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  • 30 May 2011

      A&P Group are supporting a forthcoming event and presenting on “Making the most of the opportunity – turning MRE potential into commercial reality” to the expected audience of 100 invitees. The Peninsula research Institute of Marine Renewable Energy (PRIMaRE) and the Falmouth Bay Test (FaB Test) partnership will be hosting a joint launch of […]

  • 9 July 2014

    The trade association representing the wind and marine energy industries, RenewableUK, has welcomed announcement by The Crown Estate of further opportunities to develop the UK’s wave and tidal resources. The Crown Estate, which manages the UK’s seabed, has announced 6 new wave and tidal stream demonstration zones, as well as 5 new wave and tidal […]

  • 26 March 2014
    R&D

    Pioneering research could provide a significant boost in the vital quest to harness wave power as a viable renewable energy source for the future. Scientists from the University of Exeter have studied how wave energy developers can more accurately measure, and predict the wave conditions within wave energy test sites. The research, which is published […]

  • 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, […]

  • 19 September 2011
    Business & Finance

      Scotland’s wave and tidal sector face charges of £56 million every year to connect their projects to the grid while developers south of the border would receive millions in subsidy, new figures from Scottish Renewables has revealed. The current transmission charging regime issued by Ofgem is calculated according to where the generator is located. […]

  • 30 April 2012

    The Crown Estate has announced three further agreements for lease for wave and tidal energy projects. The sites result from the third application window in the leasing process for projects in connection with the Scottish Government’s Saltire Prize (in Scottish waters) and demonstration projects (all around the UK), which opened in October 2011. Voith Hydro […]

  • 16 September 2015

    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, […]

  • 20 June 2014
    R&D, Technology

    A&P Falmouth currently has three marine renewable devices in the dockyard, each in varying stages of development. The fabrication of Seatricity’s Oceanus 2 wave energy device is now complete and is being assembled at the yard before being the first device deployed at Wave Hub. The landmark contract was awarded to A&P Falmouth in February. […]

  • 21 February 2012

    Ocean Power Technologies Ltd (“OPT”), a leading wave energy technology company, announces its support for the key conclusions of the UK’s Energy and Climate Change Select Committee report on the future of marine renewables in the UK. The Report’s key recommendations include: A formal cost of energy target of 14p/kWh by 2020 is adopted to […]

  • 11 October 2010
    R&D

    Offshore renewable energy projects around the South West coast of England could generate enough electrical power for 5 million homes, more than double the domestic needs of the whole of the South West. These are among the conclusions from a study commissioned by the South West RDA (Regional Development Agency) into the potential for wave, […]

  • 5 February 2020
    R&D

    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.

  • 2 July 2012
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 26 November 2013
    Business & Finance, R&D

    The Glosten Associates (Glosten) has recently appointed RES Offshore to provide expert support for its pioneering floating offshore wind turbine demonstrator project. This project will demonstrate Glosten’s PelaStar tension leg platform (TLP) floating foundation system at the deep water Wave Hub demonstrator facility in Cornwall, UK. RES Offshore are providing a wide range of services […]

  • 1 August 2012

    Scotland’s flagship International Technology and Renewable Energy Zone (ITREZ) is starting to take shape following the start of construction on Scottish Enterprise’s £10 million Industry Engagement Building in Glasgow – the future headquarters of the UK’s new Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (OREC).  The ITREZ, which already incorporates Strathclyde University’s £89 million Technology Innovation Centre, aims […]

  • 25 February 2015
    R&D

    RenewableUK is highlighting a new study which calls for a fresh approach by the UK Government and devolved administrations to the way funding is allocated to the wave and tidal energy sector, to ensure the industry realises its enormous potential. The report “Capitalising on Capability” by the Marine Energy Programme Board, which advises the Government […]

  • 20 May 2013

    A new concept in offshore support vessels, the Supacat Multi-purpose Vessel 24 (SMV24), is being unveiled at All Energy 2013 by the innovation house, Supacat. For the first time Supacat is displaying a 1:25 scale model of the 24metre vessel. The SMV24 has been designed as ‘one boat to replace many’ to offer a flexible, […]

  • 8 August 2012

    The Technology Strategy Board (TSB) has announced the appointment of Colin Hood as Chairman of the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult centre. The new Catapult will focus on technologies applicable to offshore wind, tidal and wave power. Bringing together knowledge, expertise and state of the art facilities to help UK businesses innovate, finding new ways to […]

  • 1 August 2014

    The cancellation of the 4.2GW Celtic Array wind farm by the development partnership of Centrica and DONG, represents a “real blow” to the economy on the west coast of the UK, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, according to independent experts, Regen SW. The announcement comes just eight months after the cancellation of RWE’s […]

  • 23 January 2012
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 29 October 2012

    At a meeting in Bristol this week, the South West Marine Energy Park (MEP) board has elected Peter Kydd, director of strategic consulting at Parsons Brinckerhoff, as its first chairperson. Peter, who has over 30 years experience working in the engineering and energy sector will now chair the board which is made up of representatives […]

  • 11 November 2019
    R&D

    The Supergen Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Hub has launched a web-based tool that brings together UK offshore renewable energy research. Research Landscape comprises a series of research themes, challenges and opportunities faced by the offshore renewables community, which were gathered through a series of consultation events with over 180 partners. The interactive tool showcases current […]

  • 2 September 2015

    The profile of Wales as a potential location for marine energy projects has increased dramatically over the past 12 months, demonstrated clearly by the growing number of developers from across the globe who are showing an active interest in developing projects in Welsh waters. Attracted initially by Wales’ excellent wave and tidal stream resource, the […]

  • 12 September 2012

    The Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult today announces the appointment of Andrew Jamieson as its Chief Executive Officer. He joins the Catapult from his previous role as Policy & Innovation Director of ScottishPower Renewables. As CEO of the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, Jamieson will be responsible for delivering the short and long term objectives of the […]

  • 2 December 2013
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    Representatives from the South West Marine Energy Park (SWMEP) and the Channel Islands Marine Energy Group (CIMREG) met in London at the International Tidal Energy Summit on Wednesday to finalise details of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the two organisations. The MoU, signed today between the Channel Islands and the South West of the […]

  • 12 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Supergen ORE Hub has received GBP 4 million from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) as support for offshore renewable energy research. The Supergen ORE Hub is a national consortium created in July last year to bring together academic, industrial and policy stakeholders to champion and maintain UK’s offshore wind, wave and tidal […]

  • 23 August 2017
    Technology

    While floating wind developers usually look for low wave energy sites, Floating Power Plant’s device is meant to generate wind power in areas with medium to high wave energy, as the company’s hybrid technology aims to harness energy from both sources. In such sea states, the wave absorbers also come in handy as they improve platform stability, according to Chris McConville, UK General Manager at Floating Power Plant (FPP).