Grid connection for MeyGen

Atlantis Resources Limited has awarded ABB a major contract to create the onshore grid connection for the first phase of the flagship MeyGen tidal energy project.
During the first 6 MW (megawatt) demon­stration phase (Phase 1A), four submerged turbines will be installed in the Inner Pentland Firth between Orkney and the Scottish mainland.

ABB is creating the onshore power conversion and grid connection systems that will feed electricity safely and reliably into the local distribution grid. ABB’s scope of supply includes state-of-the-art PCS6000 power converters, transformers, medium voltage switchgear and associated civil engineering and cabling works.
Phase 1 has consent to generate up to 86 MW and will see further turbines installed over the next few years and once completed, the MeyGen project is expected to deliver up to 398 MW.
“ABB is delighted to be working with Atlantis on this flagship project that will confirm the potential for marine energy to make a significant contribution to tackling climate change,” said Stephen Trotter, Managing Director for ABB’s Power Systems business in the UK and Ireland.