Top news, November 13 – 19, 2017

Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from November 13 – 19, 2017.

Carnegie designs more powerful CETO 6 wave unit

Australian clean energy developer Carnegie Clean Energy has released an update on the latest design developments to its commercial prototype, the CETO 6 unit, which is now rated at 1.5MW. This capacity will vary in accordance with the specific site conditions for each project and the specific design tailored for a project site, the company noted.

QED Naval commissions Subhub tidal platform

QED Naval has completed the commissioning of all onboard ballast and instrumentation systems on the Subhub tidal energy platform. The platform has been fabricated by the engineering company Cimpina, and it is now ready for launch and testing early in 2018 which will be conducted at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC).

Magallanes fits tidal blades on Atir floating platform

Magallanes Renovables has installed the blades on one of the rotors of its Atir floating tidal energy platform ahead of towing trials in Vigo estuary, Spain. Beforehand, the bladeless Atir platform underwent a towing trial in the Vigo estuary to test the loads in the moorings, and according to Magallanes Renovables, the results have demonstrated the stability of the platform. The full-scale Atir device, launched in April 2017, weighs 350 tonnes, and is 42 meters long.

WSE to install 200kW wave unit next year

Wave Swell Energy (WSE) has unveiled plans to install a 200kW wave energy device on the eastern side of King Island in Tasmania before the end of 2018. The installation of the smaller version of the device in a more benign wave climate is expected to bridge the gap between the tank testing and commercial phases of the technology’s development. The deployment comes ahead of the installation of a full-sized 1MW version.

Wello’s Penguin grows 15% stronger

Wello has informed that the new version of its Penguin wave energy converter produces 15% more power than the previous iterations. Finnish wave energy developer Wello said the costs of the devices were kept the same for the Penguin WEC-3 with the increased power production. The new WEC-3 Penguin is set to be deployed in Orkney, Scotland under the Clean Energy from Ocean Waves (CEFOW) project.

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