Scotland invests in world’s biggest tidal turbine energy project

Scottishenergynews.com reports, 16th September 2016: Scotland will be home to the world’s first ever large-scale tidal stream farm as part of a drive to develop Scotland’s marine renewables industry, creating jobs and investment.

This was the key message from Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon during her visit to the MeyGen project, owned by Atlantis Resources, to see the first turbines in the planned tidal stream array on a visit to the Highlands

The first phase of the project, developed with £23 million Scottish Government funding, is expected to further develop the marine renewables industry and open up vital skilled job opportunities for those who are moving from the oil and gas sector.

When fully fitted, the 400MW project is expected to generate enough despatchable electricity to power to 175,000 Scottish homes. Atlantis’ MeyGen and Sound of Islay projects are expected to generate around £275 million for Scotland’s economy.

Scotland is recognised as being a world leader in tidal energy innovation and deployment and has been at the forefront of efforts to tackle climate change.

Source: Scottishenergynews.com, 16th September 2016. For further details, see http://www.scottishenergynews.com/scot-govt-invests-23m-into-worlds-biggest-tidal-turbine-energy-project/


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