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PRESS RELEASE - Horizon2020 grant €10m to Scotrenewables FloTEC project

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The European Commission’s largest research and innovation programme, Horizon2020, has awarded a grant of €10 million (£7.75m) to advance the commercialisation of Scotrenewables’ floating tidal energy technology. The Floating Tidal Energy Commercialisation (FloTEC) project will demonstrate the potential for floating tidal systems to provide low-cost, high-value energy to the European grid mix. Scotland’s Energy Minister, Fergus Ewing, made the announcement today [23 February 2016] in his keynote address at the International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE) in Edinburgh. “I am delighted that Scotrenewables has been successful in securing €10 million from the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme,” commented Mr Ewing. “Scotrenewables has proven that...

Scotrenewables Tidal Power complete deployment of advanced modular anchoring system

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Scotrenewables Tidal Power has completed deployment of its advanced modular anchoring system at the European Marine Energy Centre, Orkney in preparation for the installation of its SR2000 2 MW floating tidal turbine.   The anchor deployment formed part of a novel tidal anchors project for floating technologies, which was carried out in partnership with McLaughlin & Harvey, SeaRoc and Scotmarine.  The aim of the project was to develop an innovative low cost anchoring system for floating tidal energy converters which could be readily installed and decommissioned utilising low cost vessels and to demonstrate the anchors on the Scotrenewables SR2000 2MW turbine installation,...

SKF visit to SR2000 in Belfast

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SKF Ocean Energy team were in Harland and Wolff recently to inspect the final commissioning phase of Scotrenewables SR2000 floating tidal turbine before launch in March. SKF have been working with the engineering team at SRTP to supply a number of key components and systems for  the turbine as well as providing engineering services, the scope includes:  bearing and seal solutions, a turret slew bearing, automatic lubrication systems and condition monitoring system. SKF have also signed a memorandum of understanding with Scotrenewables that sets out SKF's ongoing commitment to support the company through to full commercialisation of its...

Scotrenewables Tidal Power secures new funding to deliver world’s largest tidal turbine.

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Orkney based Scotrenewables Tidal Power Ltd (SRTP) is pleased to announce it has been successful in securing a further £5.7m from investors to allow it to demonstrate the world’s largest tidal turbine. The company, which is at the forefront of the floating tidal turbine sector, is currently nearing the completion of the build of its SR2000 (2MW) system in the Harland & Wolff shipyard in Belfast; the first large scale machine the company has built. The machine is due to be launched early next year before being towed to the European Marine Energy Centre in Orkney to commence grid connected...