Tidal Waves for a data center, follow up

Last year tidal turbine maker Atlantis Resources Corporation and Internet Villages International partnered to build the first tidal-powered data center (Blue Data Center). The data center must be powered by the Pentland Firth waters. But there were a number of problems.

Atlantis Resources Corporation recently reported that new rotor blades almost ready for its giant, AK1000, tidal turbine, which is already deployed on the seabed at European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) test site off Eday, one of the Orkney islands.

This follows the failure of the experimental composite blades originally fitted to the AK1000™ device, due to a manufacturing fault. The company successfully installed the twin-rotor turbine last year at the Fall of Warness tidal test site.
After a period of dry static testing, the new blades are due to be installed in mid May, if weather conditions are suitable. The 22.5 metre tall, 1,300-tonne turbine is deployed in 35 metres of water.  Once the 18-meter diameter rotors are operational again, it will have a power output of 1 megawatt (MW) at a water velocity of 2.65m/s.

AK1000

Tidal Waves for a data center

AK1000

The AK1000™

Exciting times in the northern atlantic again, Scotland will be home to the first tidal-powered data center. Tidal turbine maker Atlantis Resources Corporation , which has its headquarters in Singapore, and south of Scotland-based data center developer Internet Villages International have partnered to build the Blue Data Center. The data center will be powered by the Pentland Firth waters. At first, tidal power will only cover one-fifth of the data center’s needs, but Atlantis hopes that if the first phase is successful, they can expand the tidal array to make up the remaining wattage.

Atlantis Resources, one of the world’s leading developers of electricity-generating tidal current turbines, unveiled the largest and most powerful tidal power turbine ever built, the AK1000™, last thursday at Invergordon, Scotland. The AK1000™ , assembled at a facility at Evanton in Ross-shire, is due for installation and later this summer it will be towed on a barge from Invergordon to the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) test site off Eday, one of the Orkney islands.”

The AK1000™ despatch 1MW of predictable power at a water velocity of 2.65m/s. It is designed for harsh weather and rough, open ocean environments such as those found off the Scottish coast. The turbine incorporates cutting edge technology from suppliers across the globe, has an 18 meter rotor diameter, weighs 1300 tonnes and stands at a height of 22.5 meters.

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