MCT's technology development has been conducted over a number of years through the deployment of a 15kW system at Loch Linne; SeaFlow, a 300kW system at Lynmouth, Devon; and SeaGen S in Strangford Lough, NI, in 2008.
SeaGen S installed in Strangford Lough, is composed of a surface piercing tower, with a cross beam and twin powertrains. The system has been subject to 3 years of rigorous engineering testing and analysis.
SeaGen U, a non-surface piercing system is being developed for deeper water sites, this will use the same powertrains developed for SeaGen S which has undergone extensive testing, but will utilise a different support structure. Design and testing of the SeaGen U support structure is currently underway.