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  • 24 February 2015
    Authorities, R&D, Technology

    The U.S. Department of Energy and Sandia National Laboratories have publicly released SNL-SWAN v1.0 (Sandia National Laboratories – Simulating WAves Nearshore). This tool is a result of a multi-year research study to accurately simulate altered wave propagation due to the operation of WEC arrays. SNL-SWAN is an open source code for wave energy converter (WEC) array […]

  • 20 November 2017
    R&D

    A new cost-model which can be used to benchmark costs on jacket foundations will be presented in early 2018, as one of the working groups within a Bladt Industries-led jacket foundation taskforce is now working on the cost-model.

  • 17 September 2018

    Vattenfall’s Vesterhav Syd and Vesterhav Nord offshore wind farms in Denmark are expected to have a capacity factor of 52% and increase the country’s electricity generation from wind turbines by 10.7%.

  • 25 March 2011
    Business & Finance, R&D

    Lews Castle College UHI, part of the University of the Highlands and Islands, is to lead on a key research project that could help to make the Hebrides one of the most valuable and sought-after marine energy sites in Europe. The wave power to the west of the Outer Hebrides is said to be one […]

  • 22 August 2011
    R&D

      The global warming in recent years showed the major need for green renewable energy. The heavy heat waves, floods, melting icebergs and the many natural disasters that struck all the continents have created a situation that does not allow us continue to produce energy in ways that pollutes the globe and there is an […]

  • 19 March 2013
    Technology

    GL Garrad Hassan has released Version 4.4 of Bladed, the industry standard integrated software package for the design and certification of onshore and offshore wind turbines. The release of Version 4.4 represents a significant milestone for Bladed, with many new features, including a new pitch actuator model with additional functionality, a new external controller interface, […]

  • 25 February 2014
    R&D, Technology

    Pelamis has completed a two-week testing programme of its patented wave energy converter in Plymouth University’s COAST laboratory. The Edinburgh-based company, with their research collaborator University College Cork, conducted performance experiments on a scale model of a Pelamis wave energy converter (WEC) under extreme wave loadings. The testing was part of the European FP7 project […]

  • 5 February 2015
    Technology

    MARIN has ordered a new Rexroth Benelux wave generator for its Concept Basin new Concept Basin. The deal was signed by MARIN president, Bas Buchner, and by General Manager Bosch Rexroth Benelux, Ron van den Oetelaar. Part of this contract is a complete new wave generation control system for the wave generators in the Offshore Basin and Seakeeping and […]

  • 23 August 2011
    R&D, Technology

      DexaWave Energy Malta has succesfully launched a 1:10 scale model of its wave energy converters off Zonqor Point in Marsascala. This model is a scale down of the 60 metre converters that the company plans to deploy off Gozo to convert wave power into electical energy. Together with its high tech wave data collecting […]

  • 9 November 2011

    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. […]

  • 17 June 2011

      The effort to capture wind power more than 40 miles off the Maine coast using massive floating wind turbines continues on schedule – with lab trials at the University of Maine just completed in May, a first-in-the-nation offshore wind test lab opening at the University of Maine in Orono in October and preparations under […]

  • 20 January 2012

    MSI announcd the sale of two RBR TWR-2050P Tide and Wave Recorders that, although a small sale on its own, is a significant milestone in terms of Australia. This sale, to the University of Western Australia (UWA) in Perth, takes MSI passed the $1 million dollar mark of RBR product sales in Australia since acquiring […]

  • 16 July 2012

    Palisade’s risk analysis software, @RISK, has been selected by the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands, ECN, to determine whether offshore wind farms are financially viable from an operation and maintenance perspective. A key issue for potential operators is that offshore operations face more adverse weather conditions, such as higher wind speeds and the increased […]

  • 17 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    The New Economics Foundation (NEF) will launch its 20-point action plan to revitalise the UK coast in Parliament this afternoon. Called the Blue New Deal, the action plan identifies 20 priorities and outlines measures that could support up to 160,000 additional jobs and create GBP 7.2 billion of additional income in coastal Local Authorities.  Marc Stears, Chief […]

  • 4 May 2015
    Technology

    The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has joined up with environmental engineering consultancy JBA Consulting and metocean scientists at the Met Office to develop software for operational planning at EMEC’s wave and tidal test sites in Orkney as well as other marine renewables developments. The system will be based on JBA’s ForeCoast® Marine Mission Planner […]

  • 12 June 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

    An EU scheme pioneering collaborative research projects in marine science between business and universities has been given a £1m EU boost, Welsh Finance Minister Jane Hutt has announced.  Bangor University’s £23.6m SEACAMS project, delivered in partnership with Aberystwyth and Swansea Universities, is helping to develop the coastal marine economy in Wales. It has already worked […]

  • 12 January 2015
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Training & Education

    Orkney’s marine energy industry has been the focus of a fact-finding visit by Japanese politicians and business leaders. The 10-strong party from the Nagasaki Prefecture, on the island of Kyushu, toured the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Stromness at the weekend to learn more about Orkney’s role at the forefront of the global wave […]

  • 11 December 2014

    MacArtney has chosen to unify a vast pool of its technical expertise, operational experience and marine renewable energy industry leading connectivity solutions under the new and dedicated ‘GreenLink’ brand. Given the finite nature of fossil energy sources such as coal, oil and natural gas, alternative marine based energy sources have seen a surge in global […]

  • 19 October 2012

    Field testing of both Wave Energy Conversion (WEC) devices deployed by Neptune Wave Power LLC at the University of New Hampshire’s Center for Ocean Renewable Energy (CORE) has shown a great viability of the devices in generating wave power. The company has tested two buoy models, 3.0 and 3.1. The 3.1 model has proven to […]

  • 25 June 2012

    At All Energy last month, Lloyd’s Register Group took the opportunity to share some of their recent work in marine renewable technologies; in particular looking at the challenges in harnessing wave and tidal energy. The presentations looked at the modelling of oscillating water columns (OWCs) and tidal turbines. Rebecca Sykes (Mechanical Engineer – Renewable Energy) […]

  • 1 August 2014
    Wind Farm Update

    Wave energy company Aquamarine Power has successfully replaced the cylinder module on their Oyster 800 wave machine as their comprehensive summer refit passes the half way mark. The 23 tonne module was refitted to the 800kW test machine – located at the European Marine Energy Centre in Orkney – in an operation which took just […]

  • 10 March 2014
    R&D

    When planning an offshore wind farm, it is important to consider the wind, waves and the seabed at the location where the turbines will stand. Researchers have now developed a dedicated tool that gives a combined overview of all the challenges that need to be considered by developers. “When we began working with the wind […]

  • 24 January 2013
    Technology

    With advancements in technologies, Americans will soon be able to tap into energy derived from the ocean. Marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) technologies—which generate power from waves, tides or currents in ocean waters—are at an early but promising stage of development. Many coastal areas in the United States have strong wave and tidal resources close to […]

  • 29 June 2012
    Technology

    Taking another step in the development of its wind farm design software, GL Garrad Hassan has released version 5.0 of WindFarmer. The software aids the design and analysis of wind farm layouts, to give maximum energy yield with minimum environmental impact. The new release includes wind flow modelling technology, enabling wind farm analysts to calculate […]

  • 8 August 2011
    R&D, Technology

      Ocean energy company, BioPower Systems, today announced that it has completed extensive tests of its full-scale O-DriveTM power conversion module, successfully delivering stable power to the grid over extended periods with a high level of efficiency. The O-DriveTM 250kW module is designed to plug into wave and tidal energy systems, such as the company’s […]

  • 15 August 2013
    R&D, Technology

    GE Global Research, the technology development arm of the General Electric Company (GE), today announced research that could significantly impact the design of future wind turbine blades. Utilizing the power of high-performance computing (HPC) to perform complex calculations, GE engineers have overcome previous design constraints, allowing them to begin exploring ways to design reengineered wind […]