Sustainable Marine Energy (SME) has over the week hosted local and international visitors to its PLAT-I platform who showed interest to develop projects using the company’s floating tidal energy technology.SME kept itself busy demonstrating the PLAT-I floating tidal energy platform, deployed at Connel Sound in Scotland, to its suppliers and interested parties from across the globe.The visitors to the platform included JBS Group Scotland which built the device, along with the staff from the Marine Planning Department of Argyll & Bute Council, and international parties coming from China and America.One of the visitors to the platform was Jerome Ringo, the Founder and Chairman of Zoetic Energy, and the Goodwill Ambassador for the Pan-African Parliament.Zoetic Energy is a renewable energy project developer focused on the deployment of modular hydrokinetic turbines at existing hydro dams, with ongoing projects in Africa, Central America, Asia and Europe.Zoetic; Schottel Hydro; SME represenantives on the PLAT-I platform (Photo: Schottel Hydro)The company showed great interest to introduce PLAT-I tidal energy units to run-of-river sites in Africa, according to David Stoddart-Scott, Head of Project Development at SME.“Zoetic’s Chairman and Co-Founder, Mr. Jerome Ringo joined his partners Schottel Hydro for a hydrokinetic demonstration in Scotland. Zoetic is leading the charge to deploy these at existing hydro dams throughout the developing world,” Zoetic Energy confirmed through social media.To remind, the PLAT-I platform was deployed for trials in November 2017.The platform is 32 meters long, with a beam of 27 meters. Each of the four Schottel Hydro’s turbines mounted on the platform is rated at 70kW, bringing the total rated output of the PLAT-I to 280kW.PLAT-I has been designed for more sheltered and slightly more benign sites in terms of wave climate, and following the trials in Scotland, it will be deployed in the Philippines.
Tags: Dorset, England Men’s Team, Essex 15 Nov 2019 Arron storms to Faldo Series win – joy too for Burke Arron Edwards-Hill produced a stirring final round fightback to win the overall 23rd Faldo Series Grand Final in some style.The England Men’s squad player carded a brilliant six-under par round of 64 to emerge triumphant in the event staged at the Al Ain Equestrian Shooting and Golf Club in the United Arab Emirates.There was also success for Dorset’s Louise Burke in the girls’ under 16 event when she claimed victory in her section thanks to a final round of 66.The course has proved something of a lucky charm for England Golf players in recent weeks. Josh Hill from the boys’ squad became the youngest ever winner of a ranking professional event when he won at the same venue on the MENA Tour last month.Now Edwards-Hill has joined his countryman in writing his own bit of history in the desert.Watched by six-time major champion and series founder Sir Nick Faldo, the Essex golfer started his third round four shots adrift of South Africa’s Dylan Melville.But Edwards-Hill showed no fear as he followed up two rounds of 68 with a 64 to post a winning total of 10-under par.The Chelmsford golfer fired seven birdies in his excellent final round.Five birdies in a row from the 10th hole proved to be the key to his success and allowed Edwards-Hill to motor past Melville and win by two shots.Burke’s four-under par final round blew away the rest of the girls’ field.A run of four birdies in five holes before the turn gave Burke – an England Under 16 player – final round momentum.The Broadstone GC member eventually won by six shots from Japan’s Sakura Kawakami.Photograph credit: Leaderboard