Hailed by the Scottish government as a win for Scotland’s marine energy industry, a Scottish built tidal turbine has been installed in Japan and has clocked its first 10MWh of clean electricity generation after 10 days of operation. Designed and manufactured by Simec Atlantis Energy (SAE) at its base at Nigg Energy Park north of Inverness, the AR500 tidal turbine was leased by Kyuden Mirai Energy (KME) for a pilot project in the straits of Naru Island in the southern Japanese Goto island chain. It was assembled and tested in nine weeks before being shipped to Japan. SAE also provided offshore construction services to install the turbine. The company said it took five days to lay the cable, sink the turbine’s foundation mount and ballast to the sea floor, and affix the turbine.
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