Scotrenewables RS2000 Is Well Under Construction

Rs2000 Floating Tidal Energy Platform

This will be the third floating tidal power generator design to go to sea this year.

This design has a 65 M long, 3 M diameter 550 Ton  hull fitted with two 1 MW generators mounted on retractable legs.

The main hull will house the turbines electrical and control equipment.

The SR2000 is expected to be launched latter in 2015, and will undergo demonstration and testing at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC)

It was recently announced that Roxtec will be providing all the water seals throughout the hull.

The company develops, manufactures, and sells complete sealing solutions for cable and pipe penetrations.

Graham O’Hare, Roxtec UK Managing Director, said: “We have sealed a high volume of multiple electrical control and instrumentation cables of various sizes on the turbine through every bulkhead between sections. The cabling in the turbine is extensive and runs its entire length through ten compartments inside the floating hull, and also cable sealing within the generator nacelles, and over an exposed section linked to topside power, control and communication equipment.”

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