Dutch developer wins RO funding for 1.4 MW tidal power project at Orkney test site

The Tocardo tidal power device at EMEC in Orkney. ( Photo Colin Keldie, courtesy of InToTidal)
The Tocardo tidal power device at EMEC in Orkney. ( Photo Colin Keldie, courtesy of InToTidal)

Dutch tidal power technology company Tocardo has secured Renewables Obligation accreditation for  its 1.4-MW power plant at the European Marine Energy Centre in Orkney.

Tocardo successfully installed and grid-connected their temporary foundation system at EMEC’s Fall of Warness tidal test site earlier this year under the FORESEA programme.

The foundation system was prepared for deployment at Hatston Pier in Kirkwall, supported by Orkney-based supply-chain companies Leask Marine, Bryan J Rendall Electrical and Aquatera.

Building on from this deployment, Tocardo is designing a universal foundation system under the InToTidal project, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

The InToTidal project aims is to develop and demonstrate the world’s first turn-key floating tidal power plant solution capable of integrating five tidal turbines. Led by Tocardo, the project includes EMEC, Leask Marine, and French research institute IFREMER.

With the confirmation of RO accreditation from OFGEM, Tocardo is getting ready for large scale roll-out of its generic solution for tidal energy production with future deployments foreseen in Wales and Canada at the FORCE and Petit Passage locations.

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