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SR250 Lifted Harbourside for Annual Maintenance - February 2012

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On Friday 24th Feb, the SR250 was carefully lifted out of the water onto stands at Hatston Pier to undergo annual maintenance. SRTP staff will hold an open day for members of the public and schools who may be interested in learning more about the device and the work of the company. The SR250 will remain out of the water for 3-4 weeks before testing continues. The team will focus on grid connection tests and longer term deployments for the remainder of 2012. ...

SR250 Put Through Paces in 1st Full-Power Tow Test - December 2011

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A further testing milestone was achieved when the SR250 was put through its paces in a first full-power tow test. On 7th December the multicat MV Orcadia towed the SR250, north of Kirkwall harbour, achieving full-power of 250kW for the first time. Scotrenewables CTO Mark Hamilton stated “Tow trials allow us to simulate real tidal conditions in a controlled way to test all on board systems. Reaching fully rated power is a significant milestone for us and is testament to the hard work of all the team. The full-power test went extremely well and successfully demonstrated our floating turbine’s ability to produce...

SRTP Win Award at International Tidal Energy Summit - November 2011

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Scotrenewables Tidal Power Limited was shortlisted for three awards at the International Tidal Energy Summit in London on November 22nd. The Company received the ‘Best Newcomer’ award in recognition of the Company’s achievements in designing, constructing and installing the SR250 prototype on time and under budget. According to Business Development Manager, John McGlynn “The arrival of the ‘full scale’ SR250 in Orkney back in March really was a defining moment for Scotrenewables Tidal Power Limited. It marked our arrival into the marine energy industry proper and put us on an equal footing with other technology developers also testing at full...

First 24 Hour On-Site Installation - November 2011

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The team at SRTP have reached a significant milestone by successfully completing a 24 hour on-site deployment of the SR250 at the EMEC tidal test site. Using a modest sized work vessel, the team connected the SR250 to its moorings at the Fall of Warness on 19th November, and remained onsite closely monitoring the turbine during a full 24 hour period. During the test all on-board systems functioned well and as predicted and the SR250 successfully demonstrated its ability to passively orientate itself in the tidal flow throughout two complete tidal cycles. Senior Hydrodynamicist & Operations Co-ordinator Calum Miller said “We are...