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PLAT-I Operational in Nova Scotia

currently installed in Nova Scotia.The works performed over the past weeks, including the installation of turbine blades at site, have proven the unique advantages provided by SME’s PLAT-I technology. All critical components can be accessed and serviced on site, and in Canadian winter conditions.Jason Hayman, the Managing Director of Sustainable Marine Energy commented, “We are very proud to have achieved this important milestone, as part of our staged testing and demonstration program in Nova Scotia. We have been working diligently with a wide range of stakeholders, including research organisations

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Schottel Merges Tidal Units to Sustainable Marine Energy

will continue to be based in Spay, Germany; co-located with Schottel GmbH, who will continue to provide engineering and technical support alongside manufacturing of power take-off systems. Sustainable Marine Energy (Canada) Ltd, based in Halifax, is leading the delivery of projects in North America.Jason Hayman, Managing Director of SME said: “This is a very exciting time for SME, and this deal crystalizes the strong relationship that we have built with Schottel over the past five years, initially as a supplier and then as a development partner and investor."

PLAT-I and the 15m Meercat workboat “Venetia” prior to disconnection from the mooring system during the demobilisation operation. Photo: ©SCHOTTEL HYDRO

PLAT-I: Renewable Energy for Canada

has applied to the Nova Scotia Department of Energy for permission to install the platform at Grand Passage for a minimum trial period of 3 months.“PLAT-I is graduating from Scotland to Canada, which is an important start to the export story for the Scottish marine energy industry," said Jason Hayman, Managing Director of SME. "It also represents a change of gear for Sustainable Marine Energy, we started as an R&D company and are rapidly changing into a project delivery company based in Scotland.”“This has demonstrated by what our team has achieved in little more than

SIT 250 tidal platform located in front of Sentosa Boardwalk, Singapore (Photo: SCHOTTEL HYDRO)

ENVIROTEK Makes Tidal Instream Energy a Reality in Southeast Asia

to support island communities. SME’s new PLAT-I platform provides a step-change reduction in the cost of delivering tidal energy—one of the Earth’s most abundant and reliable renewable energy sources. PLAT-I floats on the surface of the water and hosts 4 x SIT 250 turbines. Jason Hayman, Managing Director of SME states that, “The need to supply reliable, cost effective power to remote communities is of critical importance. Working with Envirotek, OceanPixel and SCHOTTEL HYDRO, we believe that we have a solution that delivers results. We recognise that Southeast Asia presents

SME Warness Office Opening (Photo: SCHOTTEL HYDRO)

SME Secures Funding to Begin Array Build Out at EMEC

Scottish Enterprise increasing its investment to provide the funding required to take the development of PLAT-O through the next phase, to prove the commercial viability for community scale arrays.  “We are really excited to be moving forward with our community array at EMEC,” said Jason Hayman, Managing Director of SME. “This will show that second generation tidal energy technology really is commercially viable. It is fantastic that SCHOTTEL HYDRO is supporting us at this stage, and also that they have the confidence in the capability and potential of Scottish supply chain to


SCHOTTEL HYDRO Sells 16 Turbines to SME

. "It is great to be working with SCHOTTEL HYDRO to deliver an integrated system to the market. This multi turbine array, the first of its kind in the world, will prove that tidal energy devices can be installed in a low cost manner and operated profitably over the long term,” said Jason Hayman, Managing Director of SME. “Commercially viable tidal energy has arrived with this integrated solution from SME and SCHOTTEL HYDRO.”  

PLAT-O at sea.

New Tidal Wave Energy Device Completes Sea Trials

of the sea trials provide increasing confidence in the potential for tidal streams to provide a commercially viable source of renewable energy.   “We have reached a huge milestone in the development of our solution to address the costs associated with delivering tidal energy,” said Jason Hayman, Managing Director, SME. “Over the next few months we will be ramping up the time that PLAT-O spends at site, and running a series of tests which will culminate in the installation of PLAT-O at a more aggressive tidal site and generating power to the grid.”   Orcades Marine

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