Tocardo readies tidal device for EMEC deployment

Tocardo Tidal Power has engaged the services of Orkney-based marine outfit Leask Marine to install its tidal energy device at EMEC this month.

Leask Marine will provide its C-Odyssey and Uskmoor vessels to conduct the marine works which include survey and cable operations, device mooring installation, and the installation and the commissioning of Tocardo’s tidal energy device.

The operations are scheduled to last from May 1 until May 31, 2017, at EMEC’s grid-connected tidal test site at the Fall of Warness in Orkney.

The device to be installed at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) is part of the InToTidal project that was backed European Commission’s funding program Horizon 2020 with €2 million in June 2016.

Tocardo’s tidal system arrived to Orkney this February, marking the start of Tocardo’s 20-year commercial demonstration project at EMEC.