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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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Joe Toland, who proposed a tidal lagoon project in the Bristol Channel, plans to prove the viability of its massive energy project by simulating a shipwreck off Cornwall. “My goal is tidal technology and by developing this artificial ship project using 21st century materials and technology it will replicate what would be in effect a […]
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 […]
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 […]
To further strengthen Cornwall’s position as a leading centre for marine energy, approximately £2m of Convergence European Regional Development Funding (ERDF) has been made available for marine renewables companies. The GBI (R&D) fund is available to those currently working on concept or prototype development; as well as early stage demonstration or deployment of marine renewable […]
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 […]
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 […]
Falmouth Harbour Commissioners (FHC) and The Crown Estate have signed a lease to create FabTest, a new wave energy ‘nursery’ test site inFalmouth Bay on the south coast of Cornwall. The site has also been issued with a marine license by the Marine Management Organisation (MMO), which allows the mooring of marine energy converter devices. […]
A new multi-million pound project is being launched to boost marine energy in the Duchy. (piratefm) [mappress] Source: piratefm, September 15, 2011;
Floating wind could generate up to 17,000 jobs and GBP 33.6 billion of gross value added in the UK by 2050, according to a new study carried out by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult on behalf of the Crown Estate Scotland.
The UK has reached over 20 gigawatts (GW) of wind generation capacity following this month's opening of Ørsted’s 659MW Walney Extension wind farm off the coast of Cumbria, RenewableUK said. Total operational capacity of onshore and offshore wind in the UK currently stands at 20,128MW, which is enough to meet the annual power needs of […]
Wave Hub Ltd (WHL) has issued an invitation to tender for the provision of wind resource data for the Wave Hub offshore site in Cornwall.
After James Fisher and Sons took over Hughes Sub Surface Engineering Limited (HSSE) last year and Rotos 360 in March, the company's unit dedicated to marine renewables, James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS), has acquired Insight Marine Projects – a specialist survey company headquartered in Cornwall.
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 […]
Offshore Marine Management (OMM) has commenced delivery of a long term scope for Cable Management Consultancy services to Wave Hub Ltd, based in Hayle Cornwall. Wave Hub Ltd is the operating company that manages Wave Hub, a UK-based wave energy test site helping the marine industry harness the abundance of natural resources in the UK […]
With the scheme to provide a new state of the art Marine Business Park in the North Quay area of Hayle now nearing completion, individuals and companies involved in the marine renewables and marine technology sectors are being offered the opportunity to move into the development. The project has been led by Cornwall Council with […]
The UK is to host the International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE) for the first time. The event, now in its tenth year, will come to Edinburgh from February 23-25, 2016, and will be designed by an international committee of experts and industry organisations. Previous ICOE events have been held in Spain, Nova Scotia, France, […]
UK-based Polygen has deployed its wave energy converter prototype in the waters off Falmouth, Cornwall this month. Called Volta, the device is the first wave energy converter to be built almost entirely from high-density polyethylene (HDPE). It is the second device to be deployed at FaBTest - the only wave energy-testing site of its kind […]
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 […]
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 […]
The European Commission’s research and innovation programme Horizon 2020 has granted EUR 17 million in funding for the Clean Energy From Ocean Waves (CEFOW) research project that is coordinated by Fortum. The mission of the five-year project is to research and develop the use of the Penguin wave energy converter, developed by the Finnish company Wello, in electricity grid connected […]
Fortum Corporation, headquartered in Espoo, Finland, is now the newest member of Ocean Energy Europe. Fortum is participating in three strategically diverse wave power demo projects. The first one, implemented in France, uses AW Energy’s WaveRoller™ technology. Fortum will be responsible for the project development and will be the owner of the demonstration park, while […]