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World’s first tidal turbine blade testing facility

EDM (Early Day Motion) 74: tabled on 18 May 2022

Tabled in the 2022-23 session.

This motion has been signed by 11 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes the world’s first testing facility for tidal turbine blades has opened in Rosyth; further notes that in less than three months the FastBlade facility will be able to simulate the stresses placed on a turbine blade over two decades of use; recognises this will allow for the design of turbine blades to be significantly enhanced by making them more durable and efficient; anticipates this development will accelerate advances in tidal energy technology and Scotland’s journey to net zero; and praises staff from the University of Edinburgh, Babcock, and other organisations involved in this initiative.