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Blog: A year of celebrations

2013 marked EMEC’s 10th birthday and what a year it has been with our wave and tidal test sites busier than ever. At Billia Croo in February, we recorded a wave of over 19 metres: the highest wave since we began monitoring sea conditions back in 2003. We welcomed Pelamis Wave Power back as a Read More »

Press release: Prestigious accolade for EMEC leader

  The managing director of the world’s leading marine energy test facility has been recognised for his outstanding contribution to the renewable energy industry at the Scottish Green Energy Awards last night. Neil Kermode, managing director of the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney, was presented with the ‘Outstanding Contribution’ award at the prestigious Read More »

Blog: EMEC support local swimming club

EMEC would like to congratulate everyone who participated in the Stromness Amateur Swimming Club’s 53rd Annual Club Championships last week. The event, sponsored by EMEC, saw fifty eight swimmers take part in what was an excellent weekend’s competition, with lots of personal bests for the participants, some exciting finishes, one new Stromness age group record Read More »

Press Release: EMEC to support development of marine energy test site in Singapore

An international collaboration agreement has been signed between the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) based in Orkney, Scotland, and the Energy Research Institute at Nanyang Technological University (ERI@N), Singapore, to support further development of the marine renewable energy industry in Southeast Asia. EMEC – the world’s first and leading facility for wave and tidal energy Read More »

Blog: Introducing our new QHSE Manager

We’d like to introduce you to Lesley Howard who has recently taken up the role of QHSE Manager at EMEC. This newly created role has been introduced to manage EMECs Integrated Management System and assist the organisation in maintaining compliance with ISO 17025, EMEC’s accreditation with UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service). Lesley will be working Read More »

Blog: EMEC welcomes new Commercial Director

We’d like to extend a warm welcome to Oliver Wragg, EMEC’s newly appointed Commercial Director. In this role Oliver will provide a business development regime that establishes a firm commercial approach; liaises with developers, funders, and partners; and participates in new initiatives driving growth and revenue for EMEC. “What EMEC has achieved over the past Read More »

Blog: Head of Scottish Enterprise impressed with EMEC progress

During a recent trip to Orkney, the Chief Executive of Scottish Enterprise, Dr Lena Wilson, was highly impressed by the achievements that have been made over  the last decade in the marine renewables sector. She reflects on her visit below: “As Scotland’s economic development agencies, Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise have long recognised Read More »

Blog: EMEC attending OceanEnergy Europe 2013 (29-30 Oct, Edinburgh)

A team from EMEC will be attending the European Ocean Energy Association’s Ocean Energy Europe 2013 conference taking place in Edinburgh on 29th & 30th October 2013.  Sponsored by Scottish Development International (SDI), this is the first time the conference has been held outside Brussels and will provide a platform for the industry, politicians and Read More »

Press release: Global collaboration vital for growth of marine energy

 INCREASED connectivity and collaboration between the world’s wave and tidal power test sites is vital to ensure resources are used strategically and to help boost the development of international markets. That was the key message from delegates attending a major international marine energy conference held in Orkney last week. Plans to create an international research Read More »

Blog: NY Times report on marine renewables in Orkney

“The forefront of wave and tidal energy research” Mark Scott, The New York Times During a recent visit to Orkney, Mark Scott, Reporter for The New York Times, paid a visit to EMEC’s wave and tidal test sites, EMEC’s clients Wello Oy, Seatricity and Scotrenewables, and met some of the local companies that are supporting Read More »







Aquamarine Power


Atlantis Resources Corporation



Naval Group

Naval Group


Open Hydro


Orbital Marine




ScottishPower Renewables



Sustainable Marine Energy

Sustainable Marine Energy


Voith Hydro


Wello Oy

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