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News this week

2010 has been an incredible year for EMEC, with a number of new clients arriving. On the tidal site we saw the installation of the Atlantis AK1000, successful generation by Tidal Generation Limited, and continued testing by OpenHydro. On the wave test site Aquamarine’s Oyster has been on site for the full year, and construction Read More »


News this week

Stromness is again lying under a blanket of snow this week, causing some disruption to local movements. Recent wintry weather has not held back the EON P2, however, which was again out on our site at Billia Croo for testing. Construction works in preparation for Aquamarine’s Oyster 2 development are also continuing onshore at the Read More »


News this week

Firstly, we are happy to say that the cable laying project EMEC undertook this year has won an award. EMEC, Global Marine, J+S and Draka were jointly awarded “Most Effective Tidal Energy Project Development 2010” at the 4th International Tidal Summit and Awards this week in London. Seven kilometres of cable supplied by cable manufacturer Read More »


News this week

Award for EMEC Managing Director On Thursday 4th November CIWEM (the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management) gave Neil Kermode, EMEC’s Managing Director the Jim Attwood Shield – an award for a senior figure who has made a significant contribution to industry. Neil gave a lecture on how EMEC is spearheading the drive by Read More »


New Power Purchase Agreement

We are pleased to announce that EMEC has signed a Power Purchase Agreement with SmartestEnergy, the UK’s leading purchaser and supplier of electricity from the independent generation sector, for all of the power generated from the wave and tidal devices operating at our test sites. When full, the sites have a combined capacity of 11MW Read More »


News this week

This week saw Heriot Watt’s Orkney campus ICIT (International Centre for Island Technology) hold a MASTS (Marine Alliance for Science and Technology Scotland) event in Stromness. The MASTS community is composed of nine research establishments across Scotland with a joint mission to create international excellence in marine science. The objectives of this week’s workshops were Read More »


News this week

A waverider buoy was deployed in the Shapinsay Sound this week to gather data for our intermediate scale test site for tidal devices. The yellow buoy near the Head of Holland will measure wave height and current in the area for the next 6 months. Pictured is Chris Casely, EMEC’s Engineering Technician deploying the buoy Read More »


Vacancy: Maintenance Technician

Maintenance Technician up to £22k + bonus + contributory pension The European Marine Energy Centre, based in Stromness, was established in 2003 to provide the developers of wave and tidal energy devices with the world’s first purpose built test facility. We are looking for somebody to maintain and test EMEC’s marine, electrical and electronic assets Read More »


News this week

On Wednesday 29 September, EMEC and Global Marine held an open day on the Cable Ship Sovereign which has been at anchor off Kirkwall for the last week. The ship has been laying new cables for EMEC and tours are were arranged before it went out for the last piece of work. We were delighted with Read More »


CS SOVEREIGN OPEN DAY SUCCESS

A ship’s officer has made a return visit to Orkney aboard a specialised vessel carrying out work for EMEC, the European Marine Energy Centre. Ben Gowland, who is serving as second officer aboard the cable laying ship CS Sovereign, grew up in Deerness and now lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The vessel has been used Read More »


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