13 November 2012 — A Memorandum of Understanding to create the world’s first tropical environment focussed tidal energy research centre in Darwin has been signed by Tenax Energy and Charles Darwin University. The testing centre and associated pilot plant are the first steps towards delivering affordable tidal energy to Darwin by the end of the decade. Tenax Energy managing director Alan Major said the world’s biggest test site, the European Marine Energy Centre in Scotland, was already at capacity. “We see significant opportunity in taking what we learn about the tropical environment here in Darwin to support growth in the sector in Asia.”