ScottishPower Renewables is investigating the potential for a tidal energy project located at the Ness of Duncansby, off the north coast of Scotland. The site is anticipated to be capable of generating 95 megawatts of cleaner greener power and if successful will be one of the first large-scale tidal energy projects in the world.
The device is the HS1000 tidal turbine, developed by Andritz Hydro Hammerfest, in partnership with ScottishPower Renewables.
ScottishPower Renewables is currently progressing towards construction of a 10 megawatt demonstration tidal array in the Sound of Islay, off the west coast of Scotland, utilising the HS1000 technology as part of their phased approach to large scale marine development.
The Ness of Duncansby project has been officially registered by ScottishPower Renewables to compete in the Saltire Prize Challenge.