A new facility for testing wave and tidal - Wave & Tidal energy news

A new facility for testing wave and tidal

Published on Wave & Tidal energy  |  August 9, 2010, 9:48

A new 3 MW facility, for testing and developing technologies of wave and tidal energy, Nautilus, is now under construction at the National Renewable Energy Center (Narec) in Blyth, United Kingdom.

Nautilus project is part of a series of development sites planned over the next two years, which also envisage building a test facility for wind turbine blades of 100 m and 12 MW plant for offshore wind energy industry.

The test facility for wave and tidal is located around the existing dry docks for the testing phase can re-create the real conditions of life.

Infrastructure investments on dry land,  expected to exceed 50 million pounds, with a proposed site for the demonstration offshore wind turbines, was granted by the Crown Estate, and established Narec "as an independent center for technology development for offshore wind and marine renewable energy", explains Narec.

Andrew Mill, CEO of Narec, says:
“Our new facilities have been designed to stimulate technology inspired sector growth of an indigenous industrial base in the UK; to ensure that we are at the forefront of the global technology race for renewable energy products and services".

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