Build a tidal array in a day

Tags: renewable energy

Building a tidal array in a day was the subject of a unique and fascinating seminar that was part of the RenewableUK 2011 conference and exhibition held on the 25th of October at the Manchester Central Convention Complex.

Entitled “How to build a Tidal Array in a Day”, the interactive seminar offered an interesting insight into the needs and solutions in deploying a 100 MW tidal array from experts from a number of leading marine energy stakeholders.

The workshop was well attended and covered most aspects to be considered when building a tidal array or multiple tidal turbines. A tidal array has never been built before and the workshop looked at the challenges related to a task of such magnitude.
Doug Huntington, one of the renewable energy experts from MacArtney Underwater Technology, shared his knowledge on infrastructure with a presentation on Electrical Connections in Section 3: Array Design Planning and Procurement.

Doug focused on connection systems, including dry and wet mate underwater connections.

You can see the full agenda HERE.

If you weren’t lucky enough to be at the conference, you can see Doug’s presentation HERE.