Wello’s Penguin wave device has arrived in Orkney ahead of deployment at the European Marine Energy Centre.

The Finnish developer’s 1MW device was towed to Kirkwall from Falmouth by marine service outfit Green Marine.


The Stromness company will also install mooring systems, anchors and conduct ROV surveys for the deployment at EMEC’s Billia Croo site.

Installation work is set to be wrapped up 31 March.

The location was switched from Wave Hub to Orkney because project partners said it would be easier to deploy the device at EMEC’s relatively nearshore site.

Image: Penguin wave device (Wello)