World’s most powerful tidal turbine hits peak power generation

The Scotrenewables SR2000 turbine

The world’s most powerful tidal turbine, developed and manufactured by Orkney-based company Scotrenewables Tidal Power Limited, has reached its peak power generation at Orkney’s European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC).

The 2MW SR2000 floating tidal turbine has been undergoing a testing programme at EMEC, which lead to its full 2MW export capacity being achieved on April 12.

The company’s CEO Andrew Scott said: “We are tremendously excited to have the SR2000 demonstrating the performance and cost advantages of our floating tidal technology, in line with forecasts, whilst delivering new benchmarks within the tidal sector.

“This performance resets the bar for the costs of delivering tidal power. Achieving the industry milestone is a goal the team at Scotrenewables have worked tirelessly towards for a long time — the credit lies with them for these fantastic achievements.”