Tocardo to retrieve floating tidal platform from EMEC

first_imgTocardo’s TFS system off Orkney (Photo: Tocardo) Tocardo Tidal Power plans to retrieve its Temporary Foundation System (TFS) floating tidal platform equipped with T2 tidal turbine from the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC).Orkney-based marine services provider Leask Marine has been engaged to tow the TFS from EMEC’s Fall of Warness test site to Isbister Bay.The device will be moored there until shore operations are ready for recovery, according to Leask Marine.The temporary mooring is set to last from November 6 until December 31, 2017.To remind, Tocardo signed up to demonstrate a 20 year pre-commercial array at EMEC’s Fall of Warness tidal energy test site in February 2016.Tocardo plans to install eight T2 turbines across two Tocardo systems. The planned array at EMEC is the next step in Tocardo’s path towards commercializing their tidal turbine by proving and validating the technology in the volatile offshore environment in Orkney for an extended time period.The first T2 turbine was installed at EMEC this March as part of a Temporary Foundation System (TFS).last_img read more

Scholes wants to see Giggs involved at Man Utd

first_imgThe former winger was assistant to Louis Van Gaal and while it’s reported he has been offered a role under Mourinho it’s uncertain which one.Scholes says Giggs has a lot to offer. In other manager news, it seems Rafa Benitez will stay on as Newcastle manager.Having arrived late this season Benitez could not save the club from relegation despite improving their form.It’s believed he’s agreed a three year deal with the Magpies.It’s reported the former Liverpool and Real Madrid manager will have full control over the clubs transfers dealings. Meanwhile, Arsenal have finally announced the signing of Swiss international Granit Xhaka.The highly rated midfielder will join from German side Borussia Monchengladbach for an undisclosed fee.Pictures of Xhaka in an Arsenal kit emerged on social media at the weekend.last_img read more