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Wednesday 25 April 2018
25 April 2018 - NEWS UPDATE

New website provides comprehensive picture of wave energy trials

Information collected during impact assessment activities at wave energy test centres across Europe is to be released through a new website. The site is designed to present detailed information to a non-technical audience, and will feature statistics on areas such as wave data, marine mammals, sea birds and reef ecology.


Wave Hub data will be available


MPs: Marine Conservation Zone policy lacks focus

The creation of new Marine Conservation Zones vital to protect biodiversity in UK waters should not be stalled by Government fears of judicial review, the Science and Technology Committee has warned.


Lyme Bay: a Marine Protected Area which is the focus of a Plymouth University Marine Institute study


Turbine plant is boost for South West Marine Energy Park

The opening of a turbine assembly and testing plant in Bristol has boosted the marine renewable energy sector in the South West.


A Seagen turbine. Photograph: Siemens


Cornwall announces £2m fund for marine renewable energy developers

Cornwall is offering £2m of European funding to help marine renewable energy companies develop in the county. The GBI (R&D) fund is available to those currently working on concept or prototype development, as well as early stage demonstration or deployment of marine renewable devices.


Wave Hub to test floating wind farm system

Wave Hub, the Cornwall-based offshore energy test facility, has been confirmed by the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) as the preferred location for its offshore wind floating platform system demonstrator.


Floating wind farm technologies


Mojo Maritime launches cutting-edge vessel for tidal energy farm construction

Mojo Maritime has revealed plans for a cutting-edge tidal energy farm construction vessell to be used in difficult environments. HiFlo-4 is a high performance vessel built around installation processes and the demanding conditions of tidal races such as The Pentland Firth.


Image: Mojo Maritime


UK's two marine energy parks agree to collaborate

The UK's two Marine Energy Parks will today sign a milestone agreement to work together to support the development of the UK wave and tidal industry. The collaboration agreement, signed at the Renewable UK Wave and Tidal Conference, will be witnessed by Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker and Fergus Ewing, MSP, Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism.


SWMEP: Collaboration


Two UK companies win share of £20 marine energy fund

Two UK companies have been awarded a share of £20m in Government funding in an attempt to drive growth in the UK marine energy sector.