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Aquatera tests Japan waters

Orkney outfit to carry out EIA for proposed marine energy centre

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Orkney outfit Aquatera is to carry out an environmental impact assessment as part of plans to develop a marine energy test site in Japan.

The test site, which will be similar to the European Marine Energy Centre in Orkney, is planned to be located in the Goto islands, Nagasaki.

Nagasaki Marine Industry Cluster Promotion Association head Toshiyuki Sakai said: “Nagasaki is now in the process of setting up its marine renewable energy industry.

“Our industry has a lot to learn from Scottish companies who are leaders in this field.

“Through collaboration and the exchange of people and information between Nagasaki and Scotland we want to work hard together for mutual success.”

Aquatera managing director Gareth Davies said: “Aquatera are delighted to be supporting the Nagasaki Cluster and the wider project team in this exciting work.

“We hope that the work we jointly undertake will help establish best practice for this pioneering tidal test site and for many future projects across a variety of sites and technologies.”

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