Operational milestone for tidal-stream array

Posted on 28 Apr 2018 and read 790 times
Operational milestone for tidal-stream arrayEdinburgh-based Atlantis Resources — a global leader in the marine power generation sector — reports that Phase 1A of the MeyGen project in Pentland Firth has formally entered the 25-year operations phase (at 6MW rated capacity, MeyGen is the world’s largest tidal-stream array) (www.atlantisresourcesltd.com).

This follows an extended period of trial operation since the turbines were re-installed in 2017, in which time they have generated about 6GWh of energy, including a new world record in March for one month’s output from a tidal-stream array — 1,400MWh.

Atlantis has an international portfolio of opportunities for further tidal-array projects.

The MeyGen project alone has 392MW of further development capacity, with consents and grid connection agreements in place to pave the way for exploitation of its full potential.

Tim Cornelius, Atlantis CEO and MeyGen chairman, said: “Seeing the project move into the operations phase is another major milestone on the path to commercialising tidal-stream energy.

“We are incredibly proud of this achievement, and it provides a solid platform for building out the full capacity at MeyGen — and many other similar sites world-wide.”

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