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MeyGen turbine delivery slips

Four units for Pentland Firth project to arrive in summer

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Atlantis Resources will take delivery in the summer of the four tidal turbines comprising the MeyGen Phase 1A tidal array in the Pentland Firth.

Previously, the Edinburgh-based developer said the four 1.5MW turbines – three Andritz Hammerfest Hydro HS1500 and its own AR1500 device - would be delivered in the spring.

Andritz Hammerfest Hydro is assembling the three HS1500 turbines at its Ravensberg factory in Germany. The AR1500 tidal turbine is undergoing fabrication and assembly at Atlantis’ facility at Nigg Energy Park.

Atlantis expected to install all four turbines by the autumn and commission the 6MW array by the end of the year.

Meanwhile, Thurso-based JGC Engineering and Technical Services has completed 16 of the 24 ballast blocks required for the project’s turbine support structure.

Once completed, the 200-tonne foundation ballast blocks will be transported to Scrabster in preparation for summer deployment onto the pre-installed turbine foundations.

Global Energy Group’s Isleburn is fabricating the 255-tonne foundations at its Aberdeen yard with final load out at Nigg.

Image: HS1000 tidal turbine (Andritz Hydro Hammerfest)

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