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Blog: Turbulence in 2015 – EMEC end of year review

An old engineer I worked with had a sign above his desk that read: “When you are up to your backside in alligators it is sometimes hard to remind yourself you came here to drain the swamp” 2015 seems to have been a year with a lot of alligators. However we have always known that Read More »


Press release: Scotrenewables secures £5.7m to demonstrate world’s largest tidal turbine at EMEC

Orkney based Scotrenewables Tidal Power Ltd (SRTP) has been successful in securing a further £5.7m from investors to allow it to demonstrate the world’s largest tidal turbine. The company, which is at the forefront of the floating tidal turbine sector, is currently nearing the completion of the build of its SR2000 (2MW) system in the Read More »


Press release: Laminaria to demonstrate wave technology at EMEC

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has signed Flemish wave energy developer Laminaria to test its innovative wave energy converter at EMEC’s grid-connected wave test site at Billia Croo, off the west coast of Orkney, Scotland. The official signing took place today [Tuesday, 15 December 2015] in Edinburgh coinciding with a visit by the Minister-President Read More »


Press release: World’s first real-time integrated environmental monitoring system at EMEC

EMEC’s novel sub-sea monitoring system successfully deployed The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has successfully recovered its novel Integrated Monitoring Pod following months of transmitting real-time data feeds from the seabed at the Fall of Warness tidal energy test site in Orkney, Scotland. The first of its kind pre-commercial prototype is connected to the shore Read More »


Blog: Integrated data collection in hostile environments

Since its official opening in 2007, the EMEC tidal test site has been home to 14 tidal turbines – more than any other site in the world – being tested by six of the world’s most pioneering technology development companies in the tidal energy field. Since the first ADCP (acoustic Doppler current profiler) drop in Read More »


Press release: EMEC advising development of Nagasaki marine energy test centre

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has furthered its ties with Japan having signed a contract to provide advice on the development of a marine energy test facility in Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan. EMEC will advise on the infrastructure needed to develop a test site, from subsea cables, and grid connection to resource data instrumentation, as Read More »


Blog: Have your say on Orkney’s hydrogen strategy

Orkney Islands Council is inviting feedback on a draft strategy designed to build on the county’s pioneering role in developing hydrogen–based projects. The strategy highlights the benefits offered by hydrogen production – and looks at a range of challenges this could help address. A key challenge is to find ways to unblock the restrictions currently Read More »


Documentary: Les îles du future – Islands of the Future

Christian Heynen of ARTE TV channel visited Orkney in the Autumn of 2014 to witness for himself the ‘blue energy’ revolution taking place on the islands. Whilst he may not of heard of Orkney before he was asked to produce a documentary about the islands, it would seem that the experience has made a lasting Read More »


Vacancies: Technical Manager and Project Manager

Orkney, off the north coast of Scotland, is leading the world in the development of marine renewable energy and we have two exciting new opportunities that can place you right at the heart of the industry. Technical Manager £48k plus contributory pension Project Manager £34k plus contributory pension The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) is Read More »


Guest blog: Ocean energy is ready for take-off

Ocean Energy Europe’s Policy & Operations Director, Jacopo Moccia, introduces the European Commission’s draft Ocean Energy Strategic Roadmap in his guest blog below.   A good vibe There was a definite buzz at Ocean Energy Europe’s 2015 conference and exhibition in Dublin in October. Despite the many challenges facing the ocean energy sector, there was Read More »


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