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The PLAT-I platform was installed in Grand Passage, between Brier and Long Island, on Tuesday September 18th.
September 20th, 2018

The marine operations to install the mooring system and the platform started on Saturday 15th September. The PLAT-I floating platform was launched at A.F. Theriault & Son Boatyard in Meteghan River at 6am Tuesday morning, and was towed across to Grand Passage by local fishing vessels TyKiSha-J and Island Lady G. The platform was then installed by Huntley’s Sub-Aqua Construction, using the Kipawo, a 65’ self-propelled barge early Tuesday afternoon.

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Sustainable Marine Energy is preparing to ship the PLAT-I tidal energy platform from Connel in Western Scotland to Grand Passage in Nova Scotia.
June 25th, 2018

Sustainable Marine Energy’s (SME) PLAT-I tidal energy platform hosting four SCHOTTEL HYDRO SIT 250 turbines has successfully completed the first phase of its testing programme at Connel, on the West coast of Scotland. The Company is now preparing to ship the platform to Nova Scotia and install it for a second phase of testing.

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PLAT-I in the Media
March 1st, 2018

The PLAT-I platform has drawn interest from the media since it's installation near Connel bridge in November 2017. Over the past few months film crews from both BBC Alba and Deutsche Welle have visited the site and interviewed staff from both SME and our partner SCHOTTEL Hydro along with some of the visitors who have been evaluating the technology.

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SMEs floating tidal energy platform PLAT-I has started power generation in Scotland
December 11th, 2017

Within 48 hours of installation on the 25th of November SME and SCHOTTEL HYDRO teams had completed the first phase of commissioning the PLAT-I system which included first power generation and preparation for the large spring tides during the first week of December.

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Floating Tidal Energy Power Plant installed in Western Scotland
November 25th, 2017

On November 25th Edinburgh-based tidal energy technology developer Sustainable Marine Energy (SME) installed the game changing PLAT-I tidal energy platform at its test site near the Falls of Lora, Western Scotland.

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RAPTOR rock anchors installed for PLAT-I test deployment at Connel
October 30th, 2017

SME has successfully installed its unique rock anchor technology which will be used to secure PLAT-I for its test deployment

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The floating tidal energy platform is being built in Peterhead at JBS Scotland Group
October 16th, 2017

Sustainable Marine Energy (SME) has presented the design of its new floating tidal energy platform, the PLAT-I, which will shortly be making its way out to the Philippines for real-sea deployment.

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SME installs world’s first subsea rock anchors in a tidal site, at EMEC Orkney
June 28th, 2016

Sustainable Marine Energy (SME) has successfully installed four subsea rock anchors in the challenging tidal flows of the Falls of Warness which will shortly allow the deployment of their PLAT-O 1 Tidal Energy Platform at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC).

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100 years after the Battle of Jutland German and British firms showcase innovative new tidal energy solutions in Orkney
June 1st, 2016

Whilst German and British dignitaries, including The Princess Royal, Prime Minister David Cameron and German President Joachim Gauck, commemorated the Battle of Jutland in Orkney today visitors to HMS Bulwark at nearby Hatston Pier, in Kirkwall, would have seen a great symbol of how much things have changed between the two countries over the last 100 years.

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Sustainable Marine Energy secures funding to begin array build out at EMEC
May 3rd, 2016

Sustainable Marine Energy (SME) has arranged a £4.5m funding package to commence the deployment of an array of its PLAT-O tidal energy systems at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney.

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