James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS) has redeployed two Andritz turbines at MeyGen 1A tidal array in Pentland Firth, Scotland.

On completion of the offshore works and grid connection, the turbines have started operations to generate tidal power.

JFMS had initially deployed the Andritz turbines in November last year.  In 2016, the company secured the preferred O&M supplier status with MeyGen for a term of five years.

For the installation of third tidal turbine at MeyGen 1A, the company has mobilized a full cable spread on the vessel Olympic Ares. The third turbine installation is expected to be completed by the end of 2017.  

 Atlantis director of project delivery David Taaffe said: “JFMS has been on hand throughout the entirety of the MeyGen tidal energy project providing vital expertise and advice during the installation of the offshore cables and turbines.

“We are delighted to see another offshore construction campaign at MeyGen successfully completed and this is a credit to the expertise and professionalism of the MeyGen project team, JFMS and all the contractors involved in the load out, reinstallation and reconnection of the two Andritz turbines” 

In March, Atlantis Resources secured full accreditation from Ofgem for its Phase 1A of the MeyGen project, under the Renewables Obligations (Scotland) order.

MeyGen, which is considered to be the world's largest free stream tidal power project, was unveiled by Scotland in September 2016. It was planned to supply 398MW of offshore tidal energy to the grid.