Today sees the official unveiling of the world exclusive MeyGen tidal power turbine at the groundbreaking 398MW tidal array project situated in the Pentland Firth in the north of Scotland.
First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon and Tim Cornelius CEO of Atlantis Resources
Royal HaskoningDHV has been a partner in the EU-funded consortium run by AIM-listed tidal power company Atlantis Resources.
When fully completed, the MeyGen project will form the first large-scale tidal power plant in Scotland and is unique in being the first commercial tidal array to be developed and built out. It will include up to 269 turbines submerged on the seabed with the potential to provide clean, sustainable and predictable power for 175,000 homes in Scotland, support more than 100 jobs and significantly reduce carbon emissions.
Michel van Heereveld, Senior Consultant at Royal HaskoningDHV was in attendance at today’s official unveiling, and commented: “This is an exciting day for everyone involved in the MeyGen project. Royal HaskoningDHV was appointed to support MeyGen’s post consent work and help them move to financial close, and we were very pleased to help. We have a strong track record in consent and post consent work in the marine energy sector, including ongoing support to the Perpetuus Tidal Energy Centre and extensive post consent management for the SeaGen turbine in Strangford Lough.
“We have a long-track record working with Atlantis at other projects around the world and are pleased to have been involved in this world-leading development. The MeyGen project will provide a highly predictable and sustainable source of renewable energy – superior to that of any wind or solar development. This is a great step for the industry, and seeing the fully-assembled turbine today before they are installed beneath the water was very special indeed.”
Technical Director Wave and Tidal Energy