Tag Archives: News

MeyGen secures consent for 86MW tidal energy project

September 16, 2013
Posted in Developer, News

MeyGen Ltd. has been awarded consent by the Scottish Government for an 86MW tidal energy project, following the completion of the statutory approval process with the regulator Marine Scotland.   The project is located in the Inner Sound of the Pentland Firth off the north coast of Caithness, home to one of Europe’s greatest tidal […]

Caithness Companies Collaborate Under the Firth

August 1, 2012
Posted in Developer, News

Three Caithness companies, Kongsberg Maritime, EnergyHunt and Marine5 have combined skills, strengths and experience to develop a drop down camera technology and methodology for use in high tidal stream areas in which the marine renewable industry typically operates.  Bill Baxter of Kongsberg Maritime emphasised ‘This was an interesting project which happened to coincide with one […]

The Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters get on board with marine power

July 31, 2012
Posted in HIE, Highland Council, News, Policy

The Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters in the North of Scotland will today confirm their place on the global marine energy map with the launch of the area as a Marine Energy Park. Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker will welcome the launch of the marine park during a visit to Thurso in Caithness, […]

Pentland Firth poised to become first energy park in Scotland

January 27, 2012
Posted in CNSRP, HIE, News, Policy

THE Pentland Firth is poised to become the first marine energy park in Scotland, it has emerged.   Energy minister Greg Barker has asked Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross MP John Thurso to host a meeting of the Marine Energy Programme Board in the county this summer, at which the minister hopes to be in […]

A rising tide?

August 30, 2011
Posted in CNSRP, HIE, News

From The Economist A remote town hopes to become a clean-energy hub   EVEN on a sunny day the rugged coastline of Caithness—with its small towns huddled round little harbours, looking 15 miles across the Pentland Firth to the dark cliffs of Orkney—feels as though it is on the edge of the world. The remoteness […]

Progress made with Voith Hydro Monopile Foundation Installation

August 11, 2011
Posted in Developer, News

Voith Hydro Ocean Current Technologies is moving forward with the development of  a full-scale demonstration of its Voith HyTide tidal energy converter at the Falls of Warness, which is due to be revealed next year.   Installation works of the monopile foundation commenced on July 20th, using the off-shore construction vessel North Sea Giant incorporating […]