As 2020 BREXIT and a new decade begins, a wholly new European marine energy partnership is announced. QED Naval Ltd, and HydroWing are delighted to announce a new collaborative European joint venture and with it the acquisition of Holland’s premier tidal turbines business, Tocardo. This collaborative partnership brings together decades of marine-sector expertise as
Between June and November 2020, teams from Université Bretagne Sud (UBS) and Morbihan Hydro Energies carried out a series of hydrodynamic measurement campaigns and environmental characterisation of the Morbihan site in Brittany, France. From 1 May to 16 June 2020, UBS, Morbihan Hydro Energies, along with Alpha & Co deployed an Acoustic Doppler Current
In 2020 the TIGER project organised a series of six supply chain webinars. The events were developed in collaboration with leading tidal energy developers and other industry experts, in order to open up supply chains and bring new ideas into the development of tidal stream energy. The summary below details the content of the
Positive market signals from the UK government have ignited a partnership between two Scottish and English islands to get the infrastructure ready for commercial scale tidal energy roll out. The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), Orkney, Scotland, has joined forces with Perpetuus Tidal Energy Centre (PTEC) to develop a large-scale tidal energy site
Successful offshore operation for ADCP installation on Paimpol-Bréhat tidal test site, under the watchful eyes of dolphins!
A key tidal test site in the TIGER project is the Paimpol-Bréhat, located off the north coast of Brittany in France, which is operated by Electricité de France (EDF). The Paimpol-Bréhat site is at the heart of the France Channel Manche England (FCE) area, it plays a pivotal role in the tidal stream energy
TIGER project progress: Orbital Marine Power teams up with Black & Veatch for tidal turbine optimisation
Orbital Marine Power Ltd (Orbital), the world’s leading developer of floating tidal stream turbines, has appointed Black & Veatch as Lead Engineering Partner to support technology optimisation and cost reduction engineering under the company’s €5m R&D programme. Supported by the INTERREG France (Channel) England TIGER project, the four year programme will build on Orbital’s
David Fowler has published a report on TIGER for The Engineer: Renewable energy in the shape of wind and solar power provides an increasing share of the UK’s energy mix, reaching 40% in the third quarter of last year. So far, however, tidal power has not made significant inroads into the market. Over the
ESI Africa (Africa's Power Journal) has published an article discussing the potential for advances in ocean energy in 2020: The abundance of ocean surface makes wave and tidal energy an infinite source of clean energy. Countries across the globe have made bold declarations of their intentions to deep dive into harnessing this energy source.
Offshore Energy has published an article detailing Orbital Marine Power's search for experts to work on the TIGER project: Scottish engineering company Orbital Marine Power is looking for experts in turbine dynamic controller design as part of the Tidal Stream Industry Energiser Project, known as TIGER. In parallel to its O2-2000 turbine build, Orbital
Interreg France (Channel) England Programme has approved the biggest ever Interreg project that will prove to be game-changing for the European tidal stream energy sector. The Tidal Stream Industry Energiser Project, known as TIGER, is an ambitious €46.8m project, of which €28m (69%) comes from the European Regional Development Fund via the Interreg France (Channel)