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Blog: EMEC 2018 Highlights

It’s happening! 2018 has been an exciting year for us. We’ve seen the viability of tidal energy proven with GWh’s of generation, continued demonstration of the survivability of wave energy, and we continue to diversify having overseen Microsoft’s underwater data centre deployed at our wave test site, and have launched some major hydrogen related projects. Read More »

Press Release: Marine Energy Alliance opens first call for applications

The first call for applications of the Marine Energy Alliance (MEA) opened on 17 December 2018. The aim of MEA is to progress the technical and commercial maturity level of early-stage (TRL 3 – 4) marine energy technology companies with the overall goal of reducing the risk of device failure in subsequent demonstration phases. Via Read More »

Press Release: CleanWinTur biofouling solutions for Offshore Wind Turbines

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), NDT Consultants, Brunel University London, Reece Innovation, InnoTecUK, 3-Sci and E.ON have joined forces to launch a new and innovative project named CleanWinTur.  The project which has been funded by Innovate UK, aims to research practical solutions to minimise the impacts of biofouling on Offshore Wind Turbines (OWT). Offshore Read More »

Press Release: John Griffiths wins BSI International Standards Maker Award

John Griffiths, Associate of the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) and former Technical and Compliance Director, has won the coveted International Standards Maker Award at the BSI Standards Awards 2018 held at the Park Plaza Riverside, London on Thursday 29 November. The BSI Standards Awards were created to recognise the outstanding contributions by standards-makers, innovators, Read More »

Press Release: Wello launch Penguin WEC2 for H2020 CEFOW array

Finnish wave energy developer, Wello Oy, have launched the next iteration of their Penguin wave energy converter (WEC) into the water in Tallinn, Estonia, as part of the CEFOW (Clean Energy From Ocean Waves) project. The Penguin WEC2 is due to be towed to the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney, Scotland, where it Read More »

Press Release: SEA Wave to explore environmental impacts of wave energy

A European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) project has been launched to address long-term environmental concerns around the development of emerging wave energy technologies. The 36-month SEA Wave (Strategic Environmental Assessment of Wave energy technologies) project will provide a deeper understanding about the response of host environments to the presence of wave energy converters (WECs). Read More »







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