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, June 23rd 2016

Aquatera boosts links with Japan

Orkney-based energy and environmental consultancy Aquatera has further strengthened ties with Japan. The company has become a member of a key industry association in the country and entered into a partnership with a leading Japanese offshore opera Full Story...

Thursday, June 23rd 2016

Chance to get up close to giant tidal turbine

The opportunity to see and meet the team behind world’s largest energy generating tidal turbine is on offer in Orkney this weekend. Orkney-based based Scotrenewables Tidal Power recently launched its 2 megawatt (MW) SR2000 device. It will Full Story...

Contact Information

c/o Maureen Shearer, Development Manager, HIE, 14 Queen Street, Kirkwall
KW12 1JE Scotland

T: 01856888710