Magallanes installs tidal turbine at EMEC.
Spanish tidal energy developer Magallanes Renovables is testing its tidal technology on a test site at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney, Scotland.
Installation of the second generation 2MW tidal platform ‘ATIR’ took place on 16th February, marking a milestone in the Ocean_2G project, which aims to test, validate and pre-certify Magallanes’ device. The ATIR will now undergo commissioning on site prior to being connected to the national grid.
The ATIR was built and launched in Vigo, Spain in 2017, where it underwent a structured test programme to optimise the system. After this period of testing, the ATIR was towed from Spain to Orkney in September 2018.