Leask Marine start the first tidal platform build in Orkney
Published on January 15 2019
Leask Marine’s fabrication workshop took delivery of two of the largest tubular sections that they have ever received for the construction of the very first tidal platform ever to be built in Orkney.
Leask Marine were awarded the contract for the manufacturing and supply contract of a Surface Floating Platform by Instream Energy Systems / Corp of Canada. The platform is being designed for Instream by a consortium led by ITPEnergised Ltd. Leask Marine shall construct, equip, and assemble the platform in Orkney ready for the arrival of the operating systems and turbines that will be delivered later this year.
Leask Marine have also been awarded the contract as the projects marine contractor and the whole project is being supported by Innovate UK’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.