Pulse Tidal Limited has been awarded a lease for deployment of its commercial scale tidal power machine on a shallow seabed near Lynmouth in Devon, on the south coast of England.

In what is being seen as another indication of progress in the Marine energy sector for the UK, the Sheffield-based company plans to deploy the 1.2 MW Pulse-Stream tidal power generating machine – the largest so far in England – in 2014.

The award from The Crown Estate follows the company’s deployment in July 2009 of the first shallow water prototype in the world to supply predictable electricity onshore, according to Industrial Info.

Pulse chief executive, Bob Smith. “I am delighted that the Crown Estate has recognised this with the award of this AFL. The chosen site off Lynmouth is a very attractive location for us with a great tidal resource and a nearby grid connection.”

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