Tim Cornelius, Chief Executive of global tidal developer Atlantis Resources, has taken a seat on the Board of Directors of Ocean Energy Europe – the industry group for ocean renewable energy – by becoming a lead sponsor of the organisation.
The move reflects Atlantis’ position as a leading developer of commercial tidal power projects and underpins its commitment to driving the market for ocean renewable energy.
Through its Scottish-based MeyGen subsidiary, Atlantis is currently building the largest consented tidal stream power project in Europe. When completed in Summer 2016. the 398 megawatt MeyGen array will consist of 269 submerged tidal turbines – enough to power 175,000 Scottish homes.
And following its acquisition of pioneering tidal company Marine Current Turbines earlier this year from giant German conglomerate Siemens, Atlantis Resources now owns one of the largest and most diverse portfolios in the business, with a project pipeline of 600MW – including the MeyGen project in the Pentland Firth, Scotland.
Rémi Gruet, Chief Executive, Ocean Energy Europe, said: “Atlantis Resources has a strong vision for the future of the ocean energy industry and we are very pleased to have them join the Ocean Energy Europe Board of Directors. We look forward to drawing on their strong experience as both a leading technology developer and a project developer to help build a fully commercial ocean energy industry, capable of meeting 10% of Europe’s electricity demand by 2050.”
Tim Cornelius commented: “I am hugely honoured to be joining the Ocean Energy Europe board. As a longstanding member of this organisation, we fully endorse all the work it does to promote tidal power on a global platform.
“I look forward to sharing my experience and contributing to the development of the marine energy industry in Europe and beyond.”
Atlantis joins an impressive line-up of lead sponsors on the Ocean Energy Europe Board of Directors which includes senior representatives from: Alstom, EDF, Engie, Scottish Power Renewables, Siemens, DP Energy, DCNS and West Normandy Marine Energy.
MeyGen marks major milestone with 11km of cabling at Pentland Firth tidal energy project – http://goo.gl/jb2Wv1