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The national representative body for Irish wave and tidal energy interests, the MRIA (Marine Renewables Industry Association) has today expressed its disappointment that Scotland’s astute political management, ambition and sheer hunger for jobs has seen them emerge as the clear winners of the first round in the battle to dominate the emerging global wave energy industry. The statement from MRIA was prompted by recent announcements of some 50MW of wave projects in Scotland thought to be worth more than €250m of investment.
In recent days Aegir Wave …
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The first offshore floating wind turbine is now under construction off the coast of Aguçadoura in the north of Portugal. The project involves the construction of a 2MW wind turbine prototype over the next 6 months – one of the first of its kind in southern Europe. Installation and contruction costs are estimated to amount to 4.1 million Euros per MW installed.
The technology is patented by American company Power Principle using the name “WindFloat”. It consists of a triangular floating base. The base is allowed to float through the use …