Atlantis green lights next phase of MeyGen tidal project

Atlantis has announced it has secured funding for the next stage of its tidal energy project. The second phase of the MeyGen scheme is called “Project Stroma” and aims to demonstrate progress to a lower cost of energy for tidal stream. Stroma Tidal Power Limited (STPL), the subsidiary behind the next phase of the development at […]

Nicola Sturgeon urges UK Government to support marine energy

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has called on the UK Government to support marine energy. Mrs Sturgeon has urged the Tory Administration to sort out the “uncertainty” in the industry. She said: “It is absolutely vital that the UK Government honours its earlier commitment to provide a ring-fenced allocation for marine energy in its renewables […]

MeyGen tidal power project connected to grid

Atlantis Resources has connected its flagship tidal project MeyGen to the Scottish grid. MeyGen has a capacity of 400MW and is expected to generate enough electricity to power 175,000 homes. The marine energy company has connected the tidal project to a 33kV distribution network through underground power export cables. Tim Cornelius, CEO of Atlantis said: “We believe […]

Literally paving the way to Scottish tidal power

Building began on a 340-metre road to access a new “tidal stream” project in Scotland yesterday. The construction paves the way for the 398 megawatt (MW) tidal array to be built off the coast of Caithness, said Atlantis Resources which is the majority owner. Once the whole MeyGen project is done, 269 turbines will sit […]

£50m power deal signed for MeyGen tidal array

The developers of the world’s biggest tidal array in Scotland have signed a multi-million pound deal to sell electricity generated by the project. MeyGen’s 10-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with independent energy firm SmartestEnergy could be worth more than £50 million over the lifetime of the project. Under the first phase of the project in […]

£7.5m to expand Scotland’s tidal energy project

The developer of the world’s largest tidal array project in Scotland has secured another £7.5 million. Atlantis Resources has been awarded a two-year contract by the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) for a multi-turbine foundation structure that will support a further two turbines at the MeyGen tidal array in Pentland Firth. The news comes just days […]

£50m raised for ‘world’s largest’ tidal array in Scotland

The developer of a tidal array, which is claimed will be the largest in the world, has raised £50 million for the project. Atlantis Resources’ 398MW MeyGen project, which will include a total of up to 269 turbines, will generate enough electricity to power 175,000 homes. The company said it will start construction on first […]

DECC grants £20m for UK marine power

The UK Government has announced a £20 million fund to help drive growth in the nation’s marine energy industry. British firms MeyGen Ltd and Sea Generation Ltd will share the cash, which was awarded as part of the Government’s Marine Energy Array Demonstrator (MEAD) launched last year. It aims to support the development and testing […]

£10m energy challenge will see “renaissance” of skills

A £10 million prize launched yesterday to harness marine power in Scotland could make the country a world leader in renewable energy. The Saltire Prize competition, funded by the Scottish tax payer, will pit four private companies against each other to see who can generate the most power from the sea. The devices installed in […]