Welsh tidal power project receives £1.6bn grant

delta stream device Tidal Energy

First Minister Carwyn Jones announced today that the European Regional Development Fund are providing a grant of £1.6 Million for the tidal energy project in Ramsey Sound, Pembrokeshire, run by Welsh firm Tidal Energy Ltd.

Harbour trials of the device – three independent 400kW turbines mounted on a triangular frame (as pictured)- will be taking place in Milford Haven later this year before it is deployed for a 12-month demonstration period in Ramsey Sound.

Martin Murphy, Managing Director of Tidal Energy Ltd said, “This is a really exciting time for us. We have all the necessary operating consents, have completed the grid work for the project, and are now preparing for our first at-sea tests. The remaining principal contractors are due to be placed shortly, we have recently invited tenders for fabrication and we are also expanding our team at our Cardiff headquarters”

http://www.tidalenergyltd.com/

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