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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 »

Press release: EMEC to investigate use of hydrogen by-products

EMEC is working with Zero Waste Scotland on a project to identify local applications for oxygen, a by-product of the hydrogen production process. The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has launched a new project to explore how circular economy approaches can be applied to optimise the efficiency of hydrogen production and stimulate the development of Read More »

Guest blog: Low-down from EMEC summer interns

EMEC had the pleasure of hosting three student interns this summer; Truce Jack, Michael De Bruin and Chris MacDonald, who have kindly shared their experience with us. To hear all about their time at EMEC, watch the vlog below or read Truce’s personal account. Truce Jack - My time at EMEC My summer at EMEC was not my first Read More »

EMEC internships

Interested in an internship with EMEC? Send a covering letter which highlights your skills, knowledge and experience and your CV to hr@emec.org.uk. We will be in touch once your application has been received and will provide more information on the application process. Please note: We usually identify internships early in the year with placements taking Read More »

Press release: Orbital Marine Power unveil design for Orbital O2 tidal turbine

The design of the new Orbital Marine Power tidal turbine has been unveiled in a new animation as part of the FloTEC project, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. Orbital Marine Power has revealed the designs of its upcoming commercial production tidal turbine, the Orbital O2 2MW, which is targeted Read More »







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Naval Group

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Sustainable Marine Energy


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