Following a comprehensive selection process Tidal Ventures chose Torr Head as its preferred location from the regions made available in the Offshore Leasing Round by The Crown Estate at which to investigate the development of an underwater tidal array.
Tidal Ventures has been awarded an Agreement for Lease (AfL) giving us exclusive rights to investigate the development of a commercial scale 100 MW tidal energy array in the waters offshore of Torr Head on the north coast of County Antrim in Northern Ireland. The award forms part of Northern Ireland’s Offshore Renewable Energy Strategic Action Plan (ORESAP). The Crown Estate selected Tidal Ventures as we have proven our ability and resources to be able to deliver the project, we have demonstrated a strategy for successfully achieving consent and we have an impeccable health and safety record.
Another joint venture was awarded an Agreement for Lease (AfL) in the autumn of 2012 to investigate a similar sized scheme offshore of Fair Head.