Tocardo Tidal Power have burst onto the tidal scene in the UK for the kick-off and the arrival of Tocardo’s system in Orkney.
The system arrived at Hatston Pier in Kirkwall last Monday [13th February 2017] in preparation for it being deployed at the European Marine Energy Centre’s (EMEC’s) grid-connected tidal test site.
It is the start of Tocardo’s planned 20-year commercial demonstration project at EMEC’s Fall of Warness tidal test site.
With the installation at EMEC’s site, Tocardo is readying for large scale roll-out of its generic solution for tidal energy production. The next installation is foreseen in Canada at the FORCE and Petit Passage locations.
Led by Tocardo, the project brings together Orkney based companies EMEC and Leask Marine, and French research institute IFREMER. Tocardo has already been working with international shipyard DAMEN, as well as Leask Marine, Bryan J Rendall Electrical and Aquatera in Orkney for the system deployment at EMEC’s tidal site.