Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from October 3 – 9, 2016.
The first turbine foundation for MeyGen Phase 1A project has been deployed in the Pentland Firth, off Caithness. The foundation, weighing more than 1,000 tonnes, has been installed by GeoSea’s jack-up vessel MV Neptune early on October 7, Atlantis informed on social media. In the meantime, the DP2 vessel Aker Wayfarer has arrived to Nigg Energy Facility to start the mobilisation of the turbines for the project.
Tidal Lagoon Power (TLP) has launched a tender for the design and construction of a new £22 million turbine manufacturing and pre-assembly plant in Swansea Bay, UK. The 100 m long plant will be located between the Kings and Queens Dock. The facility will initially employ up to 100 skilled workers.
BBC Chartering’s multipurpose heavy-lift vessel Emerald has sailed to Pictou to pick up the second Cape Sharp Tidal’s turbine for replacement of a malfunctioning part. The first turbine was moved to Saint John mid-August for the replacement of the faulty component to ensure the long-term performance reliability of the turbines.
EMEC’s Integrated Monitoring Pod has been equipped with Rockland Scientific’s MicroRider and MicroPod devices used to measure tidal turbulence ahead of long-term deployment off Orkney as part of the InSTREAM project. Rockland Scientific is leading the project aiming to improve the industry’s understanding of turbulence to enable developers to optimise design, and deploy technology that can withstand the effects of strong tides and currents.
Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) has completed the pre-requisite stage gate review of its PB3 PowerBuoy ahead of shipment to Japan, clearing the way for the PB3 delivery to Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding (MES). The buoy is expected to be deployed for six months off Kozu island, Japan, starting from March 2017.
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