Tim Cornelius, CEO of global tidal developer Atlantis Resources has taken a seat on the Board of Directors of Ocean Energy Europe – the industry group for ocean renewable energy – by becoming a Lead Sponsor of the organization.
Following its acquisition of pioneering tidal company Marine Current Turbines earlier this year, Atlantis Resources now owns one of the largest and most diverse portfolios in the business, with a project pipeline of 600MW. This portfolio includes the 398MW MeyGen project, the world’s largest planned tidal stream array which is currently under construction in the Pentland Firth, Scotland.
Rémi Gruet, CEO of Ocean Energy Europe, said, “Atlantis Resources has a strong vision for the future of the ocean energy industry and we are very pleased to have them join the Ocean Energy Europe Board of Directors. We look forward to drawing on their strong experience as both a leading technology developer and a project developer to help build a fully commercial ocean energy industry, capable of meeting 10 percent of Europe’s electricity demand by 2050.”
Atlantis joins a lineup of lead sponsors on the Ocean Energy Europe Board of Directors which includes senior representatives from Alstom, EDF, Engie, Scottish Power Renewables, Siemens, DP Energy, DCNS, West Normandy Marine Energy and Scottish Development International.