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  • 22 November 2013
    Operations & Maintenance, Technology

    Siemens-owned Marine Current Turbines has announced that it will carry out upkeep activities on its SeaGen tidal turbine system on Monday, 25th November. The system’s crossbeam will be raised for inspection and maintenance work, and it is expected that the crossbeam will be raised for a period of 2 days, the company said in its […]

  • 10 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) has expressed concerns that recently announced tidal current installations might pose a navigational hazard, particularly the one planned in Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland.   The Crown Estate has agreed seabed rights for six new wave and tidal current demonstration zones and five new wave and tidal current sites around the UK. […]

  • 7 June 2007

    The world’s first turbine to create commercial amounts of electricity from tidal energy is to be installed in Northern Ireland. Marine Current Turbines (MCT) said the installation of its SeaGen commercial energy system at the mouth of Strangford Lough would begin in August.

  • 18 May 2018
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development, Technology, Vessels

    Marine energy developer Minesto is looking to enter into a framework agreement for marine operations services at its tidal test site in Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland.

  • 21 February 2019
    Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

    Scottish engineering consultancy QED Naval has released a video footage of recently-deployed Subhub tidal platform leaving Belfast Harbour and arrival in Strangford Lough. Subhub successfully completed the 50 nautical mile offshore passage from Belfast Harbour to Strangford Lough. The final stage of the departure was the approval from the Belfast Harbour Pilots. The Pilot brought […]

  • 12 October 2018
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development, Technology

    Swedish marine energy developer Minesto has hired two local marine service providers for its long-term tidal energy technology trials in Strangford Lough in Northern Ireland.

  • 10 March 2014

    As part of the Wave & Tidal conference, RenewableUK in conjunction with Marine Current Turbines, Minesto, Aquamarine Power and the Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) organised a day trip to Strangford Lough for the conference attendees on Friday 28th February 2014. During the trip participants had the opportunity to take a boat trip to SeaGen and […]

  • 1 May 2015
    Technology

    SeaGen S 1.2 MW system is capable of delivering up to 20 MW/h of electricity per day. In 2008, the installation and commissioning of SeaGen S 1.2 MW turbine was completed at Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland. The turbines have a patented feature that allows the rotor blades to be pitched through 180 degrees, resulting in […]

  • 14 March 2019
    Operations & Maintenance

    SIMEC Atlantis Energy has recently completed the subsea cutting process for the decommissioning of SeaGen tidal turbine. The SeaGen turbine, previously the world record holder for tidal generation, is the first tidal generator to be decommissioned in Strangford Lough, the company said in a social media statement. SeaGen tidal device was installed at Stranford Lough, Northern […]

  • 21 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    In the last months SCHOTTEL successfully tested its hydrokinetic turbines in Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland. The full-scale tests included 260 operating hours under realistic conditions. The results show that one turbine with a rotor diameter of four meters generates 50 kW per second at a rated water velocity of 2.75 meters per second. 10 hours […]

  • 4 July 2018
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance, Environment, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development, Technology

    Two tidal turbines, equipped with range of sensors, have been redeployed in Northern Ireland for research purposes as part of the third phase of the Tidal Turbine Testing (TTT) project.

  • 17 January 2012

    As well as being a renewable energy success , SeaGen, the world’s first commercial tidal current energy turbine is also an environmental success. The tidal turbine, designed and deployed by Marine Current Turbines Ltd (MCT) and located in Northern Ireland’s Strangford Lough has had no major impact on the Lough’s marine life. This is the […]

  • 11 June 2014
    Authorities & Government, Technology

    On Thursday,25th June Marine Current Turbines (MCT), a Siemens-business hosted a visit from the Minister of State for Northern Ireland Andrew Robathan to its world-leading tidal turbine at Strangford Lough. SeaGen, which has been generating clean energy for 1,400 homes since 2008 is the world’s first and largest commercial scale tidal current turbine. The Minister […]

  • 10 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    The Crown Estate, manager of the UK seabed, has announced that it has agreed seabed rights for six new wave and tidal current demonstration zones and five new wave and tidal current sites around the UK. Of the 11 zones and sites announced the RYA is particularly concerned with plans to place a further tidal current […]

  • 21 October 2014
    Research & Development, Technology

    In the last months, SCHOTTEL successfully tested its hydrokinetic turbines in Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland. The full-scale tests included 260 operating hours under realistic conditions.  One turbine with a rotor diameter of four meters generates 50 kW per second at a rated water velocity of 2.75 meters per second. Ten hours of operation provide enough electricity […]

  • 23 July 2018
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development, Technology

    The Bryden Centre at Queen’s University Belfast is looking for a post-graduate researcher that would work on the assessment of the influence of inflow characteristics on tidal turbines.

  • 10 July 2014

    The Crown Estate, manager of the UK seabed, has announced that it has agreed seabed rights for six new wave and tidal current demonstration zones and five new wave and tidal current sites around the UK. Of the 11 zones and sites announced the RYA is particularly concerned with plans to place a further tidal […]

  • 25 August 2017
    Business & Finance, Environment, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development, Technology

    A new study has found that the presence of SeaGen tidal turbine in Strangford Lough in Northern Ireland did not prevent harbor seals from passing through the channel, detecting some small effects in their movement associated with the device.

  • 21 October 2013

     A Russian company is planning to build a tidal power plant at Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland, writes the Belfast Telegraph. Based on the Kisloguskaya scheme in Russia, the tidal power plant would consist of a dam that will have a road on top, linking Ards Peninsula and Strangford. The plant would have a total capacity […]

  • 4 December 2012
    Technology

    A model of SeaGen was exhibited in the House of Commons on 3rd December at an event hosted by the SeaBed User Development Group and organised by the Renewable Energy Association.  The event was an opportunity to showcase to parliamentarians Marine Current Turbines’ (MCT) tidal technology as well as the wider work of  the marine […]

  • 8 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    It’s five years ago today that SeaGen was deployed by the “Rambiz” crane barge in Northern Ireland’s Strangford Lough. As it was a world-first, the event attracted global media interest and a large number of people made the visit to the Lough to see the deployment take place. SeaGen’s installation was completed six weeks later, […]

  • 3 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    Marine Current Turbines issued a Notice to Mariners regarding the planned operations on the SeaGen tidal turbine system which may impact navigation. The operations will be conducted in Strangford Lough on a tidal turbine comprising of a central pile and crossbeam that holds the turbines at the extremities. When the crossbeam is raised above the […]