SeaGen – the underwater power plant

Siemens – A black and red steel tower rises above the water in the 150-square-meter Strangford Lough in County Down, Northern Ireland. It is part of the world’s first commercial marine current power plant.

Purely by utilizing tidal forces the facility reliably generates electricity with the aid of two axial-flow turbines with a combined capacity of 1.2 megawatts (MW). Two underwater rotors attached to a tower structure drive the marine current turbine. The twin rotors turn with the tidal current and optimally track the flow thanks to their 180-degree-pitch blades. more>


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