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Testing the world's first floating tidal power plant

The world’s first floating tidal power demonstration plant was last weekend deployed at sea near Harstad, Northern Norway, and is ready for testing . Production of electricitystarts in October.

- This is an important milestone for us. From October the tidal power plant will produce clean, renewable energy from the Gimsøystraumen tidal current at Lofoten Islands, says Eivind Nydal, Managing Director at Hydra Tidal.

The demonstration plant’s capacity is 5 GWh, or 5 million kWh. Enova, owned by the Norwegian Oil and Energy Ministry, has granted 23 MNOK in subsidies for building the prototype.

- There exists lots of energy in ocean currents, coastal currents and tidal currents along Norway’s long coastline. We believe it’s possible to harness a significant amount of clean energy from these sources and Morild II will prove this, Nydal says.

In a press release, Hydra Tidal says the sea deployment went as planned and the plant is floating as expected.

- In fact, Morild floats even more stable than we anticipated. The deployment date was chosen because of a spring tide. Even though we deployed the plant on Friday the 13th, we believe it will work out well, said Nydal.

As far as Hydra Tidal knows, Morild is the only floating tidal power plant in the world. Several patents have been filed internationally and the turbine blades are made out of glued pine wood and prepared by Moelven AS.

- We’ll spend a few weeks in the Harstad harbour area in order to complete the plant and to run various tests. Afterwards Morild will be towed to the Gimsøystraumen tidal current and connected to the anchoring system. In a short while we’ll see if the power plant behaves the way we have anticipated, Nydal says.

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