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Vacancy: Project Manager (ReFLEX)

EMEC is leading the £28 million ReFLEX project which will design, build and deliver a virtual energy system in Orkney using localised power balancing mechanisms alongside digital control across the electricity, transport and heat networks.  Project Manager (ReFLEX)  £38,953 – £42,848 plus contributory pension We are looking for a Project Manager to manage the ReFLEX Read More »

Press release: Energy system of the future to be demonstrated in Orkney

The first phase of a new £28.5 million project to create a Virtual Energy System (VES) in Orkney, Scotland, has been launched to digitally link distributed and intermittent renewable generation to flexible demand. The ReFLEX (Responsive Flexibility) Orkney project will demonstrate a first-of-its-kind Virtual Energy System (VES) interlinking local electricity, transport, and heat networks into Read More »

Press release: EMEC to assess Verdant Power Tidal Turbine System in New York City’s East River

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) will provide an independent performance assessment of Verdant Power’s 5th Generation (Gen5) tidal turbine system to be deployed for commercial demonstration in New York City’s East River in 2020. The deployment will be conducted under Verdant Power’s Roosevelt Island Tidal Energy (RITE) Project and be comprised of three Gen5 Read More »

Press release: Wello Penguin issues at Billia Croo

Wello’s Penguin wave energy converter (WEC) is no longer visible at EMEC’s Billia Croo wave test site, off the west coast of Orkney. As part of the ongoing operational monitoring an issue was identified on Monday and following inspection it was confirmed that the device was taking on water. The device has been closely monitored Read More »

Press release: €31m project secured for floating wind project in North West Europe

European Marine Energy Centre leads consortium from Ireland, the UK, France, the Netherlands and Germany. A €31 million project has been approved for an ambitious four-year floating offshore wind project. Subject to consenting, it is planned that a full-scale floating wind turbine be deployed for testing off the west coast of Ireland at a Sustainable Read More »

Press release: Future of tidal and wave power set out in landmark report

The potential of the UK’s world-leading tidal and wave power sectors is laid out in a new report, launched today (March 19). The technology’s successes to date – including the world’s first grid-connected tidal array – are outlined in the document, which has been delivered by the UK Marine Energy Council and Scottish Renewables. It Read More »

Press release: New report highlights national importance of Highlands and Islands’ marine resource

The Highlands and Islands has enormous potential in developing the marine economy according to a new study. The ‘Maximising the Marine Economy in the Highlands and Islands’ (MAXiMAR) study focuses on supporting the growth of aquaculture, energy and marine biotechnology which are the most highly innovative sectors. Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) led the wide-ranging Read More »

Press release: EMEC team up with Aquatera and PNNL to discuss global MRE market opportunities

Aquatera Ltd, the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) and Pacific Northwest National Laboratories (PNNL), hosted a symposium on Global Market Opportunities for Marine Renewable Energy in Edinburgh on 28th February 2019. The symposium brought together leading organisations and individuals in the global energy sector to discuss the opportunities for marine renewable energy development around the Read More »

Vacancy: Administration Officer

EMEC is the world’s leading test facility for wave and tidal energy converters, and has supported more real-sea deployments than at any other site in the world. Administration Officer £18,097 – £20,108 plus contributory pension We are looking for an Administration Officer to support the company by providing key administrative services including reception cover and Read More »

Press Release: Magallanes generate first electricity to UK grid at EMEC

Spanish tidal energy developer, Magallanes Renovables, has generated its first electricity into the UK national grid following connection at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC). The ATIR tidal energy converter (TEC) was installed at EMEC’s Fall of Warness tidal energy test site in Orkney, Scotland last month by Orkney-based Leask Marine, as part of the Read More »







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