SCOTLAND’S first commercial-scale tidal turbine has been connected to the electricity grid off the Orkney coast and begun generating power

August 11, 2011
Developer, News

The AR1000 Atlantis Resources 1MW device will generate enough electricity annually to power about 1,000 homes.  It stands 70 feet off the seabed and weighs 1,500 tonnes.   The company is hoping to install hundreds of the machines in the turbulent waters of the Pentland Firth off Scotland’s north coast within the next decade.   […]

Energy Hub plans boosted by feedback

August 4, 2011
Developer, News, Utility

A Thurso-based company which is gearing up to build and operate a marine energy control centre has been boosted by industry feedback to its plans.   An independent study has elicited backing for the concept being developed by Marine 5, an offshoot of IT specialists Navertech.   The company is now seeking to address issues […]

Moray Offshore Renewables Ltd Awards Contract for “First Steel in the Sea” for Offshore Wind Project

July 26, 2011
Developer, News

Edinburgh, UK, July 26, 2011.   Moray Offshore Renewables Ltd. (“MORL”), the joint venture company owned by EDP Renewables and Repsol, today awarded a historic contract to Gaoh Energy Ltd to install the first permanent offshore infrastructure to enable the development of offshore wind energy in the outer Moray Firth.   Gaoh Energy Ltd are […]

Aquamarine Power’s next-generation Oyster 800 unveiled by First Minister

July 14, 2011
Developer, News

The UK’s leadership in the development of wave-generated power continued apace today as wave energy developer Aquamarine Power invited Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond MSP to unveil the Oyster 800, the company’s next-generation hydro-electric wave energy converter.   800kW device   At a ceremony at Burntisland Fabrications’ yard at Methil, Fife, the First Minister welcomed […]

Marine Current Turbines Appoints New Chief Executive

June 27, 2011
Developer, News

Marine Current Turbines Ltd, one of the world’s leading tidal stream energy companies, has appointed Dr Andrew Tyler as its new Chief Executive Officer.   With over 20 years of leading and managing marine science, engineering and technology businesses, Andrew Tyler has significant experience in R&D, commercialisation of technology, and international business development within the […]

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