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24 September 2018 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, R&D, Technology, Vessels

The development of floating offshore wind will be held up by the limitations of current port infrastructure, a recent research has revealed.

19 January 2015

With over 70GW planned to come online over the next ten years, offshore wind continues to show exceptional potential and offers some of the best industry growth prospects against a backdrop of maturing onshore developments in the EU. Indeed, the extreme weather conditions offer higher wind speeds, allowing turbines to produce more electricity than onshore, […]

7 October 2014 Business & Finance, Technology

After 10 years’ service with the leading tidal developer Marine Current Turbines Ltd, a Siemens Business (MCT) David Ainsworth will now join Kite Power Solutions Ltd. Prior to joining MCT David spent 8 years as part of the management team building Bowman Power Systems, who at that time were developing compact gas turbine cogeneration systems […]

3 June 2014 Authorities, R&D, Technology

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has issued a lease to Florida Atlantic University (FAU) for marine hydrokinetic technology testing offshore Florida to evaluate the use of turbines powered by ocean currents. “This is the first time a lease has been issued to test ocean current energy equipment in Federal waters,” said BOEM […]

25 April 2014 Business & Finance

The welcome news that Siemens plans a £160 million expansion to manufacture turbines in East Yorkshire, plus the UK Green Investment Bank’s (GIB) investment in the Westermost Rough project off the Yorkshire coast, must be balanced against high costs and risks but low confidence levels that could still affect future UK offshore wind developments, Green […]

6 March 2014 Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

Frazer-Nash is working with Marine Current Turbines to provide engineering and related technical services to help minimise fatigue loads on its next generation SeaGen tidal turbine, and reduce the costs and risks associated with this renewable technology. Marine Current Turbines appointed Frazer-Nash due to its experience in the sector, and the consultancy's previous work on […]

20 November 2013 R&D, Technology

The Danish Maritime Authority has developed a model where current measuring equipment is fitted on an ordinary light buoy. The multi-functional light buoy is more inexpensive and dependable than original current measuring buoys. The solution has been used to supply the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) with data on sea current for quite some time, but […]

13 November 2013 Grid Connection, R&D, Technology

Minesto has achieved a "first time ever" in harnessing the potential of tidal energy resources with its project off Northern Ireland. The company's Deep Green 'underwater kite' marine power plant designed for low velocity currents has produced electricity at sea for the first time. Deep Green is the only known power plant in the world […]

30 October 2013 R&D, Technology

Renewable energy developer Current2Current Ltd has confirmed that their prototype recently started with producing electricity in the North Sea enabling the company to move ever closer to securing its future as a renewable energy production company. Generating electricity from ocean currents and tides, the TEC (tidal energy converter) is a working prototype using the kinetic […]

25 September 2013 Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

The University of New Orleans (UNO) School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering has received a $121,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop ocean current turbines that will be able to convert the energy of the sea into electricity. The project, "Collaborative Research: Optimized Harvesting of Hydrokinetic Power by Ocean Current Turbine Farms […]

10 April 2013

Siemens and its subsidiary Marine Current Turbines will be exhibiting at this week’s Thetis MRE exhibition and conference in Brest, France (April 10th and 11th). The Siemens stand (C6) is located in the main exhibition hall at Brest’s International Convention Centre. Thetis MRE provides Siemens the opportunity to tell delegates about the development of its […]

5 March 2013 Technology

MODEC Inc, based in Japan, has developed a floating wind and current hybrid power generation system, called SKWID (Savonius Keel & Wind Turbine Darrieus). The SKWID is a floating wind and current hybrid power generation system capable of converting two inexhaustible ocean energy sources into abundant power. By harvesting the renewable energy from never-ending currents […]

16 January 2013 Authorities, Environment

The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT), RSPB and Angling Trust told the House of Commons Energy & Climate Committee they all supported tidal energy development in the Severn, but that the current proposal lacks detail and claims that it would not unacceptably damage wildlife and large areas of habitat are not realistic. As well as […]

10 January 2013

Canadian tidal turbine developer Clean Current Power Systems continues with its effort to develop tidal energy projects in Nova Scotia, after the recent announcement that the company and its partner Alstom terminated their licensing agreement to install a 1MW tidal test turbine near Parrsboro in the Bay of Fundy. Clean Current Power Systems is developing […]

18 December 2012 Business & Finance

Dr Andrew Tyler FREng CBE has resigned as Chief Executive Officer of Siemens’ Marine Current Turbines (MCT) and will be leaving the company at the end of the year. Andrew was appointed as MCT’s CEO in June 2011 after five years as Chief Operating Officer for the UK Ministry of Defence. Andrew was recruited to […]

12 December 2012 Business & Finance

In June 2012 the creditors’ committee voted in favour of an offer by the VeKa Group of the Netherlands to take over the Sietas shipyard. Despite six months of intensive negotiations, it was not possible to complete the deal. The reason is that the Sietas shipyard currently has only one order for a new construction, […]

10 October 2012 Business & Finance

As Areva prepares for its meet-the-buyer event at OrbisEnergy on October 23, the company advises wind industry suppliers to use the German offshore wind market now, in order to get the UK’s Round 3 contracts more easily.  Head of the Areva’s UK wind sector, Julian Brown, is quoted by the EDP24 news site as saying […]

2 October 2012

Marine Current Turbines have completed move to the Bristol & Bath Science Park, located at Emersons Green, north Bristol. Their engineering, project and business development teams are now located under one roof. The completion of the move last week coincided with the first anniversary of the Science Park, which acts as a hub for the […]

22 May 2012 R&D

Developers of marine energy devices will soon be able to benefit from a wave and current test facility being built in Scotland. The facility's circular 25-metre pool will be able to simulate combinations of waves of up to 28 metres high and currents up to twelve knots at up to one-tenth scale - conditions that […]

17 February 2012

Siemens has acquired the majority stake in Marine Current Turbines Ltd., the UK company based in Bristol, which develops and builds tidal power systems. "The acquisition of Marine Current Turbines is an important step forward for the Solar & Hydro Division,” said Ted Scheidegger, CEO of the Solar & Hydro Division of Siemens Energy. “We […]

24 January 2012 Authorities

Andrew Tyler of Marine Current Turbines will meet Climate Change Minister, Greg Barker, ahead of the launch of the UK’s first marine energy park, in support of Government and industry initiatives that have facilitated the development of the sector. As a tangible sign of the Department’s policies in action, today MCT also launch their Project […]

18 January 2012 Authorities

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today released two nationwide resource assessments showing that waves and tidal currents off the nation's coasts could contribute significantly to the United States' total annual electricity production, further diversify the nation's energy portfolio, and provide clean, renewable energy to coastal cities and communities. These new wave and tidal resource […]

6 January 2012

Dr Andrew Tyler, the Chief Executive Officer of tidal energy company Marine Current Turbines, has been awarded a CBE in the 2012 New Year’s Honours List, for his services to Britain’s defence as Chief Operating Officer of MOD’s Defence Equipment & Support organisation. Dr Tyler held this role at the MOD before his appointment as […]

5 December 2011

  The issue with the various alternative energy sources is that they are intermittent. You can’t trust the sun or the wind to provide a... (greenoptimistic) [mappress] Source: greenoptimistic, December 05, 2011

15 November 2011

  A local college on Monday unveiled the first submerged tidal current generator in the country, which it said marked an important step... By Huang Chiao-wen and Jamie Wang (focustaiwan) [mappress] Source: focustaiwan, November 15, 2011

4 November 2011 Business & Finance

British tidal energy company, Marine Current Turbines Ltd, today announces that Siemens is increasing its share in the company to 45%.  “With this increase in its stake, Siemens is strengthening its activities in ocean power generation. We will actively shape the commercialization process of innovative marine current power plants,” said Michael Axmann, CFO of the […]