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.

Friday, February 17th 2017

Orkney expertise critical to Japan’s energy future

A leading Scottish environmental services firm has been awarded a consultancy contract to support a major tidal energy project in Japan. Orkney-based Aquatera will conduct an environmental impact assessment for underwater turbines as part of Nagas Full Story...

Thursday, February 16th 2017

Wave energy advisers needed

Leading development body Wave Energy Scotland is seeking to appoint new members to its advisory group. The advisory group plays a key role in supporting WES in achieving its objectives, along with wider Scottish efforts to develop the wave energy Full Story...

Contact Information

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

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