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  • 2 March 2012

    The Government is considering a bonfire of red-tape to tackle delays holding back the Westcountry’s marine power industry. Energy Minister Greg Barker agreed to an emergency summit against fears that gold-plated regulations are stopping wave energy developers getting into the water. The sector is vital to transforming the economy of the South West, which was […]

  • 11 October 2012

    A new report by the Crown Estate showing the fantastic wave and tidal energy resources around the UK and south west has been welcomed today by the south west marine energy industry. The research, carried out by The Crown Estate in association with Regen SW and devolved administrations, finds there are significant wave resources off […]

  • 8 May 2013

    Greg Barker, Minster of State for Energy and Climate Change, describes his visit to Falmouth and the FaB Test facility off Falmouth Harbour. FaB Test, is a wave test site developed as a partnership between Falmouth Harbour Commissioners, Wave Hub, the University of Exeter, A&P Group, Cornwall Marine Network and Mojo Maritime. [mappress] Offshore WIND […]

  • 12 April 2012

    The team behind FaB Test, Cornwall’s pioneering marine energy test site in Falmouth, has welcomed the first wave device to be installed in its waters. Fred Olsen’s BOLT “Lifesaver” wave energy converter, which is ultimately capable of producing clean and efficient electricity, is now being tested in the sheltered waters off FalmouthBay, with easy access […]

  • 20 September 2012

    A pioneering project to create a new marine energy test site has seen Falmouth Harbour Commissioners (FHC) shortlisted in the Best Business Innovation category for the Regen South West Green Energy Awards 2012. FHC was nominated for the launch earlier this year of the FaB Test test site in Falmouth Bay. The site gives marine […]

  • 22 November 2012

    Falmouth Harbour Commissioners (FHC) has won a coveted South West Green Energy Award for the groundbreaking FabTest marine energy test site in Falmouth Bay. The pioneering project scooped the Best Business Innovation category in the Regen South West Green Energy Awards 2012, which were presented at a gala dinner in Bath last night. [Nov 20] […]

  • 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 […]

  • 23 April 2014
    Business & Finance

    Carnegie Wave Energy Limited (CWE) has announced the completion of an oversubscribed $9m capital raise to be used to continue the commercialisation of its CETO technology. Carnegie had previously announced on 25 February 2014 that it had initiated a capital raising via a Share Purchase Plan (SPP) of $6 million and with capacity to accept […]

  • 26 August 2011
    Operations & Maintenance

      A&P Group has appointed Paul Weston to the newly created role of Marine Renewable Projects Manager. Paul will be based at the company’s Falmouth site. Paul has over 30 years of experience in the Marine sector and has worked at A&P in various roles and served an apprenticeship at Falmouth. Paul will focus on […]

  • 5 March 2015

    Over 60 industry professionals from across the UK will gather at Plymouth University today to discuss the future development of the UK wave and tidal energy sector. The annual meeting of the Marine Energy Programme Board (MEPB), established in 2011, provides a strategic forum for UK industry, regional stakeholders and Government to help steer development […]

  • 26 July 2012

    The South West marine energy industry has welcomed the announcement by the Crown Estate that it is to begin an industry engagement exercise to chart future development plans for wave and tidal energy around the coast of the UK, including the South West of England. Speaking on behalf of the South West Marine Energy Park […]

  • 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 […]

  • 31 January 2012
    Jobs & Recruitment

    Following Minister Greg Barker’s announcement regarding the UK’s first Marine Energy Park, marine industry jobs in Falmouth are expected to grow rapidly over the next five years, reports Falmouth Packet. Minister Barker made the announcement on a visit to Bristol where he met with key members of the new initiative. Covering an area stretching from […]

  • 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, […]

  • 8 May 2015

    The South West Marine Energy Park has released a paper outlining the longer term opportunities and ambition for the development of marine energy in South West England. According to the report, the longer term opportunity for the South West will be through the development of new foundation and installation technologies – including floating wind – which will open up […]

  • 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 […]

  • 8 December 2010

    Marine Designs Ltd, part of the A&P Group, has scooped a Green Energy award for an innovative pontoon system designed to support the offshore renewables industry. The company, based in Falmouth in Cornwall, won the Best Business Innovation Award at the annual Regen SW Green Energy Awards in Bath for its patented Dockmaster pre-cast concrete […]

  • 2 July 2014
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    Severn Subsea Technologies, part of the Severn Glocon Group, has developed an integrated telemetry and control system for wave power company Seatricity’s Oceanus 2 wave device, now moored at the Cornish Wave Hub. The SST system will enable researchers to correlate wave movement with power generated, and thus optimise power generating conditions offshore. Briefly, Seatricity […]

  • 31 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    Australian wave energy developer, Carnegie, released its results for quarter ended on 30th June 2014. During the quarter Carnegie Wave Energy Limited focused primarily on its Perth Wave Energy Project (the Perth Project) with the CETO unit assembly and test phase, delivery of the desalination plant to the Garden Island onshore site and the construction of […]

  • 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 […]

  • 24 April 2015

    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 […]

  • 13 June 2012
    Grid Connection

    JDR Cable Systems has won its first ever offshore wind farm export wire supply contract. Danish developer Dong has selected the subsea inter-array specialist to manufacture a 12km medium-voltage link for the two-turbine Gunfleet Sands demonstrator. The cable is being produced in JDR’s Hartlepool facilities and will be finished by the end of next month […]

  • 13 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    Earlier this year A&P Falmouth completed its second major renewables project, Seatricity’s next generation Oceanus II, which is the first device to be deployed at Cornwall’s offshore renewable energy test facility WaveHub. A&P has been part of the development team from concept design to final build. The design being critical to how the drawings depict […]

  • 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 […]

  • 23 September 2014
    R&D, Technology

    Wave energy developer Carnegie Wave Energy Limited (CWE) has announced that its collaborative project to develop a standardised, self-contained offshore electricity generator for the wave industry moved a step closer last week when a tenth-scale WavePOD prototype moved to the world-leading Institute for Fluid Power Drives and Controls (IFAS) at Aachen University, Germany.  The WavePOD wave […]

  • 19 April 2012

    The first wave device installed in the waters at Cornwall’s marine energy test site has been manufactured by A&P Falmouth. Fred Olsen’s “BOLT Lifesaver” project, which is capable of operating and producing electricity, is now being tested in the sheltered FabTest site off Falmouth Bay, with easy access to the port. Renowned throughout the world […]