DeltaStream demonstration project completes first phase of onshore works

28 February 2012

TEL Press Release

Preparatory work to enable the DeltaStream demonstration tidal energy device to be connected to the existing electricity distribution network at St Justinians – when it is installed later this year – has been completed in Ramsey Sound, Pembrokeshire.

Welsh Marine Renewable Energy Company – Tidal Energy Ltd – appointed civil engineering and building construction Company, Raymond Brown Construction Ltd from Bridgend to carry out the work which lasted two weeks.

Chris Williams, Development Director of Tidal Energy said, “We have broken down the onshore works into two phases to minimise any disruption to the area and to avoid the tourism seasons.

“The first phase of this work incorporates laying cable ducts from the cliff edge to our compound site in the RNLI’s field, which we have now successfully finished. We ensured that disruption was kept to a minimum and the site has now been reinstated to its original condition.

“The second phase of works will take place within the compound area in the RNLI field. These works are planned to take place later this year.”

Consent for the 12 month demonstration project was granted by the Welsh Government (WG) and the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) in March 2011.

Notes:

1. Tidal Energy Limited (TEL) is backed by Cardiff based renewable energy company Eco2 Limited.  Eco2 is Wales’ leading renewable development company and develops projects in biomass, wind and tidal energy.

2. Eco2 specialises in initiating, developing, financing and operating renewable energy projects throughout the UK.

3. TEL has also received funding from Carbon Connections UK Ltd, Carbon Trust and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Welsh European Funding Office, which is part of the Welsh Government.

 

 

Ramsey Sound (Photo courtesy of Malcolm Barradell)
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