Northern Ireland News

Photo: DP Energy

NRCAN Grant Triggers Major Investment in the Bay of Fundy

“thrilled that NRCAN has recognized the value and potential of the tidal sector as well as the merits of the project proposed. In 2008 DP Energy added Ocean Energy to its Wind and Solar Energy projects and has been actively involved in the marine energy sector, developing projects in the UK, Northern Ireland and Canada since then. Uisce Tapa represents an opportunity to realize a project of meaningful scale in one of the most energetic tidal sites in the world”. Mr. De Pietro was also keen to acknowledge the backing which the industry has received from the Province of Nova Scotia to date in

Photo: OceanWise

Marine Mapping Agreement for Northern Ireland

OceanWise announced that it has been awarded a contract to provide the Government of Northern Ireland with marine mapping. The award reinforces OceanWise as the primary supplier of marine mapping to both the public and private sectors in the U.K. The agreement includes Marine Themes, Marine Themes DEM and Raster Charts XL (eXcluding Land) provided in the form of datasets and as OGC compliant web services. The data will be used to support desktop GIS and as input to web based applications. The agreement means that OceanWise is able to push ahead with further product enhancements, such as greater

A second turbine bound for EDF’s Paimpol-Bréhat tidal array was deployed by DCNS' OpenHydro in May (Photo: DCNS)

DCNS Predicts Turning Point for Tidal Power

tidal power system in four years and wants to get up to 25 percent of its sales from renewable marine energies by 2025.   The firm bought Ireland's OpenHydro, which generates power from turbines installed on the sea bed, in 2013 and is working on pilot projects in France, Canada, Scotland and Northern Ireland. It has installed two 16-metre tidal turbines in Paimpol-Brehat, Brittany, for utility EDF which will be connected to the grid this summer.   "We have reached a turning point in tidal turbines, we are entering the pre-industrial phase," DCNS head of energy and marine infrastructures

(Photo: N-Sea)

In-situ Subsea Cable Repair

of recovering the subsea cable prior to repair. The diving scope was performed as part of a Moyle Interconnector project to carry out the repair on the Moyle Interconnector cable, a 500MW HVDC electrical interconnector, in the Irish Sea.  The interconnector cable links the electricity grids of Northern Ireland and Great Britain through submarine cables running between converter stations at Ballycronan More in Islandmagee, County Antrim and Auchencrosh in Ayrshire. The fault area was located approximately 2.5km from the Scottish coast and submerged between one and three meters below the seabed, in

 (Photo: N-Sea)

In-situ Subsea Cable Repair

of recovering the subsea cable prior to repair. The diving scope was performed as part of a Moyle Interconnector project to carry out the repair on the Moyle Interconnector cable, a 500MW HVDC electrical interconnector, in the Irish Sea.  The interconnector cable links the electricity grids of Northern Ireland and Great Britain through submarine cables running between converter stations at Ballycronan More in Islandmagee, County Antrim and Auchencrosh in Ayrshire. The fault area was located approximately 2.5km from the Scottish coast and submerged between one and three meters below the seabed, in

Gerard Keser (Photo: N-Sea)

Innovative In-situ Subsea Cable Repair

subsea cable prior to repair.   The diving scope was performed as part of a Moyle Interconnector project to carry out the repair on the Moyle Interconnector cable, a 500MW HVDC electrical interconnector, in the Irish Sea.    The interconnector cable links the electricity grids of Northern Ireland and Great Britain through submarine cables running between converter stations at Ballycronan More in Islandmagee, County Antrim and Auchencrosh in Ayrshire. The fault area was located approximately 2.5km from the Scottish coast and submerged between one and three metres below the seabed, in

Envitia, NIW Undertake Positional Improvement Project

Northern Ireland Water (NIW) has selected Envitia to provide a managed service which will automatically align its asset datasets to the positionally improved Ordnance Survey Northern Ireland (OSNI) large scale vector maps. Envitia will use its MapRite software as part of the service. Following a program of work in 2013 by OSNI to redress the positional inconsistencies in their large scale vector map dataset, the majority of the water and sewer data in NIW’s Corporate Asset Register (CAR) needs to be geographically shifted to match the improved maps. The work Envitia will carry out with

Photos courtesy of Schottel

Renewable Energy: Schottel Tidal Turbines Ready For Use

In the last months Schottel  successfully tested its hydrokinetic turbines in Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland. The full-scale tests included 260 operating hours under realistic conditions.   The result: One turbine with a rotor diameter of four meters generates 50 kW per second at a rated water velocity of 2.75 meters per second. 10 hours of operation provide enough electricity to supply an average household for a month. Realistic conditions – reliable results The Strangford Narrows in Northern Ireland is a strait between the enclosed Strangford Lough and the Irish Sea with

BRTP combines a Triton platform with the small and robust SCHOTTEL STG turbines (inset)  for energy harvesting in the Bay of Fundy.

MTR 100: Black Rock Tidal Power - a SCHOTTEL subsidiary

. Already in early summer 2014 another test platform with SCHOTTEL STG turbines will be installed off the Isle of Wight. The platform is designed by the British company SME (Sustainable Marine Energy). Further operational experience will be gathered in 2014 and 2015 through test installations in Northern Ireland and Atlantic Canada. “Our tidal turbines are very flexible components. This is obvious from the variety of projects operating with the turbines, and the trust of our clients and supporters, including the private sector as well as public authorities,” explains Niels Lange from SCHOTTEL

BRTP combines a Triton platform with the small and robust SCHOTTEL STG turbines for energy harvesting in the Bay of Fundy. (Image courtesy of SCHOTTEL)

SCHOTTEL Tidal Generators Push Renewable Energy

. Already in early summer 2014 another test platform with SCHOTTEL STG turbines will be installed off the Isle of Wight. The platform is designed by the British company SME (Sustainable Marine Energy). Further operational experience will be gathered in 2014 and 2015 through test installations in Northern Ireland and Atlantic Canada. “Our tidal turbines are very flexible components. This is obvious from the variety of projects operating with the turbines, and the trust of our clients and supporters, including the private sector as well as public authorities,” explained Niels Langefrom

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