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Blog: The peaks and troughs of 2014

Last year I finished my message saying “2014 will bring more challenges and I know we will rise to meet them”. Well the challenges came, we met most of them and some of them are just coming at us now, right at the year’s end. As I write this we are still riding out ripples Read More »

Blog: North Sea Systems complete CableFish trials

North Sea Systems recently completed EMEC trials of their CableFish® survey system for touchdown monitoring and cable route survey.  CableFish® is designed to undertake these operations cost-effectively and accurately using a survey platform that rides down the cable to the touch-down point. During four days of tests from Leask Marine’s C-Odyssey Vessel, the system’s operation Read More »

Press release: Magallanes successfully install floating tidal turbine at EMEC

Spanish tidal turbine company Magallanes has successfully deployed its floating turbine at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), supported by the EU-funded Marinet project.  The 1:10 scale ‘ATIR’ prototype was installed on EMEC’s Shapinsay Sound test site. Magallanes has been developing their concept since 2007, already having trialled previous prototypes in test tank and river Read More »

Press release: Funding welcomed for wind-and-tidal initiative

An Orkney-based project to develop an innovative use of renewable energy generated on land and at sea has secured funding support from the Scottish Government. The Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES) Local Energy Challenge Fund has awarded just under £30,000 to the Orkney Surf and Turf initiative. The project brings together four partners – Read More »

Press release: EMEC offers subsidised verification services via EU-ETV

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) Ltd is helping bring new low-carbon technologies to market. EMEC has been approved as an assessor under the EU’s Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) scheme and will be checking claims about the performance of innovative environmental technologies. Building on its reputation as a test site, EMEC will issue a Statement Read More »

Press release: EMEC response to Pelamis announcement

Neil Kermode, managing director of EMEC, said: “EMEC is saddened to hear that its oldest customer has gone into administration. “We have known many of the Pelamis team for years and all of us at EMEC are dismayed by this announcement.  As a test site we have seen the clever, heroic, innovative work they have Read More »

Blog: CableFish Trials at EMEC

This week North Sea Systems are carrying out trials of their CableFish® survey platform at EMEC.  This is the culmination of the MRCF Project, managed by the Carbon Trust and funded by the Scottish Government.  CableFish® will offer a survey capability that enables cable laying operations to be extended in tides up to 6 knots in Read More »

Blog: A week in Canada – ICOE 2014

The EMEC team had a very interesting and busy week at the International Conference for Ocean Energy (ICOE) in Nova Scotia, Canada, last week, leaving our offices in Stromness with an amazing view over our wave test site, and arriving with what seemed like half the marine renewables industry on the flight over to Halifax Read More »

Press release: Coordination and knowledge sharing key for global ocean energy test sites

Ocean energy test sites spanning Europe, Asia, and North America have committed to coordinate procedures and standards to ensure consistency in testing marine energy converters across the globe. Bringing together operational and planned test sites from around the world for the second time, the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) and the Fundy Ocean Research Centre Read More »

Guest blog by Alan Moore OBE: Ocean energy – why aren’t we doing it already?

Alan Moore OBE provided a very interesting keynote address at the International Conference for Ocean Energy in Nova Scotia this week examining why marine energy is taking so long to progress to commercialisation. For anyone who didn’t make it to the plenary, his speech is published below: Alan Moore, OBE I’m speaking today entirely on Read More »







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