Top news, Sep 7 – 13, 2015

Tidal Energy Today Staff has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from September 7 – September 13, 2015.

Interview: Floating tidal platforms to kick start tidal farmsInterview-Floating-tidal-platforms-to-kick-start-tidal-farms

“Learn with low costs, grow with minimized risk, and keep offshore access easy in the early phase.” This recipe for success in tidal energy industry was shared with us by the Head of New Energy at Bluewater Energy Services, Mr. Allard van Hoeken. Tidal Energy Today has interviewed Mr. Van Hoeken who was recently bestowed with the title Engineer of the Year, and was awarded the Prince Friso Engineers Award.

Natural Power, SeaRoc bag EDF’s tidal project contractNatural-Power-SeaRoc-bag-EDFs-tidal-project-contract

Natural Power and its sister company SeaRoc have been awarded a contract by EDF to oversee the HSE and marine operations at the Paimpol–Bréhat tidal farm in North Brittany, France. Natural Power said that the two companies will provide EDF with a local, French speaking team of tidal energy and turbine installation experts.

Interim loss narrows at Atlantis ResourcesInterim-loss-narrows-at-Atlantis-Resources-1024x683

Singapore-based Atlantis Resources has seen its interim loss trimmed by some 14% compared to the same period a year before. The developer behind MeyGen tidal energy project posted a loss of £3.5 mln (S$7.5 mln) for the period ended June 30, 2015, versus a £4 mln (S$8.7 mln) loss in the corresponding period in 2014. However, the company stated these interim results are in line with the annual 2014 results.

ORE Catapult develops electrical connection ‘decision tree’ for marine renewablesORE-Catapult-develops-electrical-connection-decision-tree-1024x683 (1)

A new research project looking at optimum layouts for offshore electrical connections for marine energy farms has developed a ‘decision tree’ to help guide designers and developers towards the most cost effective array configuration for their development.

Tidal Energy Today Staff