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Partnership to deliver Welsh tidal power project

Tidal power developers Marine Current Turbines and npower renewables have joined up to deliver an ambitious commercial-scale tidal stream project off the coast of Anglesey, north Wales.

The companies have formed a joint venture company, SeaGen Wales, to carry out the project which will have 10.5MW capacity and cost in the region of £20-35 million.

Subject to successful planning consent and financing, the tidal farm could be commissioned as early as 2011 or 2012.

The scheme will consist of seven 1.5MW SeaGen turbines, each likely to stand around nine metres above sea level to be sited in an area of 25-metre deep open sea known as the Skerries, off the north-west coast of Anglesey.

Source: Infrastructure Journal