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 […]

Best marine energy sites could be cost competitive with nuclear and onshore wind by 2025

July 12, 2011
News, Policy

New in-depth analysis published today by the Carbon Trust shows the UK’s best marine energy sites could generate electricity at costs comparable with nuclear and onshore wind1.  With continued and targeted innovation this could be as soon as 2025, once cost reductions from deploying the first gigawatt of energy devices have kicked-in.   In the future […]

Simon tasked to attract inward investment in Caithness

July 5, 2011
HIE, News, Policy

A novel approach in combining the skills of the private and public sectors is being tried in Caithness and North Sutherland.   A senior project manager with internationally renowned engineering services company Babcock International is working on secondment with HIE.   Chartered Engineer Simon Coles, who is general manager of the Babcock Forss office supporting […]

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 […]

Aquamarine Power prepares for second Oyster installation

June 20, 2011

Wave energy company Aquamarine Power  took the first step towards  installation of its second full-scale Oyster wave energy converter  last week  [15 June] with the arrival of the „Excalibur‟ jack-up barge in Orkney.   The vessel is now stationed at the European Marine Energy Centre‟s (EMEC) Billia Croo site, where  the Oyster will be installed  later this summer. […]

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