Status: in Development
Atlantis is providing the turbine and onshore systems for China’s largest tidal current demonstration project, developed by China Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection Group as part of a programme funded by China’s State Oceanic Administration (SOA). The 18m SG500 turbine is scheduled to be deployed at a grid connected test site near Daishan, operating at 500kW capacity. This will be a demonstrator turbine on surface piercing pylons, designed completely by Atlantis and the ITP Consortium with fabrication undertaken by the client in 2019 with the intention to deploy in 2020. This demonstration project will provide the SOA with data on environmental performance, turbine efficiency and reliability.