). Following up on a general agreement reached in March, the two federal agencies signed a Memorandum of Understanding on April 9 to clarify each agency's jurisdictional ...

  • Government Support for Offshore Wind Creates Massive Economic Opportunity for Britain

    RenewableUK says the UK government's announcement on November 9 of the next round of competitive auctions to support offshore wind will provide a boost for British industry. "It's great news that the Government is supporting offshore wind. This will enable our world-leading industry to deliver significant investment to the UK. The competitive auction process is continuing to drive down ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • GCube Increases Capacity to $100 Million for Offshore Renewable Energy

    GCube, the leading provider of insurance services for the renewable energy industry, has increased its underwriting line size by an additional $50 Million for offshore renewable energy projects, bringing the total available capacity for a single project to $100 Million. With significant growth in the offshore renewable energy sector, particularly in Europe and potentially the US and South East ...


    By Marketwire

  • Britain to Construct World`s Largest Offshore Wind Farm

    LONDON, UK (ENS) - Two enormous offshore wind farms are to be built in the outer Thames Estuary, the Blair Government said Monday. When completed, the larger of the two, known as the London Array, will be the biggest offshore wind farm in the world. The London Array and Thanet wind farms together total 1.3 gigawatts of green electricity, enough to power a third of London's three ...

  • Charles Hendry speech to the National Offshore Wind Association of Ireland Annual Conference

    The energy challenge I’d like to start by recognising Ireland’s strong recent growth in renewables, and particularly your expertise in harnessing your abundant wind energy resources. But let me take a step back and set out the energy challenge that Ireland, the UK, and indeed much of the global community faces. Coming up with an energy policy that delivers safe, secure, ...

  • Major new Cebr Report on the Economic Benefits of Offshore Wind for the UK Published

      The Centre for Economics and Business Research, commissioned by Mainstream Renewable Power, reveals Offshore Wind will more than pay for itself in future and reap rich rewards in terms of jobs and UK GDP. The Cebr report finds: *Offshore wind sector to boost UK GDP by 0.2% by 2015 and by ...


    By Mainstream Renewable Power

  • Glad tidings for sea power potential

    Two countries with the highest tides in the world, Canada and the UK, both claim to be the world leaders in creating electricity from the tides. They are among a group of coastal states − including China, South Korea, the US and Australia − that are hoping to harness the enormous power of their local twice-daily tides to tap a new and reliable supply of electricity. Unlike wind ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Dounreay skills can harness power of the sea

    Skills built up in Britain’s most successful nuclear decommissioning project can power Scotland’s new era in electricity from the sea, industrialists in Aberdeen heard today. Almost 2000 workers are dismantling the experimental fast reactor site at Dounreay on the north coast of Scotland, just a few miles from the Pentland Firth where plans are taking shape for the world’s biggest underwater ...

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