Category archives for: Research & Development

UW Students in Subsea Observatory Setup

UW Students in Subsea Observatory Setup

Throughout the 83-day expedition, groups of UW students have each spent two weeks or more working aboard the UW’s large research vessel, the Thomas G. Thompson. Around 45 students, mostly undergraduates, are participating. Most are taking the Ocean 411: Seagoing Research and Discovery course, which has them working with scientists, engineers – and a specialized […]

Experts to Discuss Decommissioning at UK Event

Experts to Discuss Decommissioning at UK Event

Decommissioning North Sea oil and gas facilities is projected to cost £40.6 billion over the next 25 years in the North Sea. When the time is right, oil companies will seek to decommission as efficiently and cost effectively as possible while ensuring they meet their safety and environmental obligations. The issue will take centre stage […]

Aquatera Hosts Kamaishi Science Students

Aquatera Hosts Kamaishi Science Students

Aquatera has welcomed six Japanese students and two teachers from the Kamaishi Super Science High School, in the city of Kamaishi, Japan. The students were on a fact-finding trip to learn about Orkney’s world renowned renewable energy industry and also to meet with pupils from the county’s secondary schools and college. Kamaishi was heavily damaged in […]

Wild Well Unveils Subsea Capping Stack for Global Market

Wild Well Unveils Subsea Capping Stack for Global Market

Wild Well Control, Inc., a Superior Energy Services company and a global leader in firefighting and well control, has unveiled its new subsea capping stack for response to a global deepwater well control incident.   The subsea capping stack, located in Singapore, is a part of Wild Well’s comprehensive emergency response system, WellCONTAINED™, which provides […]

Ewing Welcomes MeyGen Deal for Pentland Tidal Power

Ewing Welcomes MeyGen Deal for Pentland Tidal Power

SNP Energy Spokesperson Fergus Ewing has welcomed the news that MeyGen have signed a multi-million pound deal to sell electricity from the planned tidal energy scheme in the Pentland Firth. Construction on one of the world’s largest tidal power projects will begin in the Pentland Firth later this year, thanks to a £20.5 million investment […]

Great Barrier Reef is Effective Wave Absorber, Study Shows

Great Barrier Reef is Effective Wave Absorber, Study Shows

New research has found that the Great Barrier Reef, as a whole, is a remarkably effective wave absorber, despite large gaps between the reefs. This means that landward of the reefs, waves are mostly related to local winds rather than offshore wave conditions. As waves break and reduce in height over reefs, this drives currents […]

Atlantis Completes Financial Close for MeyGen Project

Atlantis Completes Financial Close for MeyGen Project

Atlantis, owner of the world’s largest planned tidal stream energy project, MeyGen Limited (“MeyGen”), announces that all conditions have been satisfied under the terms of the funding package announced on 21 August 2014 to enable the drawdown of funding for the project. Financing to fully fund Phase 1A of the MeyGen project has now been […]

BMAPA, The Crown Estate Launch Marine Aggregate Dredging Review

BMAPA, The Crown Estate Launch Marine Aggregate Dredging Review

The British Marine Aggregate Producers Association (BMAPA) and The Crown Estate, have published a new ‘Fifteen-Year Review’ which provides a unique overview of the changes in the area of seabed licensed and dredged between 1998 and 2012, enabling greater understanding of the nation’s marine mineral dredging activity and more sustainable management over the long term. […]

Helmholtz Alliance ‘ROBEX’ Partners with Airbus DS Bremen

Helmholtz Alliance ‘ROBEX’ Partners with Airbus DS Bremen

Bringing together space and deep sea research is the goal of the Helmholtz Alliance “ROBEX  - Robotic Exploration of Extreme Environments”, which is coordinated at the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI). Since yesterday Airbus DS Bremen is associated partner of ROBEX and provides its expertise in space robotics  into […]

Tidal Lagoon Power Moves to New Premises

Tidal Lagoon Power Moves to New Premises

Having more than doubled its head office workforce in the past year, Tidal Lagoon Power moves into a new head office in Gloucester Docks. A team of forty full time employees will be joined by up to ninety-five colleagues from Atkins and Costain, two of the delivery partners helping to prepare the world’s first tidal […]







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