Scotrenewables Tidal Turbine Achieves 1GWh in Record Time
- Operations & Maintenance
Scotrenewables Tidal Power’s SR2000 2MW floating tidal turbine has produced over 1GWh electricity at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney, marking a new record for the pace of generation at the centre.
Andrew Scott, chief executive officer of Scotrenewables Tidal Power said: “This is an astonishing achievement by our technology and by the Scotrenewables team who have worked so hard to make it happen.”
“I’m comfortable in highlighting we have had a small number of outages within this period, including where we have had to make maintenance interventions but, because of the accessible nature of our technology, we have been able to respond to these quickly and with very low cost vessels, validating the engineering approach we have pioneered here at Scotrenewables.”
The SR2000, the company’s first full scale turbine, was launched last year from the Harland and Wolf shipyard in Belfast before being towed to the Orkney Islands for grid connected testing.
Neil Kermode, managing director of EMEC said: “It is exhilarating to witness the unprecedented performance of Scotrenewables’ tidal turbine. It is clear and demonstrable progress for the team, but it is also progress for this exciting and innovative sector as a whole as it moves towards commercialization.”
Scotrenewables recently appointed financial advisors, Simmons & Company, to assist with a fund raising effort to support the business transition to commercial operations.