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The company leading the flagship MeyGen project in the Pentland Firth has issued a newsletter highlighting progress to date.
Atlantis Resources aims is to deploy an array of turbines offshore, using technology tested at the European Marine Energy Centre in Orkney. Four 1.5 megawatt (MW) tidal turbines are due to be deployed later this year.
Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing visited the project’s site in Caithness recently, to see first-hand the onshore and offshore construction work taking place.
He described it as an “exciting, first-of-a-kind project”, said he was heartened to see the involvement of home-grown companies, and expressed the hope there will be further opportunities for the Scottish supply chain.
The newsletter details the substantial progress that has been made, including the onshore engineering and electrical work, the development and construction of the tidal turbines, their foundation structures, and the seabed cabling work that will connect them to the national grid.
The MeyGen project is the largest planned tidal development project in the world at 398 MW of total installed capacity when fully constructed. The aim is to deploy an array of 269 submerged tidal turbines.
The newsletter is available here.