The Orkney Research and Innovation Campus in Stromness is one of 12 projects in Scotland to benefit from the Scottish Government’s drive for a low carbon energy systems. £2.6million has been dispersed between the 12 innovative projects.
Local MSP Maree Todd,SNP said:
“I am delighted that Orkney’s Research and Innovation Campus project is now receiving funds for low carbon heating. Orkney is a world-leading centre for marine renewables, energy storage and low carbon development and it is very fitting that this joint project between Orkney Islands Council and Highlands and Islands Enterprise is going ahead in the islands.
“I have backed the campus plans from the start, and was delighted to see the agreement between OIC and HIE in January. The £5.15 million agreed then by HIE includes £1.48 million from the European Regional Development Fund. The Scottish Government and COSLA also awarded the project £500,000 from the Regeneration Capital Grant Fund earlier this year.”
Paul Wheelhouse, Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy in the Scottish Government, said:
“The construction and maintenance of these projects will also have the added benefit of creating and sustaining jobs, and in doing so can bolster local economies.”