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Orkney Scoops Two Categories in the Scottish Green Energy Awards

environmentThe Scottish Green Energy Awards 2018 took place in Edinburgh on 6th of December . Scotland is leading the way in the Renewables Industry and the awards celebrate the best there is.

Orkney  winners were  Leask Marine in the Outstanding Service Award and Orbital Marine Power for the Best Innovation Award.

Andrew Scott, CEO of Orbital Marine Power said:

“It’s fantastic news that the judging panel selected us to win this prestigious award from a very high quality shortlist.

“It’s great recognition for the Orbital Marine team which has worked so hard over the years to deliver a new, truly innovative renewable energy technology.

“Coming at the end of what has been a very successful year for the company, this award is a tremendous confidence boost for the team, as we look forward to starting work next year on the construction of the O2, our next generation commercial production tidal turbine, scheduled for deployment at EMEC in 2020.”

Claire Mack, Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables, said:

“This year’s Scottish Green Energy Awards once again showcase the incredible innovation, commitment and passion of those working within our industry.

“They are continuing to push the boundaries of innovation, with the many pioneering projects developed over the past 12 months maintaining Scotland’s place as a world leader in renewable energy.

“The hard work, knowledge and drive of those within the industry has contributed significantly to our fight against the carbon emissions which cause climate change, as well as to Scotland’s economy, and particularly our rural communities.

“Our industry is enormously proud of the inspirational people and organisations we have come together to celebrate at the Scottish Green Energy Awards and my congratulations go to all nominees, and of course winners.”

The winners were:

Best Community Award : Ore Valley Housing Association for Dundonald Wind Turbine

Best Engagement Award: Force 9 Energy for Clash Gour Wind Farm Shared Ownership Opportunity

Best Innovation Award: Orbital Marine Power (formerly Scotrenewables Tidal Power) for SR2000

Best Practice Award: ORE Catapult’s Health and Safety Programme

Carbon Reduction Award: GI Energy and Dundee City Council for V&A Dundee

Champion of Renewables Award: NnG Coalition

Contribution to Skills Award: Marine Energy Systems

Outstanding Project Award: Nova Innovation for Enabling Future Arrays in Tidal Project

Outstanding Service Award: Leask Marine Ltd

Sustainable Development Award: Drumduff Wind Farm – a joint venture between GreenPower and Thrive Renewables

Young and Inspiring Award: Lorna Archer, Fife Council

Outstanding Contribution Award: Keith Anderson, ScottishPower

Judges Award: Fair Isle Electricity Company for the Fair Isle Low Carbon Energy System

The awards were sponsored by EDF Renewables.


 

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