Top news, December 4 – 10, 2017

Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from December 4 – 10, 2017.

Leask Marine reels in Deep Green tidal installation contract

Minesto has appointed Leask Marine for the installation of the supporting components and systems for Deep Green tidal energy project off the coast of North West Wales. The work includes the installation of concrete gravity base foundation structure, buoy containing a micro grid and communications system, and power transfer fastening comprising the top joint, tether, bottom joint and subsea umbilical.

Hydrotube Energie gets free power from tidal turbine

French hydrokinetic developer Hydrotube Energie has installed and connected its H3.V2 tidal turbine in Bordeaux, France. Following the installation of the turbine in the Garonne river, the company informed its offices in Bordeaux are running on free power provided by the 50kW tidal turbine since November 2017.

Filipino-French joint venture urges for tidal guarantees

San Bernardino Ocean Power Corp has reportedly encouraged the Philippine government’s plans to establish a single government-run guarantee agency as it would help the company attract investments. The company said that a single state-run guarantee agency would increase its chances of securing international funding that would help it deliver the planned 1.5MW tidal energy project in the country.

SeaPower Platform testing underway at FloWave

The developers behind the Attenuator Cost of Energy Reduction (ACER2) wave energy project have started testing the SeaPower Platform at the FloWave test tank. The testing is being done as part of the second stage of Wave Energy Scotland’s Novel Wave Energy Converter (NWEC) technology development program.

Basques to set up offshore renewables research lab

The University of the Basque Country/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, Tecnalia and Basque Center for Applied Mathematics (BCAM) have agreed to create a joint research laboratory for offshore renewable energies. The main goal of the initiative is to increase organizations’ international visibility, facilitate technology and knowledge transfer to the Basque industry, and to train future professionals for the offshore renewable energy sector.

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