Objective:

Manufacture and deliver an AR-1500 turbine including tooling based upon improved design and optimisation requirements for the Inner Sound

Deliverables:

D6.1: 1 x AR-1500 nacelle with complete quality documentation delivered to point of mobilisation

Progress:

The AR1500 was assembled at the ORE Catapult facility in Blyth, Northumberland, and then was tested on the Nautilus tidal turbine rig there.  Time-lapse footage of the assembly can be seen at https://ore.catapult.org.uk/press-release/exclusive-footage-atlantis-ar1500-tidal-turbine-unveiled-assembled-blyth/.  The testing served as a check that all systems were functioning reliably and as designed and allowed measurement of the performance and efficiency.  On completion, the nacelle was transported to a workshop in the Isleburn factory at Nigg, Scotland, for completion prior to deployment. At Nigg, the projects operations and maintenance base, turbine was prepared for final load out.

The AR1500 nacelle leaving ORE Catapult Blyth on its way to Isleburn, Nigg.

The AR1500 nacelle leaving ORE Catapult Blyth on its way to Isleburn, Nigg.

 

AR1500 Turbine pre deployment at Nigg Energy Park

AR1500 Turbine pre deployment at Nigg Energy Park