World’s most powerful tidal turbine for Orkney after £3.4 million Scottish Government grant

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From Energy Voice yesterday:

Orbital Marine Power has teamed up with Swedish engineer SKF for its power train supply on the world’s most powerful tidal turbine. This will become the world’s most powerful tidal turbine when it enters operation at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney in 2020. Orbital has been working with SKF for the supply of critical bearing and sealing components since 2011 in both its 250kW unit and the SR2000-2MW unit, which produced more than 3GWh of electricity over its initial 12-month test programme.

The announcement also follows the Scottish Government’s award of a £3.4 million grant to Orbital Marine; this money is drawn from the Scottish Government’s £10m Saltire Tidal Energy Challenge Fund.

Orbital in multi-million-pound deal with SKF for tidal turbine kit

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