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MeyGen salutes magic moment

6MW tidal array moves into 25-year operations phase off Scotland

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Atlantis Resources has completed construction and moved into the 25-year operations stage at the 6MW MeyGen Phase 1A tidal array in the Pentland Firth in northern Scotland.

The company said the project has so far generated about 6 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of electricity, including a record 1.4GWh in March. 

MeyGen comprises three 1.5MW Andritz turbines and a single 1.5MW Atlantis AR1500 unit.

Atlantis chief executive Tim Cornelius said: “Seeing the MeyGen project move into the operations phase is another major milestone on the path to commercialising tidal stream energy.”

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