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Motion to Parliament

January 14, 2017

Motion Number: S5M-03404
Lodged By: Gail Ross
Date Lodged: 12/01/2017

Title: MeyGen Secures EU Funding

Motion Text:

That the Parliament welcomes the announcement from the energy company, Atlantis, that MeyGen, the world-leading tidal project in the Pentland Firth, has been awarded £17.6 million from the Horizon 2020 programme for phase 1B; notes that the funding will be used to design, build and operate a 6MW array of turbines, which is expected to begin later this year with first power anticipated in 2018; further notes that it will be installed next to phase 1A of the MeyGen project, which is another 6MW array that produced its first power in November 2016 and was up to full speed by December, and looks forward to further success of this innovative tidal project, which it understands is the first of its kind.

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