Top news, July 6 – 12, 2015
Tidal Energy Today Staff has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from July 6 – 12, 2015.
Schottel Hydro will manufacture and deliver the variable pitch hub for the AR1500 turbine for the Phase 1A of the MeyGen tidal energy project. The hub will have a housing diameter of 2.4 m and weight of 35 tonnes. It will accommodate the turbine’s rotor. The hub will be delivered in early 2016, and the installation of the AR1500 turbine will take place later that year.
Eco Wave Power (EWP) has completed the installation of its second generation wave power plant in Israel, and started parts procurement process for its new wave farm project in Gibraltar expected to be delivered by the end of 2015, and comprised of eight ‘2nd generation floaters’. The improved EWP’s wave energy system was installed in Jaffa Port, Israel.
Sustainable Marine Energy’s PLAT-O tidal energy platform has generated first power off the south coast of England. PLAT-O tidal platform was deployed at Yarmouth testing site. The platform was fitted with two 50 kW SIT Schottel Instream Turbines supplied by Schottel Hydro. Leask Marine, an Orkney based company, provided the multi-cat vessel, C-Salvor, along with deck crew and a dive team for the marine operations.
ORE Catapult and Frazer-Nash Consultancy have developed a new approach to assessing and reducing uncertainty associated with energy yield assessment for wave and tidal energy projects. The aim of this new approach is to make projects more attractive to investors by helping reduce the risks associated with the projects’ development.
Floating Power Plant (FPP), a Danish offshore energy developer, has received €1.14 mln from the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. The company will use the funding to go a step further in its business strategy by overcoming the key barriers that may hinder the successful market uptake of its commercial-scale device, the P80.
Tidal Energy Today Staff