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Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Marine Current Turbines in line to construct a new tidal array for Wales



Marine Current Turbines (MCT) has submitted an application to install a 10MW array of tidal stream turbines off the coast of Anglesey in 2015. The array will consist of seven twin-rotor turbines stretched across an area of 0.56 sq km which the company estimates will generate enough power for 10,000 homes. The technology, known as 'Seagen' generates energy from tidal flow and operates a bit like an underwater windmill. It is a tried and tested form of renewable technology, the first such scheme having been installed off the coast of Northern Ireland in 2008. The Anglesey array will be the first such site in Wales and will cost approximately £70 million to develop. MCT's website states that local firms will be involved in its construction and operation as much as possible.

MCT is based in Bristol and was established in 2000. You can read more about the company's activities here:

http://www.marineturbines.com/

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