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KGAL wins award for Swansea Bay tidal power design work

Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay

Hydrokinetic development group Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay (TLSB) has selected KGAL to provide consultant services for the proposed 250-MW Swansea Bay wave energy project.

The US$380 million project will use tidal swells in the United Kingdom's Severn Estuary to power a number of hydro turbines installed in the lagoon's walls, which, TLSB said, will be "the first of its kind in the world."

KGAL will provide a design for the project and coordinate all of the Swansea Bay project's mechanical and electrical works up to the construction phase.

"We are well placed in the development design team since we are able to provide the full mechanical and electrical design spectrum in-house, including gates, turbines, generators, control systems, transmission and connection -- part of our 'water-to-wire' strategy," KGAL managing director Ken Grubb said.

A timeline on TLSB's website shows the group anticipates submitting an application to the Planning Inspectorate later this year, with a consent decision expected by the end of 2014. Should development go as planned, construction could begin as early as Spring 2015, with the project contributing power to the grid in 2017.

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