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Press Release: EMEC guides marine energy centre in China

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), based in Orkney, Scotland, will support Qingdao Pilot National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology (QNLM) to develop the first wave and tidal test centre for marine energy converters (MECs) in China. Paul Wheelhouse, Energy Minister, Scottish Government welcomed the news that Scotland’s world-leading strengths in marine energy were Read More »

Press release: FORESEA backs 5 techs under 5th call

The EU-funded FORESEA programme has awarded recommendations for support to five offshore renewable energy projects under its final call. The successful projects have been selected due to their high readiness level for real sea testing within the year. Final confirmation of support will be granted to developers upon contract with the relevant test centre. FORESEA Read More »

Press Release: BioFREE webinar to update on marine energy biofouling

The BioFREE (Biofouling in Renewable Energy Environments) project has commenced data collection from biofouling monitoring systems deployed across international marine renewable energy (MRE) test centres. A webinar will be hosted by IEA Ocean Energy Systems (OES) Annex IV to discuss current environmental research efforts in relation to tackling biofouling on 1st March. An investigation on Read More »

Press Release: EMEC Fall of Warness tidal test site lease extended to 2040

Crown Estate Scotland has granted an extension to the European Marine Energy Centre’s (EMEC) lease for the Fall of Warness tidal energy test site in Orkney until 2040. The extension will support the long-term ambitions and demonstration plans of EMEC’s clients. EMEC’s Fall of Warness site offers developers of tidal energy technologies eight grid-connected test Read More »

Press Release: Magallanes install ATIR tidal turbine at EMEC

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) is delighted to welcome Spanish tidal energy developer Magallanes Renovables to their tidal test site at the Fall of Warness in Orkney, Scotland. The successful installation of their second generation (2G) 2MW tidal platform ‘ATIR’ took place on 16th February and marks a major milestone in the Ocean_2G project, Read More »

Press Release: Marine Energy Alliance deadline approaches

The Marine Energy Alliance aims to progress the technical and commercial maturity level of early-stage (TRL 3 – 4) marine energy technology companies with the overall goal of reducing the risk of device failure in subsequent demonstration phases. Selected marine energy technology companies will receive a suite of tailored expert services that will enable them Read More »

Blog: The world is watching

There was palpable excitement among EMEC colleagues on Friday night when actor and environmentalist, Leonardo DiCaprio, shared the World Economic Forum’s video on Instagram showcasing the renewables revolution taking place here in Orkney. He has garnered well over one million views for this video over the weekend alone. The video itself was launched during DAVOS, Read More »







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