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Ocean Energy Europe Names Co-Presidents, Directors

and industrialize intensifies, and the shift towards 100% renewable energy sources picks up pace. Together with the OEE Board of Directors, the Co-Presidents will steer the sector’s course over the coming years, as ocean energy positions itself as a key part of decarbonizing the world’s energy supply," OEE added.Patrik Möller, CEO of wave energy technology company Corpower Ocean, Sweden, and OEE Co-President said: “I’m delighted to be appointed Co-President of OEE representing the largest network of ocean energy professionals in the world. OEE plays a hugely important

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Cyprus, Israel, Greece Sign EuroAsia Interconnector MoU

Interconnector Project.The three Ministries view the EuroAsia Interconnector, an EU Project of Common Interest, as a major step forward for providing the necessary synergies that will facilitate the integration of additional renewable energy sources in their respective electricity and primary energy supply mixes, thereby enhancing the ability of the three countries to meet their commitments under the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, the ministries said in a joint statement."In this context, the Ministers agree to promote cooperation to examine the possibility of planning, as well as the

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Allseas to Use MENCK Hammers for German Offshore Wind Project

project is scheduled for 2023. Like the previous projects, DolWin3 and BorWin3, it is a direct-current connection between offshore wind farms and mainland Germany with a 900-MW transmission capacity and is part of the German government’s commitment to increase the country’s renewable energy supply.MENCK will provide its submersible MHU 3500S hydraulic hammer, which is capable of driving monopiles and smaller-sized piles by delivering 3500-kJ impact energy. It will also supply a back-up MHU 1900S hammer and follower. "The MENCK noise reduction unit is an integral part of the MHU

 The test rig uses a large hydraulic cylinder to simulate the motion from incoming waves. This allows thorough testing of the
Power Take Off (PTO) system on dry land. The PTO is the part of FPPs technology that transform wave motions into electricity.

Danish Firm Working on 'World's largest' Wave Power Test Facility

University have kept up with the challenges of wave power for more than 20 years, and associate professor Morten Kramer recognizes the potential of the project: "This project can crack open one of the hardest nuts to crack, that has kept wave energy technology from becoming a stable part of the energy supply."Torkjell Lisland, managing director at Seasystems, said: ‘Wave power has to date not been able to prove itself as a reliable power source and we believe that Floating Power Plant has the potential to overcome the challenges. The EUDP funding is an important contribution for this realizatio

WindFloat Atlantic  the world's first first semi-submersible floating wind farm, located 20km off the coast of Viana do Castelo, Portugal. Image courtesy EDP Renovables

Virtual Conference to Focus on Transatlantic Marine Renewables

;s commitment to clean energy is underpinned by the National Energy and Climate Plan 2030, which is aiming for 80pc of the nation’s total energy usage to be drawn from renewables by 2030. Meanwhile, renewable energy in Canada currently provides around 17pc of the nation’s primary energy supply, with the majority attributed to hydroelectricity. (*See Notes to Editors 2 for key marine renewable projects in Portugal & Canada).Ambassador of Canada to Portugal Lisa Rice Madan said: “The Embassy of Canada to Portugal is delighted to be partnering with WavEC to deliver this world-class

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Subsea Valve Actuator certified for Safety Integrity Level 3

open and close process valves for oil and gas production or in CO2 storage systems in deep sea applications. A redundant design, for example of the safety valves and field-proven springs, ensures that the actuator can close the process valve safely even in case of power failure and without external energy supply. In addition, the actuator can also be operated mechanically from the outside using an underwater robot via an independent override interface. All relevant components of the powertrain are designed with redundancy. DNV GL has certified the SVA for application in systems with safety requirements

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New Report Outlines Big Potential for Offshore Wind

Offshore wind currently represents just a small piece of the world’s energy supply. But that’s changing faster than ever before as new and existing players look to tap the huge resource potential—and market opportunities—being unlocked by shrinking costs and technological advances, as outlined in a recent comprehensive market report.In the coming two decades, the rapidly maturing offshore wind market is expected to become a trillion-dollar business as the pace of installed capacity growth accelerates, according to World Energy Reports’ (WER) Outlook for Offshore Wind

Fig.1: A Slocum glider from Teledyne Webb Research, en route to deployment. Credit: Rutgers University.

Measuring the Hostile Ocean Beneath Hurricanes

of its devastating impact, comes from accurately knowing about subsurface water temperatures along the storm’s path. The underlying water temperature is not static. Rather the storm’s action on the ocean entrains deeper water into the surface layers thereby changing the available energy supply. This mixing can act to either intensify or diminish the storm depending on the temperature of the upwelled water. Thus, knowing subsea temperatures is crucial information for storm forecasting. Additionally, knowing the currents and their shear at different phases of a storm gives greater insight

NKT Confirms Dogger Bank OWF Gig

km of 320 kV DC offshore export power cables and approx. 4x32 km of 320 kV DC onshore export power cables as well as installation by the cable-laying vessel NKT Victoria.NKT expects production-start of the power cables in 2020.The Dogger Bank Creyke Beck A/B offshore wind farms will provide green energy supply to an estimated 3 million households in the UK

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