A Norwegian tidal turbine of 1 MW to be built in Scotland - Wave & Tidal energy news

A Norwegian tidal turbine of 1 MW to be built in Scotland

Published on Wave & Tidal energy  |  August 20, 2010, 9:02

A 1 MW tidal turbine designed by the Norwegian company Hammerfest Strom, to be built in Scotland and tested at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC).

The sub-structure for HS1000 tidal turbine will be manufactured by Burntisland Fabrication Ltd (BiFab) and will be ready to go to the EMEC in 2011.

Already a planning application to install 10 turbines HS1000 tide was filed by ScottishPower Renewables (SPR), a majority shareholder in Hammerfest Strom, turbines will be located in the Sound of Islay off the west coast of Scotland.

The HS1000 features:
• Captures the water flow in both directions;
• The nacelle is fixed;
• Its tilted structure is said to minimize flow disturbances; and
• It uses gravity foundation.

SPR Managing Director Keith Anderson says: “Following the deployment of the initial HS1000 machine in Orkney, SPR is planning to install 10 of the machines in the Sound of Islay, which will be the first tidal power array of its kind in the world. Following on from this,w e are also planning to install up to 95 tidal turbines in the Pentland Firth.

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