Ocean Energy

Wave and tidal energy and wildlife

Study finds little evidence of any long-term effects on the use of surrounding seas by the birds and marine mammals living in the area

Steps to the smart grid

Adrian Kimberley discusses the changing methods of energy generation and the infrastructure investments required to successfully implement these technologies

Cable solution for turbine testing programme

Power and fibre optic cable combined to power the tidal system hook-up



Tidal turbine connected with electricity grid of island

Connectivity solution helps marine renewable energy pioneer in cable operation connecting a tidal turbine to an onshore grid

£2 million investment in fund wave energy project

Commercial solution to the problem most wave energy developers face in transforming reciprocating linear motion into electrical energy

Marine energy: risk to dolphins and seals to be assessed

New guidance will help plan in advance what data and information should be gathered to allow assessments of possible impact on marine mammals

Tidal energy: UK leads the way

Front-runner in the development of newer tidal energy solutions buoyed by an ideal tidal pattern and a supportive regulatory scenario

Tidal turbines: clear need for standards and certification

Bureau Veritas has published a set of guidelines, NI 603, intended to help the development of current and tidal turbines

Wave energy needs radical innovation if it is to be competitive

ETI publishes insights on the future competitiveness of tidal stream and wave energy

Exploiting tidal power

Anthony George has been involved in engineering a number of offshore energy projects and offers some analysis on the real-world viability of these schemes

Ensuring operational integrity for wave power project

Aquamarine Power has ordered RotaBolt measurement technology for its Oyster 800 wave power project

Marine business boosted by acquisition

Supacat expands its marine business with the acquisition of MDS Marine

Energy centre completes its first commercial project

Orion Energy Centre completes project for Resolute Marine Energy

Demand for tidal, hydro-electric and wind turbines fuels bearings' revenues

Europe's plan to raise the share of renewable energy in its energy consumption mix is expected to boost the solar, bio-fuel, wind, tidal and hydro-electric energy sectors

Corrosion resistant shaft collars for marine and subsea applications

Applications found in AUVs, ROVs, seismic activity detection, tidal power and deep sea drilling equipment

Testing energy converter

Project aims to boost the cost-effectiveness of large-scale wave energy converter arrays in UK waters

Orkney hosts major global ocean energy event

Wave and tidal test experts from around the world travelling to the islands to see first hand the pioneering work carried out by the European Marine Energy Centre



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