Marine Current Turbines Ltd, the global leader in tidal stream technology, has successfully completed the installation of its 1.2 megawatt (MW) SeaGen tidal energy system in Strangford Narrows in Northern Ireland. There will now be a 12-week period of commissioning and testing before it starts regularly feeding power into the Northern Ireland grid.

"MCT's engineering team is to be congratulated for the excellent progress it has made over the past few weeks in very challenging conditions and we now move to the commissioning phase and commercial operation." -- Martin Wright, Managing Director, Marine Current Turbines