Pentland Firth


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Pent·land Firth

 (pĕnt′lənd)
A narrow channel between northeast Scotland and the Orkney Islands.
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Pentland Firth

(ˈpɛntlənd)
n
(Placename) a channel between the mainland of N Scotland and the Orkney Islands: notorious for rough seas. Length: 32 km (20 miles). Width: up to 13 km (8 miles)
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The vessel - named after the company's owner and managing director Andrew Banks' father - will carry 430 passengers with gthe capacity to ferry 98 cars, or 54 cars and 12 articulated vehicles/coaches across the Pentland Firth.
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A turbine for the MeyGen tidal stream project in the Pentland Firth was unveiled at the Nigg Energy Park outside Inverness in the Scottish Highlands, with the device measuring some 15 metres tall (49ft) and having blades 16 metres in diameter (52ft) and weighing in at almost 200 tonnes.
The 1.5MW AR1500 turbine was put together at the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult's National Renewable Energy Centre in Blyth, Northumberland, and now the hefty turbine will undergo six weeks of testing at Blyth before it is put in place in the Pentland Firth MeyGen off the Scottish coast later this year.
Francis said the site does not see as high flow rates as others such as Pentland Firth in Scotland, but that it is "more representative of most sites in the world".
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There have been debates raging for years about the need to have supplies of clean electricity, and experiments in wave generated power are currently under way both off the north Cornish coast, and in the Pentland Firth between the Scottish mainland and Orkney.
A major search effort was first mounted on Saturday after the upturned hull of the Cypriot-registered Cemfjord was spotted in the waters of the Pentland Firth by a passing ferry.