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Following an extensive and rigorous selection process, involving nineteen of Europe’s leading composites manufacturers, Atlantis Resources selected AC Marine & Composites to manufacture their blades and assist with manufacturing advice during the design phase.
The blades, currently under construction, are destined for Atlantis Resources’ flagship AR1500 1.5MW tidal turbine, scheduled for deployment at the MeyGen site in Pentland Firth in Autumn 2016. This site itself has environmental consent for 86MW of tidal energy devices, and a planned capacity of up to 398MW by the early 2020s.
Atlantis Resources specialise in the generation of tidal power, in particular the supply of tidal power generation, fixation and subsea power export equipment. Over the past decade, Atlantis Resources has developed three families of turbines for application in open-ocean, near shore shallow water and run-of-river environments. In 2014, Atlantis Resources teamed up with Lockheed Martin Corporation to complete the design of their largest tidal turbine, the AR1500.
AC Marine & Composites is a multiple Olympic medal-winning boat builder, specialising in the manufacture of composite components for the marine and renewable energy sectors. With established ties to some of the world’s leading engineers and designers, A C Marine & Composites is able to develop and offer tailored composite solutions for its customers. The composites specialist is now based in a 22,000+ square foot unit in Gosport, on the South Coast of England.
Thanks to their corrosion and fatigue resistances, Composites are well known in Sea and Ocean environments. Marine sector is continuing to see innovations despite a subdued growth. Offshore...