Decommissioning Scotland’s landmark tidal turbine

OpenHydro turbine on test at EMEC, Orkney

Source: British high commission (Flickr)/Wikipedia CC BY-SA 4.0

Scottish firms Ocean Kinetics and Green Marine (UK) have formed a Joint Venture Partnership to decommission OpenHydro’s tidal energy platform in the Orkney Islands.

Work is rapidly advancing to remove the steel superstructure installed in 2006 at EMEC’s Fall of Warness test site which OpenHydro used to streamline its tidal turbine technology development. EMEC awarded the decommissioning contract in early April.

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