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Press release: Orkney electricity transmission link worth up to £807 million to Orkney economy

A new electricity transmission link between Orkney and the Scottish Mainland could be worth at least £371 million to the Orkney economy, according to a recently commissioned study into the potential value of the cable. This would rise to £807 million if the wave and tidal energy industry makes use of the cable too. For 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 100 kW wave energy converter called Blue X. Testing of the Blue X is planned to commence at EMEC’s Billia Croo test site, Orkney after testing at EMEC’s Scapa Flow Read More »

Consultation: AWS decommissioning programme

AWS Ocean Energy is undertaking a project funded by Wave Energy Scotland (WES) through its Novel WEC Programme to build and test at sea a nominally 1/2-scale prototype Archimedes Waveswing wave energy converter (WEC). Testing of the device is planned to commence at EMEC’s Scapa Flow test site, Orkney in July 2021. AWS Ocean Energy Read More »

Press release: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge put spotlight on tidal energy

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Orkney this week to visit the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in pursuit of solutions for tackling climate change and supporting the UK’s green economic recovery. Their Royal Highnesses met with EMEC’s managing director, Neil Kermode, and external relationship manager, Eileen Linklater, to hear about the test centre’s Read More »

Press release: Mocean Energy Blue X arrives in Orkney prior to sea trials at EMEC

Mocean Energy’s Blue X wave energy prototype has been unloaded at Hatston Pier, Kirkwall, Orkney in advance of sea trials which will take place at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) this summer. The 20-metre long, 38-tonne wave machine has been fabricated wholly in Scotland and was transported by road from Rosyth to Aberdeen and Read More »

Press release: EMEC delivers world’s first international Power Performance Assessment to Verdant

During the 39-day test period, over tides, Verdant Power’s turbines performed with over 99% availability and generated 187 kW at 2.5 m/s peak flood tide velocity. The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has completed an independent power performance assessment for Verdant Power’s New York tidal power array at the Roosevelt Island Tidal Energy (RITE) site. Read More »

Press release: Government urged to set new 2030 targets for renewable technologies ahead of COP26

In a report published today, RenewableUK is urging Ministers to commit to specific deployment targets for onshore wind, floating wind, renewable hydrogen and marine energy, in the run-up to the United Nations’ climate change summit in Glasgow in November. The new document, “Raising the bar: the world-leading energy commitments the UK should make ahead of Read More »







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