ISSUE DATE: 07/07/20
Orbital Marine Power Ltd (Orbital), the world’s leading developer of floating tidal stream turbines, has appointed Black & Veatch as Lead Engineering Partner to support technology optimisation and cost reduction engineering under the company’s €5m R&D programme.
Supported by the INTERREG France (Channel) England TIGER project, the four year programme will build on Orbital’s unique floating tidal turbine technology, the O2, in a focused initiative to identify and de-risk innovations capable of accelerating cost reductions for tidal stream energy.
Commenting on the programme Andrew Scott, CEO, Orbital Marine Power said: “A central strand to the development of our O2...
ISSUE DATE: 22/04/20
Orbital Marine Power Ltd (Orbital), the world’s leading developer of floating tidal stream turbines, has appointed Oliver Wragg as their Commercial Director.
Before joining Orbital Oliver was the Commercial Director at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) Ltd for over six years where he oversaw significant growth in activities supporting and delivering a multitude of industry initiatives and flagship projects. Oliver has been an active board member of Ocean Energy Europe since 2010 and in 2012 was awarded the Lennard Senior Prize for Outstanding Individual Achievement in the field of marine energy.
Commenting on the appointment Orbital CEO, Andrew Scott,...
Orbital Marine Power Ltd (Orbital), the world’s leading developer of floating tidal stream turbines, has awarded the composite blades contract for the company’s first commercial O2 tidal turbine to A C Marine & Composites (ACMC) who will carry out the manufacturing at their facilities in Gosport, Hampshire, England.
The contract will see ACMC build 10m composite blades for both of the O2’s twin rotors (four blades in total) giving the machine a swept area of over 600 square meters, the largest ever on a tidal turbine.
The O2, capable of generating over 2MW from tidal stream resources, will become the world’s most...
Orbital Marine Power scooped the Rural Blue Award for Blue Economy Enterprise of the Year at the inaugural Scottish Highlands and Islands Rural Economy (SHIREs) Awards in front of a packed audience at the Kingsmill Hotel, Inverness last night.
The SHIREs awards 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 world leading floating tidal technology from its headquarters in Kirkwall since then.
The company is also widely engaged with the engineering and offshore supply chain across...