Sustainable Marine Energy has been awarded funding of £1.3m towards a total project cost of £2.5m for an array demonstrator project. The company is establishing an operational and production hub in Scotland as a result of the funding to develop its innovative PLAT-O tidal energy platform technology. This enables multiple turbines operating in mid-water to share a common infrastructure.
Jason Hayman, Managing Director at Sustainable Marine Energy, said: "We are very encouraged by the support and commitment that the ScottishGovernment is giving to the tidal energy sector and that it recognises the significant cost reductions that the next generation of tidal energy systems can deliver. Thesupport from WATERS3 enables us to continue our scalable and modular approach to development and ultimately to deliver commercially viable tidal energy using ourplatform technology, PLAT-O.
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