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Strangford Lough Tidal Turbine, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Plant Type

Tidal turbine

Location

Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland

Commissioned

July 2008

Full Operation

November 2008

Output

1.2MW

Estimated investment

£12m

Turbine developer

Marine Current Turbines (MCT)

Power purchaser

ESB Independent Energy

Grid connection

In partnership with Northern Ireland Electricity

Turbines

Two 600kW rotating turbines, 43m wide from tip to tip, turning at 14 revolutions per minute.

Fuel

Tidal power

Finishing commissioning

Sep 08
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