Orkney tidal developer Scotrenewables has clocked up 1GWh of power generation from its 2MW device at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC).

The SR2000 floating tidal turbine was in April commissioned at the grid-connected Fall of Warness site at EMEC.

Scotrenewables chief executive Andrew Scott said: “This is an astonishing achievement by our technology and by the Scotrenewables team who have worked so hard to make it happen.

“I’m comfortable in highlighting we have had a small number of outages within this period, including where we have had to make maintenance interventions.

"But, because of the accessible nature of our technology, we have been able to respond to these quickly and with very low cost vessels, validating the engineering approach we have pioneered here at Scotrenewables."

Image: SR2000 (Scotrenewables)