Orbital Marine Power (Orbital) has signed up as the technology partner with Eauclaire Tidal at the Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (FORCE), Canada’s lead research facility for tidal stream technology. The agreement […]
Academics from Cranfield University have worked on the concept of using wave energy for propulsion, and designed an inventive method of achieving greater thrust from the power of the waves by harnessing […]
SSEN Transmission has agreed a Capacity Reservation Agreement with Nexans to supply around 100 km of 220kV high voltage cables, both onshore and offshore. Sandy Mactaggart, Director of Offshore Delivery at SSEN […]
Renewable energy investment company, Thrive Renewables PLC, has teamed up with Scottish start-up ReBlade, to repurpose the 22 year old blades from its 1.3MW wind turbine in Orkney.
Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast are transforming wind turbine blades, which are set to be landfilled or incinerated, into footbridges that can hold the weight of a 30-tonne digger.
The CfDs will allow Orbital to expand its development of projects in Orkney with the construction of 6 turbines now covered by the Contracts for Difference scheme.
Orkney’s ferries are ageing and fuel-prodigal – but what can replace them? Could it be new energy-efficient ships, or bridges or tunnels or causeways – or a mix of all the various options?
Kit Laveri plays Goddess of the Wind Zephyra, who whisks engineers James Watt (Stuart Falconer) and Archimedes (Harrison MacNeill) through space and time to an offshore wind turbine. Much debate ensues with a live experiment for audience members to design and test their own floating wind turbine.
“Pelamis deserves to be recognised as the world’s first offshore wave power converter to successfully generate electricity. Scrapping it would be like destroying the Wright brothers’ plane. ” – Councillor John Ross Scott
“While the world is watching Scotland as it forges engineering firsts in areas like floating wind, green hydrogen and battery storage, we still need to explain ScotWind and its impact locally.”- Ian Taylor, Project Director at TWP