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Blog: EMEC 2017 highlights

A Ground-breaking year for marine renewables in Orkney 2017 has proved to be a busy year for marine renewables here at EMEC. We have welcomed back some returning clients, have witnessed some tremendous achievements from those testing at our sites, have been assisting new clients in readying their technologies for deployment over the coming months, Read More »

Press release: Brunel Uni to host Marine Moorings Masterclass

Innovate UK project to share challenges and learning around marine moorings An Innovate UK funded project – STORM – is organising a Marine Moorings Masterclass to be held at Brunel University London, Friday 26th January 2018. Led by Tension Technology International (TTI), the STORM (Specialised Thimbles for Offshore Renewable Marine energy) project has designed a Read More »

Press Release: Scotrenewables Tidal Power hits 1GWh in record time at EMEC, Orkney

Scotrenewables Tidal Power has set another record with its SR2000 2MW floating tidal turbine with the unit clocking up over 1GWh in a record pace for the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney. Andrew Scott, Chief Executive Officer of Scotrenewables Tidal Power said: “This is an astonishing achievement by our technology and by the Read More »

Blog: Fully Charged | Orkney setting the scene for the future of renewables

Fully Charged is a YouTube channel focusing on electric vehicles and renewable energy, hosted by writer, broadcaster and actor Robert Llewellyn (also known for his roles in Red Dwarf, Scrapheap Challenge and Carpool). The Fully Charged team visited Orkney earlier this year, to see for themselves how the islands are setting the scene for the Read More »

Press Release: Scotrenewables Tidal Power Kicks Off New Funding Round

Scotrenewables Tidal Power, the developer of the largest and most powerful tidal current turbine in the world, its 2MW floating SR2000, is embarking on a new funding round to take forward its tidal technology towards commercialisation. It has appointed financial advisors Simmons & Company International, the energy specialists of US Investment Bank Piper Jaffray, to Read More »

Press Release: CorPower expands in Scotland – preparing for Orkney deployment

Following a rigorous on-land test program with the latest generation Wave Energy Converters in Stockholm, CorPower and project partners are preparing for the upcoming installation at the European Marine Energy Centre in Orkney. Supporting the growing activities in Scotland, the subsidiary CorPower Ocean Ltd has been established with offices in Kirkwall, Orkney. The company is Read More »

Press Release: International WaTERS meet in Canary Islands

The fourth meeting of the International WaTERS (Wave and Tidal Energy Research Sites) network has taken place in Gran Canaria (Canary Islands), in Spain, 30-31 October 2017. Jointly hosted by the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) and the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN), the 4th International WaTERS workshop brought together 17 delegates spanning Read More »

Press Release: FORESEA backs 6 offshore renewable energy technologies

25 October. Nantes. The FORESEA programme has approved six offshore renewable energy technology projects for support, in its third call for applications. The awards highlight the leading role Europe plays in ocean energy RD&I globally, with continued strong demand for testing in European ocean energy centres of excellence from both EU and non-EU developers. FORESEA’s Read More »

Press Release: H2020 CEFOW Year 1 Ecological Studies Complete

Plymouth and Exeter universities have completed the first set of ecological studies as part of the EU Horizon 2020 funded CEFOW (Clean Energy from Ocean Waves) project. The research was carried out at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC)’s grid-connected wave energy test site where Wello Oy’s Penguin wave energy converter has been operating since Read More »

Industry Consultation on FORESEA Test Sites

Developing open sea test infrastructure in line with the needs of marine renewable energy developers Ecole Centrale de Nantes (ECN), member of the FORESEA consortium, invites you to participate in an industry consultation conducted by Cruz Atcheson. The aim is to help FORESEA test sites meet the industry’s requirements, both in terms of infrastructures and Read More »







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