- Tidal power generation company Simec Atlantis Energy said it had successfully completed offshore operations on its MeyGen Phase 1A project off the coast of Scotland.

The company also announced that it had appointed Andy Richardson as its new chief operating officer. Richardson had previously held senior management roles at Alstom Power Service, EDF and Australia's Stanwell Corporation.

Two Andritz 1.5 megawatt turbines had returned to service at the Scottish project and the Atlantis 1.5 megawatt turbine had been retrieved for ancillary systems maintenance.

The Andritz turbines had recommenced generation at full capacity.

'These operations included world first achievements of multiple turbines being handled and serviced simultaneously on one vessel and the retrieval, service and reinstallation of a turbine onboard a vessel without returning to a port,' the company said.

The work was all achieved within 30 hours, it added.

'This achievement will have material cost reduction implications for future scheduled and unscheduled maintenance events.'

The Atlantis turbine would now be returned to the Atlantis operations base at Nigg Energy Park in Scotland for servicing before being returned to service during the December tidal window.

During that window, the third Andritz turbine would also be redeployed following completion of its inspection and maintenance programme.

At 9:17am: [LON:SAE] Simec Atlantis Energy Limited Ord Npv Di share price was 0p at 14.5p

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