MeyGen Tidal Stream Array Wins Outstanding Project Award

MeyGen Tidal Stream Array Wins Outstanding Project Award

RPS sponsored the Outstanding Project Award at the recent Scottish Green Energy Awards on 30 November, organised and hosted by Scottish Renewables and headline-sponsored by EDF Energy.

Awards host Hardeep Singh Kohli (left) with RPS Planning and EIA Director Andrew Walters (right).
Atlantis Resources (right) received the award from the BBC’s Hardeep Singh Kohli (left) and RPS Planning and EIA Director Andrew Walters (second from left).

Trophies were awarded across eleven categories at the Edinburgh event recognising the achievements of 26,000 working in Scotland to deliver incredible new innovations across the renewable energy industry.

Outstanding Project Award went to Atlantis Resources for the MeyGen tidal stream array that is the largest of its kind internationally and is currently being trialled in the Pentland Firth off the Orkney. Islands. Winners were chosen by the judges panel from a shortlist of 40 entries across the categories.

Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables, Claire Mack said: “This year’s Scottish Green Energy Award winners are helping Scotland change the way it thinks about energy .. They’re creating the organisations, projects and mindsets that we’ll need ...They’re .. developing the exportable skills and tools which will set Scotland at the forefront of the global fight against damaging carbon emissions. Our industry is incredibly proud of what these inspirational people and organisations are achieving.”

"It was a fantastic evening in Edinburgh with the renewables industry out in force" says RPS Planning and EIA Director Andrew Walters who presented the award on behalf of RPS "As sponsor, we were incredibly impressed with the ambition, innovation and passion shown by the people at MeyGen, for its well-recognised – and now award winning - tidal stream array project exporting electricity to the grid with a world record output of 700MW hours in 2017."

 

You can read the event Press Release from Scottish Renewables here.

 

Images by Tim Winterburn for Scottish Renewables Group and supplied by Scottish Renewables Group.