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Tidal energy facility smashes generation records in first year of operation

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Independent:A floating tidal stream turbine off the coast of Orkney has produced more green energy in a year than Scotland’s entire wave and tidal sector produced in the 12 years before it came online. In 12 months of full-time operation, the SR2000 turbine supplied the equivalent annual power demand of about 830 households.Its developer claimed the machine– the most powerful of its kind in the world – had set a benchmark for its industry due to its performance. It produced 3GWh of renewable electricity during its first year of testing at the European Marine Energy Centre.Over the 12 years before its launch in 2016, wave and tidal energies across Scotland had collectively produced 2.983GWh, according to Ofgem.Andrew Scott, chief executive officer of developers Scotrenewables Tidal Power, said: “The SR2000’s phenomenal performance has set a new benchmark for the tidal industry. “Its first year of testing has delivered a performance level approaching that of widely deployed mature renewable technologies.”He added: “The ability to easily access the SR2000 for routine maintenance has been a significant factor in our ability to generate electricity at such levels over the past 12 months, including over winter.”The team at Scotrenewables said their success – combined with Meygen’s generation of more than 8 GWh over the past year from four tidal turbines deployed in the Pentland Firth – is evidence that tidal power generation could be rolled out more widely.More: Scotland’s floating turbine smashes tidal renewable energy records Tidal energy facility smashes generation records in first year of operationlast_img read more

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Messi in good spirits during Barca training as departure saga fades

first_imgLionel Messi looked back in his comfort zone during training with his Barcelona team mates on Wednesday in preparation for the new La Liga season as he continued to move on from his aborted attempt to leave the club last month.Barca’s all-time top scorer was seen smiling as he and his fellow players worked through persistent rain at the club’s Joan Gamper training complex under the orders of new coach Ronald Koeman.Messi, who remains captain despite publicly declaring he wished to leave the club and lashed out at president Josep Maria Bartomeu, resumed training with the team on Monday after refusing to report back eight days previously while he continued to seek a departure. But the Argentine announced last Friday that he would stay at Barca for this year as he did not want to challenge the club in court over a disputed clause in his contract which he argued allowed him to leave without a transfer fee.Barca are sitting out the first two weeks of the new Spanish top-flight campaign due to participating in last month’s Champions League ‘Final Eight’ tournament, where they were humiliated 8-2 by Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals.Koeman’s side play Gimnastic de Tarragona on Saturday in a friendly and then Girona next Wednesday before their first competitive game against Villarreal on Sept. 27. Topics :last_img read more

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Total awards maintenance and support gig in UK to Aberdeen newcomer

first_imgTotal Exploration and Production UK (TEPUK) has awarded a general maintenance and operations support contract to PBS, a recently formed Aberdeen-based consortium. Total’s Culzean field in the UK North Sea; Source: TotalPonticelli, Brand, and Semco joined forces in 2019 to establish PBS, an integrated services consortium led by Ponticelli, to tender and prepare for the implementation of the general maintenance and operations support project.The contract with Total is effective from 2Q 2020, PBS said on Thursday.Under the terms of the five-year contract, PBS will manage asset integrity, maintenance and reliability, fabric maintenance, shutdowns and modification projects for all Total UK’s operated assets, which currently produce in excess of 250,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day.PBS said it would standardize ways of working across TEPUK assets and make greater use of technology to improve efficiency and reduce operations and engineering costs.Commenting on the contract award on behalf of the PBS consortium, Thierry Le Gangneux, Group Executive Vice-President and Director for Ponticelli UK Limited, said: “This award represents an exciting formation of a new consortium based on shared values, visions and the need for change within the industry.“We have worked with Total previously in Europe and West Africa and this long-standing relationship means we are well positioned and committed to providing safe, reliable and efficient operational support in the delivery of their GMOC in the United Kingdom. By harnessing each of the PBS partners’ specialist capabilities and bringing them together under the consortium, TEPUK will benefit from our decades of collective knowledge and experience from within the wider Ponticelli, Brand and Semco business units.”Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product, or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.last_img read more

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