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Award of 'Agreement for Lease' for Lashy Sound Demonstrator Project and SR250 Reaches and Exceeds Rated Power - November 2012

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Scotrenewables was this week awarded an 'Agreement for Lease' from the Crown Estate for a commercial tidal energy demonstrator project to be located at Lashy Sound between the islands of Eday and Sanday in Orkney.

The award from the Crown Estate, the body that holds the rights to the UK seabed to the 12-mile territorial limit, now gives SRTP the green light to proceed with further onsite resource assessments and to pursue the necessary consents and grid connection needed to develop the project.  Once consented and grid connected the project, of up to 30MW capacity, will be...

UK Government Ministers View Orkney's Renewable Industry Activity - October 2012

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Scotrenewables Tidal Power Limited has recently hosted high-profile visits from top UK government figures. At the beginning of October, UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Ed Davey, visited Orkney to see some of the county's renewable energy developments .  A key part of his itinerary was a visit to see SRTP's SR250 prototype - Mr Davey is pictured here with Girdon Birtwistle MP along with Barry Johnston and John McGlynn of Scotrenewables and Phillipe Guys, Managing Director of Total E&P UK.     Following the success of the visit of Mr Davey the UK Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills, Vince...

SRTP WATERS 2 Funding Announcement - August 2012

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Scotrenewables recently hosted a visit from Scottish Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. During the visit the Deputy First Minister announced the successful award of £1.24m in WATERS 2 funding to Scotrenewables – these funds will used to part-support the design and construction of the next generation SRTT rated up to 2MW. The Scottish Government has produced a video to mark the announcement which can be viewed at the link below:


WATERS 2 Announcement 


SR250 Testing Update - August 2012

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SR250 testing continues to progress well with the prototype generating into the UK national grid during two series of extended tests during August. The recent tests were conducted during spring tides which allowed Scotrenewables dedicated offshore team to put the model through its paces in a range of tidal speeds.

As with previous tests all systems continue to function as designed with the rotors exhibiting high efficiencies. The SR250 has also demonstrated excellent stability at all stages of the tidal cycle - allowing the offshore team to quickly, easily and safely access the...