The Churchill Barriers that were designed to protect the British fleet from German submarines in the Second World War are at the centre of a £200 million tidal energy scheme. Orkney Islands council invited interested developers to bid for the contract to design, construct, operate and finance the ambitious renewable energy plan. The project would capture energy from tidal flows using turbines built into two of the four barriers. They were built on the orders of Winston Churchill, then first lord of the admiralty, to provide a haven for British naval ships in their base at Scapa Flow.
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