Back in 2010 we were part of the first commercial prototype, the AK1000™. This tidal turbine has a capacity of 1MW and was equipped with a total package of shaft, bearings, bearing housing and shaft seal.
The MeyGen project
The Meygen project is the largest planned tidal stream project in the world and is located in Orkney, Scotland. When the project is finished, 269 tidal turbines will generate enough power for 175,000 houses in Scotland. In August 2017 the MeyGen project has already set a new world record for monthly production from a tidal stream power station and has generated 2,200 MWh of electrical energy.
Engineers from both companies formed one team, to go through the various design stages: from primary design until the finalization of the sealing solutions within the tidal turbine unit. After various design revisions and testing stages, we delivered and installed the Supreme TG-850 seals for Atlantis’ AR1500 Tidal generator unit in the beginning of 2016.
"We are impressed by the quality of Lagersmit Sealing Solutions product, the dedication of it’s team and the professionalism that has been displayed in working with our technical team to provide our clients with cutting edge sealing solutions for our turbines."
SIMEC Atlantis Energy
Timothy Cornelius - CEO
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