Andritz Hydro tidal turbine success in Scotland

Austrian engineering group Andritz Hydro Hammerfest (WBAG:à‚ ANDR) has successfully supplied electrical power to the grid from its 1 MW HS1000 tidal turbine installed in Scotland.

The 1 MW horizontal axis turbine is installed at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Scotland, on the seabed, where the rotor blades are driven by tidal currents.

A 280à‚° blade pitching system allows optimum rotor blade adjustment, to the direction and speed of the tidal current.

The ANDRITZ HYDRO Hammerfest turbine was installed in December 2011 and has since been undergoing a range of tests in the fast flowing tidal waters around Orkney and provides electricity for homes and businesses on the island of Eday, one of Orkney’s northern isles.

Andritz Hydro are exhibiting at POWER-GEN Europe in Cologne, Germany from the 12th to the 14th of June 2012.

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