These announcements trace the MAKO Tidal Turbine journey from concept to current status.  If you would like to know more, please complete the contact form on this web site. 

MAKO TURBINE OPERATING IN SINGAPORE

September 17, 2019

Sentosa, September 18, 2019

An important milestone for renewable energy has been reached with the opening of the MAKO Tidal Energy Demonstration Site at the Sentosa Boardwalk in Singapore.

The site will demonstrate the unique, scalable MAKO Energy System under South East Asian conditions. [more]

AUSTRALIAN TIDAL ENERGY KNOW-HOW FOR JAPANESE ISLANDS

May 14, 2019

Elemental Energy Technologies Ltd (EET) has entered into an agreement with a consortium based in Japan’s Kagoshima province to demonstrate its MAKO tidal turbines in the constantly flowing Kuroshio current off southern Japan. [more]

COLLABORATION WITH AUSTRALIA'S GLADSTONE PORTS CORPORATION

June 25, 2018

MAKO Tidal Turbines has announced the first installation of tidal turbines at a working port anywhere in the world in conjunction with the Gladstone Ports Corporation in Queensland, Australia [more].

MAKO JOINS AUSTEn PROGRAM

March 07, 2018

MAKO Tidal Turbines (MTT) has become a key participant in AUSTEn, the Australian Maritime College’s tidal resource and energy feasibility research program.  The project will identify, map and quantify Australia's tidal energy resources and a key element will be input from technology developers such as Elemental Energy Technologies Ltd [more]

SIGNS TIDAL ENERGY AGREEMENT WITH BOUGAINVILLE GOVERNMENT

November 26, 2017

Australian tidal energy developer, MAKO Tidal Turbines Pty Ltd, has signed an exclusive agreement with the the Autonomous Bougainville Government to study the tidal energy potential in the Buka Passage, install a demonstration turbine and participate in developing a renewables-based electricity grid plan for the region. [more]

LATEST MAKO DEMONSTRATION RESULTS

August 16, 2017

Leading tidal turbine developer, MAKO, has concluded its latest round of tow testing achieving industry-leading efficiency from its latest commercial-ready model. [more]

SUCCESSFUL CONCLUSION OF TURBINE DEPLOYMENT

April 27, 2017

Australian-based tidal turbine developer MAKO Tidal Turbines (MTT) has announced that the tidal turbine field demonstration in the Tamar River has now come to a successful conclusion [more]

OPENS SINGAPORE AND TOKYO OFFICES

January 31, 2017

MAKO Tidal Turbines (MTT) is pleased to announce the opening of offices in Singapore and Tokyo to manage development of its business in Asia. The Singapore Office will be headed up by The Chairman of the Elemental Energy Group, Dr Kenneth Burnett and Sho Minagawa will work from our Tokyo office. [more]

LAUNCH OF NEW MAKO TIDAL TURBINE MODEL

November 30, 2016

Australian-based tidal turbine developer MAKO Tidal Turbines Pty Ltd ("Company") today announced that production has commenced on a new model in its tidal turbine range, the MAKO.4 [more]

LAUNCH OF MAKO DEMONSTRATION SITE IN TASMANIA

October 12, 2016

MAKO Tidal Turbines today officially launched the Tamar River Tidal Demonstration Site at a function held at the towing tank facility at the University of Tasmania's AMC Campus at Newnham near Launceston.  The event has attracted media coverage including TV news, radio (linked) and global press.  Of most interest is the potential for cost-effective tidal energy to broaden the global energy mix. [more]

RUNNER-UP IN TECHNOLOGY COMPETITION

October 04, 2016

MAKO Tidal Turbines was judged the runner-up in the New Energy category of the 2016 Australian Technologies Competition (ATC) for the most innovative companies in Australia.  The award was based on assessment of the Company's business plan and judgement of a pitch to potential investors held at the Australian Maritime Museum in Sydney.  [more]

TANK TESTING VALIDATES MAKO PERFORMANCE

June 30, 2016

The Australian Maritime College (AMC) is conducting a series of tests in its highly sophisticated tank testing laboratory to help MAKO Tidal Turbines fine tune the configuration of the MAKO in different flows velocities. Tow tank testing has provided data that will be used to customise the different MAKO models being designed for launch customers.  [more]

NEW MANUFACTURING HUB OPENS IN SYDNEY

September 29, 2015

MAKO Turbines has opened its new engineering facility in the inner suburbs of Sydney.  This facility contains all of the equipment necessary to fabricate MAKO turbines during the prototyping and low-volume production phase.  By Installing a CNC lathe from Weiler, a Kuka industrial robot and a high-precision Stratasys 3D printer, will speed-up development of the MAKO prototypes.

FIRST SEA TRIALS FOR MAKO TIDAL TURBINE

October 31, 2014

Sydney Harbour was the site for the first ocean trials of the MAKO 1200 Turbine. A pre-production model MAKO 1200 was mounted several metres below the ocean surface, underneath a deployment vessel that ensured accurate performance measurements would be recorded.  These sea trials confirmed the durability and efficiency of the blade design and the ability of the MAKO Tidal Turbine to produce predictable electricity in a wide variety of flow conditions. [more]

SUCCESSFUL FUNDRAISING CLOSES

December 23, 2013

Successful fundraising has been completed. The proceeds of this fundraising are being used to fabricate and test the MAKO.  It is anticipated that the initial variant of this new turbine design will be real-scale tested late in the first quarter of 2014 before deployment in an independent test facility ahead of installation at launch customer sites later in the year. [more]

NEW TURBINE DESIGN TO BE DEVELOPED

October 31, 2013

A completely new turbine design, the MAKO,  is ready to be prototyped and tested prior to deployment in high-flow channels and rivers with launch customers.  In addition to the MAKO, other MAKO designs are currently being researched by our in-house team and if successfully developed, may be incorporated into profitable lower-flow models in the future. [more]

IN-HOUSE ENGINEERING TEAM EXPANDS

April 29, 2013

Dr Peter Murdoch has joined our Sydney-based engineering team. Previously working for a marine energy technology developer, Peter was responsible for designing their innovative turbine systems.  [more]

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