Top news, May 25 – 31, 2015
Tidal Energy Today Staff has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from May 25 – 31, 2015.
Laing O’Rourke has been named as preferred bidder for GBP 200 mln contract to deliver Swansea Bay tidal lagoon’s turbine house and sluice structure block. Laing O’Rourke has appointed Arup as its lead design and engineering partner for the contract worth approximately GBP 200 mln.
Aecon Group and Lengkeek Vessel Engineering have secured contracts worth $20.3 mln as part of the first round of procurement awards on the Cape Sharp Tidal project. Aecon Group secured the contract for fabrication of turbine components and development of a 1.150 tonne capacity barge for OpenHydro. Lengkeek Vessel Engineering was awarded the contract for the design of the barge.
The Swedish Energy Agency has granted €2 million to Corpower Ocean to test its wave energy technology that works on the principles of human heart. Corpower will build a new prototype wave power plant and install it in the sea off Scotland. This new investment is an addition to €4 million already invested by KIC InnoEnergy and the Swedish Energy Agency.
The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) and CENSIS (Innovation Centre for Sensor and Imaging Systems) have joined forces to support innovation and development of new sensor technologies. The support offered by CENSIS can help sensor technologies progress to TRL of 6/7, preparing them for independent Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) delivered by EMEC. The application deadline for developers to get free ETV is June 5, 2015.
Bureau Veritas has published a new guide, NI 603 Current and Tidal Turbines, intended to help the development of current and tidal turbines. The guidelines are backed by a separate guide to certification for marine renewable energy devices including tidal turbines, wave energy converters and ocean thermal energy conversion.
Tidal Energy Today Staff