Top news, January 25 – 31, 2016

Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from January 25 – 31, 2016.

SeaGen S tidal device (Photo: Atlantis Resources)

Atlantis to decommission SeaGen

Following the acquisition of Marine Current Turbines, together with its seabed rights, existing projects, and intellectual property, which includes the SeaGen S device, in April, 2015, Atlantis has now announced plans to begin with the decommissioning process of the device this year. SeaGen S 1.2 MW tidal device was installed at Stranford Lough in 2008, and has since generated 10 GWh of electricity from tides.

Pembroke Port (Photo: MPS)

MPS concludes WaveSub pump testing

Marine Power Systems has completed the testing of the prototype pump for its WaveSub wave energy converter. The aim of the pump testing was to determine whether any biofouling or corrosion affected the performance of the pump. It was conducted by Severn Subsea Technologies. MPS plans to test its quarter-scale WaveSub device at FaBTest, a test area situated 2.8 square km within Falmouth harbor, later this year.

TN-A-and-P-Falmouth-to-refit-Wellos-PenguinA&P Falmouth to refit Wello’s Penguin

A&P Falmouth has won the contract to refit Wello Oy’s Penguin wave energy device ahead of its Wave Hub deployment later this year. Wello Oy’s Penguin device arrived to Falmouth on January 19 this year, following an 8 day tow from Scotland, where it had been on trials since 2013.

Image: KRISO

Bureau Veritas gives seal of approval to KRISO’s OTEC

Bureau Veritas has issued its first Approval in Principle for an Ocean Thermal Energy Converter (OTEC) to a 1 MW plant developed by the Korea Research Institute of Ships and Ocean Engineering (KRISO). The plant will be installed off the coast of South Tarawa, Republic of Kiribati, in the South Pacific Ocean. It consists of an octagonal 6,700-tonne four-deck floating platform moored in a water depth of 1,300 m.

NEMO floating platform (Image: DCNS)

DCNS hires MMT for OTEC job

MMT, a Sweden-based marine survey services provider, has won a contract from DCNS for the ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) NEMO project. MMT will conduct the survey with resources from the joint venture with Reach Subsea including the DP2 vessel Stril Explorer, equipped with a work class ROV that is mounted with a geophysical set up.


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