The successful reinstallation of Magallanes’ second generation 2 MW tidal platform ‘ATIR’ took place on 19 April 2021 at the EMEC tidal test site at the Fall of Warness, Orkney.
“The Scottish Greens have a strong track record of producing positive results for the people of Scotland by bringing constructive ideas to the table at Holyrood”
It has the capacity to generate electricity for 2,000 homes and is the most powerful renewable generating unit of any kind being fabricated in the UK this year.
Drones are to be used by scientists at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) to measure tidal currents by filming the movement of water and then apply algorithms to determine its speed.
There’s always something new in Kirkwall Harbour
Orbital Marine Power (Orbital) has been awarded £3.4million from the Scottish Government for its O2 Tidal device.
““The Saltire Tidal Energy Challenge Fund therefore provides a timely and appropriate approach for the Scottish Government to support the current needs of the sector and to help ensure Scotland’s huge marine energy potential is realised”
Orkney winners were Leask Marine in the Outstanding Service Award and Orbital Marine Power for the Best Innovation Award.
Could an Orkney Energy Agency be the answer to providing a sustainable and affordable renewable energy supply for the People of Orkney?
“There is no capacity left in Orkney’s existing network for future developments. “