Orkney Renewables

Charting a successful passage for marine renewables

Welcome to your first port of call for everything you need to know about Orkney’s global role in the drive to harness energy from the seas around us. 

With some of Europe’s best wave and tidal resources, these islands lie at the heart of a renewables revolution.

The majority of projects announced in the world’s first leasing round for commercial marine energy generation will be developed in Orkney waters.

Orkney is also home to EMEC, the European Marine Energy Centre, where pioneering developers are using world-leading test facilities to perfect the technologies needed to convert wave and tidal energy into electricity we can use in our everyday lives.

Making marine energy work is what Orkney is all about. An impressive supply chain of local businesses is geared up to support wave and tidal developers. Major investment will result in new harbour facilities. And Highlands and Islands Enterprise and Orkney Islands Council are pro-active in their backing for marine renewables.

Browse our website and discover why Orkney stands centre stage - the natural home for a new energy sector of global importance.

Tuesday, April 18th 2017

EC-OG technology operating well

Cutting edge technology developed by an award-winning engineering company is now fully operational at the European Marine Energy Centre. EC-OG’s first full-scale Subsea Power Hub (SPH) is undergoing sea trials after installation at EMEC& Full Story...

Tuesday, April 18th 2017

Scotrenewables SR2000 hits peak power at EMEC

The world’s most powerful tidal turbine has reached full rated power during trials at the European Marine Energy Centre in Orkney. The SR2000, developed and manufactured by Scottish engineering company Scotrenewables Tidal Power Limited, Full Story...

Contact Information

c/o Maureen Shearer, Development Manager, HIE, 14 Queen Street, Kirkwall
KW15 1JE Scotland

T: 01856888710