Scottish renewable energy firm Simec Atlantis said today the tidal generation system it designed and built has arrived in Nagasaki harbour, Japan.
The system left Scotland in October and next month will be transported by support vessels to the Naru Strait, between the islands of Naru and Hisaka in the Goto Island chain.
Simec Atlantis said the AR500 tidal generation system would initially operate at a capped maximum generation output of 500kW, as data collection and device validation are undertaken for the client and Japanese regulatory bodies.
Edinburgh-headquartered Simec Atlantis operates the high profile MeyGen tidal project in the Pentland Firth in the north of Scotland.
It also announced last year plans to build the AR2000 tidal generation system – which would be the largest and most powerful single axis turbine in the world.
Earlier this year the company said it was opening a new office in Nagasaki and creating a new entity called Atlantis Operations Japan (AOJ),