Les 4 hydroliennes seront immergées tout au Nord de l' Ecosse.
Phase 1A will incorporate two different turbine technologies (Atlantis Resources AR1500 and Andritz Hydro Hammerfest AH1000 MK1), with environmental monitoring equipment installed that will assess the interaction between the tidal turbines and the marine environment including marine mammals. The results of the monitoring work will be used to inform subsequent phases of the project.
The key milestones achieved to date are:
Financial Close – September 2014
Construction commences at the Ness of Quoys site – January 2015
Offshore subsea array cables installed in Inner Sound – October 2015
Onshore building works complete, and grid connection energised – June 2016
Offshore installation of foundations and turbines commenced – October 2016
The supply chain for the Phase 1A project is spread across the United Kingdom, Europe and North America; 43% of the project’s expenditure is in Scotland
and involves companies based in Caithness, and Ross and Cromarty.
MeyGen has developed an active network management scheme with Lochend Windfarm (currently under construction), which will permit this windfarm to export to the local distribution network utilising the existing Phase 1A grid connection.
MeyGen Phase 1B
The second phase of the MeyGen project will involve the deployment of an additional 4 * 1.5MW turbines installed on innovative foundations. The project is a key enabler for future phases of deployment, by demonstrating the use of technologies which will significantly reduce the Levelised Cost of Energy (LCOE) from tidal generation.
MeyGen Phase 1C
Atlantis has full consent, all necessary permission and grid capacity for Phase 1C. We will build an additional 49 (73.5 MW) turbines at MeyGen at an estimated cost of £420m, with installation commencing in 2019. The project will be transformational for the tidal energy industry, providing the necessary scale to justify the establishment of turbine manufacturing facilities at Global Energy’s facility in Nigg Energy Park.
The project will also provide an investment opportunity for commercial debt and equity providers to invest in tidal stream projects. In addition, Phase 1C will create an estimated 5300 full time roles, repurposing jobs from the oil and gas sector and placing Scotland at the forefront of an estimated 25GW global export market for decades to come, as well as significantly reducing LCOE.