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SRTP welcomes establishment of marine renewable energy task force led by Scottish Energy Minister - October 2011

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SRTP CEO Barry Johnston will attend a series of round table discussions, commencing on Friday 28th October, as part of a task force designed to streamline energy planning and consents for marine renewable developmemtss in Scottish waters. The work of the group will focus on: Further streamlining the planning and consenting process, promoting partnership working between developers and stakeholders leading to a comprehensive pre-application engagement Simplifying planning and consenting advice Driving best practice Summarising current streaming activity underway Resourcing Consistency in modelling Better communication with industry and stakeholders Securing better access to data and sharing it widely These factors will contibute towards SRTP goals of establishing a commercial array demonstation of...

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...