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European Power, Renewable Energy and Engineering Leaders Join to Develop Wave Energy, Tidal Stream Power

In a sign that wave and tidal stream renewable energy technology may be poised to come of age, Vattenfall, Europe’s sixth-largest power utility, Spanish multinational renewable energy developer Abengoa, and UK-based international engineering firm Babcock have joined to form Nautimus, a Scottish company that will provide engineering, procurement, integration and construction (EPC) services for utilities’ wave power and tidal stream projects. […]

Meygen Marine Tidal Power Environmental Impact Assessment Moves Forward

MeyGen’s contracted Norway’s Kongsberg Maritime (KM) to carry out underwater noise studies for its 400-MW MeyGen tidal power project in Scotland’s Pentland Firth. KM will measure and monitor noise levels from prototype Meygen tidal turbines at a European Marine Energy Center site to assess their effect on marine life before they are approved for installation at the project site.

Renewable Power Surge: UK Sets Out to Be the ‘Rolls Royce’ of Marine Energy

Marine power – generating clean, renewable electricity primarily from ocean waves and tidal currents – has been high up on the energy policy and political agenda across the UK, particularly in Scotland. Proposed increases in government investments and subsidies is boosting investment, start-ups and attracting growing interest on the part of multinational energy and engineering companies.