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PRESS RELEASE: Orbital Marine Power teams up with SKF for its power train supply on world’s most powerful tidal turbine.

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Orbital announces a strategic contract with SKF for the supply of the fully integrated power trains on its upcoming O2 2MW floating tidal turbine, which will become the world’s most powerful tidal turbine when it enters operation at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney in 2020. The landmark contract brings the industrial capabilities of SKF in behind Orbital Marine’s world leading technology. It also provides Orbital with access to the resources of one of Europe’s largest OEM’s. SKF has an annual turnover of over £6bn in global equipment sales and services. This latest announcement builds on an existing agreement which...

Game-changing Tidal Energy Project Approved For Channel Regions

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Interreg France (Channel) England Programme has approved the biggest ever Interreg project that will prove to be game-changing for the European tidal stream energy sector. Bringing together 19 organisations including Orbital, the Tidal Stream Industry Energiser Project, known as TIGER, is an ambitious €46.8m project, of which €28m (69%) comes from the European Regional Development Fund via the Interreg France (Channel) England Programme. Andrew Scott, CEO, Orbital Marine said, "The TIGER project presents an exciting opportunity for Orbital Marine to deliver a step change reduction in what is already a proven, low cost approach to tidal stream energy. In doing so we...

Petition: Calling on UK Gov to Support Tidal Energy

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Please support this petition calling on the UK Government to support our Tidal Energy Industry with an equitable revenue support deal towards the commercialisation of the sector. With the right support, tidal energy will deliver a plentiful supply of low cost, predictable green energy and give the UK world leading expertise and technology it can export around the globe.


PRESS RELEASE: £3.4m funding for world’s most powerful tidal turbine.

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Scottish Government funding of £3.4 million has been awarded to help build the world’s most powerful floating tidal turbine. Scottish engineering company Orbital Marine Power (Orbital) has been awarded the money as the first recipient of the Scottish Government’s £10 million Saltire Tidal Energy Challenge Fund. The funding will be used to deliver the next generation O2 2MW Floating Tidal Energy Turbine, capable of powering more than 1,700 homes per year. Scotland’s Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse said: “We have established a world lead in marine renewable technologies and this project represents a significant step forward in technological development. We are delighted this landmark turbine,...