James Fisher Marine Services has been selected by MeyGen to complete the offshore marine installation elements of the initial stage of the project (Phase 1A).
The 398MW tidal array project in Pentland Firth, Scotland follows the agreement of the funding package by MeyGen to commence the construction of the world’s largest tidal stream development. When fully completed, the MeyGen project will have the potential to provide clean, sustainable, predictable power for 175,000 homes in Scotland from up to 269 tidal turbines secured on the seabed.
This follows the announcement on 21 August that the MeyGen project, owned by AIM-listed tidal power company, Atlantis Resources, has successfully led a funding syndicate to raise approximately US$64 million, which will be used to finance the initial stage of the wider MeyGen project.
Under this contract JFMS will employ its marine operational expertise in the installation of four 1.5Mw turbines, support structures, submarine cables and other infrastructure offshore, with construction expected to commence later this year and first electricity delivered to the grid by 2016. The successful installation of the tidal array with MeyGen will be the first of its kind in the world.