SAE launch worlds biggest single rotor tidal turbine

SAE launch worlds biggest single rotor tidal turbine
Credit: SIMEC Atlantis Energy

SIMEC Atlantis Energy (SAE) has launched a 2 MW tidal power turbine system which, it says, includes the world’s largest and most powerful six axis turbine.

The next-gen turbine will be capable of accommodating rotor diameters of between 20 – 24 meters, site dependent, with a cut in speed of less than one meter per second and a maximum of output of 2.0 MW at 3.05 m/s for a machine with a 20-meter rotor diameter.

The AR2000 has been in development for over two years and builds on the successes and lessons learned from the AR1500 deployment and operation on the world leading MeyGen project in Scotland.

SAE has invested more than £5 million in the development of this machine which is expected to be deployed on future phases of the MeyGen Project and will be available for sale to commercial developers in Q4 2019.