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Guidelines for Project Development in the Marine Energy Industry. Marine Renewable Energy Guides.

  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Published Date: 09/04/2013

One of twelve publications in the Marine Renewable Energy Guides series. The aim is to set up best practice in the development of marine power projects and disseminate this good practice throughout the industry. It establishes guidelines for the development of a marine power project (wave or tidal stream). It outlines the recommended processes and procedures to be followed in completing a marine power project from its conception through to decommissioning.

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PFOW Enabling Actions Project: Socio-economic Methodology and Baseline for Wave & Tidal Developments

  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Published Date: 01/05/2012

ABP Marine Environmental Research Ltd, (ABPmer) and Risk & Policy Analysts (RPA) werecommissioned by The Crown Estate (TCE) in June 2011 to develop a common approach and
associated methodologies that could be used to assess the potential socio-economic impacts (both positive and negative) of Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters (PFOW) wave and tidal developments.

This report identifies the potential positive and negative socio-economic impacts from the PFOW projects and presents a common approach with associated methodologies that can be adopted by developers in carrying out the socio-economic aspects of their Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs). This includes assessments both in relation to individual projects and in terms of cumulative effects associated with other projects.

Existing data sources are identified, and a baseline provided. A gap analysis, which highlights where developers might need to collect additional data, is also presented. It is recommended that the methodologies for assessing GVA and employment benefits associated with supply chains are further developed and tested prior to application. It may also be appropriate to pre-complete some of the cumulative assessments to assist developers with their project specific assessments,

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The GESMEY Project. Design and Development of a Second Generation TEC

  • Country: Spain
  • Published Date: 01/09/2011

The paper shows the results of the GESMEY Project that includes the conceptual design and the development of a new type of Tidal Energy Converter (TEC) with the capability of harnessing energy from currents in waters deeper than forty meters. Inside it is described the objectives, development methodology and the main concepts of GESMEY TEC as are, the device conceptual definition, its structural shape, the description of the power take-off elements and of the hydrodynamic rotor that the device has. And it also shows the way that the GESMEY TEC has to get the right operation depth by means of the equilibrium between hydrodynamics forces and can do the emersion and immersion procedures by itself only using its internal ballast system. GESMEY hasn’t fixed foundations on the sea bed and is in position on the right place for generation and also for maintenance through a simple and cheap mooring system that only needs, ropes, buoys and anchors. Everything is shown and also the mooring and the behaviour during the installation, maintenance and decommissioning manoeuvres.

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South West Regional Development Agency, Offshore Renewables Resource Assessment and Development Project – Technical Report

  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Published Date: 01/10/2010

A broad scale, strategic assessment of the South West of England’s potential to support the development of offshore renewable energy projects up to and beyond 2030. A geospatial and expert analysis of resources and constraints (including environmental, limitations of electricity transmission network and demands from other sea users) is used to provide development scenarios providing an estimate of potential capacity for marine renewables within the South West of England from 2010 to 2030. The economic benefits such projects could deliver to the region are considered and recommendations are made to assist in the future delivery of marine renewable energy projects in the region.

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South West of England Regional Development Agency Wave Hub Wave Monitoring Project. Interim Report Number 3

  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Published Date: 01/02/2010

Halcrow Group Ltd has been appointed by the South West of England RegionalDevelopment Agency acting on behalf of RWE Npower Renewables Limited, to undertake a metocean field campaign in support of the proposed Wave
Hub development. This report serves to summarise field activities and data
acquired to date.
A Nortek Acoustic Waves and Current instrument was deployed in the
study area to record directional wave and current information. The instrument
was placed at a depth of approx 60m off the Cornish coastline (Hayle), UK. This report summarises field data from the metocean field campaign (Aug 2009 – Jan 2010).

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South West of England Regional Development Agency Wave Hub Wave Monitoring Project. Interim Report 2

  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Published Date: 01/10/2009

The Halcrow Group has been appointed by the South West of England RegionalDevelopment Agency acting on behalf of RWE Npower Renewables
Limited, to undertake a metocean field campaign in support of the proposed Wave Hub development. This report serves to summarise field activities and data acquired to date.
A Nortek Acoustic Waves and Current instrument was deployed in the
study area to record directional wave and current information. The instrument
was placed at a depth of approx 60m off the Cornish coastline (Hayle), UK. This report summarises field data fromthe metocean field campaign (July 2009 – August 2009).

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The nature of scour development and scour protection at offshore windfarm foundations

  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Published Date: 01/01/2011

Large-scale deployment of tidal turbine arrays are likely to require more than merely replicating individual turbines from pilot projects [1]. Future tidal turbine arrays must be cost-effective and reliable, but also guided by environmental and societal priorities [2]. This range of holistic considerations may increase the likelihood for tidal energy projects to be accepted and ensure that they are sustainable [2]. This research explores potential future design scenarios for utility-scale turbine arrays that could overcome limitations of existing concepts, particularly societal concerns about new uses of ocean spaces. Incorporating holistic considerations at an early stage is necessary to ensure that tidal energy has a practical, as well as technical, potential to contribute to energy needs.

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2010 – 2012, Natural Research Projects Limited, Lewis Wave Array, Baseline Bird Surveys

  • Published Date: 01/08/2012

Two years of baseline survey work have been undertaken to further inform Lewis Wave Power’s proposed wave power development in north-west Lewis. The April-July period broadly coincides with the breeding season of seabirds. This survey particularly covers diver species during the breeding season, surface-diving seabird species, marine mammals and basking sharks. The other species in addition to the divers were not identified on the basis of the first year’s baseline survey results to be of particular concern to the proposed development, but it is nevertheless useful to confirm this wit the 2 year data.

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2010 – 2012, Natural Research Projects Limited, Lewis Wave Array, Baseline Bird Surveys – Year 2 Surveys

  • Published Date: 24/08/2012

This report summarises the results for the months April to July 2012 of Year 2 baselinesurvey work undertaken to further inform Lewis Wave Power’s proposed wave power
development in north-west Lewis. The April to July 2012 period broadly coincides with the
breeding season of seabirds. Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and Marine Scotland
Licensing Operations Team (MS LOT) made a specific request to be provided with a
summary of results for diver species during the breeding season of year 2. This report also
summaries results for other surface-diving seabird species, marine mammal species and
basking shark. Although these other species were not identified on the basis of the first
year’s baseline survey results to be of particular concern to the proposed development, it is
nevertheless useful to confirm this now that year 2 data are available.
This interim report follows a similar interim report covering the winter period (November to
March) of Year 2 which was provided to MS LOT and SNH in May 2012. It also follows the
Year 1 Bird Surveys Technical Report (NRP 2011) that formed a technical appendix to the Environmental Statement (Lewis Wave Power Limited, March 2012) which was submitted to
MS LOT in support of a consents application in March 2012.
Survey work is on-going and the second year of data collection will end in September 2012.
A full report of the Year 2 results will be available thereafter.

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