Top news, June 11 – 17, 2018 has compiled the top news from marine energy industry from June 11 – 17, 2018.

New €11M project combines tidal energy and hydrogen production

Orkney will become home to another innovative energy solution with a newly launched project set to deliver an onshore energy management system that will support the production of hydrogen using an electrolyser powered by a tidal energy converter.

The project, called Integrating Tidal Energy into the European Grid (ITEG) and supported with €11 million through the Interreg North-West Europe (NWE) programme, will set up an onshore energy management system at the European Marine Energy Centre’s Fall of Warness tidal test site to enable the production of hydrogen by an AREVA H2Gen electrolyser, the first to be deployed in the UK, which will be powered by Scotrenewables’ next-generation 2MW floating tidal energy converter, the SR2-2000.

Naval Energies opens Cherbourg tidal turbine plant

Naval Energies (former DCNS) and its subsidiary OpenHydro officially opened their tidal turbine plant in Cherbourg today, June 14, conveniently timing the inauguration as the International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE) taking place in Cherbourg marks its closing day.

The plant, owned by Naval Energies and its subsidiary OpenHydro, will also supply tidal turbines for all French commercial farms.

Kyuden Mirai, Cape Sharp first to get Cherbourg-built OpenHydro turbines

The new tidal turbine plant in Cherbourg, France, built in only ten months and officially launched on June 14, will produce its first two turbines in a few weeks and deliver them to projects being developed by Cape Sharp Tidal in Canada, and Kyuden Mirai Energy in Japan.

The plant, owned by Naval Energies and its subsidiary OpenHydro, will also supply tidal turbines for all French commercial farms.

Blue Shark Power System unveils Djibouti tidal energy plans

French tidal energy technology developer, Blue Shark Power System, will install one of its turbines off the coast of Djibouti in early 2019 as part of a large-scale project planned for the country situated on the Horn of Africa.

The CEO of the company Philippe Rebboah said that Blue Shark Power will first test a 500kW tidal energy device for several months before installing a 200MW tidal energy plant in Djibouti waters, which will be set up in phases.

SINN Power starts building wave energy project in Greece

SINN Power has attached two supporting structures for its wave energy converter (WEC) modules to the port wall in Heraklion on Crete, Greece, where the company will install and commission the first two of the total of five of its devices in early July.

All five wave energy converter modules, with the revised SINN Power technology, are expected to be installed on the port wall by 2019.

The two WEC modules are funded by the German Federal Government and primarily serve to test the updated technology for its functionality.