“The offshore experience and knowledge within the company resulted in the installation of 11 turbines over the past years. We focus on reliability and affordability, so our turbines ‘fit’ a broad variety of locations and deliver sustainable results. Our team consist of great professionals, each passionate about the product and our ambitions.”
The next step for Tocardo will be to deploy the T2 at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney for further validation testing.
Tony Quinn, ORE Catapult’s Operations Director, said: “The addition of the 1MW tidal turbine drive train test rig at Catapult Blyth further enhances our drive train testing capabilities, and reinforces ORE Catapult’s position as the world’s leading experts in wind and tidal turbine drive train testing.” “The development of the new rig was in direct response to a clear market need for this type of testing, and will allow turbine developers to resolve technical issues prior to deployment, minimising the risk of early complications and unplanned maintenance.”