offshore tidal turbine News

  • 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 ...


  • Ottawa commits $20 million to Nova Scotia tidal energy project

    The federal government has committed to spending $20 million on tidal energy projects in the Bay of Fundy, a move that will help Canada become a "clean energy superpower," Defence Minister Peter MacKay said Sunday. The project represents Canada's first deployment of commercial-scale tidal turbines. MacKay, Nova Scotia's representative in the federal cabinet, said the money will be used by the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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 ...


  • 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

  • MTS Technology Enables Innovation In Offshore Renewable Energy

     MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: MTSC), a leading global supplier of high-performance test systems and position sensors, today announced that the MTS Non-Torque Loading (NTL) System has been installed and accepted at the 3MW Drive Train Test Facility (3 megawatt) of the National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec), ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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, ...

  • 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 ...


  • Carbon Trust hosts first UK demonstration of innovative access vessel for offshore wind industry

    Today the Carbon Trust hosted the first UK demonstration of an innovative new vessel designed to reach offshore wind farms more cheaply and easily. The Wave Craft, developed by Norwegian shipbuilder Umoe Mandal with support from the Carbon Trust's Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA), was put through its paces at ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Carbon Trust hosts first UK demonstration of innovative access vessel for offshore wind industry

    Today the Carbon Trust hosted the first UK demonstration of an innovative new vessel designed to reach offshore wind farms more cheaply and easily. The Wave Craft, developed by Norwegian shipbuilder Umoe Mandal with support from the Carbon Trust's Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA), was put through its ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Carbon Trust and Ed Miliband launch global competition to cut the cost of offshore wind energy

    Ed Miliband MP, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, was set to launch a multi-million pound global competition being run by the Carbon Trust to find the best new foundation designs to support the next generation of offshore wind farms. The competition has been developed to find winning foundation designs suitable for deeper sea water conditions (30-60m) to be used in large ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Wind Energy Today: Submarine Cable O&M: Cost Critical Strategies for Offshore Wind

    Scott reports roughly 27% of an offshore wind farm’s capital expenditure is ploughed into cable, cable installation and grid connection. For a generic park size of 500MW, a capital investment of €72 million is expected to be spent on export cables, and €24 million on inter-array conductors. These costs are augmented by precautionary measures, say the report’s authors. An estimated €840,000 is ...


  • 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

  • Scotland to be home of world’s largest floating wind farm

    The world’s largest floating wind farm will have a home off the east coast of Scotland.   The first prototype for this proposed wind farm was installed off the coast of Norway, by the Norwegian energy company, Statoil. The company is now expecting to have the Scottish wind farm, composed of five 6MW wind turbines, operational by 2017.   The Hywind wind project is a part of 40 ...


    By Orenda Energy Solutions Ltd.

  • Bladed celebrates its 20th Birthday

    At the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) Conference in Vienna, GL Garrad Hassan marked the 20th anniversary of the launch of Bladed, the wind turbine design software trusted and used by manufacturers and certification agencies around the world. Over the last two decades, as commercial wind turbines have grown in scale, from 500kW to over 7MW, GL Garrad Hassan wind energy experts have ...


  • Cutting-edge UK energy projects in running for EU funding

    EU funding for up to three low carbon energy projects in the UK came a step closer today. The Government has submitted 12 applications from UK projects to the European Investment Bank (EIB) for consideration in the next round of the EU’s New Entrant Reserve (NER) scheme – a fund worth around EUR4.5 billion to support carbon capture and storage (CCS) and innovative renewable projects ...

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