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,...
Orbital Marine Power Ltd (Orbital), the world’s leading developer of floating tidal stream turbines, have awarded the main manufacturing contract for the company’s first commercial O2 tidal turbine to Scottish based TEXO Group who will carry out the work at their quayside facilities in Dundee.
The multi-million-pound contract marks the start of major construction for the company’s new tidal turbine, the O2, which builds on the hugely successful 2MW SR2000 turbine which generated over 3GWh in its first year of testing at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney, Scotland.
The O2, capable of generating over 2MW from tidal stream resources,...
Orbital Marine Power Ltd (Orbital), the world’s leading developers of floating tidal stream turbines, have selected FAUN Trackway® to manufacture the anchors for their new O2 tidal turbine at FAUN Trackway®’s facilities in Llangefni, North Wales.
As pace gathers around the manufacture of the O2 turbine FAUN Trackway® have been engaged to manufacture four steel anchor structures, along with bespoke mooring connectors, that will be installed in the Fall of Warness, Orkney where Orbital have an existing berth and grid connection with the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC).
The O2 is an optimised version of Orbital’s hugely successful SR2000 turbine and with...
Orbital Marine Power was named as the Insider Made in Scotland Award winner 2019 at the 4th annual awards event in the Glasgow Science Centre last night for their pioneering work in developing a world leading tidal energy technology.
Andrew Scott, CEO of Orbital, attending the awards said:
"We are honoured and delighted with this recognition for an achievement built on a tremendous amount of hard work and dedication from the team in Orbital over many years. And we are excited to already be working on the next chapter of our Made in Scotland journey, in the build of the commercial O2...