General Information Tidal Project Name Shetland Tidal Array correct
Other Names correct
Country United Kingdom correct
Development status Fully Commissioned correct
Comments on the status See events table for latest status correct
Comments The project consists of two phases, phase 1 - Commissioning of first three turbines. Phase 2 - Two more turbines will be added to fully commission the array.` correct
Latitude 60.57819900 ° correct
Longitude -1.24694800 ° correct
Chart Depth 45 m correct
Power & Devices Device Name correct
Number of Devices 5 correct
Device Type correct
Device Capacity MW correct
Foundation Foundation Type Grounded: Gravity-Base correct
Foundation Comments correct
Costs Stated Project Costs correct
Tidal Current Speed Peak Tidal Current (m/s) correct
Benefits Homes powered annually 112 correct
CO reduced per year 226 tonnes correct
SO reduced per year 5 tonnes correct
Others Website Visit correct

Organisations

RoleOrganisation 
Developer
Nova Innovation Ltd
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Developer
ELSA
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Investor correct
Manufacturer-Other correct
Vessel-Operations and Maintenance correct

Events

Date Event Description
23-Feb-2017 Event Type: Installation - Turbine Installation Turbine Installation The third turbine was installed on this day.
Source: Visit
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Aug-2016 Event Type: Installation - Turbine Installation Turbine Installation The second turbine was deployed in this month. This was the first tidal array to be installed in the world.
Source: Visit
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12-May-2016 Event Type: Operation - Fully Commissioned Fully Commissioned The first turbine was fully exporting power to the grid.
Source: Visit
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09-Mar-2016 Event Type: Operation - Generating Power Generating Power First power was produced from the project after a winter of operations and testing.
Source: Visit
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Feb-2016 Event Type: Installation - Turbine Installation Turbine Installation The first turbine was installed.
Source: Visit
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Sep-2015 Event Type: Installation - Foundation Installation Foundation Installation The first substructure and ballast were installed in this month.
Source: Visit
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Sep-2015 Event Type: Installation - Cable installation Cable installation The subsea cable and onshore cable connection were completed in this month.
Source: Visit
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Aug-2015 Event Type: Installation - Other Other The onshore works were completed in this month.
Source: Visit
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24-Mar-2015 Event Type: Planning - Financing Agreement Financing Agreement Nova Innovation was awarded £573,000 for the development of its turbine from WATERS funding.
Source: Visit
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15-Jun-2014 Event Type: Planning - Financing Agreement Financing Agreement Nova Innovation and ELSA secure funding for the Sheltnad tidal array. A total £3.75m investment package that was supported by the Scottish Enterprise.
Source: Visit
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12-Oct-2011 Event Type: Planning - Other Approval Other Approval Nova Innovation secured a seabed lease from The Crown Estate. It was awarded in the second application window for projects in connection with the Saltire Prize.
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