Top news, October 24 – 28, 2016
Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from October 24 – 28, 2016.
Tidal Energy Ltd, a Welsh-based tidal energy developer and a producer of DeltaStream device, has entered administration. The administrators, named on October 17, 2016, said that the buyer is being sought for the company, which operates out of offices in Cardiff and Pembroke Dock.
Atlantis Resources informed that the installation of four Turbine Support Structures (TSS) has been completed at the MeyGen project site in the Pentland Firth, Scotland. All foundations were installed using the Neptune jack-up vessel owned by Geosea. The project remains on track to have all turbines installed and connected to the grid in time for first power delivery by the end of the year.
Bay of Fundy tidal turbines installation will continue until the next February, following the decision of Justice Jamie Campbell of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court not to halt the turbines deployment. The decision was made after the local fishermen association complained about the potential impacts of the turbines on the fish and Bay of Fundy’s ecosystem. Cape Sharp Tidal pans to begin with the turbines deployment in November.
Marine Renewable Energy Collaborative (MRECo) has secured a preliminary permit from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to set up the Bourne Tidal Test Site in the Cape Cod Canal. MRECo will now move forward with additional environmental studies as required by the various town, state and federal agencies.
Dutch Marine Energy Centre (DMEC), Dutch Energy from Water Association (EWA) and the Ocean Energy Association Japan (OEAJ) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) during the Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference (OEEC) in Amsterdam. The signing of the MoU forms a declaration of intent for collaboration between the Netherlands and Japan in the further development of marine energy technologies.
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