Atlantis has reinstalled the fourth and final turbine for the MeyGen Phase 1A project in the Pentland Firth.
With the reinstallation of the fourth 1.5MW AR1500 turbine, MeyGen Phase 1A will now be capable of operating at its full 6 MW capacity generating full ROC and power revenues.
The offshore works were executed by the Atlantis offshore operations team using the Olympic Challenger.
With this latest installation, all four Phase 1A turbines have now been reconnected to the grid.
Following final completion testing, MeyGen Phase 1A is expected to formally complete its construction phase and enter into its 25-year operational phase within the coming weeks.
Tim Cornelius, CEO of Atlantis Resources, said:
“The success of MeyGen, the world’s largest tidal stream project, firmly positions the UK as the leader of an industry which could provide sufficient affordable, secure, predictable and clean power to meet 20% of the UK’s future electricity need. We have asked the Government to enter into a bilateral negotiation for 80 MW of capacity to allow us to proceed with the construction of Phase 1C of the MeyGen project without further delay.
“The industrial opportunities of tidal power for the UK are substantial, but without renewed Government support for tidal stream power, the UK is likely to lose jobs and investment overseas. Now is the time for the current government to act to ensure that the economic benefits of the tidal stream industry are preserved for the UK economy, and marine power becomes a meaningful part of the UK’s future renewable energy mix.”