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Atlantis clears RO hurdle

Full accreditation for MeyGen Phase 1A tidal site in Pentland Firth

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Atlantis Resources' MeyGen Phase 1A tidal project in the Pentland Firth has been granted full accreditation by Ofgem under the Renewables Obligations (Scotland) Order.

The 6MW site will now be issued with five Renewables Obligation certificates for every megawatt-hour of generated by the four-turbine array.

MeyGen Phase 1A is connected to the local distribution grid via a substation on Ness of Quoys in Caithness.

The fourth and final tidal turbine was deployed last month.

Chief executive Tim Cornelius said: "The project has gone from strength to strength over the past 24 months and even greater strides will now be made as we prepare for construction of the next phase of the MeyGen project to start later this year.”

Image: AR1500 at MeyGen 1A (Atlantis)

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