Wave Energy Scotland is taking an innovative approach to supporting the development of wave technology by managing the most extensive technology programme of its kind
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Four wave energy developers are to be awarded a total of £2 million by Wave Energy Scotland (WES) after successfully competing to progress to stage two of the technology development programme.
Optimism from Scotland’s wave and tidal energy sectors, fuelled by the Meygen’s product launch on Monday, boosted delegates at Scottish Renewables’ Marine Conference in Inverness this week.
The world’s largest free stream tidal power project was unveiled today (Monday 12 September) at the Nigg Energy Park by First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon.
The MeyGen Project is owned by Atlantis Resources Limited, a global leader in tidal power and backed by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).
Five new jobs have been created thanks to the establishment of a new business in Caithness and Sutherland’s energy sector.
Envision Engineering & Design Ltd (Envision) has been set up by directors Liam Sutherland and Stuart Anderson, both of whom are originally from Caithness.
Wave Energy Scotland (WES) is running the most extensive technology programme of its kind to find a commercially viable method of harvesting Scotland’s huge wave energy resource.