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Published:  22 June, 2017

The University of South Wales (USW) is leading a £200,000 research project which will look at new ways to generate power from the tides. Head of the School of Engineering at USW, Dr Daphne O’Doherty (pictured), is heading up the project which has received a grant from The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the UK's main agency for funding research in engineering and the physical sciences.

Published:  03 February, 2017

GE BLOG - Digital Technologies Turning around Marine Prospects in Uncertain Waters. Author: Tim Schweikert, president & CEO, GE’s Marine Solutions

Published:  24 January, 2017

Marine Power Systems (MPS) says with the deployment of its unique WaveSub wave energy converter planned for early next year, it has reached a momentous stage of the development of the device. The building of WaveSub is significantly underway, and therefore the company is marking the occasion with an event in Pembroke Dock.

Published:  30 November, 2016

Saab says in a bid to master mountainous seas the Saab Seaeye Leopard ROV system recently delivered to Japan’s Kaiyo Engineering has added an active heave compensator (AHC) to its launch and recovery system. Kaiyo Engineering, a specialist marine science company, is undertaking seabed research for Tokyo University and is using the Leopard to explore the feasibility of seabed mining.

Published:  31 October, 2016

£75k funding from Innovate UK has been awarded to Jee Ltd to develop a conceptual design of its tidal array cable solution, ‘Excalibur’.

Published:  20 October, 2016

Marine Power Systems (MPS), a company developing revolutionary technology designed to capture the energy from ocean waves, has announced it has recently been awarded £200,000 of energy catalyst funding from Innovate UK, the UK's innovation agency.

Published:  31 August, 2016

James Fisher Marine Services, part of James Fisher and Sons, has announced that Vattenfall, one of Europe’s leading -wind park operators, has ordered a full Mermaid system license for the strategic planning of its offshore wind farm operations.

Published:  10 August, 2016

Marine Power Systems (MPS), a Swansea-based company developing new technology designed to capture the energy from ocean waves, has recently conducted scaled tank testing of the company’s new WaveSub device. The tank scale power-take-off systems have been developed in collaboration with experts from the University of Bath. In addition to validating MPS’ computational simulations, the test programme has been supported by two Plymouth University post-graduate students as part of their MSc projects.

Published:  09 October, 2015

Bosch Rexroth and wave energy machine developers, Aquamarine Power and Carnegie Wave Energy, have taken a significant step towards the creation of a standardised, self-contained offshore electricity generator, with the announcement of new funding to support the project. ODEE reports.

Published:  04 September, 2015

Scotland’s world-leading wave energy test centres have joined forces to support technology firms aiming to develop the next generation of wave energy converters.

Published:  04 September, 2015

The world’s first ever tidal lagoon energy project has been granted planning permission by the UK Energy Secretary Amber Rudd. The project is scheduled to be built in Swansea Bay by British company Tidal Lagoon Power, which has pioneered the scheme from the beginning.

Published:  04 September, 2015

The biennial European Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference returns to the NEC, Birmingham between the 12-14th April 2016.

Published:  27 February, 2015

The renewable energy industry was excited late last year when marine energy technology company Minesto announced it had successfully managed to produce electricity from low velocity currents off Northern Ireland, the first in the marine energy era. The marine power plant Deep Green has now been producing electricity for more than a year, and Minesto’s founder and CEO Anders Jansson shares his experiences from the trials.

Published:  02 July, 2014

The technologies for generating energy from wave and tide are developing rapidly. For the long term viability of the ocean energy sector, however, reducing the cost of energy (COE) to a level that is competitive with offshore wind and other traditional power generation methods is absolutely key, says Phil Burge, country communication manager, SKF.

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