Atlantis Resources Corporation
Atlantis Resources Corporation is a vertically integrated marine renewable power company developing tidal power generation technology for commercial deployment globally. Atlantis works with the industry to provide turbine technology solutions, greenfield project origination, site selection, resource assessment & array optimization consultancy, offshore installation & completion management, as well as operations & maintenance services to governments, utilities and power companies worldwide.
Atlantis deployed its AR1000 tidal turbine on Berth 6 at the Fall of Warness tidal test site in summer 2011. The 1MW horizontal axis turbine (rated at 2.65 m/s) had an 18 meter rotor diameter and weighed approximately 140 tonnes. It was located on a 1,300 tonne gravity base structure and stood at a height of 22.5 meters (73 ft) fully assembled. The AR1000 control cabin, located on the island of Eday, contained all of the power conditioning and control equipment.
Following prototype testing at EMEC, the company is now progressing with development of the next generation turbine – the AR1500 - which is being deployed as part of the MeyGen project (www.meygen.com) in the Pentland Firth. Atlantis is also looking at several other commercial scale tidal project sites in Asia & North America.
“The use of an Andritz tidal power turbine system for Phase 1 of the MeyGen project follows several years of successful testing at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), the world’s leading marine power device test facility.
“EMEC provided the industry with the opportunity to test full-scale, grid-connected prototype devices in unrivalled wave and tidal conditions. As a result, we are now in a position to order systems ready for full commercial deployment.”
Tim Cornelius, Atlantis Resources’ chief executive officer