Home » The Project » Current Status

Current Status

MeyGen Limited, through its technology shareholder ARC, has been actively working on the Inner Sound project since 2007. Work to date has included the following:

  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Initial review of flow in the whole Pentland Firth region
  • Selection of Inner Sound site as optimum location
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Grid review
  • Initial ADCP deployment for flow analysis in the Inner Sound
  • Lobbying The Crown Estate for seabed lease award process
  • Initial financial modelling of project economics
  • Application to The Crown Estate for a 398MW seabed lease
  • Concept design of the Inner Sound project
  • Refined project financial modelling
  • Further ADCP flow data collection and flow analysis leading to initial turbine array layout and optimisation
  • Start of environmental baseline data collection including monthly bird and mammal surveys
  • Deployment of 1MW AK1000™ prototype at EMEC
  • Award of 398MW Inner Sound site option to lease from The Crown Estate
  • MeyGen Limited shareholder negotiations, including 15MW grid connection at Gills Bay and official formation of MeyGen Limited (October 2010)
  • Ongoing stakeholder engagement and site base-line data collection
  • Front end engineering design (FEED) for Phase 1 (86MW), including optimisation of turbine site layout for Phase 2.
  • Environmental baseline surveys and Environmental Impact Assessment completed for Phase 1.
  • 253MW of grid capacity secured.
  • Phase 1 consent applications submitted to Marine Scotland Licencing Operations Team and The Highland Council (July 2012), supported by the Environmental Impact Assessment.
  • Procurement strategy defined.
  • Start of upgrade of Hastigrow-Gills Bay transmission lines to provide 15MW grid connection point in a new substation at Gills Bay (scheduled for July 2014 commissioning)

MeyGen News

  • Atlantis Resources (Scotland) Limited and MeyGen announce Edinburgh Office opening

    Jul 17

    We are delighted to announce that the UK headquarters of Atlantis Resources (Scotland) Limited and the MeyGen Project Office officially opened on Monday 14th July.  The new office is located at 90A George Street, Edinburgh  EH2 3DF.    Please note … Continue reading

  • Atlantis Resources (Scotland) Limited / MeyGen Limited seek candidates for two open roles based in Edinburgh

    Jul 07

    Atlantis Resources (Scotland) Limited announce open roles for MeyGen Project Manager and Group Health & Safety Manager, for which candidates are sought immediately. For more details please follow:   HS Manager – Position Description Project Manager MeyGen – Position Description … Continue reading

View older news…

Register for e-mail and website updates