Marine Energy

ORPC reports that its RivGen device has been in operation for 10 months, sending power to the Igiugig, Alaska, community grid. ORPC recently concluded summer inspection and maintenance of the device, re-deployed it and resumed. The project has achieved over 7 million revolutions of the turbine and surpassed over 8 MWh of power produced during...
Marine Energy

The UK’s Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has unveiled a new program to provide innovators and startups with the opportunity to develop solutions addressing critical challenges faced by the marine sector. The ADMIRALTY Marine Innovation Program will be led by the UKHO’s Research, Design and Innovation team and strategy consultancy RE_SET. Using ADMIRALTY data sets from seabed...
Marine Energy

The government of Canada has announced a $9.4 million investment in four tidal energy projects that will bring clean energy technologies to the Atlantic region and help Canada build a cleaner future, according to Natural Resources Canada (NRCan). The Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, on behalf of the...
Jobs and People

Global wave energy developer CorPower Ocean has appointed Miguel Silva as head of its Portuguese operation. The news comes shortly after CorPower revealed plans for a new $18.1 million research, development, manufacturing and service center in Viana do Castelo, Portugal, becoming a core focus for the firm’s pioneering HiWave-5 Project with a showcase pilot-wave farm...
Marine Energy

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has been designated with Renewable Energy Testing Laboratory (RETL) status, the highest international designation for marine energy test laboratories. RETL designation is awarded by the International Electrotechnical Commission – Renewable Energy System (IECRE), which operates a global certification system addressing three renewable energy sectors: solar photovoltaic (PV), wind energy...
Marine Energy

Orbital Marine Power Ltd., working with Thompsons of Prudhoe and Port of Blyth, has decommissioned its prototype 2-MW SR2000 floating tidal turbine. Heavy lift specialists Mammoet managed the tandem lift of the 516-tonne structure out of the water and onto the Blyth quayside in what was the port’s largest heavy lift to date, according to...
HYDROVISION International

By Elizabeth Ingram We have opened up our call for abstracts for HYDROVISION International 2021, and this is your chance to contribute your knowledge and expertise to this world’s largest hydro industry event. HYDROVISION International — which typically attracts more than 3,000 colleagues in the hydro and dams industries from more than 45 countries – was...
Marine Energy

CorPower Ocean has secured equity funding of €9 million (US$10.6 million) to demonstrate what it says is the first commercial-scale wave energy converter (WEC) within its flagship HiWave-5 project and for the long-term development of supply and service capacity for commercial wave energy farms. The funding round was led by Midroc New Technology, with additional investment from...
Jobs and People

Bob Thresher, research fellow with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, is retiring and becoming a researcher emeritus. Thresher is a wind and marine energy pioneer with a 40-year career. He received a PhD in mechanical engineering from Colorado State University in 1970 and became assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Oregon State University. Thresher began...
Marine Energy

Energy Cast is a podcast featuring some of the top experts across all links in the energy industry chain, including hydropower, renewables, generation, and more! Jay Dauenhauer created the show and has been hosting Energy Cast for several years. Click below to listen to the full episode: Marcus Lehman is the co-founder and chief executive...