Top news, November 16 – 22, 2015

Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from November 16 – 22, 2015.

Partrac's data acquisition team

TiME project brings new turbulence guide for tidal arrays

Collaborative project TiME has produced a guide that provides a framework for the tidal industry to measure, classify and analyse turbulence for commercial tidal arrays. The principle outcome of the TiME project include the development of new methods to measure and characterise turbulence that were used to acquire data which show that designing tidal turbines and array layouts to the true turbulence existing at different points in a site could lead to significant cost reductions.

Tidal Array Cabling Project operation

Aquatera, Jee conclude tidal array cable laying project

Aquatera has completed the first phase of tidal array cabling project that involved the installation and retrieval of Jee’s ‘U-tube’ cabling protection structure. Tidal Array Cabling Solution project was launched in December 2013 to develop and demonstrate effective methods of locating, securing, protecting and retrieving cables for tidal energy arrays.

Atlantis' AR1000 tidal turbine

Atlantis engages Macquarie Capital to attract investments

Atlantic Resources, a Singapore-based tidal energy developer, has engaged Macquire Capital, a global provider of financial services, to attract investments in its tidal energy development portfolio. Atlantis’ Scottish tidal power projects currently include MeyGen (398 MW), Brough Ness (100 MW), Mull of Galloway (30 MW), and Kyle Rhea (8 MW).

OpenHydro's tidal turbine under construction

First tidal turbine ready for Paimpol-Bréhat installation

The first of the two OpenHydro’s tidal turbines has been positioned on its barge ahead of the planned installation set to take place before the end of 2015 as part of Paimpol-Bréhat tidal array project. It will start its sea trials in the following weeks. Parallel to this, the second turbine is currently being assembled at DCNS’ shipyard in Brest, and it is expected to be deployed in 2016.

Subhub during trials

QED Naval completes Subhub installation trials

QED Naval has concluded the installation and retrieval trials of its Subhub tidal foundations platform. Recent testing of the Subhub operational model in high tidal flow conditions confirmed its ballast system capabilities and installation and retrieval methodology, according to QED Naval. The platform is designed to commission, test, transport, install, and secure a mini array of wave and tidal turbines to the seabed.

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