"Underwater Turbine rides the tide"
'Outstanding Achievement' Award
Our CEO, Barry Johnston, was recently awarded the 2013 Lennard – Senior Prize in recognition of outstanding individual achievement in the field of Marine Renewable Energy. The Lennard prize, awarded by The Society for Underwater Technology (SUT), a multi-disciplinary learned society that brings together organisations and individuals with a common interest in underwater technology, ocean science and offshore engineering and was presented to Barry at the recent All Energy Exhibition in Aberdeen.
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The Future Generation of 'Clean Energy from the Sea' - 29 May 2013
Scotrenewables were delighted to host a group of pupils from Sanday Junior High School this week at our Wave Test Centre facility in Stromness. The pupils were testing their own generating wave device – “The Urchin” in the test tank. Their work has already taken them to the finals of this year’s Junior Saltire Prize, a marine energy themed award scheme for primary and secondary pupils throughout Scotland, and we wish them luck for the Final on 14 June 2013.
Their visit coincided with the Crown Estate’s launch of their new offshore renewables education project “Clean Energy from the Sea”. The pilot programme will initially involve several Orkney secondary schools and builds on some of the innovative work already done. The Crown Estate’s Scottish Commissioner Gareth Baird said, “The Pentland Firth & Orkney Waters projects have the potential to power up to a million homes and provide a tremendous economic boost. We want to help ensure the businesses and skills are available locally to take advantage of these benefits. This project not only helps to develop the skills needed, but fires the imagination of our young people in a way that will open up further opportunities for the future”.
Testing “The Urchin” in Scotrenewable’s wave test tank in Stromness
(Sanday pupils are joined by the Crown Estate's Chief Executive, Alison Nimmo, and Scottish Commissioner, Gareth Baird, OIC Councillor Harvey Johnston and Mark Hamilton and Laurence Fahrni of Scotrenewables Tidal Power Ltd)
Further Testing Success - May 2013
The company's SR250 prototype has just completed a 6 week continuous deployment at the EMEC tidal test site. The turbine continued to exceed expectations - operating in strong current and significant swell conditions without any failures.
The test programme has clearly demonstrated the potential of SRTP's floating tidal turbine technology to deliver significantly reduced Costs of Energy compared to seabed-mounted turbines, due to rapid low-cost installation and greatly simplified onsite and harbour-side access and maintenance.
Testing of the SR250 is due to continue until the end of 2013 when the company will then turn its focus to its next-generation commercial demonstrator turbine.
Image: SR250 prototype connected at Fall of Warness tidal test site in Orkney - April 2013
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- SRTP WATERS 2 Funding Announcement - August 2012