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Floating Tidal Turbine Arrives in Orkney - 11 March 2011

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This week sees the arrival in Orkney of a full scale prototype floating tidal turbine, the SR250, which has been designed and developed by Stromness-based Scotrenewables Tidal Power Ltd. The arrival of the device marks the successful completion of the latest phase in the development and commercialisation of the company’s innovative tidal turbine concept. The philosophy behind the design is ease of installation, access and maintenance. All installation and operational activities can be undertaken using a standard multi-cat work vessel which has the advantage of being readily available and relatively cheap compared to offshore anchor handlers or jackup barges. The...

Scotrenewables award contract for manufacture of 250kw Tidal Turbine (SRTT) prototype.

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Harland and Wolff Heavy Industries Limited have been awarded the contract to build the latest cutting edge prototype tidal turbine by Orkney based Scotrenewables. The 30m long 250kw device is approximately a 1/4 scale power take off model of the full size device. The prototype will be manufactured in Belfast before being deployed at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) test facility in the Orkneys. Harland and Wolff Engineering Manager Fred Black said, ‘Harland and Wolff have been very active in the renewables market for many years now and Scotrenewables tidal turbine belongs to a small group of developers who have concentrated...

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...