Scottish based tidal energy developer Orbital Marine Power (Orbital — orbitalmarine.com) have signed up to a second berth at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney, which will pave the way for the company to deliver its first floating tidal turbine farm. Orbital are currently in the process of manufacturing their first commercial O2 turbine; at 2MW and with a swept area of over 600m2 the O2 will be the world’s most powerful tidal turbine and will be capable of meeting the annual electricity demand of over 1,700 UK homes. The company was successful in raising £7 million in crowd-funding to deliver the first O2 turbine and received a £3.4 million award by the Scottish government through the Saltire Tidal Energy Challenge Fund. The O2 project is also being supported with European funding via the Horizon 2020 FloTEC project and Interreg NWE ITEG project.
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Isle of Wight council defer decision on tidal centre. The Isle of Wight council were set to approve the further investment to assist with renewal of licences and leases for the tidal energy scheme off the coast of St Catherine’s Point.
On the Wight 3rd April 2020 read more »