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Aquatic and ITB Subsea complete power cable installation in Canada

Quadra Island lies just off the east coast of Vancouver Island and is part of the Discovery Islands, located within the Strathcona Regional District.

The Switch’s permanent magnet generator chosen for Atlantis tidal turbine

The Switch, a supplier of megawatt-class permanent magnet (PM) generator and full-power converter packages for wind power and other renewable energy applications, received an order to deliver a medium-speed generator for use in the Atlantis Resources Ltd AR1500 turbine drive train

During March 2015, Atlantis confirmed an order with The Switch for an integrated PM medium-speed generator that resulted from a successfully completed pre-design project carried out in 2014.

World's most environmentally sensitive tidal stream generator to hit the market

tidal stream generator

Renewable Devices Marine Ltd has already secured a private funding package, as well as securing £100,000 worth of innovation funding form the Scottish Government.

Alstom awarded for turbine delivery to Xiangjiaba hydro plant

Alstom hydro turbine generator

The China Three Gorges Corporation has awarded French firm Alstom for the delivery of its turbine generators to the Xiangjiaba hydropower plant.

Atlantis and Dongfang set tests for first tidal turbine in China

Atlantis tidal turbine

Tidal power supplier Atlantis has set up a testing agreement with Dongfang ahead of its tidal stream turbine being deployed in China for the first time later this year.

First Francis turbine generates power at 412MW India hydro plant

Francis turbine at hydroelectric plant

The first of six Francis turbines has started generating power at the 412MW Rampur hydroelectric plant in India. The first 68.67MW vertical-axis Francis turbine has been commissioned at the hydroelectric plant and connected to India’s northern grid.

China to construct more hydropower dams in Tibet this year

hydropower dam

China is set to build more hydropower dams in Tibet this year to help reach 420GW targets by 2020, according to reports.

UK and China £20m research plan to advance wave and tidal energy

Tidal energy devices

Technology development for wave and tidal energy will be a focus of research in a GBP 20m innovation programme set up between the UK and China. The three-year research programme aims to develop innovative low-carbon technologies for the UK and China in offshore renewable energy.

UK university micro hydro turbine installed in Tata’s 150MW India power plant

Hydropower dam

A micro hydropower turbine based on technology from a UK university has been installed in Tata Power's 150MW Bhira hydro station in India.

China’s State Grid group wins bid to build power lines for world-leading Brazil hydropower plant

Hydropower plant and transmission line

A group led by China’s State Grid Corporation is to build transmission lines to the Belo Monte Amazon dam - set to be the world’s third-biggest hydropower plant.


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