CAITHNESS has played a key part in assisting China to develop its tidal energy industry, according to the company behind the pioneering MeyGen project in the Pentland Firth. Simec Atlantis Energy helped design the massive 500-kilowatt turbine which has just been installed off China’s east coast. It is based on the Atlantis AR1500 turbine, which is in operation in the firth. Simec worked with the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation and the China Three Gorges company to develop the tidal-stream turbine. The structure, with a rotor diameter of 18 metres, was installed between the islands of Putuoshan and Huludao in the Zhoushan archipelago in the past week.
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