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.

Thursday, September 15th 2016

'Eyes of the world' watching tidal project

Scotland's First Minister has witnessed a major milestone in the delivery of a major tidal energy initiative. Nicola Sturgeon visited the MeyGen project, owned by Atlantis Resources, to see the first turbines that will be installed later this Full Story...

Wednesday, September 14th 2016

EMEC named European ‘Blue Economy Business of the Year’

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has been named ‘Blue Economy Business of the Year’ at the European Commission’s Blue Economy Business Awards 2016. Accepting the accolade at an awards ceremony in Hamburg on Monday [12 Sep Full Story...

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