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World's first as £12m turbine installed in Strangford Lough

 
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Aurora



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 6:25 am    Post subject: World's first as £12m turbine installed in Strangford Lough Reply with quote

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Belfast Telegraph - 31/03/08



The world's first turbine capable of generating commercial amounts of energy was due to be installed in the seabed off Co Down today.

The ?12m, 300-tonne SeaGen tidal generating machine was due to be transferred from Harland and Wolff's shipyard in Belfast to be embedded in Strangford Lough - one of the world's fastest flowing currents.

The installation operation, which includes pinning the turbine to the seabed, is expected to take two weeks.

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SeaGen web site: http://www.seageneration.co.uk/ Smile


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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As of today, it's IN!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And now it's working:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/7790494.stm
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Renewable Energy Focus - 17/08/10

Marine Current Turbinesí 1.2 MW tidal turbine, SeaGen, has delivered 2 GWh to the UK electricity grid from its location in Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland.

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