Looking for a specific product?

Make a search for products & suppliers, articles & news.

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.

Related news

Latest news

Eimskip strengthens its worldwide forwarding services by acquiring the logistics company SHIP-LOG A/S in Denmark

Eimskip has strengthened its position in worldwide logistics services by acquiring 75% of the freight forwarding company SHIP-LOG. 

For Sale Assets from the former BMV LAKSEVÄG YARD in Bergen, Norway!

For Sale Assets from the former BMV LAKSEVÄG YARD in Bergen, Norway! The entire shipbuilding and fabricating facility is closing and more than 500 lots is on sale.

Servogear CPP for Seasight II - Future of the Fjords

We are proud to announce that Servogear has been chosen for the delivery of Servogear...

TechnipFMC Signs Agreement with Pall to Supply Slurry Oil Filtration Systems for Fluid Catalytic Cracking Units

The associated activities will be managed by TechnipFMC Process Technology’s center in Houston,

10 Million kroner for verification funding

The Norwegian Research Council has granted 10 million...

Hilti acquires Oglaend System Group

Oglaend System’s headquarters will remain in Klepp, 

DOF Subsea AS ("DOF Subsea" or the "Company") today announces its intention to launch an initial public offering (the "IPO") of its ordinary shares and to apply for a listing on Oslo Børs

NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION OR RELEASE,

DOF Subsea North America extends charter for Jones Act Compliant vessel Harvey Deep Sea

The Harvey Deep Sea Vessel is a Multi-Purpose DPII Construction,

Untrue rumours about an on-going incident at the Halden Research Reactor in Norway

The Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority has become aware that stories about an ongoing incident involving a “meltdown” at the Norwegian Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) reactor situated in Halden are currently ci...