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Marine Energy Wales welcomes new member Blue Gem Wind

Marine Energy Wales (MEW) is delighted to welcome Blue Gem wind as a new member. Blue Gem Wind is a new energy partnership that is developing floating offshore wind in the Celtic Sea. The joint venture between Simply Blue Energy, a pioneering Celtic Sea energy...

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BLACKFISH SECURES C-DART WES STAGE 2 PROJECT

MEW members, Blackfish have been selected by Wave Energy Scotland to continue the development of C-DART – their quick connection system for both mooring and electrical connections. Blackfish successfully passed through the competitive stage gate with a strong...

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MEW Webinar Series: Floating towards a Green Recovery in Wales

MEW State of the Sector Webinar Series. Tuesday 4 August, 2 - 4.30pm Floating towards a Green Recovery in Wales: unlocking Welsh waters with floating offshore wind. Following the launch of our MEW State of the Sector 2020 Report at the beginning of July, join us for...

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Marine Power Systems is hiring a Naval Architect

Marine Power Systems are seeking a qualified Naval Architect to join their wave energy & floating wind technology development team. The successful candidate will take on a key role within the team, providing technical input to the design and construction of the...

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SELKIE Webinar – Sustainability through diversification

The first in a series of outreach webinars from the SELKIE Project sharing knowledge and expertise. This first webinar focuses on the importance of diversification and innovation to the sustainability of a business. MEW Programme Manager, Jess Hooper will be speaking...

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Wales On Route to a Clean Marine Energy Future

Early risers saw a sight to behold in Pembroke Dock at 6am on Sunday 12th July as Bombora’s bright yellow mWave™ wave energy converter ‘cell module’ structure travelled the 2 mile journey from the fabrication workshop of Altrad Services to the assembly workshop at...

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Aquatera is recruiting

Aquatera is expanding and are looking for experienced, creative, visionary Environmental Consultants to join their unique team. They are a nimble, friendly, community-oriented company based in Orkney and take on ambitious, pioneering, complex projects all over the...

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Marine Power Systems launches crowdfunding campaign

Marine Power Systems has launched a crowdfunding campaign. The ocean’s offshore winds and waves are an immense source of renewable power that is a vital part of the world’s low carbon future. MPS has developed a revolutionary flexible ocean energy technology that can...

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APPEAL TO BORIS TO GREEN LIGHT TIDAL LAGOON PROJECT

Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay is appealing to the Prime Minster to give the green light and intervene to turn the tide on the economic downturn. With just days to go until planning consent expires, they are calling on Boris Johnson to step in and overrule Whitehall...

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ETIP Ocean’s new Strategic Research & Innovation Agenda

The latest Strategic Research & Innovation Agenda (SRIA) for Ocean Energy, which is a crucial document for the industry, has been published. The new SRIA provides a blueprint to keep Europe at the front of the pack in ocean energy technology development. Targeted...

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MEW State of the Sector Webinar Series

MEW State of the Sector Webinar Series: The contribution of the blue economy to the green recovery. 2 July 2pm Join us as we launch our 2020 State of the Sector report. Over the next few months we will be holding a series of webinars highlighting the economic benefits...

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Marine Energy Wales welcomes £60m City Deal

Last week’s Swansea Bay City Deal announcement is welcomed by Pembroke Dock Marine’s partners, the Port of Milford Haven, Marine Energy Wales, ORE Catapult, and Wave Hub Limited, and is also supported by Pembrokeshire County Council. It secures £60m for Pembrokeshire...

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Wave energy funding call from EPSRC

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has opened a call to fund research proposals in Marine Wave energy. Approximately £4.5 million is available to support 4 to 5 grant proposals, each up to a maximum of £1 million. Proposals should also fall...

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UK Parliament POST note on Marine Renewables

Marine Energy Wales has contributed to the newly published Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) note on Marine Renewables. The Marine Renewables POST note examines marine renewable technologies, their projections for growth and how the sector might...

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2020 State of the Science Report has been published

Please note this document is open for public comment. Comments are due August 10th 2020, to tethys@pnnl.gov The OES-Environmental 2020 State of the Science Report: Environmental Effects of Marine Renewable Energy Development Around the World has been published. Ocean...

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Leask Marine Ltd Seeks Turbines for Floating Platform

Leask Marine has issued a market assessment questionnaire to establish interest in the supply of tidal turbines or licences for the Mobile Marine Floating Platform (MMFP), the “MARINUS”, owned and operated by Leask Marine Ltd. The tidal platform development is...

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SELKIE Project – Supply Chain Support

The SELKIE Project would like to reach out to businesses and offer our support through our project activities.  SELKIE is a cross-border project which aims to boost the marine energy industry in Wales and Ireland by bringing together leading researchers and businesses...

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Blue Gem Wind sets up Pembroke Dock HQ

Blue Gem Wind, the joint venture between Total, one of the world’s largest energy companies, alongside Simply Blue Energy, a pioneering Celtic Sea blue economy project developer is recruiting to build its local office. Blue Gem Wind is currently focussing on an...

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Marine Power Systems is seeking a Design Engineer

Marine Power Systems is seeking a Design Engineer with expertise in the assembly and maintenance of very large, complex systems within CAD, to join its team and help achieve the company’s vision of clean, affordable, reliable renewable marine energy.   MPS is...

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Contracts for Difference: consultation on proposed amendments

The Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme is the government’s main mechanism for supporting new, low carbon electricity generation projects in the United Kingdom (UK). The government is considering a number of changes to the way the CfD scheme operates and has opened...

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New date for Marine Energy Wales Conference

The Marine Energy Wales Conference has been rescheduled for January 2021 in North Wales and a limited number of tickets are still available. The Marine Energy Wales Conference will be held in Venue Cymru, Llandudno over two days: 27 -28th January 2021. This is the...

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EMEC and META strengthen UK test site collaboration

The Scottish and Welsh ocean energy test centres have strengthened ties to expand the UK’s test centre network. The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), based in Orkney, Scotland, has signed an agreement with Marine Energy Wales to provide further support to the...

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Webinar: the blue economy and marine surveys

Enzen and Bombora invite you to join a free webinar to find out about Blue Energy and why marine surveys are such integral success factors. Thursday 30th April 10:30am UK  Bombora, together with strategic partner Enzen Spain, is part of a consortium responding to the...

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RenewableUK and Arup set up Virtual Energy Network

RenewableUK Cymru and Arup have joined forces to offer a regular platform for the renewable energy sector in Wales. The Virtual Energy Network Group will be an opportunity to debate and analyse current energy policy challenges with input from industry experts. The...

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Projects Administrator Vacancy with Simply Blue Energy

Projects Administrator – Floating Wind This is an exciting opportunity to join the Simply Blue Energy team responsible for developing a pipeline of innovative floating wind projects in the Celtic sea. Simply Blue Energy is seeking a highly motivated and competent...

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Environmental Specialist Vacancy with Simply Blue Energy

Environmental Specialist – Floating Wind This is an exciting opportunity to join the Simply Blue Energy (SBE) team responsible for developing a pipeline of innovative floating wind projects in the Celtic sea. Simply Blue Energy is seeking a highly motivated and...

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Supergen ORE Extends Flexible Funding Call Deadline

The Supergen Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Hub has extended the deadline for expressions of interest for its second Flexible Funding call. Launched in March this year, the Supergen ORE second round of Flexible Funding aims to advance research into the opportunities...

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Latest Advice for COVID-19 Supply of PPE and Sanitiser

The latest advice for those supplying Sanitiser and PPE to the NHS and other front-line organisations. The UK Government have issued faster routes to achieve approval. This can be found at https://www.hse.gov.uk/news/hand-sanitiser-manufacture-supply-coronavirus.htm...

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Minesto secures all permits for Faroe Islands’ installations

Marine energy developer Minesto and its collaboration partner, the Faroese electric utility company SEV, has been granted all necessary permits and consents for the installation of two grid-connected tidal kite systems in Vestmannasund, Faroe Islands. “We have had...

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Industry Wales Call for Help

Welsh Government, Life Science Hub and Industry Wales are working together with NHS Wales SSP to support the supply chain for various equipment needs for both Health, Care and other front line workers. We fully acknowledge you are already doing this but hope this can...

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Bombora Coronavirus Response and Business Continuity

Marine energy company Bombora is closely monitoring the fast-moving developments relating to the global coronavirus pandemic to minimise the impact on both its 1.5MW mWave Pembrokeshire Project and its business in general. In line with UK Government and World Health...

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Supergen ORE Hub extends Flexible Funding call 2

As you will be aware, over the past week many teams across Universities and other Organisations have had to make exceptional changes to their working practices in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. To allow for a period of adjustment to these new ways of working, the...

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ORE Catapult seek Project Manager

The Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (ORE Catapult) is one of a number of Catapults set up by Innovate UK to accelerate the deployment of innovative technology in the UK. ORE Catapult is the UK's leading technology innovation and research centre for offshore...

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Bombora looking to strengthen senior team

Founded in 2012 in Perth Western Australia, Bombora is an award-winning ocean energy company. Bombora has relocated its global head office to Pembrokeshire, Wales in the heart of a dynamic, wave and tidal energy focussed region. The organisation has strong investor...

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Tidal Lagoon Power kicks off fundraising campaign

Tidal Power Plc has launched a £1.2 million fundraise to enable the conclusion of works to secure in perpetuity the planning permission awarded to the world-first Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon. With shares priced at £2.50 and offered at a minimum subscription of £500, the...

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Nova Innovation enjoys investment surge

Tidal energy outfit Nova Innovation is opening itself up to additional investment from the public after surpassing its initial crowdfunding target within weeks. The company raced to its original funding goal of £500,000 just a fortnight after launching its investment...

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Marine Energy Council seek Public Affairs Director

An experienced Public Affairs Director is being sought to work with the UK Marine Energy Council to further develop the sector across the UK. The ‘Marine Energy Council’ (MEC) is the national-level representation of the UK marine energy sector. The MEC has so far...

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SELKIE and Swansea University Vacancies

Swansea University’s Marine Energy Research Group are seeking a Research Assistant/Officer (Marine Energy CFD) and Research Assistant (Marine Energy Software) to work on the Selkie Project, which is funded under the INTERREG Wales-Ireland programme. Selkie is an...

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First Wave Energy Marine Licence in Wales

  Bombora has received the green light for both its on-shore and off-shore licence applications for the deployment and testing of their mWave™ wave energy technology off the coast of Pembrokeshire, Wales. This is the first Marine Licence to be granted for a wave...

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Marine Energy Test Area Public Exhibition – Second Round

Marine Energy Wales is developing a Marine Energy Test Area (META) project in and around the Milford Haven Waterway. Sites for testing wave and tidal devices, along with other marine energy equipment, are proposed near Pembroke Port, Warrior Way, Dale and north of...

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Wave energy demonstrator ready to swing into action

Mainstay Marine Solutions, specialist marine engineers in South West Wales, has completed the fabrication and assembly of the 48te Wave Energy device for Australian company AMOG Consulting. The device was deployed from Pembroke Dock 8:00am Friday 2nd August and...

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Marine Power Systems Expands Board with Two New Appointments

  UK marine technology development company Marine Power Systems (MPS) has confirmed the appointment of two new members to its board; Sue Barr and Tom Kahan. Sue Barr’s extensive experience in offshore wind, wave and tidal industries will be a huge asset to the Swansea...

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Bombora team up with the Development Bank of Wales

Innovative wave energy technology developer Bombora has secured a seven figure working capital facility with the Development Bank of Wales in a move that will help secure the company’s future in Wales. Last year the company was awarded a £10.3m grant from the European...

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SELKIE Project Manager Role

The University College Cork (UCC) are seeking an enthusiastic Research Support Officer with experience of the INTERREG programme to work on the Selkie Project which is funded under INTERREG Wales-Ireland programme. Selkie is a 3.5-year project that will commence in...

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FAUN Trackway seek two new staff

  FAUN Trackway Limited is an engineering and manufacturing firm that works across an array of industries. They are currently seeking two new people to join their team in Llangefni, North Wales. Marketing Coordinator They are searching for a Marketing Coordinator...

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Marine Power Systems seek Design & Development Engineer

Marine Power Systems is seeking a Design & Development Engineer with expertise in computational simulation of WEC devices to join its team and help achieve the company’s vision of clean, affordable, reliable renewable marine energy. With its portfolio of devices...

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Welsh European Funding Office visit to Bombora

  On Monday 1st July the Directors of Bombora Wave Power welcomed Sue Price, Head of Programme Management Division, Welsh European Funding Office (WEFO) to Bombora’s Pembroke Dock offices to review the latest progress on the 1.5MW mWave™ trial being conducted at...

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Marine Power Systems seek Financial Controller

Marine Power Systems is seeking a Financial Controller to join its team and help achieve the company’s vision of clean, affordable, reliable renewable marine energy. With its portfolio of devices that include wave energy, floating wind, and combined wind and wave...

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Marine Power Systems is recruiting

Marine Power Systems is seeking a Design & Development Engineer to join its team and help achieve the company’s vision of clean, affordable, reliable renewable marine energy. With its portfolio of devices that include wave energy, floating wind, and combined wind...

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Bombora seek Test Engineers

Bombora is an award-winning ocean energy company from Western Australia , now with headquarters in Pembrokeshire, Wales. They are seeking a Test Engineer and a Senior Test Engineer to join the team in Pembroke Dock. The successful candidates will be responsible for...

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Wave Whisperers Win Inaugural ‘Bombora Wave Power Challenge’

A team of four students from Cranfield University, calling themselves the Wave Whisperers, defeated eight other teams to win the prestigious ‘Bombora Wave Power Challenge’ cup, sponsored by Welsh Government. The inaugural ‘Bombora Wave Power Challenge’ gathered forty...

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Marine energy rides the tide in Wales

  Marine Energy Wales welcomes the recent announcements from Minesto, Morlais and ORE Catapult as positive indicators of the growing Welsh industry. Last week saw important news releases from three major companies in the marine renewable energy sector, all of...

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Big Moon rises on Anglesey tidal energy project

A Canadian firm is the latest to come on board with Anglesey’s tidal energy project, as directors sign a brand-new agreement during the Egni 2019 marine energy conference at M-SParc in Gaerwen this week.The deal comes following several visits by Nova Scotia based, Big...

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ORE Catapult seek 6 new staff in Wales

The Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (ORE Catapult) is one of a number of Catapults set up by Innovate UK to accelerate the deployment of innovative technology in the UK. With primary locations in Glasgow and Blyth, and regionally facilities in Hull, Levenmouth,...

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MPs Unite to Support Marine Energy

91 Members of Parliament from all the main parties have signed a letter to the Energy Minister Claire Perry, urging her to put measures in place to ensure that the UK capitalises on its role as a world leader in wave and tidal energy. The letter was written by the...

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