Turbine deal for 400MW MeyGen

Tidal developer Atlantis has set the seal on a deal with Andritz Hydro Hammerfest for three 1.5MW turbines for the pilot installation of its 400MW MeyGen project in Scotland's Pentland Firth.

The deal is the latest supply contract to be signed for the landmark development, whose lead-off 86MW phase got the go-ahead from the Scottish government last year.

Atlantis will also deliver one of its own 1.5 AR1500 turbines for the early generation array.

This month, Atlantis inked agreements with ABB Limited for civil works and onshore electrical equipment supply; Robert Bird, Global Energy Group and JGC Engineering & Technical Services to design and supply the turbine foundation; James Fisher Marine Services for offshore construction works, including subsea transmission infrastructure, foundations and turbines; JDR Cable Systems to supply subsea cables; and O’Connor Utilities for the directional drilling of cable bores from the onshore site to the seabed.

Atlantis says financial close for the first phase of MeyGen is "expected shortly".

Fully developed, the 400MW project would encompass 265 1.5MW turbines. Phase 1 alone, for which grid capacity has been secured, could power 42,000 homes.