Scotrenewables installs 2-MW floating tidal turbine at EMEC
Scotrenewables' SR2000 being deployed at EMEC. Credit: Scotrenewables Tidal Power Limited
Scotrenewables Tidal Power Ltd (SRTP) has installed the 2-MW SR2000 floating tidal energy turbine on its moorings for the first time at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney, Scotland.
The 500-tonne SR2000 device was towed by Green Marine’s Green Isle vessel. It was connected at EMEC’s Fall of Warness tidal test site in the afternoon of October 12.
Scotrenewables used locally available workboat vessels to conclude all site construction and installation work, it said in a statement on its website.
“This will be a short installation but we’ll be seeking to further emphasise clear benefits of our approach in the operational phase where much of the standard maintenance can be carried out with simple crew transfer vessels, and validate a game-changing reduction in cost of energy for the tidal sector,” said CEO Andrew Scott.