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Atlantis reinstalls final turbine at MeyGen Phase 1A

The AR1500 tidal energy turbine. Source: Lockheed Martin

October 18 (Renewables Now) - Atlantis Resources (LON:ARL), the company behind the 398-MW MeyGen tidal energy project in Scotland, said today it has successfully reinstalled the fourth and final turbine as part of MeyGen’s 6-MW Phase 1A.

The company’s 1.5-MW AR1500 turbine was reinstalled over the weekend and is currently undergoing commissioning procedures. Now all four Phase 1A turbines, including the three Andritz Hydro Hammerfest (AHH) machines, are reconnected to the grid. Atlantis expects the 6-MW array to enter into its 25-year operational phase within the coming weeks.

As previously announced, the company is trying to negotiate a bilateral contract for difference (CfD) with the UK government for Phase 1C of the project.

“The industrial opportunities of tidal power for the UK are substantial, but without renewed Government support for tidal stream power, the UK is likely to lose jobs and investment overseas,” said CEO Tim Cornelius.

During September, Phase 1A has dispatched more than 800 MWh of energy to the grid, bringing total production to over 2.6 GWh, Atlantis said in its update.

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