Industry News

Aid programme of 2,5 M€ for Investment in the... IMAGE The Basque Energy Agency, energy agency of the Basque Government under the Department of Economic Development and... Read More...
Marine Power Systems Joins Ocean Energy Europe IMAGE Marine Power Systems (MPS), a Swansea-based company that is developing technology designed to harness wave energy, has become a... Read More...
The bimep research platform, inaugurated after 5 years of... IMAGE This marine laboratory on technologies for harnessing energy from the sea will be an essential focal point for knowledge to... Read More...
Ocean Energy Europe Tops 100 Members IMAGE 28 July. Brussels. Ocean Energy Europe, the industry group for ocean renewable energy in Europe, exceeded 100 members this week,... Read More...
MARINET Supported Tank Testing in Cork, Ireland IMAGE Seatricity had an eventful week 13-17th July testing the Oceanus technology in the Beaufort Wave Basin of the Hydraulics and... Read More...
PRESS RELEASE: Innovation fund needs to be fit for purpose... IMAGE 15 July 2015. Brussels. The innovation fund provided for in a reformed Emissions Trading Scheme must take into account the... Read More...


Si Ocean  EU PRJ

Dublin, 10 June. Europe’s wave and tidal sector will require action from the EU and its Member States to get pilot array projects in the water, according to the final report from the SI Ocean project which was published today. The project’s Market Deployment Strategy (MDS) stated that completing these early projects in the short term is crucial if Europe is to maintain its frontrunner advantage and capture a new industrial market in the next decade.

The report, produced by RenewableUK and Ocean Energy Europe, presents the benefits that a strong wave and tidal sector would create for Europe’s economies and societies. It then identifies the main barriers to industrialisation that the sector is facing and provides recommendations for policy makers on how to address them. Barriers were identified under four categories: finance; technology; environmental regulation and grid access.

Dr Sian George, CEO of Ocean Energy Europe and Chairperson of the SI Ocean Advisory Board said: “SI Ocean has clearly identified the importance of getting several pilot arrays plugged in and operational in the near future. It is also clear that these arrays are pre-commercial, demonstration projects and need to be supported accordingly, which is an important message for policy makers”.

RenewableUK’s Chief Executive Maria McCaffery said: “The wave and tidal sector’s ability to reduce risk related to finance, technology, project consenting and grid access for ocean energy projects over the next decade will determine when we start to see industrial roll out. The SI Ocean project has produced a solid strategy for this to happen, which the Ocean Energy Forum will now use as a basis for its Strategic Roadmap”.

The SI Ocean project will present its findings to the Ocean Energy Forum; which will meet tomorrow (11 June) in Dublin.

Download SI Ocean’s ‘Wave and Tidal Market Deployment Strategy for Europe' from the SI Ocean website: http://www.si-ocean.eu/en/Market-Deployment/Market-Deployment-Strategy/


You have no rights to post comments

Lead Sponsors            

logotype alstom300x82 800px Logo dcns DPE Logo600x161 logo EDF  
 Engie fra logo  SDI Logo CMYK NEW web

 Scottish Power

 Siemens ONEM GB log pays CMJN sans baselin web