Scotrenewables’ flagship SR2000 floating tidal device is set to return next week to its European Marine Energy Centre berth following winter storage.

Marine service outfit Green Marine is scheduled to tow on 6 March the 2MW tidal turbine to the grid-connected Fall of Warness test site via Shapinsay Sound.

The vessel to be used is Green Marine’s Green Isle with support from the Agricola rib.

The SR2000 turbine is due to be connected to its moorings off Eday for a short term deployment by 12 March.

The device was stored during winter at Scotrenewables’ Hatston base following deployment last October.

In a related development, Aberdeen company First Marine Solutions is due to kick off installation of Glasgow developer Nautricity’s Cormat tidal device on 4 March.

The 500kW turbine will be collected from Montrose where it will be transported to a Fall of Warness berth using Norwegian vessel Olympic Challenger.

Turbine installation and commissioning is slated to be wrapped up by 31 March.

Image: Scotrenewables SR2000 tidal device (EMEC)