Top news, April 3 – 9, 2017

Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from April 3 – 9, 2017.

Cape Sharp Tidal to retrieve tidal turbine

Cape Sharp Tidal plans to retrieve the 2MW OpenHydro tidal turbine deployed off Nova Scotia in Canada to make modifications to some of its components. The first tidal window for the operation is April 15 – 20, 2017, then about every two weeks thereafter.

SMC eyes tidal power for Philippines

San Miguel Corporation (SMC) is reportedly planning to invest over $3 billion to develop a tidal power plant in the Philippines. The potential location for the project, as well as the technology that could be used, have not been revealed, but as 4-traders reports, the project already passed the financial and technical feasibility.

Penguin wave device powers UK grid

Wello’s Penguin device has fed the electricity harnessed from the Orkney’s waves into the UK national grid. The 1MW Penguin wave energy converter was installed at the European Marine Energy Centre’s (EMEC’s) grid-connected wave test site at Billia Croo at the beginning of March by Orkney-based Green Marine.

WES opens control systems innovation call

Wave Energy Scotland (WES) has launched the call for control systems suitable for use with a variety of wave energy converters. WES is offering up to £47,000 per project lasting up to 3 months. This call for feasibility study proposals represents the first of 3 stages in WES’ control systems program, and up to 100% of project costs, via a contract for research and development services, are available. The deadline for the applications to the call has been set for June 12, 2017.

EC-OG to start Subsea Power Hub trials at EMEC

East Coast Oil and Gas Engineering (EC-OG) will begin the installation of its Subsea Power Hub system at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) next week. Orkney-based marine services provider Leask Marine has been engaged to conduct the installation operation using its C-Odyssey vessel starting from April 9, 2017. The device will be installed at EMEC’s scale tidal test site at Shapinsay Sound in Orkney.

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