Under the deal, both parties will work together to optimise Hammerfest Strøm’s tidal stream technology. The companies plan to demonstrate a full-scale prototype in Scottish waters in preparation for deployment of the technology in
According to ScottishPower, Hammerfest Strøm’s technology can be described as an underwater wind turbine, with shorter blades that turn more slowly. The units are mounted on the seabed and aligned to the tidal flow. Each device will generate around 1MW of output, and in future arrays multiple devices are anticipated that could generate 50MW to 100MW each.
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