Scots firm's tidal turbines in London

HUNDREDS of tidal turbines could be moored along the River Thames in London if a trial project launched today by a Scottish engineering firm is successful.

Nautricity, a Strathclyde University spin out, has received permission from the Port Of London Authority to moor a trial device by the Wellington, a former Royal Navy sloop docked near Waterloo bridge.

If the trial is successful, Glasgow-based Nautricity - and its funding partner, Energy Invest Group - thinks 35,000 homes could be powered by the devices.