PRESS RELEASE: Orbital Marine Power win twice at prestigious IET Awards
Orbital Marine Power’s pioneering engineering work was recognised not once but twice at the Institution of Engineering and Technology annual achievements awards in London last night.
The prestigious awards ceremony saw leading engineering projects and professionals from around the globe nominated for outstanding achievements in key areas of innovation. Orbital Marine Power were shortlisted in a total of 3 categories and on the night were successful in being selected as winners of both the Power and Energy Innovation Award as well as Innovation Award for Model-Based Engineering.
Commenting on the awards CEO Andrew Scott said: “We are honoured to have been selected from amongst such great nominations, and I’m really proud for the whole team at Orbital Marine. They have worked so hard over recent years, under some immense pressure, and through it all have been steadfast and professional in their delivery of a new and truly innovative renewable energy technology – this is some well-deserved recognition for them.”
Andrew Harrison and Chris McGee accepting the awards on behalf of Orbital Marine Power
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ABOUT ORBITAL MARINE POWER LTD www.orbitalmarine.com
- Orbital Marine Power Ltd (formerly named Scotrenewables Tidal Power Ltd) is an innovative Scottish engineering company focused on the development of a tidal energy turbine technology with the potential to produce a step-change reduction in the cost of energy from tidal currents.
- The company’s novel floating technology offers a low cost solution for simplified and safe manufacture, installation, access and maintenance along with the ability to use low cost, small workboats for all offshore operations.
- The company currently employs 24 staff with offices in Orkney and Edinburgh.
- The Orbital Marine proprietary technology has been under continuous engineering development since the company was founded in Orkney in 2002.
- In 2016 the company launched the 2MW SR2000, the world’s most powerful tidal stream turbine. The SR2000 produced in excess of 3GWh of electricity over its initial 12 month test programme.