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Tidal energy in the heart of London

In a groundbreaking move a tidal turbine is to be installed alongside the HQS WELLINGTON which is moored at Temple Steps in the heart of London.

The former Royal Navy sloop, owned and operated by the WELLINGTON Trust, a maritime heritage and educational charity, is home to the Honourable Company of Master Mariners and special permission has been obtained from the Port Of London Authority to conduct a two month trial to confirm “proof of concept.”

The trials are the first stage in plans to locate a tidal energy farm in the Thames that would generate enough electricity to power 35,000 homes.

The scheme will involve siting hundreds of tidal turbines, the largest capable of generating up to 500kilowatts, along the river from Westminster to Margate.

The project is being developed by Thames Tidal Ltd, a joint venture involving Nautricity Ltd, a tidal technology developer, and Energy Invest Group, a global developer and financier of energy projects.

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