Top news, May 1 – 7, 2017

Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from May 1 – 7, 2017.

Dutch joint venture to build tidal bridge in Indonesia

Tidal Bridge BV, a joint venture of Strukton International and Dutch Expansion Capital (DEC), has been selected to construct a floating bridge equipped with tidal power plant in Indonesia. The integrated tidal power plant will have the initial installed capacity of 18MW to 23MW. The value of the project’s first phase is up to $200 million and will be rolled out in two years.

Tangled lines keep Cape Sharp Tidal turbine at Bay

Cape Sharp Tidal has identified the line entanglement around OpenHydro’s turbine system which could further delay its retrieval from the Bay of Fundy. Cape Sharp Tidal’s operations crew is currently working to determine the best approach for removing it.

Bourne tidal test site ready for installation

Marine Renewable Energy Collaborative (MRECo) has informed that the structure for the Bourne Tidal Test Site (BTTS) is completed and ready for deployment. The steel test structure, fabricated by MassTank, will be installed by a marine construction company AGM Marine Contractors once the final permits are in place. The final go-ahead is expected to be granted within days.

Seatricity hires KML for Wave Hub decommissioning job

Wave energy company Seatricity has hired Keynvor MorLift (KML) to retrieve the mooring blocks used for Oceanus 2 deployment at Wave Hub. KML will perform the lift and transfer of four 20-tonne positional mooring clumps from Wave Hub site to Hayle, Cornwall.

Orkney’s supply chain gives lessons to wave developers

Wave Energy Scotland (WES) has released the findings from its project with the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) that explored the wealth of knowledge and experience amassed in the Orkney supply chain from testing wave energy devices in real sea conditions.

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