These regions of strong tidal flow have been identified as desirable places to install farms of marine current
turbines or underwater windmills for electricity generation.
2MW Sea-Gen unit, developed by renewables firm Marine Current
Turbines (MCT), was due to be installed at Strangford Lough, Co Down, last year, but was postponed.
Turbines is investigating the feasibility of building a seven unit tidal energy farm in waters off the coast near Holyhead.
The goal of GDF SUEZ is to be front-line player in marine current
renewable energy and position itself at the two largest French tidal power sites where 80% of the potential of this energy source are concentrated Raz Blanchard off the Cotentin coast, and Fromveur offshore Finistere.
Where I do agree with Pamela Durgan, and where Carwyn Jones should take note, is that much more effort needs to be put into developing other sources of energy - tidal, wave and marine current
We believe that this demand could be met by a gas-fired combined heat and power plant on the Anglesey Aluminium site, marine current
turbines off the Anglesey coast and offshore windfarms.
Tyler was recently placed as CEO of Siemen s Marine Current
Turbines and had earlier worked as chief operating officer at Defence Equipment & Support in the U.
In March a Bristol-based company, Marine Current
Turbines, submitted an application to install a 10 megawatt (MW) array of SeaGen tidal stream turbines off the coast of Anglesey.
Norman was also responsible for EDF Energy's initial investment in Marine Current
Turbines in 2002 and was a board director until 2005.
UK firm Marine Current
Turbines and its project partner RWE npower renewables are hosting the exhibition between 9am and 2pm today at Holyhead Town Hall.
But Marine Current
Turbines yesterday warned MPs its radical blueprint will only get off the ground if planning inspectors can be persuaded to overcome their reluctance.
During this formative period for the industry, adds Asmus, some of the key players to watch are: Aquantis, Marine Current
Turbines, Ocean Power Technologies, Ocean Renewable Power Company, Oceanlinx, OpenHydro, Pelamis Wave Power, and Verdant Power.