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Scotrenewables Tidal Turbine redeployed in stronger tidal currents


Our SR250 tidal turbine resumed operation in September following redeployment to a site with more powerful tidal currents in the Fall of Warness.  The device is now consistently exporting electricity to the national grid at the new site at its rated capacity of 250kW.



SR250 featured on BBC Breakfast - September 2013

BBC Breakfast reporter Jenny Hill was in Orkney recently to report on the marine energy industry here.  She visited the Scotrenewables SR250 prototype tidal turbine and interviewed Scotrenewables Managing Director, Mark Hamilton, about the turbine and the industry in general.

The report was part of a wider BBC Energy Day event.



SR250 Maintenance Lift Out - August 2013

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Lift out at Scrabster, Caithness on 7 August 2013 for maintenance purposes following a tow through the Pentland Firth from Kirkwall with multi-cat vessel, MV Orcadia. The successful operation highlights the cost effectiveness and mobility of the turbine. It is unique in that it can easily be brought to the maintenance facility rather than have expensive mobilisation of equipment to the turbine on site.  

The SR250 is now back in Orkney ready for the next intensive period of testing at its new berth at EMEC’s test site.

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'Outstanding Achievement' Award

Our CEO, Barry Johnston, was recently awarded the 2013 Lennard – Senior Prize in recognition of outstanding individual achievement in the field of Marine Renewable Energy.   The Lennard prize, awarded by The Society for Underwater Technology (SUT), a multi-disciplinary learned society that brings together organisations and individuals with a common interest in underwater technology, ocean science and offshore engineering and was presented to Barry at the recent All Energy Exhibition in Aberdeen.