Jun 22 2021

Paimpol-Bréhat Tidal Test Site: Improving the quality of tidal turbine blades

2021-06-22T10:11:20+01:00June 22, 2021|Article, Press Release, Uncategorised|

Paimpol-Bréhat Tidal Test Site: Improving the quality of tidal turbine blades Within the framework of the TIGER  project, the University of Le Havre Normandie is carrying out a study on the in-situ ageing of structural bonding of composite materials using non-destructive ultrasonic methods (NDT ultrasound). The materials studied are conventional carbon-epoxy composite and recyclable

Jun 10 2021

BLOG: Efficient economic optimisation of large-scale tidal stream arrays by Dr Danny Coles and Zoe Goss

2021-06-17T12:20:29+01:00June 10, 2021|Blog, Press Release|

Efficient economic optimisation of large-scale tidal stream arrays by Dr Danny Coles and Zoe Goss Background To date, pre-commercial tidal stream turbine arrays have been installed in the UK [1,2], America [3] and Canada [4]. For the technology to contribute significantly to future electricity demand, arrays consisting of hundreds of turbines are needed. At

May 25 2021

Bringing tidal energy to the Isle of Wight – Perpetuus Tidal Energy Centre seeks residents’ views

2021-05-25T14:58:01+01:00May 25, 2021|Article, Press Release, Uncategorised|

Perpetuus Tidal Energy Centre (PTEC) is an important project to harness tidal energy as a renewable, reliable source of electricity. Placing tidal turbines in the sea off the south coast of the Isle of Wight will generate enough clean electricity to power thousands of homes. The project achieved full consent in 2016, but has

May 25 2021

TIGER project is on a mission to drive growth for tidal stream energy

2021-05-25T14:12:49+01:00May 25, 2021|Article, Press Release|

Interreg’s biggest ever project Tidal stream industry energiser project (TIGER), has been on a mission to drive growth for the sector since its launch in late 2019. The €46 million project is a cross-border partnership between 18 UK and French organisations from research, business and regional agencies. Despite the challenges faced during Covid-19 pandemic, the

May 17 2021

SUT – The Underwater Technology Podcast

2021-05-17T16:51:43+01:00May 17, 2021|Article, Press Release|

Hear more about the TIGER project on the latest SUT Underwater Technology podcast, as Teo van der Kammen from ORE Catapult explains how the project is driving collaboration and cost reduction through #tidalturbine installations in the UK and France. To access the Podcast click here

May 4 2021

BLOG: Tidal Stream vs. Wind Energy: The value of cyclic power when combined with short-term storage in hybrid systems by Dr Danny Coles

2021-05-11T16:07:17+01:00May 4, 2021|Article, Press Release|

Tidal stream energy is at the pre-commercialisation stage, with 29 MW of capacity installed globally to date. The UK has led the way in the development of tidal stream energy, with a total of 17 MW installed so far, and an additional 2 MW scheduled for installation in early 2021 [1]. UK projects with

Apr 26 2021

TIGER & MONITOR Collaboration Workshop on Reliability

2021-04-26T16:58:11+01:00April 26, 2021|Press Release|

The event focused on improvements to reliability modelling for tidal turbines, drawing on numerical and laboratory models, as well as real case studies. The recording of the webinar can be accessed below and all presentations are saved here Agenda MONITOR & TIGER introduction & overview: Michael Togneri, Swansea University & Philipp Thies, University of

Apr 9 2021

EMEC and QED Naval deploy flow measurement equipment at Yarmouth Harbour

2021-05-05T11:56:07+01:00April 9, 2021|Article, Press Release|

As part of the INTERREG France (Channel) England TIGER project, EMEC and QED Naval have designed a resource characterisation survey plan and installed flow measurement equipment at a tidal test site near Yarmouth Harbour.    The operation was supported by local marine contractors, Cowes Harbour Services (CHS), using its multicat, Seaclear.    EMEC supplied the ADCP flow measurement equipment, seabed mounted frame, and

Mar 17 2021

Blog: Optimising future Orbital turbines through scaled tank testing as part of the TIGER project

2021-05-05T11:34:09+01:00March 17, 2021|Article, Press Release, Uncategorised|

Calum Miller, Principal Engineer & Hydrodynamics Manager and R&D programme team leader at Orbital Marine Power describes how Orbital have used scaled tank testing to identify and de-risk innovations capable of accelerating cost reductions for tidal stream energy. At Orbital we are constantly striving to reduce the generating cost of tidal stream energy through

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