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PRESS RELEASE: Orbital Marine Power places O2 tidal turbine anchor fabrication contract with FAUN Trackway Limited.

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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...

PRESS RELEASE: Made in Scotland Award Winner

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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...

PRESS RELEASE: Young Professional Green Energy Awards Nomination

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Orbital Marine Power’s Lead Technician, Ryan Doull, has been shortlisted for the ‘Project Development Award’ at the Scottish Renewables Young Professionals Green Energy Awards 2019. Joining Orbital as an electrical technician during the build of the SR2000 2MW, he quickly progressed to Lead Electrical Technician, and as a result of his attention to detail and hard work is now leading a technical team across a range of disciplines. Dan Wise, Orbital’s Head of Offshore Operations said: “From the outset, Ryan showed an eagerness to take on additional responsibility, and his leadership skills were clearly apparent. Ryan has demonstrated a versatile approach to his...

Statement on SALTIRE TIDAL ENERGY CHALLENGE FUND

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The Scottish Government has launched a £10 million fund to support commercial deployment of tidal energy generation in Scottish waters through driving innovation and reduction in the cost of electricity generated.   Responding to the announcement, Andrew Scott, CEO of Orbital Marine said:

“The tidal industry is at an exciting point; nowhere else in the world are thousands of homes being powered from predictable, renewable tidal stream energy other than Scotland. This achievement has been the result of a lot of hard work and commitment over the years from both Scottish Government and the industry. 

As a Scottish technology developer who...