Top news, February 26 – March 4, 2018

Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from February 26 – March 4, 2018.

SEENEOH tidal site inaugurated. HydroQuest launches turbine

The SEENEOH tidal test site, located in the heart of the French city of Bordeaux, has been inaugurated on March 1, 2018. During the occasion, the French developer of hydrokinetic technology for both river and ocean application, HydroQuest, launched its first turbine to be tested at the site.

Located on the Garonne river, the SEENEOH tidal test site features three testing berths designed to test tidal devices with either mounted or floating fixation type.

Carnegie to introduce CETO 6 in Albany instead of Wave Hub

Carnegie Clean Energy has shifted the immediate focus for delivery of the first CETO 6 prototype from Wave Hub in Cornwall to Albany in Western Australia, while continuing the UK development activities.

The new CETO 6 design will be first deployed at the AWEP during the 2019/2020 summer weather window.

Magnetic gear wave energy project bags £2.5 million

Wave Energy Scotland (WES) has awarded £2.5 million to a project that is developing the power take-off (PTO) system to suit a variety of wave energy converters.

The magnetic gear project is led by Banchory-based Ecosse Subsea Systems in collaboration with Bathwick Electrical Design, Supply Design and Pure Marine Gen.

OES: Wave energy modeling findings released

An international group of experts, working together on the validation of numerical modelling tools for wave energy converters, have presented their first phase findings.

Working under the auspices of the Ocean Energy Systems (OES) Technology Collaboration Programme of the International Energy Agency, the researchers chose a heaving sphere as the first test case.

The team simulated different numerical experiments, such as heave decay tests and regular and irregular wave cases.

Dynamic cabling R&D for floating marine renewables starts in France

The partners in the collaborative research and development initiative aimed at metaphysical characterization of dynamic umbilicals for floating marine renewable energy devices, known as the OMDYN2 project, have held a kick-off meeting last month in France.

The OMDYN2 project, selected for support in the EMR ITE 2017 call for projects, will last for three years with the aim to characterize the electro-mechanical behavior of dynamic power cables, and develop models for predicting their life expectancy.

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