Third MeyGen turbine in place

Image: Atlantis Resources/ Fraser Johnson, Dave Rigg (cropped)

The third Andritz Hydro Hammerfest 1.5MW tidal turbine was installed at the MeyGen site on Saturday, according to Atlantis Resources’ social media. 

The installation at the project site in the Pentland Firth, Scotland, was done overnight from Olympic Ares, a multipurpose vessel supplied by subsea services provider Bibby Offshore, which has been also used to carry out the commissioning work.

The vessel transported the first turbine to the MeyGen project site on November 6, and another one on November 10.

The first Andritz tidal turbine started producing power on November 15, 2016, after it was installed a week earlier.

With the third turbine now in place, MeyGen Phase 1A has one more turbine left to be installed.

MeyGen Phase 1A will comprise four tidal turbines with the combined output of 6MW. The MeyGen project is planned to have a total capacity of almost 400MW.

Construction for the next 6MW phase, MeyGen 1B – supported by a €17 million grant from the EC’s NER300 fund – is due to begin this year.

Tidal Energy Today Staff

Note:The previous version of the article titled ‘MeyGen Phase 1A halfway done with second Andritz turbine installed’ has been amended to state that the third turbine was installed on January 21. 

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