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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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Sustainable Marine Energy buys 16 turbines from SHOTTEL Hydro
February 22nd, 2016

Over the next two years SCHOTTEL HYDRO will deliver 16 SCHOTTEL Instream Turbines (SIT) with a capacity of 62 kW each to Sustainable Marine Energy (SME). SME has signed a long term contract with the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) and will build a platform array in Scotland, off the Orkney Islands.

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PLAT-O becomes the first tidal energy system to generate power off the south coast of England.
July 7th, 2015

Sustainable Marine Energy's (SME) PLAT-O becomes the first tidal energy system to generate power off the south coast of England.In doing so, SME has demonstrated that the cost of tidal energy is rapidly coming down with systems like PLAT-O coming on stream.

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