Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Atlantis plans major tidal turbine test

Published Date: 01 December 2009
ATLANTIS Resources is to test what is claimed to be the world's biggest tidal turbine in the waters off the Orkney Islands next year.
Chief executive Tim Cornelius yesterday said the company was investing about £15 million to build and test the turbine, which has rotors that are 18 metres in diameter, roughly the height of a five-storey building.The AK-1000 turbine, which has a capacity of 1 megawatt – in line with other pioneering marine energy converters – will be deployed at the European Marine Energy Centre test site in Orkney.Atlantis is working with Norway's state-owned utility Statkraft to win a bid in the Pentland Firth marine energy project.