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, January 13th 2017

EMEC supports marine energy centre in China

The Orkney-based European Marine Energy Centre is exporting world-leading expertise to the Far East. As Chinese academics turn their attention towards the global potential for marine renewable energy, EMEC and other UK industry experts were invite Full Story...

Thursday, January 12th 2017

New investment in wave energy projects

Ten wave energy development projects have been awarded a total of £3 million in funding. The projects, devised by individual companies and partnerships, will explore the potential use of a range of materials and processes in the production o Full Story...

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

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