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  • 1 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    Burges Salmon has advised MeyGen in helping it secure consent for the 86MW Phase 1 Pentland Firth tidal generation development. The MeyGen project, which is the largest tidal scheme to have been consented in Europe, will consist of up to 400, 1MW turbines that will generate enough energy to power 400,000 homes. They will be […]

  • 16 September 2013
    Authorities & Government

    MeyGen has welcomed Scottish Government’s approval of the 86MW tidal energy project located in the Inner Sound of the Pentland Firth off the north coast of Caithness, home to one of Europe’s greatest tidal resources. Ed Rollings, Environment & Consents Manager of MeyGen, commented: “The award of this consent is the culmination of over 4 years […]

  • 10 July 2013

    Tidal turbines stretched across Pentland Firth, which separates the Orkney Islands from mainland Scotland, could generate up to 1.9 gigawatts (GW) of power – equivalent to almost half of Scotland’s electricity needs. A new study, led by Oxford University researchers, provides the first reliable estimate of the maximum energy that could be generated from Pentland […]

  • 1 October 2013

    Burges Salmon has advised MeyGen in helping it secure consent for the 86MW Phase 1 Pentland Firth tidal generation development. The MeyGen project, which is the largest tidal scheme to have been consented in Europe, will consist of up to 400, 1MW turbines that will generate enough energy to power 400,000 homes. They will be […]

  • 10 July 2013
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    Tidal turbines stretched across Pentland Firth, which separates the Orkney Islands from mainland Scotland, could generate up to 1.9 gigawatts (GW) of power – equivalent to almost half of Scotland’s electricity needs. A new study, led by Oxford University researchers, provides the first reliable estimate of the maximum energy that could be generated from Pentland […]

  • 30 July 2012
    Authorities & Government

    Commenting on the Department for Energy and Climate Change announcement that the Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters have been designated Scotland’s first Marine Energy Park, Energy Minister Fergus Ewing said:  “The Marine Energy Park designation of the Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters region will further enhance Scotland’s leading position in marine renewables. This award recognises […]

  • 30 July 2012
    Authorities & Government

    Commenting on the Department for Energy and Climate Change announcement that the Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters have been designated Scotland’s first Marine Energy Park, Energy Minister Fergus Ewing said:  “The Marine Energy Park designation of the Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters region will further enhance Scotland’s leading position in marine renewables. This award recognises […]

  • 11 July 2013

    New research from Oxford University says Pentland Firth promises to be one of the best sites in the world for tidal power. Lindsay Leask, Senior Policy Manager for Scottish Renewables, said:  “This latest report confirms what the industry has known for some time; the Pentland Firth is one of the best sites in the world […]

  • 18 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    SNP Energy Spokesperson Fergus Ewing has welcomed the news that MeyGen have signed a multi-million pound deal to sell electricity from the planned tidal energy scheme in the Pentland Firth. Construction on one of the world’s largest tidal power projects will begin in the Pentland Firth later this year, thanks to a £20.5 million investment […]

  • 30 July 2012

    The new Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters Marine Energy Park is designed to highlight the region’s reputation as a world leader in marine energy, and forge links to progress the development of the wave and tidal power industry. The park incorporates the world-leading European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), which provides testing facilities for wave and […]

  • 16 September 2013

    RenewableUK today welcomed news that MeyGen Ltd. has been awarded consent by the Scottish Government for an 86 Megawatt tidal energy project, following the completion of the statutory approval process with the regulator Marine Scotland. Located in the Pentland Firth, off the north coast of Scotland, this project has the potential to generate up to […]

  • 9 June 2016
    Authorities & Government, Environment, Research & Development

    A report which describes a new method for estimating the risk of collision between harbour seals and tidal turbines has been published.

  • 18 September 2014
    Authorities & Government

    Scottish National Party (SNP) Energy Spokesperson Fergus Ewing has welcomed the news that MeyGen has signed a multi-million pound deal to sell electricity from the planned tidal energy scheme in the Pentland Firth.  Construction on one of the world’s largest tidal power projects will begin in the Pentland Firth later this year, thanks to a £20.5 million […]

  • 25 March 2016

    A pilot Marine Spatial Plan is now in place for the Pentland Firth and Orkney waters. The plan provides planning guidance and aims to balance the needs of local communities and marine economic activities whilst protecting the environment. These economic activities include renewable energy generation, fishing, tourism, recreation, aquaculture, shipping, and oil and gas. The plan has been […]

  • 25 July 2016
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    A plan that will guide development activities in the Pentland Firth and Orkney waters has been shortlisted for an SAQP award.

  • 30 July 2012

    The new Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters Marine Energy Park is designed to highlight the region’s reputation as a world leader in marine energy, and forge links to progress the development of the wave and tidal power industry. The park incorporates the world-leading European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), which provides testing facilities for wave and […]

  • 27 March 2015
    Authorities & Government, Environment, Research & Development

    Marine Plan has been published today by the Scottish government, and it sets out a single statutory planning framework for all marine activity in Scottish waters. Marine Plan includes sectoral plans for tidal and wave energy in Scottish waters. Within the Scottish marine area, a number of planned development sites for wave and tidal energy has […]

  • 21 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    Cyprus registered cement carrier, which capsized on January 2, 2015 in violent sea conditions, was a “fatal hazard that was predictable and could have been avoided,” according to an investigation report by UK’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB). The 1984-built Cemfjord sank in the Pentland Firth, Scotland, with eight crewmembers on board while it was on its way from Aalborg, Denmark, […]

  • 16 September 2013

    RenewableUK today welcomed news that MeyGen Ltd. has been awarded consent by the Scottish Government for an 86 Megawatt tidal energy project, following the completion of the statutory approval process with the regulator Marine Scotland. Located in the Pentland Firth, off the north coast of Scotland, this project has the potential to generate up 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 20 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    Renewable tidal energy sufficient to power about half of Scotland could be harnessed from a single stretch of water off the north coast of the country, engineers say. Researchers have completed the most detailed study yet of how much tidal power could be generated by turbines placed in the Pentland Firth, between mainland Scotland and […]