News Archive
BEIS approves Sanda test site decommissioning plan
08/03/2017
Ocean Flow Energy has received approval from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) for its Decommissioning Programme for the Sanda Sound tidal site.
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E35 completes over 1 year continuous deployment
27/10/2015
E35-01 has been deployed in Sanda Sound for over one year to test mooring system components, power electronics and subsea power distribution systems.
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Evopod completes 6 months of winter survival trials
05/03/2015
Since the 7th of August 2014 E35 has successfully completed six months of continuous deployment in Sanda Sound.
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Supermoons and Superstorms
05/03/2015
E35 has experienced the large tides caused by the "supermoon" and survived waves and wind caused by "The Weather Bomb". Take a look at the video footage here.
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E35 succesfully installed into Sanda Sound
07/08/2014
Oceanflow succesfully connected E35 to our pre-laid moorings on the 7th of August 2014.
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Scottish Energy Minister visits Oceanflow
06/03/2014
The Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing visited Oceanflow to discuss the project and announced further WATERS funding.
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Oceanflow secures REIF funding
06/03/2014
Oceanflow have attracted a 300,000 package of support to further develop and commercialise its second generation tidal energy device, Evopod.
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Oceanflow secure lease agreement
04/02/2013
Oceanflow Development Limited is delighted to have secured a 7 year lease from The Crown Estate on an area of seabed in Sanda Sound, South Kintyre. The lease will allow Oceanflow to deploy and test its Evopod™ floating tethered tidal stream turbine at the site from 2014.
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Oceanflow wins WATERS-2 funding for twin-turbine Evopod™
29/08/2012
Oceanflow Development Limited has been successful in winning WATERS-2 (Wave and Tidal Energy R&D Support) funding from Scottish Enterprise for the development of a twin-turbine variant of its floating, tethered Evopod™ technology.
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Scotland's First Minister sees E35 under construction
23/08/2012
Alex Salmond, Scotland's First Minister, viewed Oceanflow's mono-turbine E35 when opened TRESTA The Renewable Energy Skills Training Academy. TRESTA is based within the premises of Steel Engineering's Renfrew facility where Oceanflow's E35 unit is under construction.
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Steel Engineering awarded E35 fabrication contract
12/05/2012
Oceanflow Development has awarded the contract to fabricate and assemble the first community scale grid connected version of its floating tethered tidal turbine to Steel Engineering in Renfrew.
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Oceanflow signs an Agreement for Lease with The Crown Estate
12/10/2011
Oceanflow moved a step closer to delivering a community scale tidal power project in Scotland today after reaching an Agreement for Lease with The Crown Estate for a test site in Sanda Sound, South Kintyre.
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Sanda Sound Project Public Information Day
27/06/2011
Oceanflow will be holding a public information day in Campbeltown for the purpose of informing local residents and any other interested parties about the device, our company and our plans for the trials.
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Oceanflow Energy succesfully grid-connects 1:10th scale Evopod
04/04/2011
On the 6th of March 2011 Evopod successfully exported electricity to the shore via our innovative midwater buoy solution and fed power into the grid for the first time.
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Nick Clegg meets the North East's leading tidal energy company
18/08/2010
UK Deputy PM Nick Clegg, discussed the award winning Evopod™ technology with us during his recent visit to the North East.
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Oceanflow secure Scottish WATERS grant
6/07/2010
Oceanflow have been awarded just over £500,000 to build and deploy a 35 kW Evopod™.
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Latest Evopod™ Footage - 2008/09 Montage
22/05/2009
Latest footage from testing at Strangford Lough.
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Oceanflow wins Shell Springboard Award...
17/02/2009
Oceanflow is delighted to annouce that we have been awarded a Shell Springboard award.
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Evopod™ wins the "Environment Award"
06/02/2009
Oceanflow Energy won the "Environment Award" at a local awards ceremony last night.
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Investment Statement
09/12/2008
Oceanflow Energy has acquired significant investment from Aquamarine Power.
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UK Energy Minister inspects Evopod™
12/08/2008
The UK Energy Minister Malcolm Wicks inspected Evopod™ on a recent trip to the North East.
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"Earthtoys" Interview
28/07/2008
Online publication "Earthtoys" interview Oceanflow design Engineer Roger Cox.
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First Testing of Evopod™ at Strangford Narrows
12/06/2008
Trials have started on a 1/10th scale Evopod™ device at Portaferry, Strangford Narrows in Northern Ireland.
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Tees Barrage Project Launch Success Story
13/06/2007
Evopod™ was selected by NaREC to showcased their new Tees Barrage tidal test facility at its public opening.
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Evopod™ awarded 'Innovation of the Year'
01/06/2007
Evopod™ was voted Innovative Product of the Year 2006 at the North East Spirit of Innovation awards.
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NaREC select Evopod™ for demonstration of new facility
01/06/2007
Evopod™ has been selected by NaREC for demonstrating their new tidal energy test facility.
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