Scotrenewables has connected the 2MW SR2000 floating tidal turbine to its moorings for the first time at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) off Orkney.

The company said the turbine was towed to the site by Green Marine’s vessel Green Isle.

It added that the vessel left Kirkwall at 9am on 12 October and the SR2000 was connected to its moorings on the Fall of Warness by 3pm.

Scotrenewables chief executive Andrew Scott said: “We see it as a real feather in our cap that we’ve managed to execute a construction and installation programme for a 2MW turbine using only low-cost vessels.

“This will be a short installation but we’ll be seeking to further emphasise clear benefits of our approach in the operational phase where much of the standard maintenance can be carried out with simple crew transfer vessels.”

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