Orbital Marine Power Limited (formerly known as Scotrenewables Tidal Power) is credited with pioneering floating tidal stream turbines since the company’s formation in 2002 in Orkney, Scotland. Orbital have maintained and advanced this position by developing the world’s leading engineering knowledge and technology in floating tidal stream turbines.
The company’s Orbital O2 turbine represents a move towards commercial operation as the company delivers projects to a growing global market for predictable renewable power.
The team at Orbital continue to innovate at the cutting edge of tidal stream technology.
Andrew Scott - CEO
Andrew has worked in the marine renewables sector for over 15 years within 2 pioneering Scottish R&D programmes which have seen more than £100 million invested in technology innovation, marine engineering and product commercialisation. He worked with Pelamis Wave Power for over 10 years prior to joining Orbital as CEO in 2015 where he leads on corporate strategy and business planning as well as overall management of the Orbital team.
Throughout this time Andrew has contributed extensively to trade associations and representative bodies for the marine renewables sector to help evolve public and private sector initiatives required to sustain, grow and commercialise these innovative industrial sectors. Andrew is currently a board member of the Ocean Energy Europe trade association. He has a degree in mechanical engineering from Strathclyde University and a postgraduate MSc in Energy from Heriot-Watt University
Chris Milne - CFO
Chris joined Orbital as CFO in October 2016 where he leads on finance, reporting and funding as well as supporting Andrew on corporate strategy and business planning. Chris has led or managed financial transactions ranging from seed capital investments to multi-billion infrastructure deals across the energy space.
Chris was previously Vice President of an oil and gas services focussed private equity fund managed by Simmons and Company International after holding a number of senior finance leadership positions at SSE plc (previously Scottish and Southern Energy plc). This included sitting on the board of its generation business as Head of Finance for all generation, gas storage and exploration and product activities, as well as various other non-executive director roles. Prior to joining SSE, Chris was a manager in KPMG’s Private Equity M&A team in London.
Chris graduated from the University of Dundee in 2001 with a first-class honours degree in Business Economics and Marketing with Psychology, is a chartered accountant (ICAEW) and holds the CFA UK Level 4 Certifcate in Investment Management.