EMEC has a suite of offices and data acquisition facilities, including areas dedicated specifically for developers. Fibreoptic and VHF networks provide developers direct access to their device.
Our main office is in Stromness on the southwest side of Orkney. Here we provide wave developers with their own fully furnished office accommodation. We also have a well-equipped meeting room available for use.
Tidal developers are accomodated in Kirkwall at Hatston Pier which enables easy access to the tidal test site off the island of Eday. Hatston Pier itself functions as a natural base for servicing marine energy devices.
The developers’ project offices each contain a SCADA PC workstation, providing access to all our wave, tidal and meteorological monitoring data. Two fibre optic cores also provide the direct secure link to test device operation data. Developers can then use this to monitor and evaluate the performance of their devices under test in the open sea. Furthermore, we have made the data available remotely via the internet so developers can work from their preferred location.