- Second phase of the Tidal Energy Converter (TEC) project
- Designed, built and tested a multi-turbine foundation structure
- Plan was for two 1.5MW turbines to be installed on a foundation structure at the Atlantis owned MeyGen tidal stream array in Pentland Firth, Scotland
The concept behind phase two of the ETI TEC project was to install two Atlantis owned 1.5MW commercial tidal energy turbines on an innovative foundation structure designed and built as part of the MeyGen project in Scotland.
The project had developed a patented innovative and cost effective turbine foundation design for the ETI as a result of the work undertaken in the first phase of the project - a total system lifecycle cost of energy methodology to identify tidal energy system technologies capable of significantly reducing the cost of energy being deployed at array scale.
However because of changes to the engineering scope for the MeyGen project to install three turbines rather than the previously envisioned four, this second phase project and the installation of the designed turbine foundation structure did not proceed.
ETI then sought to look for the best opportunities for the commercialisation of the IP generated from the innovative structure design and the project within the wider marine energy market.