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14th May 2015 11:30 - 14th May 2015 14:00

PDL will be exhibiting at NOF Energy’s Tidal Lagoon Project Event at the Roker Hotel in Sunderland next Wednesday. PDL’s CEO, Paul Charlton, says: “This event is a great opportunity for suppliers to understand the engineering challenges and the supply opportunities afforded by the building of the world’s first man-made energy-generating lagoon.”

PDL have a proven track record in the tidal industry. The company supported the development of the Nautilus Rotary Test Rig – a world class testing facility for tidal turbines situated at the National Renewable Energy Centre in Blyth.

This DECC-funded project culminated in the manufacture of a 3MW onshore rig, complete with actuation systems capable of replicating the operational loads experienced by an offshore turbine. The benefit of this project to tidal array developers was a significant reduction in risk, time and cost by offering companies the chance to fully test their devices onshore during the development phase.

Find more information on our website.

To meet with the PDL team at the event, or to discuss your engineering requirements in detail, please contact us at: solutions@pdl-group.com

Further information:

The Tidal Lagoon Project is located at the Severn Estuary which holds the second highest tidal range in the world and within this Swansea Bay benefits from an average tidal range during spring tides of 8.5m.  This will be the world’s first, man-made, energy-generating lagoon, with a 320MW installed capacity and 14 hours of reliable generation every day. The project had promised economic benefits for Wales and the UK with

  • the majority of large turbine components to be made in Britain,
  • All generators to be made in Britain
  • All turbines to be assembled at a new Welsh facility
  • British industrial operations to scale by six times by 2018, as the UK moves from proof-of-concept to the first full-scale tidal lagoon

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NOF Energy is a highly proactive business development organisation working on behalf of members within the oil, gas, nuclear and offshore renewables sectors.

Posted: 8th May 2015

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