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Scotrenewables Tidal Power award fabrication contract to Gray Fabrication for world’s largest tidal turbine

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Scotrenewables Tidal Power, the world leader in the development of floating tidal turbines based in Orkney (in Scotland), have awarded a key fabrication contract for the superstructure of the SR2000 tidal turbine to Gray Fabrication based in Cupar, Fife.   The 2MW turbine, the SR2000, will be the culmination of more than 12 years of research, design and testing at increasing scales at Scotrenewables’ headquarters in Stromness, Orkney.   Once launched next year the turbine will be the most powerful tidal turbine in the world to date.  The turbine will be demonstrated at the European Marine Energy Centre in Orkney from 2015 ahead...

Orkney Vessels Trials project illustrates cost savings associated with low cost vessel approach

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The Orkney Vessels Trial’s project has indicated that tidal developers could save 70-80% on installation costs by the use of smaller local vessels, advocating the low cost vessel approach followed by Scotrenewables Tidal Power. The Scotrenewables floating tidal technology is designed around the use of a low-cost multi-cat workboat vessel for installation, maintenance and decommissioning. The £1.1 m project carried out by EMEC and local consultancy Aquatera set out to identify how Orkney based vessels could carry out complex marine operations cost effectively.   EMEC said the project included a set of six performance trials covering workboat positioning and dynamic loading, gantry...

Scotrenewables Tidal Turbine redeployed in stronger tidal currents

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Our SR250 tidal turbine resumed operation in September following redeployment to a site with more powerful tidal currents in the Fall of Warness.  The device is now consistently exporting electricity to the national grid at the new site at its rated capacity of 250kW.

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SR250 featured on BBC Breakfast - September 2013

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BBC Breakfast reporter Jenny Hill was in Orkney recently to report on the marine energy industry here.  She visited the Scotrenewables SR250 prototype tidal turbine and interviewed Scotrenewables Managing Director, Mark Hamilton, about the turbine and the industry in general. The report was part of a wider BBC Energy Day event.   http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-23968669  ...