Nautricity recovers tidal turbine for check-up

Illustration/Nautricity's turbine (Photo: Mike Brookes-Roper/Nautricity)

Glasgow-based tidal energy developer Nautricity has retrieved its tidal turbine from the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) to conduct system assessment.

The retrieval operation was conducted by Leask Marine’s operations team using company’s vessel the MV C-Odyssey, the Orkney-based marine renewables services provider informed.

The 500kW device was recovered from the seabed at EMEC’s Fall of Warness grid-connected tidal test site, where it was deployed in April 2017.

The retrieval operation of 500kW CoRMaT device (Photo: Leask Marine)

After the retrieval, the CoRMaT turbine was towed to nearshore Eday where diving operations were performed before the turbine was towed to Hatston Pier for recovery to land.

The recovery of the turbine is part of Nautricity’s plan to investigate and analyze the turbine, supporting systems and data to assess the impact of exposure after an extended period of deployment, according to EMEC.

CoRMaT is a contra-rotating turbine which uses two closely spaced dissimilar rotors, moving in opposite directions, to drive the rotor and rotating stator sections of an electrical generator.

Share this article

Follow Marine Energy

Events>

<< Jun 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
27 28 29 30 31 1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30

Green Energy & Expo 2019

Conferenceseries LLC Ltd is an amalgamation of Open Access Publications and worldwide international science conferences and events…

read more >

OCEANS 2019

OCEANS is the bi-annual event for global marine technologists, engineers, students…

read more >

6th Edition of PHILIPPINES MARINE (PHILMARINE) 2019

The 6th Edition of PHILIPPINES MARINE (PHILMARINE) 2019 co-located with Shipbuild Philippines and O­ffshore Philippines 2019…

read more >

Seawork International 2019

Seawork International is the largest and fastest growing international commercial marine and workboat exhibition and conference…

read more >