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, July 19th 2017

New marine energy research programme underway

Ocean energy researchers are being encouraged to apply for funding from a newly launched support programme. The SuperGen UK Centre for Marine Energy Research (UKCMER), together with Wave Energy Scotland, is seeking proposals for short research pro Full Story...

Tuesday, July 4th 2017

Orkney showcase for world leading technologies

A delegation from the European Commission has witnessed the pioneering advancement of marine energy taking place in Orkney. The visit, part of EU Sustainable Energy Week, was hosted by the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) and Ocean Energy Euro Full Story...

Contact Information

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

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