Bi-directional Tidal Turbine Testing at Marintek, Norway

Menatech Limited is currently overseeing the testing of a novel counter rotating tidal turbine at Marintek, Norway. The device has been installed in a dedicated low pressure cavitation tunnel with flow velocities from 0 to 18 m/s allowing the full range of testing to be carried out.

Initial results indicate the concept is successful and works as expected, although not optimised, leaving plenty of scope for improvement. Once the full range of testing is complete an analysis will be carried out to identify areas for improvements.