RSS Feed RSS Icon

Marine Renewables

The MPV Willem De Vlamingh will be working installing cable connecting the Northwind offshore wind farm next summer

The MPV Willem De Vlamingh will be working installing cable connecting the Northwind offshore wind farm next summer

Seacat Services support at Galloper windfarm
Offshore energy service vessel operator, Seacat Services, has agreed a two-year charter contract to provide support through early operations at the UK's new 336MW Galloper offshore windfarm. 31 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
Partnership yields mass energy
A partnership to deliver high yield water turbines has been established by two Dutch companies; electrical system integrator, Bakker Sliedrecht, and water turbine manufacturer, Water2Energy. 18 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
Wave Energy Scotland PTO development programme
Wave Energy Scotland has announced that it has selected three wave energy technologies to move forward with stage 3 of its Power Take Off (PTO) development programme. So, which projects are set to share a slice of the £7.5 million investment? And what technological development will the funding enable? 16 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
Irish marine energy sector continues to make waves
In recent years, the Irish wave and tidal energy sector has steadily grown - with a number of companies and organisations now making solid progress in the development of devices around the country. 16 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
RECODE Project Moves into Testing and Demonstration Phase
An innovative new project aimed at developing and demonstrating critical components for the monitoring, control and electrical connection of reliable Ocean Energy Arrays (OEAs) has recently moved from concept development to the testing and demonstration phase. 16 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
Atlantis Resources signs collaborative agreement with INNOSEA
During March, UK tidal energy company Atlantis Resources announced that it had inked a deal with the French specialist marine engineering outfit INNOSEA in a bid to grab a slice of the potentially sizeable French tidal energy market. 16 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
Gaelectric partners with Ideol to expand Irish floating offshore wind market
In the middle of March, Irish renewable energy company Gaelectric announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with French outfit Ideol to develop a number of floating offshore wind energy projects around Ireland. 16 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
Project to assess potential of advanced technologies for offshore O&M
In early March 2017, a consortium of UK universities and offshore wind energy companies launched a novel initiative to assess the potential application of advanced technologies such as robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) for the operation and maintenance (O&M) of offshore wind farms. 15 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
Deep Green for Holyhead Deep
Natural Resources Wales has given consent is for a 0.5 MW Deep Green tidal generating device to be installed in the southern corner of the Holyhead Deep in the UK’s Irish Sea. This will be the first time that the Swedish Deep Green underwater kite technology will be tested on a full size unit at sea and it is planned that this trial unit will demonstrate and prove the technology ahead of plans for installing a 10 MW array at the site. 27 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Dutch tidal development centre
With the offshore wind market entering maturity the focus for renewables is turning further towards tidal and wave energy with tidal energy attracting a lot of attention. 26 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
German offshore wind reaches subsidy free milestone
The German electricity grid regulator has approved bids to build what will be the first offshore wind farms that depend entirely on market prices for viability rather than government support and subsidies. 24 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Crossover foundation
The Articulated Wind Column (AWC) from UK-based ODE is a crossover technology with 40 years of use in the oil and gas industry re-engineered for offshore wind in mid to deep water environments of 230ft to 660ft (70m to 200m). 21 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
SR2000 hits peak power
The world’s most powerful tidal turbine, developed and manufactured by Scottish engineering company Scotrenewables Tidal Power Limited has reached full rated power at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), Orkney. 21 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Pulsus tidal turbine trials complete
Norwegian Ocean Power has successfully completed the initial trials on its Pulsus horizontal-axis spiral-design tidal turbine. These trials were primarily aimed at testing the bearings of the turbine which are a critical part of the unit. 20 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Power Hub switch-on
EC-OG switched on its tidal power generator, the Subsea Power Hub at the European Marine Energy Centre's (EMEC’s) Shapinsay Sound test site off Scotland for the first time in mid-April 2917. The ocean current energy conversion system was successfully installed and is now fully operational. 19 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
WIN WIN update
The joint industry project, WIN WIN (WINd powered Water INjection), led by European classification society DNV GL has completed its first phase and determined that wind power could be used to power offshore water injection. 19 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Offshore windfarm radar project
Spanish based Micro Shelter Solution is supplying equipment and assisting GeoSea NV in the implementation of the radar/VTS installations on the Galloper offshore windfarm foundations. 13 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Next Geosolutions acquires RMS Submarine
Independent geoscience and engineering service provider, Next Geosolutions, has announced its acquisition of UK-based marine resource solutions company, RMS Submarine Ltd. 13 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Wave Energy Scotland backs development of new materials
Earlier this year, Wave Energy Scotland announced plans for a £3 million investment in wave energy projects exploring the potential of using different materials and processes in the production of wave energy converters (WECs). 11 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
French tidal energy firm announces major funding boost
Late last year, the French tidal energy outfit EEL Energy announced that it had secured an impressive €3.7 million (£3.2 million) of financial support from the French authorities for the development of its next-generation tidal energy generator. 11 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal