Atlantis Resources’ next generation 1.5MW tidal turbine, the AR1500, will undergo a six week test programme at the National Renewable Energy Centre in Blyth. The tests aim to de-risk the AR1500’s deployment by proving the reliability and validating the performance of its power train system. The Glasgow-based Offshore Renewable Energy agency (ORE) is working with the tidal marine power giant Atlantis on the €1.3 million Eurostars project to drive forward the development and deployment of the AR1500 tidal turbine, the series which is to be installed at MeyGen, the UK’s first tidal array, in the Pentland Firth. The tests are the critical final stage of development that will give Atlantis, MeyGen and their investors the confidence that the turbine is ready to be deployed and to start generating electricity.
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