Marine power firm Atlantis Resources has reinstalled the third turbine for its groundbreaking MeyGen project in the Pentland Firth.
The Edinburgh based company used an August neap tide – when the difference between high and low tide is at its lowest – to install the Andritz Hydro Hammerfest (“AHH”) turbine.
MeyGen, located in the stretch of water between Caithness and Orkney, is one of the largest tidal arrays under construction anywhere in the world.
All three turbines have now been connected to the grid.
They had to be recovered from the water for updates earlier this year.
Atlantis said production since July 10 has been “strong”, with total production since launch approaching 2 GWh.
The firm has also set a new world record for monthly production from a tidal stream power station, with over 700 MWh produced in August.
Atlantis expects that MeyGen Phase 1A will be operating at full 6 MW capacity from the end of Q3.
David Taaffe, director of project delivery at MeyGen, said: “The production performance from the installed turbines on the MeyGen project has been very good.
“August proved to be a world record month, providing enough energy to power 2,000 Scottish homes from just two turbines.
“With yet another successful installation campaign expertly completed this week by the Atlantis operations team, we expect to continue to break records throughout the rest of the year generating both predictable power and revenue.”
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