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Floating Wind Project Gains Funding for Pilot

a total investment of £22 million, and its partners said there is room for new investment partners.Brown continued, “Incremental advances based on yesterday’s technology will never get us to our global deployment goals. The pace of innovation at the project development and turbine manufacturer level demands nothing short of a revolution in the supply chain…and visionary leadership to make it happen. The SENSE PelaStar concept will add immense value to tomorrow’s leading project developers and improve the prospects for U.K. supply chain involvement in the U.K. floating

Sustainable Marine is set to demonstrate that Nova Scotia can produce vast amounts of clean and predictable energy from its world-famous tidal streams, after completing construction of its substation at Grand Passage. Photo courtesy  Sustainable Marine

Sustainable Marine Ready to Deliver Tidal Energy in Early '22

the future energy mix from harmful diesel and coal power generation to ultra-low impact marine renewables.”Sustainable Marine’s pioneering PLAT-I floating tidal platform has been specially designed, with significant contributions from the local Nova Scotia supply chain alongside German turbine manufacturer Schottel, to operate within the Bay of Fundy’s Minas Passage - a highly challenging and aggressive environment experiencing some of the fastest flowing tides on earth.Currently stationed at Grand Passage, the platform is being used to deliver an environmental monitoring program, which

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Atlantic Canada’s First Instream Tidal Energy Set for Delivery in Early 2022

the future energy mix from harmful diesel and coal power generation to ultra-low impact marine renewables.”Sustainable Marine’s pioneering PLAT-I floating tidal platform has been specially designed, with significant contributions from the local Nova Scotia supply chain alongside German turbine manufacturer SCHOTTEL, to operate within the Bay of Fundy’s Minas Passage - a highly challenging and aggressive environment experiencing some of the fastest flowing tides on earth.Currently stationed at Grand Passage, the platform is being used to deliver a rigorous environmental monitoring program

Siemens Gamesa Firms Belgian Offshore Wind Project

Spanish wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) received the order for the 487 MW SeaMade offshore wind power project in Belgium from customer Seamade NV.The wind turbines and services provider said that it includes supply and commissioning of 58 units of the SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbine and a 17-year Service agreement. The project consists of the two combined sites: Seastar, a 252 MW offshore wind power plant with 30 SG 8.0-167 wind turbines and Mermaid, a 235 MW offshore wind power plant with 28 SG 8.0-167 wind turbines.SeaMade NV is a partnership formed of the Otary

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Subsea’s Future is Blowin’ in the Wind

projects under development for offshore wind energy projects off the coast of California, Portugal, France and elsewhere. The company is even working to design a floating foundation capable of hosting a next generation 10+MW rated turbine being developed as part of a project involving German turbine manufacturer Senvion.SkySpecs, OrstedIn less than 15 minutes, a fully automated aerial drone was able to conduct a top to bottom blade inspection of the world’s largest offshore wind turbine.The innovative inspection was recently performed on the 80m turbine blades of an 8MW MHI Vestas V164 turbine

Optimizing the Tides

installation of five turbines in an array. The site consists of a 1.2 MW array of five turbines, and the special design enables the turbines to generate electricity during ebb and flood, demonstrating how future water defenses also can provide hydroelectric power. As the world’s only turbine manufacturer capable of installing this type of multi-turbine installation, Tocardo can monitor the array in turbulent waters using the ADCPs and see how the turbines interact. The data will back the future upscaling and the commercial rollout of tidal projects across the world. An example of this is

The Signature500 is mounted on the turbines that are operating in the EDF Paimpol-Bréhat project. This image was shot shortly before the deployment of the second turbine on the seabed. (Photo: EDF)

Defining Optimum Operational Speeds for Tidal Turbines

It is crucial for OpenHydro to obtain precise current, wave and turbulence information as they are delivering two of the world’s first grid connected tidal arrays.   Tidal turbine manufacturer OpenHydro Technology Ltd, a DCNS company, have opted for Nortek’s Signature instrumentation to aide in their understanding of the environment in which its 16 meter diameter tidal turbines operate.   Two such turbines have already been deployed on EDF’s Paimpol-Bréhat project in France. Two more turbines are in the final stages of completion and will be deployed in the Bay

SME Warness Office Opening (Photo: SCHOTTEL HYDRO)

SME Secures Funding to Begin Array Build Out at EMEC

at EMEC over the coming months. This deployment will then be followed by a larger, 240kW, platform with SCHOTTEL HYDRO Instream Turbines (SIT 250), the production of which will commence this summer, also in Scotland.  SME’s existing investors have been joined by the German Tidal Turbine Manufacturer SCHOTTEL HYDRO with Scottish Enterprise increasing its investment to provide the funding required to take the development of PLAT-O through the next phase, to prove the commercial viability for community scale arrays.  “We are really excited to be moving forward with our community

GE Interested in German Offshore Wind, Eastern Europe

for us," Carlos Haertel, chief executive for GE Germany & Austria, told Reuters in an interview.   "Onshore wind in eastern Europe and the Balkan countries is currently interesting, especially in Poland and Romania," he said.   GE, the world's third-biggest wind turbine manufacturer by market share after Denmark's Vestas and China's Goldwind, expects to complete a high-profile offshore wind link called DolWin3, which is likely to lead to further ventures.   DolWin3 involves converter stations and connecting cable systems for a platform operated by grid firm TenneT

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