World’s first ocean-powered data centre
Posted on 07 Oct 2019 and read 812 times
Tidal-turbine specialist SIMEC Atlantis Energy has announced plans for the world’s first ocean-powered data centre — in Caithness (www.simecatlantis.com
The electricity for the data centre will come from tidal turbines at the MeyGen project.
In addition to the 6MW operational array at the MeyGen site, a further 80MW of tidal capacity is planned, after a sea-bed lease and consents were recently secured.
The opening of the data centre is planned for 2024, in line with expansion plans for the tidal array.