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  • 8 November 2012

    Cornwall Council has signed a new Protocol of Co-operation with Penghu County Government in Taiwan to jointly promote the research and development of smart grids and renewable energy technologies via an international video link. Smart grids will ultimately allow energy networks to work more effectively, reducing energy costs and usage and allow investment in more […]

  • 26 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    Invest in Cornwall, a service of Cornwall Development Company (CDC), has announced the appointment of Amanda Pound to the position of Marine Renewables Business Development Specialist. Amanda will be instrumental in attracting inward investment and will support growth and the global promotion of the indigenous supply chain within Cornwall’s marine renewables sector. Amanda joins the […]

  • 12 November 2014

    Building work has started on the Hayle Marine Renewables Business Park which is being created to strengthen Cornwall’s growing marine renewables sector. The Devon & Cornwall division of Midas Construction has won the contract to build the business park, which is part of the £24 million investment by Cornwall Council, the European Regional Development Fund […]

  • 23 January 2014
    Business & Finance

    The South West has announced a further investment of around £535,000 into its marine renewables industry, following the confirmation of funding for a number of projects to drive forward the sector. The funds will target marine renewable projects over the next two years aiming to assist the industry in innovation and commercialisation, as well as […]

  • 18 August 2015

    The owners of quarry in the Lizard are facing another hurdle in an attempt to benefit from Swansea Bay tidal energy development. Namely, the judge allowed Cornwall Against Dean Superquarry (CADS) group to challenge a Cornwall Council decision to allow Dean Quarry to reopen, writes Western Morning News. CADS fears the reopening of the quarry […]

  • 29 March 2018
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    Wave Hub is looking to facilitate floating wind technology testing at its site off Cornwall due to slow progress of the wave energy sector and delays from technology developers that signed up for testing their devices at the site. 

  • 29 June 2015
    Business & Finance, R&D

    Australian CETO wave energy technology developer, Carnegie Wave Energy Limited, has set up a base in Cornwall. Carnegie has located in Cornwall having secured a berth at Wave Hub and due to the region’s superb infrastructure, supply chain and suitability for the deployment of the company’s CETO 6 wave technology. “We are delighted to welcome […]

  • 6 March 2013

    Cornwall Council’s MERiFIC project, which aims to increase the adoption of marine energy across Cornwall and Finistère, is organising a key networking event for businesses and organisations interested in marine renewable energy development at the cutting-edge COAST Laboratory based at the University of Plymouth between 4pm and 6pm on Tuesday, 26 March. The aim of […]

  • 7 October 2014

    Cornwall Marine Network has announced that its Cornwall Marine Capital Fund, worth GBP 1.85 million is available.  It is funded by the Regional Growth Fund, which is operated by the UK Department for Business Innovation and Skills. The key aim of this fund is to support capital project led activities enabling job creation and supporting […]

  • 15 August 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Marine Offshore Renewable sector (MOR) has seen £10’s of millions invested in and around Cornwall over the past few years – Wave Hub, FaB Test, Marine Energy Park in Hayle and the COAST test tank at University of Plymouth, etc. Marine renewable energy (MRE) developers from around the world are being encouraged and incentivised to […]

  • 9 February 2016

    The recently completed Marine Business Park in the North Quay area of Hayle in Cornwall, England, will be officially opened on February 12.  The business park has quayside access to the sea, with plans for a new slipway in the future. There is also expansion land for a further 800m² of buildings. The project is dedicated […]

  • 17 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The South West’s marine renewable industry was recently showcased at All Energy, the UK’s largest renewable energy trade show held in Aberdeen. Twelve members of the South West Marine Energy Park (SWMEP), a partnership made up of local government, academia and industry, exhibited on a SWMEP stand. The delegation included leading Cornwall marine renewable companies, […]

  • 20 February 2013

    A politician from Cornwall, Rob Simmons, wrote to Vince Cable, UK Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, saying that the Wave Hub energy project is “lamentable”, the BBC informs. Mr. Simmons told Secretary Cable that Wave Hub could help with employment in the Hayle area, but has now stalled. However, Wave HubLimitedsaid that […]

  • 2 July 2012

    Cornish MP George Eustice pledged his support behind marine renewable energy opportunities for the South West at a recent workshop hosted by industry leaders. The MP for Redruth, Camborne and Hayle heard how the emerging sector holds huge potential for businesses to enter the supply chain, conduct device development and testing and create job opportunities […]

  • 2 May 2013

    Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker has seen first-hand how Cornwall is playing a key role in the development of the marine energy industry in the UK.  The Minister, who was on a two-day visit to the region, was given a guided tour of the FaB Test marine energy nursery site in Falmouth Bay […]

  • 4 July 2013

    The economic potential of the emerging marine renewable energy sector in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly and neighbouring Brittany was debated at an industry workshop at the Green Cornwall Show. Guest speakers painted an optimistic picture of the evolving opportunities for businesses in the two coastal regions, where the development of marine energy has […]

  • 12 April 2011

    Pioneering marine renewable energy organisations Wave Hub, A&P Group and leading research institute PRIMaRE will be sharing their expertise at All Energy, the UK’s largest renewable exhibition, on 18-19 May at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre ( The Cornish organisations have been brought together by InvestinCornwall, Cornwall Development Company’s inward investment service, to highlight […]

  • 25 May 2015
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    On Friday, 22 May, the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (C&IoS LEP), Cornwall Council and the Council of the Isles of Scilly jointly launched their Marine Renewable Energy (MRE) Roadmap, which sets out how the public and private sector can work together to deliver the next steps towards the commercialisation of offshore […]

  • 25 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Celtic Sea Offshore Floating Wind Cluster is holding a Floating Wind in the Celtic Sea: Future Supply Chain Opportunities event in Milford Haven, Wales, on 30 January. The event is sponsored by the ORE Catapult and Welsh Government and supported by Marine Energy Wales and Marine Hub Cornwall. Over 100GW of floating wind capacity […]

  • 24 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Technology

    Work has begun on LDD’s new, state of the art, BREEAM “Excellent” rated facility in Tolvaddon. This has been made possible through the combined efforts of private sector investment and support from the European Regional Development Fund under the Convergence Programme. The new premises at Tolvaddon Energy Park, Pool, in the heart of Cornwall, will provide over […]

  • 21 May 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    Millions of pounds of funding has been announced for the development of a marine renewables business park (MRBP) in Hayle, which will provide 2,500sqm of industrial and office based accommodation that could create 120 new jobs by 2020.  This development underlines Cornwall’s commitment to its diverse marine renewable ocean resource, world class supply chain, innovation and […]

  • 5 February 2020

    The floating offshore wind industry in the Celtic Sea could support 3,200 jobs in South West England and Wales by 2030, according to a report by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult.

  • 20 December 2011

    The offshore marine energy project in Cornwall, which allows developers to test new wave energy technology, will be taken on by the Government to secure its future as a vital part of the UK’s green energy sources. The Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) will take over ownership of the Wave Hub asset from […]

  • 23 January 2012

    The South West has today been named as the UK’s first Marine Energy Park, firmly placing the region on the international map for leadership in marine renewable energy. Climate Change Minister Greg Barker made the announcement on a visit to Bristol where he met with key members of the new initiative. The South West Marine […]

  • 25 January 2012

    RenewableUK, the trade association for the wind, wave & tidal industry, has welcomed the announcement by Climate Change Minister Greg Barker of the UK’s first Marine Energy Park (MEP). Covering an area stretching from Bristol to Cornwall as far as the Isles of Scilly, the MEP will be a partnership between local and national Government, […]

  • 2 July 2015
    R&D, Technology

    Seatricity Ltd, a Cornwall-based wave energy company, will spend the week of 13th-18th July tank-testing its Oceanus 2 device in the Beaufort Wave basin at the Hydraulics and Marine Research Centre of the University College Cork, Ireland. Aims of the trial will include analysis of further optimisation options affecting predicted device outputs for use as […]