The AR1500 tidal energy turbine. Source: Lockheed Martin
Atlantis Resources (LON:ARL), the company behind the 398-MW MeyGen tidal energy development in Scotland, announced today that the project’s Phase 1A has officially entered its 25-year operations phase.
Now that the 6-MW system is fully constructed, it is the world's largest tidal stream array, the company said in a statement. Phase 1A consists of four turbines, including one 1.5-MW AR1500 device and three Andritz Hydro Hammerfest (AHH) machines.
To date, the tidal power array has produced some 6 GWh of electricity and just in March set a new world record for monthly production by generating 1,400 MWh, Atlantis said.
Atlantis’ CEO and MeyGen’s chairman, Tim Cornelius, commented that this achievement provides the company with a solid platform to realise the full project.