WORK on installing turbines to power what is intended to become the world’s largest tidal stream venture in the Pentland Firth has started. Contractors are scheduled to put in place the first turbine supports and ballast blocks over four days at the site of the MeyGen development, between Stroma and the Caithness mainland. Atlantis Resources, the company behind the project, have hired Belgian geotechnical and offshore solutions company GeoSea to do the work. Local firm JGC Engineering and Technical Services have constructed the 24 ballast blocks, which each weigh 200 tonnes, to support each of the turbines underwater. The blocks will be taken from Scrabster to the development site in the Inner Sound by the supply vessel Olympic Orion with the Green Quest also involved in the operation.
John O Groat Journal 22nd Sept 2016 read more »