Orbital Wins SHIREs Rural Blue Award

Orbital Marine Power has scooped the Rural Blue Award for Blue Economy Enterprise of the Year at the inaugural Scottish Highlands and Islands Rural Economy (SHIREs) Awards.

The SHIREs awards, which took place on November 21, celebrate the very best of Scotland’s vibrant modern rural economy.

Orbital Marine Power was founded in the Highlands and Islands, in Orkney in 2002 and has performed advanced engineering, development and offshore testing of its floating tidal technology from its headquarters in Kirkwall since then.

The company is also engaged with the engineering and offshore supply chain across the Highlands and Islands region and works with research partners at the University of the Highlands and Islands and Heriot-Watt University – Orkney campus.

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