Orkney firms scoop tidal awards

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Two Orkney companies have been recognised for their efforts in advancing the tidal energy sector.

Scotrenewables Tidal Power won the Best Grid Connected Prototype award for its commercial-scale floating tidal turbine, the SR2000, at the International Tidal Energy Summit (ITES).

Green Marine took home the award for Excellence in Project Support.

Last month, Scotrenewables deployed the SR2000 - the world’s most powerful tidal turbine - at the European Marine Energy Centre in Orkney as part of a site commissioning and testing programme.

The 2 megawatt (MW) turbine was towed to the test site at the Fall of Warness, off the island of Eday, by Green Marine’s vessel, the Green Isle.

Andrew Scott, Scotrenewables’ chief executive officer, said: “On behalf of the whole team I’m delighted with this recognition.

“The SR2000 has been a leap forward for the technology and presented a huge challenge for the team, and it’s a measure to them individually and collectively that we’re on the road to demonstrating some of the clear advantages our technology brings to the tidal sector at full scale.”

More than 150 people attended the ITES Awards Dinner in London, where several top tidal energy players received awards for their contribution to the development of tidal energy sector.

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