António Fiorentino, Ponte di Archimede
In the scope of a joint project set up in 2005 betweenPonte di Archimede International and UNIDO, a Koboldturbine project is being developed in Indonesia, to beinstalled near Lombok Island.Further, the development of the next generation oKobold turbine is pursued by the BLUETEC project, basedon four 250 kW rated Kobold turbines (total 1 MW)installed on a floating platform. The first
plantis planned to be installed in the Strait of Messina and, ina second phase, towed and installed in Pentland Firth(North of Scotland).
Ana Brito Melo, Wave Energy Centre
Two years after the official announcement of the PilotZone for wave energy deployment, the contract betweenthe government and REN (the Transmission SystemOperator) was signed on 20
October 2010.A new initiative by EDP, EFACEC Engineering, MartiferRenewables and MIT Portugal was launched in 2009 tostimulate the collective efficiency, the “Competitivenessand Technology Centre for Energy” – ENERGYIN. One othe “anchor” projects of this initiative is the creation of the
Offshore Energy Institute, initiated in 2010.The 400kW Oscillating Water Column (OWC) pilot planton the Island of Pico, Azores, has fed increasing amountsof electricity into the electrical grid, yielding more than850 operational hours in 2010. It continues to be aplatform of world-wide significance for the technologylearning process, R&D activities and training. The plant isdesigned to host a second turbo-generation group,which made it possible to be included in a Europeaninfrastructures network (MariNET) of large importance tothe sector.Eneólica initiated a wave energy project in Peniche(Central Portugal) with the Finnish technology WaveRollerwith European funding. AW-Energy started theconstruction of the prototype and baseline environmentalstudies were initiated in 2010 by the Wave Energy Centre.The project has strong local support of the Municipalityof Peniche, the “Capital of Surf”.
osé Luis Villate, Tecnalia
The Spanish Government has recently announced targetsfor ocean energy in the “Renewable Energy Plan 2011-2020”: The first 10MW of installed ocean power areexpected by 2016 and a target of 100MW by 2020.An important R&D project – OceanLider - was approvedat the end of 2009, funded by the Ministry of Scienceand Innovation. This 30M€ project is led by “IberdrolaIngeniería y Construcción” and covers several R&Dactivities: resource assessment, O&M, technology, gridconnection and environmental aspects. The project hasduration of 40 months and 20 industrial partners and 24research centres are participating.A new EU FP7 (Seventh Framework Programme) fundedproject – The Marine Renewable Integrated ApplicationPlatform (
)) - led by the Spanishcompany ACCIONA-Energy started in January 2010.Several wave energy projects are still in progress: theBiscay Marine Energy Platform (bimep), Mutriku OWCbreakwater and the “PIPO” wave energy converter on theCanary Islands. IBERDROLA is very active indemonstration wave and tidal projects in the UnitedKingdom.
BLUETEC conceptwith Kobold turbines3
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION on
The International Conference on Ocean Energy isorganised every two years. The third edition of thisconference, ICOE 2010 was held in Bilbao, Spain at theBilbao Exhibition Centre from 6 – 8 October 2010,organized by EVE and Tecnalia. This event wassponsored by the OES-IA. At this conference, the mainplayers in the field of wave and tidal energytechnology, as well as leaders of companies, engagedin offshore wind and marine activities, sharedprogresses in the field.Please visit the site at: http://www.icoe2010bilbao.net
www.ewtec.orgThe Ninth European Wave and Tidal Energy Conferenceand exhibition (
), will be held from 5-9September 2011 at the University of Southampton, UK.