MeyGen scoops Structural Awards 2017 nomination

AHH turbine mounted on TSS for MeyGen project (Photo: Atlantis Resources/Calum Davidson)

MeyGen tidal energy project has been nominated for this year’s Structural Awards which celebrate the world’s most outstanding structural engineering achievements.

MeyGen has been shortlisted in two categories of The Structural Awards 2017, being organized and hosted by the Institution of Structural Engineers, for its achievements during the Phase 1A.

The fist category featuring MeyGen as finalist is that of Structures in Extreme Conditions for the project’s Turbine Support Structures (TSS), designed by Robert Bird Group.

This category awards excellence in the design of structures subject to extreme actions, including marine and offshore structures.

Sitting in 30-50 m of exposed fast flowing turbulent waters where the Atlantic meets the North Sea, the steel tripod gravity foundations have been designed from first principles to enable year-round turbine operation over a 25-year life with no maintenance, the awards website states.

The project was also nominated in the Sustainability category, which recognizes projects demonstrating outstanding commitment to sustainability and respect for the environment in the structural design, selected by the judges from all the entries.

“The judges were impressed by the elegance of these prototype tidal turbines enabling this future tidal farm and the technology to be further developed. A minimalist, low-profile support structure with articulated feet not only satisfies the extreme challenges but also does so efficiently. The solution also minimizes the use of material, construction costs and environmental impact on the seabed,” said the judges for The Structural Awards 2017.

Winners selected from 45 ground-breaking projects shortlisted for the awards will be announced on November 17, 2017.

Share this article

Follow Tidal Energy Today


<< Nov 2017 >>
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 1 2 3

The WES Annual Conference

The WES Annual Conference is a major networking event to help wave energy technology companies to share their ideas…

read more >

The Scottish Green Energy Awards

Join them in Edinburgh this St Andrew’s Day to recognise and celebrate the determination and innovation – and the people…

read more >

WavEC Seminar 2017

The event of this year will discuss the importance of testing and demonstration infrastructures – both onshore and offshore – to attract…

read more >