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  • 29 March 2019
    Authorities & Government, Research & Development, Technology

    The Scottish Government has released presentation slides and questions and answers from information event about Saltire Tidal Energy Challenge Fund, held in March this year. In February this year, Scotland relaunched the Saltire Tidal Energy Challenge Fund to help commercial deployment of tidal projects. The £10-million fund will target support to achieving commercial deployment of […]

  • 11 February 2019
    Authorities & Government, Research & Development, Technology

    The Scottish Government has relaunched the Saltire Tidal Energy Challenge Fund to help commercial deployment of tidal projects. The £10-million fund will target support to achieving commercial deployment of tidal energy generation in Scottish waters through driving innovation and reduction in the cost of electricity generated. The Saltire Prize challenge was initially launched in 2008 […]

  • 26 August 2019
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance, Research & Development, Technology

    Scottish engineering company Orbital Marine Power has been awarded Government funding of £3.4 million as the first recipient of the £10-million Saltire Tidal Energy Challenge Fund. The funding will be used to deliver Orbital’s next generation O2 2MW Floating Tidal Energy Turbine, capable of powering more than 1,700 homes per year. Scotland’s Energy Minister, Paul […]

  • 30 June 2020
    Business developments & projects, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    SIMEC Atlantis has seen its 6MW tidal energy project MeyGen delivering 30 gigawatt hours of electricity to the UK grid. As the COVID work restrictions continue to ease country wide, Atlantis continues to see minimal disruption to its tidal business. The MeyGen production milestone also follows the company’s business advancements in France. Normandie Hydroliennes (Atlantis […]

  • 25 March 2020
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance, Research & Development

    SIMEC Atlantis Energy has been awarded a £1.5 million grant from the Scottish Government’s Saltire Tidal Energy Challenge Fund to develop a subsea tidal turbine connection hub for the next phase of development of the MeyGen tidal power array. The Saltire Tidal Energy Fund is a £10-million fund supporting the commercial deployment of tidal energy […]

  • 25 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    SIMEC Atlantis Energy has been awarded a £1.5-million grant from the Scottish Government’s Saltire Tidal Energy Challenge Fund to develop a subsea tidal turbine connection hub for the next phase of development of the MeyGen tidal power array. The Saltire Tidal Energy Fund is a £10-million fund supporting the commercial deployment of tidal energy generation […]

  • 31 March 2020
    Technology

    Orbital Marine Power has signed up to a second berth at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney, Scotland, that will pave the way to deliver its first floating tidal turbine farm. Orbital is currently in the process of manufacturing its first commercial O2 turbine at 2 MW and with a swept area of […]

  • 31 March 2020
    Technology

    Orbital Marine Power has signed up to a second berth at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney, Scotland, that will pave the way to deliver its first floating tidal turbine farm. Orbital is currently in the process of manufacturing its first commercial O2 turbine at 2 MW and with a swept area of […]

  • 23 October 2019
    Technology

    Orbital has entered into a strategic contract with SKF for the supply of the fully integrated power trains on its upcoming O2 2MW floating tidal turbine, set to enter operation at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney in 2020. The contract brings the industrial capabilities of SKF in behind Orbital Marine’s technology. It […]

  • 16 March 2020
    Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development, Technology

    Global wave and tidal stream energy production has risen tenfold over the last decade, according to a report issued by Ocean Energy Systems (OES). Ocean Energy Systems (OES) annual report shows cumulative energy produced from wave and tidal stream sources surged from less than 5GWh in 2009 to 45GWh in 2019. OES chairman Henry Jeffrey […]

  • 19 November 2014
    Research & Development

    The next-generation renewable energy innovators are challenged to come up with new marine renewable energy device as a part of the new competition funded by the Scottish Government. The Saltire Prize Challenge was created to accelerate the commercial development of wave and tidal energy technology. For 2015, SCDI is managing all aspects of the Junior […]

  • 28 March 2012
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance

    Dr Richard Yemm, inventor of the Pelamis wave energy device has been honoured for his outstanding contribution to the development of the marine renewables sector. The iconic red ‘sea-snake’ wave energy converter has gained international recognition since Dr Yemm founded Pelamis Wave Power in Edinburgh in 1998. First Minister Alex Salmond presented Dr Yemm, now […]

  • 28 March 2012
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance

    Dr Richard Yemm, inventor of the Pelamis wave energy device has been honoured for his outstanding contribution to the development of the marine renewables sector. The iconic red ‘sea-snake’ wave energy converter has gained international recognition since Dr Yemm founded Pelamis Wave Power in Edinburgh in 1998. First Minister Alex Salmond presented Dr Yemm, now […]

  • 28 March 2012
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    Dr Richard Yemm, inventor of the Pelamis wave energy device and founder of Pelamis Wave Power was honoured last night for his outstanding contribution to the development of the marine renewables sector. First Minister Alex Salmond presented Richard Yemm with the second annual Saltire Prize Medal at the Scottish Renewables annual conference dinner in Edinburgh. […]

  • 30 August 2012

    RenewableUK, the trade and professional body representing the wind, wave and tidal energy industries, has welcomed announcement by the Scottish Government that it will provide nearly £8 million to help fund the testing of five prototype marine energy devices. The second round of WATERS funding, worth £7.9 million, will be split among five marine energy […]

  • 17 September 2013

    Scotland, and in particular the Highlands and Islands, is continuing to lead the world in the development of marine energy devices – according to the Chief Executive of Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE). Alex Paterson opened the annual Scottish Renewables Marine Energy Conference at Eden Court, Inverness yesterday (16 September). Up to 300 delegates and […]

  • 17 September 2013

    Scotland, and in particular the Highlands and Islands, is continuing to lead the world in the development of marine energy devices – according to the Chief Executive of Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE). Alex Paterson opened the annual Scottish Renewables Marine Energy Conference at Eden Court, Inverness yesterday (16 September). Up to 300 delegates and […]

  • 28 August 2012
    Authorities & Government

    Two tidal energy and two wave power developers have entered into the race for Scotland’s £10 million Saltire Prize as the competition’s Grand Challenge phase begins. Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon welcomed senior representatives of the four teams to a Grand Challenge launch event in Orkney, where MeyGen was unveiled as the fourth Saltire Prize […]

  • 2 March 2015
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance, Research & Development, Technology

    Scottish Government’s GBP 10 mln Saltire Prize, designed to accelerate the development of Scottish marine energy, will most likely remain unclaimed due to the competitors’ inability to meet the qualifying criteria. The Saltire Prize demands from competitors to operate wave or tidal technology continuously for two years, and to generate at least 100 GW/h of […]

  • 19 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    A pioneer for the development of marine turbines is the winner of this year’s Saltire Prize Medal Award. Professor Peter Fraenkel, MBE, who has been involved in the marine energy industry for more than thirty years, was presented with the award by Finance Secretary John Swinney at the Scottish Renewables Conference dinner in Edinburgh last […]

  • 28 August 2012
    Business & Finance

      The Grand Challenge phase of the Scottish Government’s Saltire Prize officially began today, with a launch event in Orkney hosted by Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. The Saltire Prize is a £10 million marine energy challenge, which will be won by the team that achieves the greatest volume of electrical output in Scottish waters […]

  • 9 November 2015
    Business & Finance, Research & Development, Technology

    The £10 million Saltire Prize challenge created by the Scottish government to accelerate the commercialisation of wave and tidal energy has been criticized by Murdo Fraser, the Scottish Conservative MSP, who stated that the money should be put to better use. The Saltire Prize challenge has been launched in 2008 with its £10 million purse […]