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Tocardo to recover Orkney tidal

Leask Marine to remove TFS device from site off northern Scotland

Tocardo to recover Orkney tidal image

Tocardo is to remove its 250kW Temporary Foundation System (TFS) floating tidal platform from the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney, Scotland.

Marine services outfit Leask Marine will transport the Dutch developer's device featuring a Tocardo T2 turbine from berth six of EMEC’s grid-connected Fall of Warness site.

The TFS will be towed and moored offshore in Isbister Bay until shore operations are ready for recovery, said Leask Marine.

The temporary mooring is scheduled to run from 6 November until 31 December.

The TFS device was installed in March as a testbed ahead of deployment of a 1.5MW Universal Foundation System device in 2018.

Image: Tocardo TFS (Colin Keldie)

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