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, October 27th 2016

Giant tidal turbine installed at EMEC

The world’s most powerful tidal turbine has been deployed at the European Marine Energy Centre in Orkney. The 2 megawatt (MW) SR2000 floating turbine, developed and manufactured by Scottish engineering company Scotrenewables Tidal Power Limi Full Story...

Wednesday, October 12th 2016

Free training for marine energy sector

A free workshop is on offer for marine energy developers as part of the RiaSoR (Reliability in a Sea of Risk) project. The aim is to provide training in the use of newly developed reliability methodologies. The workshop will also provide an opp Full Story...

Contact Information

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

T: 01856888710