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MeyGen Tidal Array - The Future of Tidal Energy?

Lecture

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How do you get the world's largest tidal array installed and operating, in some of the fastest moving seawater in Europe? Come along and ask Fraser Johnson, Operations and Maintenance Manger for Meygen Ltd.

Date and Time

16 January 2018 - 19:00-20:00

Location

Inverness, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)

Organiser

Organised by the UK - Scotland:North local network.


About this event

MeyGen is a tidal power generation array situated in the Pentand Firth, between Scotland’s northernmost coast and the island of Stroma.

The first phase of the MeyGen project (Phase 1A) involves the deployment of 4 No. 1.5MW turbines installed on gravity turbine support structures as part of MeyGen’s “deploy and monitor strategy”, and will act as a precursor to the development of the remaining consented 86MW project. The project will demonstrate that the development of tidal array projects is both commercially viable and technically feasible, with the invaluable lessons drawn from the construction, installation, operation and maintenance of this phase (of the project) fed into subsequent phases.

The presentation will provide a review of the projects creation, construction, some of the lessons learnt and a taste of what the future could hold for tidal energy in Scotland and across the world.

Programme

Presentation begins at 19.00 until 20.00.

Followed by networking, finger buffet, tea and coffee.

Reasons to attend

This event is open to all, bring along friends, colleges or anyone else who may be interested. 

Continuing Professional Development

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This event can contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as part of the IET's CPD monitoring scheme.

Additional information

Speaker: Fraser Johnson, CMarEng, CMarSci - Marine Systems Manager

Fraser is a chartered Engineer and Marine Scientist who’s carrier started aboard Coasters trading between the UK and Northern Europe. A cadetship with Crescent Shipping provided a deep respect for the marine environment and the execution of marine operations.

Academic studies at Plymouth University provided a theoretical understanding to this marine experience  and led Fraser into a career marine renewables.

Having worked for a number of wave energy developers Fraser is now O&M Manager for phase 1A of the MeyGen tidal Array.

Registration information

No booking required.

The event is free and open to all, bring along friends, colleagues or anyone who may be interested.

The Culcabock and Damfield Suite is in the new part of the building, at the main entrance turn left and follow the long and winding corridor. 

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