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.

Wednesday, December 7th 2016

First turbine at full power

The first tidal turbine deployed in the Pentland Firth as part of the MeyGen project is now fully operational. Atlantis Resources, the company leading the pioneering project, said it was delighted to announce a significant milestone - with the And Full Story...

Tuesday, December 6th 2016

Ocean energy engineers tackle reliability at sea

Engineers and academics have met to discuss ways to improve reliability for marine energy technologies. They took part in an educational workshop reviewing new reliability methodologies developed as part of the OCEANERA-NET funded RiaSoR project. Full Story...

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KW15 1JE Scotland

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