Atlantis has returned two ‘Agreements for Lease’ (AFLs) to The Crown Estate, following a strategic internal review of the company’s portfolio of tidal energy projects. The AFLs were for two areas of the seabed; the Anglesey Skerries site in Wales and the Kyle Rhea site in Scotland.
The decision to hand back the AFLs followed an internal project portfolio and site assessment review which has led to the decision to prioritise other sites that are currently under construction and/or closer to reaching financial close.
Tim Cornelius, CEO of Atlantis, said:
“This strategy will enable us to focus our resources on our most developed sites in order to drive progress and deliver continuous, clean, and predictable supplies of energy, quickly and at scale, to power homes and business throughout the UK and contribute towards the UK’s energy infrastructure needs.
“Due to the abundance of natural resource and a supportive government, Wales remains a jurisdiction of high interest to Atlantis and we will continue to actively seek out commercially and financially viable project development and investment opportunities and would welcome commercial approaches from any developer with commercial scale project locations in Wales.”
Survey work and data from both project sites will be made publically available through The Crown Estate’s Marine Data Exchange in order to support the sustainable development of the seabed over the long term.
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About Atlantis Resources
Atlantis Resources Limited is a vertically integrated turbine supplier and project developer in the tidal power industry. The Atlantis group holds equity positions in a diverse portfolio of tidal stream development projects, which includes an indirect stake of 85% in MeyGen Limited, the company developing the MeyGen project in Scotland.
Alongside its project development interests, Atlantis owns a portfolio of patents and patent applications relating to tidal power generation and sells tidal generation equipment and engineering services to third party developers as well as its own projects. The Atlantis group, which is revenue generating, also conducts industrial research and development, and provides specialist consulting services globally.
Atlantis Resources was admitted to AIM on 20 February 2014.