Scottish marine energy firm Simec Atlantis Energy has scooped a £1.5 million grant from the Scottish Government to develop its Meygen tidal turbine project. The funding, part of a £10m Saltire tidal energy pot supporting the commercial deployment of tidal energy, will be used to design, install, connect and commission the subsea hub and associated subsea connection infrastructure. The Highland MeyGen tidal power array, based in the Pentland Firth, is currently the world’s largest tidal stream power project. The subsea hub, which will be assembled and tested in Scotland, will be installed in late 2020. Tim Cornelius, chief executive of Atlantis, said: “We are very grateful and appreciative of the Scottish Government’s continued support for tidal stream energy by awarding this grant to help fund MeyGen’s ongoing expansion.
Energy Voice 25th March 2020 read more »