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 20th 2016

Third innovation call for Wave Energy Scotland

Wave Energy Scotland (WES) is running the most extensive technology programme of its kind to find a commercially viable method of harvesting Scotland’s huge wave energy resource. WES is the national wave energy research a Full Story...

Wednesday, July 20th 2016

New support for technology testing at sea

A new programme led by EMEC, the European Marine Energy Centre, will provide funding for open sea testing of ocean energy technologies. The €11 million FORESEA project brings together Europe’s leading ocean energy test facilities to hel Full Story...

Contact Information

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

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