Sep 9 2021

Government investment needed to support tidal stream sector – the next renewables success story

2021-09-09T12:04:46+01:00September 9, 2021|Blog, Press Release, Uncategorised|

Government investment needed to support tidal stream sector - the next renewables success story Author: Miriam Noonan, Analysis and Insights Manager, Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult Offshore wind has proven to be a very wise investment for the future of our planet. It is now a key pillar of UK energy policy and is

Aug 24 2021

BLOG: Reliability in tidal stream energy: past, present and future

2021-08-24T16:41:11+01:00August 24, 2021|Blog, Press Release, Uncategorised|

Reliability in tidal stream energy: Past, present and future by Dr. Stuart Walker, TIGER Research Fellow, University of Exeter Tidal stream energy is a pre-commercial technology and at the moment makes a relatively modest  contribution to the UK grid mix, however it now shows signs of success and potential for growing global industry with

Aug 12 2021

EMEC & QED Naval retrieve tidal flow measuring equipment at Yarmouth Harbour

2021-08-12T14:39:28+01:00August 12, 2021|Blog, Press Release, Uncategorised|

EMEC & QED Naval retrieve tidal flow measuring equipment at Yarmouth Harbour EMEC ADCP recovery at Yarmouth Harbour for TIGER project (copyright Paul@pwpictures As part of the Interreg France (Channel) England TIGER project, the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) and QED Naval, designed a resource characterisation survey plan and installed an Acoustic

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

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

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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