Morild is the first tidal power station motor floating world . Its electricity production will be launched in early September off the Lofoten Hydra Tidal , a Norwegian company at the base of this project .
The Lofoten Islands , off the northwest coast of Norway , beyond the Arctic Circle , have many natural settings in favor of energy production such as marine currents, eddies , coastal , tides … thereby promoting the production of clean electricity. Indeed , the plant ” will be very respectful of the environment with very low CO2 emissions ” said the founder of Hydra Tidal , Svein Dag Henriksen.
Morild is a floating structure moored as a floating wind turbine , horizontal axis for easy mobility. It has 4 underwater turbines using the 2 pale portentiel energy of ocean currents and tides . Power is thus transmitted by a hydraulic transmission . At the beginning of the start of Morild , energy production should reach 5 GWh which would provide 250 homes in Norwegian electricity.
Then , production should increase gradually said Henriksen . The term energy goal is 600 to 700 GWh , which would require the construction of 130 power plants floating.
This project is funded by several partners: the Norwegian Research Council with the program Renergie to 2.6 MNOK Innovation Norway by 9 and ENOVA MNOK (agency under the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy ) in height of 23MNOK .
- Background on the project:
* Article of 20/08/2010 Dagsavisen ” Gir Strøm til 250 boliger ” ANB (in Norwegian)
* Article 16/08/2010 Teknisk Ukeblad the ” Vil forsyne Lofoten med tidevannsstrøm ” of Jannicke Nilsen : http://www.tu.no/energi/article255137.ece ( in Norwegian )
- Hydra Tidal Energi : http://www.hydratidal.com/Morild-teknologi
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