SCOTTISH engineering company Orbital Marine Power has teamed up with SKF to manufacture power trains for the world’s most powerful tidal turbine. The contract brings the industrial capabilities of SKF in behind Orbital Marine’s technology to create the upcoming O2 2MW floating tidal turbine. It also provides Orbital – which employs 30 staff in Orkney and Edinburgh – with access to the resources of one of Europe’s largest equipment manufacturers. SKF has an annual turnover of more than £6 billion in global equipment sales and services. This latest announcement builds on an existing agreement which sees blade pitching hubs for the machine also being supplied by the Swedish-headquartered engineering and manufacturing giant. Orbital has been working with SKF for the supply bearing and sealing components for both its 250kW unit and the SR2000-2MW unit, which produced in excess of 3GWh of electricity over 12 months.
The National 24th Oct 2019 read more »
THE Scottish firm that expects to build the world’s most powerful floating tidal turbine has received a vote of confidence from a Swedish engineering giant. Orbital Marine Power has signed what it described as a landmark contract with SKF covering the supply of key systems for inclusion in its generator.
Herald 24th Oct 2019 read more »