Bristol home to UK’s first tidal power production plant

Manufacturing giant Siemens has today opened the UK’s first tidal power production plant in Bristol. The new 25,000 square feet facility will be the base for testing and assembling “next generation” drive trains used in SeaGen (pictured), the tidal turbine developed by Bristol-based Marine Current Turbines (MCT), now a fully-owned Siemens business. The SeaGen devices […]

Target date set for £35m tidal energy farm

UK tidal energy company Marine Current Turbines has today set a target of 2013 to install Scotland’s first tidal energy farm. The company, which designed and deployed the world’s first commercial scale offshore tidal stream energy system in Northern Ireland, is investigating the feasibility of a tidal farm in Kyle Rhea, a strait of water […]