Atlantis Resources, the tidal power group, has reaffirmed its ambition of producing power from its flagship MeyGen site in the Pentland Firth this year after it completed the installation of the system’s foundations.

In a positive step forward for the company, the installation of four turbine support structures has been completed in a matter of weeks, with Atlantis calling the work a “resounding success”.

The structures were installed by a Geosea-owned Neptune jack-up vessel which has now been demobilised from the project site. Atlantis said the efficiency with which the installation was completed validated the use of jack up vessels for installing tidal turbine foundations offshore in high flow locations.

When fully operational MeyGen is capable of deploying up to 398 megawatts of offshore tidal stream turbines to supply clean and renewable electricity to the National Grid by 2020, enough to power 250,000 homes for 25 years.

Singapore-based Atlantis made its maiden profit this year.