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Mainstay to Build Wave Energy Device

for marine energy fabrication projects. Building such an innovative device of this magnitude is a great endorsement of our marine engineering capabilities and prospects for the future. The sheer scale of mWave positions itself as an exemplar project within our increasing portfolio of marine renewable energy projects.”The project is funded by a £10.3 million European Regional Development Fund grant awarded by the Welsh European Funding Office.Bombora Wave Power Europe, established its European headquarters in Pembroke Dock at the end of 2017 and after a period of growth, now employs 21 people

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VA Offshore Wind: A Strong Foundation

; it has been somewhat on-again/off-again because of cost recovery issues for DE.In 2018, however, the regulatory picture changed big-time when VA’s legislature passed a critical energy bill called the “Grid Transformation and Security Act.”  This bill reset emerging renewable energy projects as being “in the public interest” an important change in status allowing a utility to recover at least some costs, say for a research or experimental project, through ratepayers’ electric bills.Another critical building block that emerged in late 2018 was the establishment

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Ørsted, Tepco Join Forces for Japan Offshore Push

Choshi project. We hope that this first step paves the way for expansion beyond the coastlines of Japan for the development, construction, operation and ownership of offshore wind projects.”“TEPCO is aiming to make renewable energy a core generating source by developing 6 to 7 GW of renewable energy projects in Japan and overseas. The partnership with Ørsted will provide us with a very strong platform to scale up our renewable energy business as one of our main pillars of business growth.”Ørsted CEO and President, Henrik Poulsen, remarked: “Our vision is to create

New Hires Boost RCG US Team

The Renewables Consulting Group (RCG), has announced the appointment of several new hires in its New York office to support the accelerating offshore wind market in the United States and renewable energy projects worldwide. The experienced personnel include AJ Negrelli, Emily Kuhn, and Craig Hutchinson.Negrelli is a respected project manager and engineer with practical experience delivering offshore wind construction projects, working for the major wind turbine supplier Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy. Negrelli was deputy construction project manager of the recently completed 574 MW Race Bank project

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Caribbean Set to Ride the 'Blue Economy' Wave

energy, said Mark Weary, a senior director at NatureVest, which funds deals for The Nature Conservancy."The private sector capital is interested in the debt restructuring work because of the cash-flow it creates for conservation," Weary told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.He said renewable energy projects would be likely to attract investors."It's a true impact," said Weary. "They get their money back with a return and you generate all this cash for the environment."(Reporting by Sophie Hares; editing by Jared Ferrie. Thomson Reuters Foundation

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Xodus, Atlantis Resources Mulls Japanese Tidal Opportunities

.The companies visited Japan earlier this year to meet with government departments, supply chain and utility companies to promote the collaboration and join the lobbying effort for the general promotion of tidal energy as a credible future energy source in Japan.Atlantis is a global developer of renewable energy projects with more than 1,000 megawatts in various stages of development including tidal stream project MeyGen. Xodus played a pivotal role in the creation of the environmental statement as lead consultant in the environmental impact assessment for the project.Pete Tipler, Principal Consultant at

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Xodus, Atlantis Resources Pursue Japanese Tidal Projects

.The companies visited Japan earlier this year to meet with government departments, supply chain and utility companies to promote the collaboration and join the lobbying effort for the general promotion of tidal energy as a credible future energy source in Japan.Atlantis is a global developer of renewable energy projects with more than 1,000 megawatts in various stages of development including the world’s flagship tidal stream project, MeyGen. Xodus played a pivotal role in the creation of the environmental statement as lead consultant in the environmental impact assessment for the project.Pete Tipler

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MacArtney Supplies for Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

least five complete 360° revolutions every 14 weeks, the GRT provides for a practice of keeping the main bearing well-lubricated as the GRT makes sure that the grease in the bearing is properly distributed.   Choosing the right supplier is crucial to the long-term success of offshore renewable energy projects. The MacArtney Underwater Technology Group has been actively working with offshore renewable energy projects for several years, supplying state-of-the-art solutions to wave, tidal and offshore wind applications and projects around the world

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MacArtney Delivers Automatic Bolt-torquing Tool to Siemens Gamesa

for manual inspection, thus guaranteeing that the bolts are tightened to the correct torque.    The sustainable and cost-efficient equipment ensures a secure process that contributes to lowering the total cost of energy, said MacArtney, who has been actively working with offshore renewable energy projects for several years, supplying state-of-the-art solutions to wave, tidal and offshore wind applications and projects around the world

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BOEM's Jim Bennett Weighs in on US Offshore Renewables

2009, whereas the oil and gas program goes back decades. There is much more on the ground experience with the program in the oil and gas side, whereas there is a lot of new things being dealt with on the renewable side.   What specifically is BOEM’s role in helping to bring forward renewable energy projects offshore? The agency’s role is to essentially provide access. The law is set up so that the private sector is given opportunity on a competitive basis to move into the offshore environment and commercially develop the resource for the benefit of the public. Our role is to make sure

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Hydro Group Completes MeyGen Contract

clean, sustainable, predictable power for 175,000 homes through a network of 269 tidal turbines secured to the seabed, with the first power to the national grid delivered late 2016.   “The tidal array is the first of its kind in the world, making for one of the most innovative renewable energy projects, and we are delighted MeyGen selected Hydro Group to play a key role supporting this initiative”, concluded Mr Whyte.   Involved from prototype concept through to design, manufacture and project management, Hydro Group manufactures the complete package including FAT at its

Saudis to Launch $30-50 billion Renewable Energy Program

launched last year, Saudi Arabia is seeking to use non-oil means to generate much of its additional future energy needs, to avoid running down oil resources which are required to generate foreign exchange through exports.   Falih said Saudi Arabia was working on ways to connect its renewable energy projects with Yemen, Jordan and Egypt. "We will connect to Africa to exchange non-fossil sources of energy," he said, without elaborating.   Its finances strained by low oil prices, Riyadh wants to conduct many of its future infrastructure projects through partnerships in which

Statoil Wins Offshore Wind Lease in New York

270,000 BOE stem from the company’s onshore and offshore oil and gas fields in the U.S.  Statoil’s Energy Ventures Fund, launched in February 2016, is one of the world’s largest clean technology venture capital funds, dedicated to the successful advancement of viable renewable energy projects. 

New Task Force for California Offshore Renewables

change and marks an important step in California’s role as a leader in renewable energy development,” said Janice Schneider, Interior Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management. “California, with its track record of collaborative planning to bring online land-based renewable energy projects, now sets its eye to the sea to begin early planning on how Pacific offshore winds and waves may one day help the state meet its aggressive renewable energy goal.”   Today’s inaugural meeting established a common set of themes and objectives the task force will use to

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HFG Awards Galloper Contract to Mech-Tool Engineering

platform – awarded by Petrofac – where subsea array cables will connect turbine generators to a single Offshore Substation Platform (OSP). The platform has been scheduled to sail away early in 2017.   Having considerable experience in delivering its leading solutions to renewable energy projects including supplying fire and blast walls for the Dudgeon project on behalf of Sembmarine and designing, manufacturing and supplying blast relief panels and walls, firewalls, louvres and doors to the Sheringham Shoal project on behalf of Wood Group, Mech-Tool Engineering has already proven

Andy Doggett, director of Unique Group’s survey equipment division; Stan Moroney, former owner of GSE Rentals; and Ray Hughes, managing director of Unique System UK Limited” (from left to right) (Photo:Unique Group)

Unique Group Acquires Survey Equipment Firm

.  Former owner, Stan Moroney, will continue as business advisor and consultant to Unique Group.   Unique Group has more than 20 years of survey rental experience globally. By acquiring GSE Rentals, it can strengthen its presence in non oil and gas markets, with a focus on offshore renewable energy projects, submarine cables, dredging, ports and harbours and civil projects.   Andy Doggett, director of Unique Group’s survey equipment division said: “The advantage to GSE Rentals’ customers is that it will now be able to provide enhanced global support through Unique

The Meygen tidal stream energy project is currently under construction off the coast of Scotland. By the early 2020s, MeyGen Limited intends to deploy up to 398MW of offshore tidal stream turbines to supply clean and renewable electricity to the U.K. National Grid. (Credit: Atlantis Resources Ltd.)

Riding the Waves and Tides to a Cleaner Energy Future

When one thinks of offshore renewable energy, one usually thinks of offshore wind.  For the first time progress is being made in the U.S. to develop offshore wind resources. The first steel foundation jacket has been placed in the ocean floor to support the Deepwater Wind project off the coast of Block Island, Rhode Island.  (See www.dwwind.com/press/#/1).  But recently, progress is also being made in the development of tidal and wave energy resources closer to shore, which are known as marine hydrokinetic or MHK resources. MHK projects generate electricity from waves or directly from

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