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Scotland plan’s to host the world’s largest tidal energy project have moved a step closer after Norwegian renewables giant Statkraft joined the consortium backing the £250m scheme. The project, which will create over 700 jobs, is to build a large data centre powered by tidal energy, in a remote area on the north Scotland coast dubbed the “Saudi Arabia of tidal energy”.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2009/mar/29/utilities-scotland

The Developer is Atlantis Reources Corporation of Singapore in which Statkraft the Norwegian governmnent owned renewable energy group has just taken an approximately NOK 45 million stake. The investment, through a private placing, gives Statkraft a minority holding in Atlantis. Statkraft's generates hydropower, wind power, gas power and district heating. Statkraft is a major player on the European energy exchanges & has a commitment to tidal power as a new and promising form of renewable energy.

http://www.statkraft.com/pro/press/Press_releases/2009/Statkraft_takes_pole_position_in_tidal_power.asp

In September 2008, Atlantis Resources announced that it had acquired Current Resources Ltd, a tidal current energy origination and project development business owned by Morgan Stanley. Following this transaction, Morgan Stanley will be Atlantis' largest shareholder. The two companies said that they will now be able to develop and project manage major tidal current renewable energy projects globally, Atlantis said.

http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2008/09/atlantis-resources-acquires-morgan-stanleys-tidal-current-energy-origination-business-53521

Atlantis  plans for a data center driven by tidal power closely resemble elements of Google’s proposed floating data barges that use the ocean for power and cooling. The data center is planned for Scotland’s Pentland Firth, which separates the Orkney Islands from the Scottish mainland, and would require about 150 megawatts of power. The data center would use grid power at first, but later generate its own energy using tide-powered turbines developed by Atlantis, in which Morgan Stanley is a major shareholder. 

http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2009/01/28/scottish-server-farms-team-on-tidal-power/

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