Top news, November 20 – 26, 2017

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Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from November 20 – 26, 2017.

Atlantis steps closer to Wyre estuary tidal lease

Atlantis Resources has signed heads of terms with the Duchy of Lancaster for an option for the long-term lease of the riverbed required to develop the Wyre estuary tidal barrage and flood protection project. The optimal installed capacity for the project is 160MW, with forecast production of almost 300 GWh annually.

EC-OG wraps up Subsea Power Hub trials in Orkney

East Coast Oil and Gas Engineering (EC-OG) has completed the testing program for its Subsea Power Hub hybrid unit at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney. The device will be returned to EC-OG’s workshop facility in Aberdeenshire where a full post-test inspection and detailed performance analysis will be completed.

Bourne tidal test site emerges in United States

The works on the installation of the Bourne tidal test site in Massachusetts’ Cape Cod Canal have been completed. The test site is located 10 meters south of the west end of the railroad bridge in the Cape Cod Canal, and is suitable for testing of tidal energy components or turbines of up to 3 meters in diameter with maximum output of 100kW.

Damage prompts Waves4Power to end Runde tests earlier

The Swedish wave energy developer Waves4Power informed on November 24, 2017, it ended the tests at the Runde site off Norway about one month earlier than originally planned, due to the damage on the system’s anchoring lines. The WaveEL buoy, which suffered no damage, will be towed to Fiskåholmen, after producing power for the Norwegian for more than 5 months.

Bombora expands to Europe with plans to deploy off Wales

Bombora Wave Power has unveiled plans to expand its operations in Europe with new headquarters to be based in Wales, United Kingdom. The Welsh team will focus on a two and a half year, €20 million project to design, fabricate and test the first 1.5MW mWave prototype. Bombora plans to access the Marine Energy Test Area (META) in Pembrokeshire which includes access to an exposed ocean testing area.

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