Top news, Dec 26, 2016 – Jan 1, 2017

Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from December 26, 2016, until January 1, 2017.

QED Naval hires Cimpina to build Subhub

QED Naval has awarded a contract to an engineering company Cimpina to build the Subhub tidal platform. The Subhub platform, whose construction is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2017, will be equipped with Schottel tidal turbines, with a total capacity of 200kW.

Swansea Bay tidal lagoon construction delayed until 2018

The on-site construction for the project was supposed to begin in spring 2017, but the developer behind the project, Tidal Lagoon Power, yet again delayed the construction schedule start, with the new date set to 2018 at the earliest.

Minesto looks for tether connection supplier

Swedish tidal energy developer Minesto has opened a tender for a supplier of bottom joint tether connection for its Deep Green tidal kite. Minesto is developing a 500kW tidal power plant in form of a ‘flying’ kite tethered to the seabed. It is planned for deployment off Wales in 2017.

ORE Catapult targets grid emulation for tidal testing

ORE Catapult is looking to procure a fully containerized grid emulation system that will be used for the testing of wind and marine renewable energy devices. The grid emulation system will allow ORE Catapult to conduct electrical power quality test, with the possibility of accelerated validation of the devices in a controlled environment.

Drakoo wave device generates first power in China

Hann-Ocean Energy’s wave energy prototype Drakoo has produced first power during trials conducted in a testing facility in Nantong, China. The Drakoo-B0010 wave energy converter started generating power on December 23, 2016, with the peak power output of 3.8kW at wave height of 0.6 meters.


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