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Naval Energies has decided to stop investing in tidal energy, a market said to be in the process of closing, and focus on floating offshore wind, as well as ocean thermal energy conversion.
Enough offshore wind to match the power generation as a programme of tidal lagoons is currently estimated to cost at least GBP 31.5 billion less to build, according to UK Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark.
Forty-three British companies doing business in wind and marine energy sectors closed 445 deals for 434 projects across the globe and exported goods and services to 44 countries in 2017, with Germany being the leading market, according to RenewableUK’s latest report Export Nation.
Tidal Transit’s crew transfer vessels (CTVs) Ginny Louise and Eden Rose started supporting operation and maintenance works at the Westermost Rough offshore wind farm on 27 January, after the UK-based CTV provider signed a charter contract with Ørsted. The two vessels, from Ørsted’s O&M Base in Grimsby, will be deployed on the 35-turbine offshore wind farm until at least March 2020.
Tidal Transit’s crew transfer vessels (CTVs) Eden Rose and Tia Elizabeth are the first two in the company’s fleet to be fitted with Marfle data collectors, after the UK CTV operator signed an agreement with the marine fleet productivity specialists Marfle.
Norfolk-based Tidal Transit has secured an extension of the charters for its two crew transfer vessels (CTVs), Tia Elizabeth and Kitty Petra, which will continue servicing the 576MW Gwynt y Môr offshore wind farm.
The WaveCraft Surface Effect Ship Umoe Firmus arrived in the river harbour at the Port of Great Yarmouth in Norfolk today. Following extensive upgrades and testing, the vessel was handed over to the Tidal Transit crew, who sailed directly from Mandal to Yarmouth. Statkraft has chartered Umoe Firmus to support its O&M operations at the […]
Tidal Transit Limited has shared a photo of two of its crew transfer vessels (CTVs), Ginny Louise and her sister Eden Rose, looking ‘‘clean and ready for a busy spring” the company said in an Instagram post. The sisters have been employed on the 317MW Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farm on and off for the past four years, […]
Minesto, together with eight partners, has received EUR 5.1 million to develop the Deep Green technology within a project named PowerKite, financed through EU Horizon 2020. The aim is to develop the next generation of the Deep Green power plant; to give it a better performance, a longer life expectancy and improved reliability, all in order […]
Sabella’s tidal turbine, installed off the Ouessant Island in France, has generated more than 10MWh of electricity under actual operating conditions since it was connected in late September. After its connection to the grid at the beginning of November, the tidal turbine was feeding power at 50 kilowatts, which was then gradually risen up to 100 kilowatts. The next […]
The first of the two tidal turbines to be deployed on the Paimpol-Bréhat experimental site off France has completed its sea trials and is ready for deployment at the site off Ploubazlanec, France, according to DCNS. The turbine underwent a series of tests in the harbor of Brest to verify its mechanical and electrical performance. Positioned […]
Tidal Lagoon Power has cut its workforce by one fifth as its proposed GBP 1 billion Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project faces uncertainty and possibly further setbacks, according to local media. The company, which currently employs just under 100 people, has reportedly made most of the 17 job cuts at its headquarters in Gloucestershire. No changes […]
The tidal power plant in the Dutch Eastern Scheldt surge barrier was put into service on Wednesday, 25 November, heavy construction equipment maker Huisman said. The festive commissioning of the largest tidal energy project in the Netherlands, as well as the world’s largest commercial tidal installation of five turbines in an array, was performed by Diederik […]
The Guidance for the tidal energy industry on turbulence in marine environment, formulated from the TiME (Turbulence in Marine Environments) project, has been released. The project, funded by the Scottish Government and managed by the Carbon Trust through the Marine Renewables Commercialisation Fund (MRCF) Array Technology Innovation Programme, was developed to improve the understanding of […]
Stromness-based energy and environmental consultancy Aquatera Ltd and Jee Ltd have carried out the deployment and recovery of Jee’s U-tube cabling protection structure in Orkney, thus completing the first phase of a project to investigate cost-effective methods of cable laying for tidal energy arrays. Funded by Scottish Enterprise, the £2.4m Tidal Array Cabling Solution project was […]
QED Naval has reported that it completed installation and retrieval trials of the Subhub operations model in real tidal conditions. The company said it installed the model on the seabed in a controlled manner within minutes and then secured it on the seabed overnight, before being recovered to the surface within an equally short time period […]
Aberdeen-based Hydro Group has secured a contract with Atlantis Resources to supply connection systems for the MeyGen tidal energy project. More than £50 million has been raised to finance the initial stage (phase 1A) of the 398MW tidal array project in the Pentland Firth, Scotland, which involves four submerged turbines generating 6MW being installed as […]
Tidal energy developments will provide a significant opportunities for the fishing sector in North Wales according to a recent Marine Services Supply Chain Study. Menter Môn is the third party manager for the Anglesey Tidal Demonstration Zone and commissioned the study in order to identify local supply chain opportunities. The findings of the study were […]
A tri-nation accord between firms based in Ireland, France and the UK is to result in shared research technology designed to dramatically reduce risks faced by developers of renewable tidal and wave power schemes around north western European coast lines. Known as MOREDATAS (Methods to Obtain Refined Environmental DATA from the Seas) the project addresses […]
Atlantic Towing Limited of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia has secured a contract to provide marine tug and barge services to the Cape Sharp Tidal project. Cape Sharp Tidal is a multi-phase project with plans to grid-connect a 4MW demonstration tidal array in Nova Scotia’s Bay of Fundy in the coming months. The Atlantic Towing contract is […]
As a ‘thank you’ to the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm for the continuous employment of Tidal Transit’s vessels, Leo Hambro has commissioned a painting by local artist John Hurst. One or more of Tidal Transit’s personnel transfer vessels have been on charter to the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm for three years. They have played […]
MT Tidal has announced that following the worsening of a prolonged illness, Paul Morris, CEO and cofounder has decided to step down from his post. Morris said: “I have loved this business and firmly believe in its future in being in the ‘mix’ of renewable energy sources that will reduce our dependency on fossil and other […]
The BlueTEC Texel Tidal partnership is now planning the installation of a second, larger turbine following the successful first months of operating the BlueTEC tidal energy platform. “Getting the platform from the drawing board to a grid-connected operating reality in just 6 months is amazing,” says Allard van Hoeken, Head of New Energy at Bluewater Energy […]
Plans to grow the Manx economy by harnessing the Isle of Man’s natural resources to generate renewable energy have taken a significant step forwards. The Isle of Man Government has granted a survey licence to a local company to explore the possibility of developing a tidal array on an area of the seabed off the Point […]
GeoSea (DEME Group) has completed trials of a jack-up vessel in extreme current flows. The results of the trials confute industry reluctance to deploy jack-up vessels on tidal sites, GeoSea said. The demonstrated workability and reliability create confidence for tidal project developers and open the market for all types of tidal energy applications. GeoSea has […]
Saab Seaeye Falcon spent three days gathering vital benthic data for an impact assessment of a proposed tidal array installation at Torr Head on Northern Ireland’s rugged and dramatic coast. Undertaking the assessment project was Marine Ecological Surveys Limited for their client, Tidal Ventures Ltd, who intend developing a 100 megawatt tidal array. Daniel Brutto, […]