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Magallanes in Water at EMEC

28 November 2014
 
Spanish company Magallanes has installed a one-tenth scale prototype of its floating tidal turbine at the European Marine Energy Centre in Orkney.Magallanes has been developing the concept, which is supported by the Spanish company Magallanes has installed a one-tenth scale prototype of its floating tidal turbine at the European Marine Energy Centre in Orkney.-funded Marinet project, since 2007 and has trialled previous prototypes in test tank and river conditions. The move to trial the scale model at EMEC is a first step towards testing of a full-scale prototype in the next year. The unit, which is 42 metres long and weighs 350 tonnes, is under construction. Magallanes managing director Alejandro Marquis de Magallanes said: “This test project allows us to demonstrate the integrity and viability of the concept and its subsystems in a real sea climate, and helps inform the construction of our 2MW floating platform to ensure a stable and optimal design.
 
 
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