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Ocean Energy Europe declares that 337GW of ocean energy capacity could be deployed around the world by 2050

Source: DCNS Energies

Ocean Energy Europe (OEE) has recently released a study indicating that 337GW of ocean energy capacity could be deployed by 2050. Europe would be responsible for almost a third of this capacity (100GW).

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Great news for tidal energy industry: government authorises the construction of first pilot tidal farm in France

On April 4, 2017, Manche’s prefecture (Normandy, France) has officially authorized the construction of the first pilot tidal farm in France. DCNS Energies and EDF EN will be responsible for the project, located within the Alderney Race (raz Blanchard), off the coast of Cherbourg, in northwest of France.

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Britanny and Normandy areas capable of supporting 50 to 100 MW Tidal projects to be identified in France

During the event Seanergy 2017 held in Normandy, France, during which Open Ocean successfully presented Metocean Analytics solution, Ségolène Royal, French Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, requested that prefects of Britanny and Normandy, regions in the west of france, identify areas qualified to develop Tidal projects with a capacity between 50 and 100 MW.

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Zeus Storm: strongest storm to hit France since 1999 with wind gusts up to 193 km/h

Photo by: Yann Madec 

Monday, March 06th, 2017, Zeus storm - named after the paramount god in Greek mythology - has landed on the west coast of France with wind gusts up to 193km/h, leaving two dead and 190.000 homes with no electricity.

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Ocean Energy ERA-NET Cofund: 18 million euros available to launch your ocean energy projects

A joint-call for transnational research and demonstration projects in ocean energy technologies will be launched on March 20th 2017 by Ocean Energy ERA-NET Cofund, under European Union’s Horizon 2020. A budget of 18 million euros will be available for winning projects.


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Highest wave on 1000 years! How does ocean numerical model to calculate it

Based on Ocean Numerical simulation it is possible to estimate the highest wave over 1000 years period. At the human scale, it seems to be inthinkable, but today most of offshore project constructors study carefully the environement’s extreme values of their offshore project.

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Reduce renewable energy cost: the wave energy

Despite its considerable potential, wave energy has not yet reached full commercial development. The cost of wave energy remains significantly higher than competing alternatives, including other renewable energy sources such as wind or tidal power.

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World-first trial aims to harness the potential of wave energy farms

Key players in the ocean renewable energy sector have met at the Austalian Maritime College (AMC) to observe a world-first trial testing of the performance and impact of wave energy farms at model scale.

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Open Ocean at ICOE 2016

Open Ocean will be present at ICOE 2016.

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Indian Navy to construct a wave evergy plant in the Arabian Sea

This project is being developed in collaboration with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and New Delhi-based wave energy developer, Seafaradays Energy. 

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