Tidal Today

  • British industry to take lead role in tidal lagoon projects

    FCBI (London) British industrial components and expertise companies will take the lion’s share of contracts in the United Kingdom’s tidal lagoon turbine production market.

  • Tidal Today News Brief February 19 – March 4, 2015

    ORE Catapult, EMEC and AFRC join forces to improve marine component reliability Companies mentioned: Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, EMEC, University of Strathclyde Advanced Forming Research Centre, Nautricity

  • US OPEN funding programme opens doors for tidal and offshore market potential

    US renewable energy developers, investors and energy researchers show signs of beneficial change from government financing for ‘transformational projects’ with the University of Houston taking the helm for offshore energy advancement in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Millenium Falcon robot to capture marine life answers for tidal projects

    The University of Washington has reported on an underwater robot developed on its campus that will deploy instruments to gather information in unprecedented detail about how marine life interacts with underwater equipment used to harvest wave and tidal energy.

  • Tidal industry gets boost from MeyGen kick-off

    The start of onshore work for MeyGen, the world’s largest tidal stream turbine array, is a welcome shot in the arm after recent setbacks for the marine renewables sector. Executives involved express their feedback on the milestone.

  • Mojo, IKM Subsea secure €1.2m ROV grant

    Mojo Maritime, a maker of offshore construction vessels, and IKM Subsea, a Norwegian ROV manufacturer and operator, have jointly secured a significant EU Horizon 2020 Grant to support a €1,200,000 R&D project to develop an ROV for use in high energy tidal sites.

  • Tidal Today Intelligence Brief 5 – 21 January, 2015

    PTEC submits plans for Isle of Wight Council

  • Japan adds weight to tidal momentum

    Japan’s plans to create a home-grown tidal industry seem to be gathering pace, with officials looking to the European Marine Energy Centre for advice.

  • North Sea Systems completes EMEC trials of CableFish survey system

    According to North Sea Systems, CableFish will offer a survey capability that enables cable laying operations to be extended in tides up to 6 knots in strength – currents in which it is difficult to operate ROVs.

  • Atlantis awarded FIT for 4.5MW Canada project

    Atlantis Resources Limited’s Canadian subsidiary has been awarded a Feed-in Tariff for up to 4.5 megawatts of tidal generation to be deployed at the Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) in Nova Scotia, Canada.

  • More signs that Japan is signing up to tidal power

    IHI Corporation and Toshiba Corporation have been selected by Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) as co-researchers in the R&D of Ocean Energy Technology – Demonstration Research of Ocean Energy Power Generation.

  • US funded tidal studies "happy with progress", but not without mix of challenges

    Out of the seventeen US renewable projects which were granted funding in 2013, three of them concentrated on tidal energy progress. We look over one year on to see what has been achieved.

  • Active times ahead for Canadian tidal energy market

    Tidal Today speaks to current berth holders at The Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) to get a heads up on progress made and expected future activity.

  • New tidal company to develop projects in Canada

    Energy company Tribute Resources has established a new firm named International Marine Energy (IME) to develop tidal power projects in Canada and internationally.

  • GDF SUEZ wins pilot tidal farm in Alderney Race

    GDF SUEZ has been selected by ADEME (French Agency for Environment and Energy Management) to construct a pilot tidal power farm in Alderney Race, a French tidal stream that represents 50% of the country’s potential, with currents that can reach up to 10 knots (approx. 19 km/h).

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