Top news, December 18 – 24, 2017

Tidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from December 18 – 24, 2017.


Trial lift deems Subhub fit for quayside launch

Transportation contractor Mar Train has completed a trial lift of the Subhub tidal platform to reduce the risks associated with the load out to the quayside at Harland & Wolff in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The unit will be moved from the fabrication facility early next year, after which the Subhub will be launched for final ballast testing and then towed to site for installation.


Foundation laid for CorPower wave in Orkney

Swedish wave energy developer CorPower Ocean has completed the foundation installation and the delivery of its C3 wave energy converter to Scotland. The device is currently undergoing final checks, with installation and on-site commissioning at the Scapa Flow site expected at the beginning of 2018.


Galway Bay marine renewables test site good to go

The Irish government has granted a foreshore lease to the Marine Institute to install a quarter scale renewable energy test site at Galway Bay. The lease, granted for 35 years, will enable the testing of wave energy devices, as well as floating offshore wind turbines.


Israeli and Indian tie-up to bring Ghana wave plant online

Israeli wave energy company Yam Pro Energy has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Indian business conglomerate Shapoorji Pallonji (SP) Group to build wave energy power station in Ghana. The initial phase of the project will see the construction of a 10MW wave energy plant. The developers said they expect to expand the plant to 150MW in the next three years, reaching an estimated worth of $180 million.


Cash starts to flow for Pembrokeshire marine renewables

The Port of Milford Haven has allocated £650,000 to start dockyard improvements as part of a project set to make Pemborke Dock a center for marine renewable energy research and development. The project will see the Port of Milford Haven partner with Marine Energy Wales, ORE Catapult and Wave Hub to develop a world-class center for marine energy research and development, fabrication, testing and deployment, in Pembrokeshire.


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