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  • 21 February 2014
    Storage, Technology

    SSE is seeking views from a wide range of stakeholders on the electricity network on Orkney and options for reinforcement. Stuart Hogarth, Director of Distribution said: “The network on Orkney leads the world on its innovative approach to connecting small scale renewables, allowing the harvesting of the significant natural resources that are abundant on the […]

  • 9 January 2017
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance, Research & Development, Technology

    Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) and Orkney Islands Council (OIC) have agreed funding for the establishment of a multi-million pound marine renewables research and innovation campus in Orkney, Scotland.

  • 11 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    Orkney’s Head of Operations at Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has been appointed as the agency’s new Area Manager for the islands, and is taking up the role in the new year. Graeme Harrison came to the islands in 1984, while he was working for the Royal Bank of Scotland. He has been with HIE […]

  • 16 January 2018
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development, Technology

    Scotrenewables Tidal Power has informed its SR2000 tidal turbine maintained tidal power generation during North Atlantic storms which battered the Orkney Islands in late fall and early winter.

  • 12 March 2013

    Natural Power’s Business Development Manager for Wave & Tidal, Sally Roberts, has been appointed as a Member of the Board of Directors at Orkney Renewable Energy Forum (OREF). OREF’s principal aims are to promote and develop sustainable local energy resources and promote local skills and expertise, benefiting the local community in Orkney. Sally commented on […]

  • 25 April 2013
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    Scotland’s longest commercial deep-water berth has been created in Orkney with the completion of a new extension at Hatston Pier. The 160-metre extension to the existing 225-metre pier will be officially opened next week by Neil Kermode, Managing Director of EMEC, the Orkney-based European Marine Energy Centre. The £8 million project is a key component […]

  • 19 March 2018
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development, Technology

    Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) and Orkney Islands Council (OIC) have awarded a £5.4 million construction contract for the development of a new Research and Innovation Campus in Orkney.

  • 10 June 2015
    Authorities & Government, Environment, Research & Development

    A consultation is being launched on a marine plan that will be used to guide development activities in the Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters, Scotland. The Marine Spatial Plan has been developed by a working group that includes Marine Scotland, Orkney Islands Council and Highland Council. It is an important stepping stone towards the introduction […]

  • 4 May 2020
    Environment, Infrastructure, Innovation, Research & Development, Transition

    The Orkney Islands have won €100,000 in the first ever EU RESPonsible Island Prize, funded by Horizon 2020. Orkney scored third behind the Danish islands of Bornholm and Samsø, respectively taking the first and second place accolades. The European Commission launched the Responsible Islands Prize in March 2019. The aim is to discover and reward […]

  • 10 February 2016
    Business & Finance, Research & Development, Technology

      The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) and Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) are organizing a visit to marine renewables test sites in Orkney as a side event of the ICOE 2016 conference. The attendees will get a chance to learn more about EMEC and the unprecedented level of marine renewables activity that has taken […]

  • 13 September 2017
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development, Technology

    Scotrenewables Tidal Power’s SR2000 has produced 116MWh in less than a week of continuous generation, providing nearly 7% of Orkney’s electricity demand.

  • 25 April 2013

    Scotland’s longest commercial deep-water berth has been created in Orkney with the completion of a new extension at Hatston Pier. The 160-metre extension to the existing 225-metre pier will be officially opened next week by Neil Kermode, Managing Director of EMEC, the Orkney-based European Marine Energy Centre. The £8 million project is a key component […]

  • 22 February 2017
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance, Research & Development, Technology

    Nine Orkney-based marine energy businesses are set to take part in a major industry event organized by RenewableUK, the Wave and Tidal 2017.

  • 2 May 2017
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development, Technology

    Wave Energy Scotland (WES) has released the findings from its project with the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) that explored the wealth of knowledge and experience amassed in the Orkney supply chain from testing wave energy devices in real sea conditions.

  • 6 March 2018
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development, Technology

    Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has submitted a ‘final needs case’ to the UK energy regulator Ofgem for a subsea cable link that could connect up to 220MW of new renewables on Orkney to the Scottish mainland.

  • 12 June 2015

    A consultation is being launched on a plan that will be used to guide development activity in the Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters. Members of the public will soon have the opportunity to give feedback on the draft plan. The Marine Spatial Plan has been developed by a working group that includes Marine Scotland, Orkney […]

  • 12 June 2015

    A consultation is being launched on a plan that will be used to guide development activity in the Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters. Members of the public will soon have the opportunity to give feedback on the draft plan. The Marine Spatial Plan has been developed by a working group that includes Marine Scotland, Orkney […]

  • 2 October 2017
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance, Environment, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development, Technology

    A Sustainable Energy Strategy for Orkney was launched last week as part of the official opening of the Surf ‘n’ Turf hydrogen community energy project.

  • 25 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    Scotland’s longest commercial deep-water berth has been created in Orkney with the completion of a new extension at Hatston Pier. The 160-metre extension to the existing 225-metre pier will be officially opened next week (April 30) by Neil Kermode, Managing Director of EMEC, the Orkney-based European Marine Energy Centre. The £8 million project is a […]

  • 9 July 2018
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development, Storage, Technology

    Experienced professionals with a wide range of skills in the UK energy sector have been invited to apply to the post of Chair of the new Orkney Research and Innovation Campus (ORIC).

  • 25 January 2019
    Research & Development, Technology

    The new Orkney Research and Innovation Campus (ORIC) in Stromness has appointed John McGlynn as an executive manager. McGlynn will be joining the organisation from Sustainable Marine Energy in Kirkwall where he was the company’s head of commercial development. Originally from Dublin, McGlynn has been involved with Orkney’s renewable energy sector since he relocated to […]

  • 31 January 2013
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    The Crown Estate is launching plans to conduct a new research study that will explore how the Pentland Firth and Orkney waters wave and tidal projects can proceed in harmony with local fishing activities, ensuring that local communities benefit from both industries. This study will be conducted in partnership with Scottish Government’s Marine Scotland and […]