Tidal turbine to face testing times

Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult and Atlantis Resources’ next-generation 1.5mw tidal turbine is undergoing six weeks of tests at Blyth’s National Renewable Energy Centre.

The tests aim to ensure the AR1500 turbine is as safe as can be by checking the reliability of its powertrain system before it is installed at the UK’s first tidal array, in the Pentland Firth off the Scottish coast, as part of a £999,000 project.