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European giant joins firth scheme

An Atlantis marine energy turbine
Turbines will generate energy from the firth's tidal currents

Europe's largest generator of renewable energy has become a partner and lead investor in a project planned for the Pentland Firth.

Stakraft, a state-owned company based in Norway, has become involved in the bid to build a computer data centre supplied by tidal energy.

Atlantis Resources Corporation is leading the project that could come on stream by 2012.

The plan is to build a data centre near Castle of Mey in Caithness.

Statkraft joins Morgan Stanley as a shareholder in Atlantis.



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