Andritz turbines surpass 100MWh in less than one week

AHH turbine being installed at MeyGen (Photo: Atlantis Resources)

Two Andritz Hydro Hammerfest (AHH) tidal turbines have generated more than 100MWh of clean energy to the UK grid in less than one week after their redeployment at MeyGen site.

The turbines were recently reinstalled at the MeyGen tidal array site in the Pentland Firth, off Scotland, following system enhancements conducted earlier this year.

The third AHH turbine for the Phase 1A of the MeyGen project is expected to be installed in August this year, together with Atlantis’ AR1500 turbine.

Atlantis said earlier that after achieving full power from each turbine, they will then enter into final contractual performance and autonomous reliability tests after which they will be signed off for the start of long term operations.

Each turbine is 1.5MW in capacity, and according to Atlantis, it is expected the Phase 1A of the project will be operating autonomously at full 6MW capacity by the end of the third quarter in 2017.

Take a look at the short video, released by Atlantis, showing one of the AHH’s turbines in action at MeyGen.

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