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There is now a clock in Swansea centre counting the days we’ve been waiting for a tidal lagoon decision – WalesOnline

WalesOnlineThere is now a clock in Swansea centre counting the days we’ve been waiting for a tidal lagoon decisionWalesOnline… 500 members of staff each. The plants have been chosen to build the underwater turbines and provide the electrical power for the lagoon. The cuts have been blamed on the government’s failure to make a decision on whether to go ahead with the £1.3 …

1000 jobs at risk as Swansea Bay tidal power project is stranded – The Times

The Times1000 jobs at risk as Swansea Bay tidal power project is strandedThe TimesSupporters say that not only would it help to plug Britain’s energy gap, but it would make the nation a world leader in tidal power, potentially creating thousands of manufacturing jobs. A year ago a government-commissioned report from Charles Hendry …

Tidal energy platform at Connel proving a success – The Oban Times

The Oban TimesTidal energy platform at Connel proving a successThe Oban Times’It is a fantastic feeling to be able to offer the first affordable and viable tidal energy system for small- to medium-size projects of less than 10MW for remote coastal and island communities currently reliant on diesel generation.’ Niels A Lange …and more »

Atlantis Resources to become Simec Atlantis Energy – HydroWorld

HydroWorldAtlantis Resources to become Simec Atlantis EnergyHydroWorldMarine energy developer Atlantis Resources (Atlantis), the company widely known for its work developing the MeyGen tidal array in Pentland Firth, Scotland, will become Simec Atlantis Energy upon approval of a deal with UK-based international consortium …GFG’s South Australian energy retailer signs deal to supply power to state govtETEnergyworld.comall 2 news articles »

Schottel Hydro pulls out of Canadian project – Maritime Journal

Maritime JournalSchottel Hydro pulls out of Canadian projectMaritime JournalGermany’s Schottel Hydro and its wholly owned subsidiaries TidalStream Ltd. (TSL) and Black Rock Tidal Power (BRTP) have revised their business strategy to concentrate on the smaller floating platforms such as SME’s recently successfully trialled PLAT …

UK ministers go cold on Swansea £1.3bn tidal power lagoon – Financial Times

Financial TimesUK ministers go cold on Swansea £1.3bn tidal power lagoonFinancial TimesMinisters have gone cold on the £1.3bn project to build a tidal power lagoon in Swansea Bay, concluding that the “eye-wateringly” expensive project does not represent sufficient value for money for taxpayers. The scheme’s backers had hoped that it …

Sanjeev Gupta buys into UK tidal energy – Financial Times

Financial TimesSanjeev Gupta buys into UK tidal energyFinancial TimesSteel tycoon Sanjeev Gupta has made his first foray into the stock market with the conglomerate controlled by his family announcing it will acquire nearly half of a London-listed tida…

C2I 2017: The Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project – The Engineer

The EngineerC2I 2017: The Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon projectThe EngineerThe winner in the Energy, Efficiency and Sustainability category is a ground-breaking project that promises to be a world first and could help pave the way to a greener future in the…

Marine website plays cupid – reNews

Marine website plays cupidreNewsNSRI project director Gordon Drummond added: “The wave and tidal sectors are less mature in their contribution to energy production, as a result they are currently more expensive than traditional generating resources. “This resource presents a huge …

Floating tidal energy platform ‘could be game-changer for coastal communities’ – Professional Engineering

Professional EngineeringFloating tidal energy platform ‘could be game-changer for coastal communities’Professional EngineeringThe autonomously-controlled unit was installed in just five hours, and generated power within two days. Built in Scotland between July and October with grant funding from the Scottish government, the platform will be taken apart and transported to the …and more »