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News this week

Orkney is lying under a beautiful blanket of snow this week, but at sea there is no rest for the marine renewables industry, as Tidal Generation Ltd continue working at our tidal site with the Seven Sisters DP vessel prior to deploying their turbine in the New Year. At the wave site, visitors to Billia Read More »

Local electrical firm grows

A pioneering Orkney company is expanding its workforce to meet a growing demand from wind, wave and tidal energy developers. Bryan J Rendall (Electrical) Ltd needs to recruit more skilled staff to work on a wide range of renewable energy projects. The firm is already involved in both wave and tidal power schemes though its Read More »

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Mark Hull, Orkney’s Development Officer from Community Energy Scotland brought neighbouring development officers from Shetland and the Western Isles to visit EMEC this week. Community Energy Scotland is an independent Scottish Charity, supporting and funding community groups throughout Scotland to develop sustainable energy projects. The group were in Orkney to visit the island of Westray Read More »

Search for scale sites

A sea search is underway in Orkney for new sites for testing wave and tidal energy devices. The aim is to identify locations where prototype marine energy technologies can undergo sea trials in more gentle conditions than those experienced at the main wave and tidal test sites operated by EMEC, the Stromness-based European Marine Energy Read More »

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This week EMEC was visited by a group from the National Ocean Technology Centre of China. Mainly engaged in marine monitoring and ocean energy research, the centre is beginning to undertake new work as the Chinese government has turned its attention to marine renewable energy research and management. To further their development plans they were Read More »

Atlantis press release

Atlantis to deploy commercial scale tidal turbine in Scotland Marine energy developer to test ground-breaking technology at EMEC and build comprehensive UK supply chain London, 9th November 2009: Atlantis Resources Corporation, the international marine energy developer, has unveiled its ground-breaking AK-1000 tidal turbine and has agreed a commercial scale deployment of the technology at the Read More »

News this week

This week we are delighted to announce that Atlantis Resources Corporation are the latest developer to lease a test berth at our tidal site. The Atlantis AK-1000 turbine, which has rotors which are 18 metres in diameter – the height of a five-storey building – will be deployed in 2010. (See press release for more Read More »

News this week

The last few weeks have been busy for EMEC with a number of exciting events. On 20th November EMEC was delighted to welcome Scotland’s First Minister, Alex Salmond, to Billia Croo to officially switch on Aquamarine Power’s Oyster device. The award-winning oyster is the world’s largest working hydro-electric wave energy device. Well done to everyone Read More »

Nursery sites

Wave and tidal energy companies are to be asked for their views on the future development of EMEC, the Orkney-based European Marine Energy Centre. The centre is already responding to the needs of the marine power industry by developing new nursery sites for testing prototype devices. “We aim to consult widely on potential locations and Read More »

Marine services briefing

The team that delivers a wide range of marine services in Orkney has been provided with a special briefing in preparation for a big increase in wave and tidal energy generation. With the Scottish Government encouraging commercial-scale marine energy production in the Pentland Firth and Orkney waters, 42 applications are under consideration from 20 bidders Read More »







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