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COVID-19: EMEC changes work, travel and visitor policies

First published: 13 March 2020. Last updated: 26 October 2020. We will update this notice as we reassess the situation over the coming weeks. Due to the global COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, EMEC have put the following measures in place to limit exposure of our team, community and stakeholders to the virus. We’d like to reassure Read More »

Press release: EMEC enters partnership with PTEC to grow UK tidal energy market

Positive market signals from the UK government have ignited a partnership between two Scottish and English islands to get the infrastructure ready for commercial scale tidal energy roll out. The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), Orkney, Scotland, has joined forces with Perpetuus Tidal Energy Centre (PTEC) to develop a large-scale tidal energy site off the Read More »

Press release: HyFlyer project achieves world-first hydrogen-electric flight

The HyFlyer project has passed a significant milestone after the successful completion of a hydrogen-electric test flight; the world’s first hydrogen fuel cell powered flight involving a commercial-sized aircraft. The flight took place yesterday [Thursday 24 September] at ZeroAvia’s R&D facility in Cranfield with the six-seater Piper M-class plane completing taxi, take-off, a full pattern Read More »

Press release: Microsoft share findings following data centre trials at EMEC

Earlier this summer, marine specialists reeled up a shipping-container-size datacenter coated in algae, barnacles and sea urchins from the seafloor of the European Marine Energy Centre’s Billia Croo test site, located off Scotland’s Orkney Islands. The retrieval launched the final phase of a years-long effort that proved the concept of underwater datacenters is feasible, as Read More »

Blog: Orkney energy revolution key to green recovery

As a proud member of Orkney Renewable Energy Forum (OREF), we’ve been working in partnership with Orkney.com over the last few weeks to bring you this video highlighting Orkney’s renewable energy expertise. The video features some of the pioneering initiatives taking place in Orkney to decarbonise and build a greener, more sustainable, future for the Read More »

Press release: Two weeks left to apply for Ocean DEMO

The EU-funded Ocean DEMO project closes on Friday 18 September 2020, at 17:00 UTC. Funded by Interreg North-West Europe, Ocean DEMO is a €13m project aiming to accelerate ocean energy’s transition from single prototype to multi-device farms. Successful applicants will receive free access to test their ocean energy products and services in real sea environments Read More »

Press release: MaRINET2 opens 5th call for free access to offshore testing at EMEC

The fifth and final call for the EU-funded MaRINET2 project opens today, Tuesday 1 September. The project offers free access to a world-leading network of testing and research infrastructures, including EMEC’s test sites. The call is open to offshore energy technology developers, including offshore wind, wave and tidal energy at full system, subsystem, component or Read More »

Press release: EMEC achieves world’s first ocean energy RETL designation

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has been designated with Renewable Energy Testing Laboratory (RETL) status, the highest international designation for marine energy test laboratories. EMEC is the first RETL for ocean energy in the world. RETL designation is awarded by the International Electrotechnical Commission – Renewable Energy System (IECRE) which operates a global certification Read More »

Press release: Orbital Marine takes final lessons from SR2000 bringing prototype programme to a close

Orbital Marine Power Ltd (Orbital), working with Thompsons of Prudhoe and Port of Blyth, have decommissioned their prototype 2 MW SR2000 floating tidal turbine. Heavy lift specialists Mammoet managed the tandem lift of the 516-tonne structure out of the water and onto the Blyth quayside in what was the port’s largest heavy lift to date. Read More »

Consultation: Mocean Energy Decommissioning Programme

Mocean Energy is undertaking a project funded by Wave Energy Scotland (WES) through its Novel WEC Programme to build and test at sea a 1/2-scale prototype of their M100 (100KW) wave energy converter (WEC). The 1/2 scale prototype is referred to as the M100P. Testing of the M100P is planned to be undertaken at EMEC’s Read More »







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