Plans unveiled for ‘world’s first’ ocean-powered data centre in Scotland

SIMEC Atlantis Energy says the electricity would be supplied via a private wire network from tidal turbines at the existing MeyGen project site

Tidal turbine makes a splash with record 17.5GWh sent to UK grid

SIMEC Atlantis Energy claims its MeyGen tidal turbine has ‘eclipsed’ the the previous record of 11GWh

Tidal energy firm granted €1m for turbine upgrades

SIMEC Atlantis’ two-year project is expected to start in January 2019

UK tidal power firm unveils ‘world’s largest’ turbine

It is expected to be deployed on future phases of the MeyGen tidal project

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 […]