Tim Cornelius, CEO, Atlantis Resources Corporation:
“Seven years ago, we envisaged a world-leading tidal energy project in the Inner Sound of the Pentland Firth. Today, thanks to the foresight of the Scottish Government, the endeavour of the MeyGen team and the support of our project partners Morgan Stanley and GDF Suez, that dream becomes reality. As a shareholder and technology supplier to the project, today’s news is significant for Atlantis.
“In firing the starting pistol for Europe’s largest project today, the Scottish Government has yet again demonstrated its commitment to ensuring that tidal energy plays a major role in tomorrow’s energy supply. We are proud to have played a role in getting the project this far. We now look forward to seeing tidal power delivered and to Scotland enjoying the economic benefits that could be forthcoming from a vibrant and active tidal power development programme in the Pentland Firth.”