Sustainable Marine Energy
Sustainable Marine Energy (SME) is a marine engineering company delivering commercially viable solutions to the tidal industry.
Supported by the Scottish Government with the award of nearly £1.3m from the WATERS3 programme, SME signed up to a berth at the Fall of Warness tidal test site in April 2015.
Having tested a 100 kW PLAT-O prototype off the Isle of Wight, SME brought their PLAT-O 1 MW tidal system, a moored buoyant platform that is positioned mid-water column, to Orkney in April 2016. The testing programme at EMEC was supported by the Interreg NWE FORESEA project.
Following the project at EMEC, SME have focused on development and testing of their PLAT-I tidal energy platform in Canada.
EMEC are currently working with SME on the UMACK project which is looking to develop and demonstrate a generic foundation mooring solution to reduce cost and improve operations and maintenance methods.
- October 2018: CorPower and Sustainable Marine Energy join forces to tackle foundations and moorings
- February 2017: Orkney – buzzing with marine energy development
- June 2016: SME installs subsea rock anchors at EMEC tidal site
- June 2016: SME wet tests PLAT-O ahead of EMEC deployment
- June 2016: SME showcase German/UK innovation at Battle of Jutland centenary
- February 2016: Sustainable Marine Energy buys 16 turbines from Schottel Hydro
- July 2015: Marine energy developers share knowledge at Component Analysis Workshop
- April 2015: Sustainable Marine Energy taking PLAT-O to EMEC
- March 2015: WATERS fund provides £3.7m for testing marine energy prototypes