Sanjeev Guptas tidal power firm unveils worlds largest turbine
The tidal power firm owned by billionaire metals tycoon Sanjeev Gupta has unveiled plans for the worlds largest marine power turbine.
Bristol-based turbine maker Simec Atlantis Energy said its design for a 2MW turbine would be able to accommodate rotors with a diameter of between 65 to 78 feet (19m-23m), making the turbine the most powerful in the world.
The company said it was already in discussions with various governments and developers to identify locations for manufacture and testing of the technology, which could herald the next phase of large-scale array deployment.
The milestone engineering feat is the first since Mr Guptas £10bn turnaround company GFG Alliance breathed new life into Atlantis Energy.
The industrialist marked his return to the London Stock Exchange last year after Simec Energy, which is part of the GFG stable, snapped up a 49.9pc stake in the Aim-listed energy company to form Simec Atlantis Energy.
In return Atlantis agreed to buy the Uskmouth coal power plant in Wales, which will be converted to use renewable biomass pellets to power GFGs green steel plant in nearby N....