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Magallanes installs tidal turbine at EMEC

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EMEC welcome Magallanes Renovables developer to their tidal turbine test in Orkney.

Magallanes Renovables test its tidal technology at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Scotland.

Installation of the second generation 2MW tidal platform ‘ATIR’ took place on 16th February. Marking a milestone in the Ocean_2G project validate and pre-certify Magallanes’ device. The ATIR will undergo commissioning on site prior to connect to the national grid.

The ATIR launched in Vigo where after this period of testing towed from Spain to Orkney in September 2018.

CEO Alejandro Marques de Magallanes explained that the journey to Orkney was no mean feat but the team managed to skilfully navigate in harsh weather conditions.

The next step in the project will be to start the testing programme at the Fall of Warness. We look forward to demonstrating the outputs of this pioneering prototype and generating electricity into the national grid in the near future.

EMEC’s Managing Director adds that they welcome Magallanes back to Orkney so they have joined the family of technologies benefiting from the UK’s centre.

“Having companies invest here has led to the development of the world’s most experienced supply chain. Bryan J Rendall Electrical providing the electrical connection and RM Computing delivering IT support and communication. The value of this is clear to see: local jobs are being supported by the Ocean_2G project. EMEC’s infrastructure continues to create income for local companies.”



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