26 Mar '13, 1pm

Current Builds Behind Tidal Energy Take-off

Current Builds Behind Tidal Energy Take-off

Reed has a lot to be excited about. The Welsh government has just given consent for his Siemens-owned company to build the 10 MW Skerries Tidal Stream Array, Wales' first commercial tidal energy farm and one of the largest to be consented in the UK, which leads the global wave and tidal market. Following commissioning, the array, located off the northwest coast of Anglesey in North Wales, is planned to consist of five 2 MW SeaGen tidal stream turbines in an area about 1 km off the Anglesey coast close to the port of Holyhead, in water depth of approximately 20-40 meters. “The entire industry is rooting for this project because it will prove the potential” of tidal arrays, said Reed, who has worked on the SeaGen turbine for four years, from design through production. SeaGen is the first proven full-scale commercial tidal turbine developed by MCT . A previous project has bee...

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