India to build Asia’s first large scale tidal plant

Asia’s first commercial-scale tidal power plant is to be built in India. A deal has been signed between renewable developer Atlantis Resources and the state of Gujarat. Atlantis will partner […]

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By Kelvin Ross

Asia’s first commercial-scale tidal power plant is to be built in India.

A deal has been signed between renewable developer Atlantis Resources and the state of Gujarat.

Atlantis will partner Gujarat Power Corp to build the 50MW project, with work expected to start later this year.

Atlantis, which is based in London and Singapore, conducted an economic and technical study of prime sites in the Gulf of Kutch, where as much as 300MW of economically extractable tidal power resource was discovered. The company will also conduct investigations into the ability to combine the offshore wind resource in the gulf with the proven tidal current resource to assess the feasibility of a mega-marine power project.

Atlantis chief executive Tim Cornelius said: “This is not only exciting for Gujarat and India – this is a landmark project for Asia. We are honoured and excited to be partnering with Gujarat Power Corp on such an important and historic project.”