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SRTP Generate Power On-Site at The European Marine Energy Centre - September 2011

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SRTP have reached  a crucial milestone in their staged  testing programme of the company’s innovative tidal turbine concept, by successfully generating power at their test site in the Falls of Warness, Eday. This marks the successful completion of the latest phase in the development and commercialisation of the company’s tidal turbine. Throughout the summer the SRTP team have been developing handling procedures unique to their device and conducting experimental power generation tests.  The previous power generation exercises involved towing the device in the sheltered waters south of Shapinsay to simulate tidal flow in a controlled manner. This approach to development has allowed...

SRTP Complete First Phase of Power Generation Tests - August 2011

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Scotrenewables Tidal Power Limited have progressed the development of their prototype tidal turbine, the SR250, by completing the first series of power generation tow tests. This marks another successfully completed phase of their incremental research and development programme for the tidal turbine. Principal Electrical Engineer Trevor Walls highlighted the importance of conducting power generation tests in a controlled manner before subjecting the device to on site tidal conditions stating that ‘in a prototype device such as this it is crucially important to bench test all the primary and auxiliary systems before the device is in its fully operational status. Towing the...

Scottish Energy Minister Visits Scotrenewables Tidal Power Ltd - 21 June 2011

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The Scottish Energy Minister and Rural Affairs Committee paid a visit to Orkney this week. Ian Davidson MP, Chair of the Committee, said: "The majority of our meetings and visits will focus on aspects of the committee's inquiry into the Crown Estate in Scotland, particularly in examining how it can best act in the public interest and its relationship with local communities which are directly affected by the decisions it makes. In addition, we will also seek information as to how employment and enterprise are being sustained in the present economic difficulties."   Part of the visit included a meeting with the...

Scotrenewables Tidal Turbine Generates Power - 26 July 2011

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Testing of the SR250 tidal turbine took a major step forward last week as the device generated power for the first time. This marks a major milestone for the team at Scotrenewables Tidal Power Ltd who have been developing the floating turbine from their base in Stromness. The floating tidal turbine has been visible at Hatston pier for several months while it has been undergoing commissioning since arriving in Orkney waters in April. The first power generation is the most significant milestone to be met since an initial grid connection of the turbine at the EMEC test site shortly after the...