Atlantis Resources has been given the go-ahead to develop a 50MW tidal power project in the Indian State of Gujarat in partnership with Gujarat Power Corporation Limited.

The Right Honourable Chief Minister of Gujarat, Narendra Modi, approved the scheme during the Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2011. Construction work on the project – to be located in the Gulf of Kutch – is likely to start this year. The project team will begin work on an initial 50MW project, which could then be scaled-up to more than 200MW of installed capacity

Atlantis recently conducted an economic and technical study of prime sites in the Gulf of Kutch where as much as 300MW of economically extractable tidal power resource was discovered. The company will also conduct investigations into the ability to combine the offshore wind resource in the Gulf with the proven tidal current resource to assess the feasibility of a mega marine power project.