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Construction of a 250kW Tidal Turbine Begins - 17 July 2010

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Local company Scotrenewables (Marine Power) Ltd, have made considerable progress in the development of their floating tidal energy device, by signing a contract with Harland & Wolff shipyard to construct a full-scale prototype of the Scotrenewables Tidal Turbine.  Work on the SR250 tidal turbine has already begun with installation at the European Marine Energy Centre scheduled for March 2011.  Speaking at the All Energy conference in Aberdeen, Project Leader Mark Hamilton said he was pleased with the progress so far and was looking forward to seeing the full-scale device in Orkney waters. “This stage of the project is particularly exciting...

Harland & Wolff win Tidal Turbine Contract - 07 June 2010

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LOCAL company Scotrenewables (Marine Power) Ltd has signed a contract with Harland & Wolff shipyard in Belfast to construct a full-scale prototype of the Scotrenewables tidal turbine. Work on the SR250 floating tidal energy device has already begun, with installation at the European Marine Energy Centre scheduled for March 2011. Project leader Mark Hamilton said he was pleased with the progress so far and was looking forward to seeing the full-scale device in Orkney waters. The SR250 will weigh around 80 tonnes and will measure around 30m in length with twin 8m diameter rotors, giving our system a very competitive power to weight...