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WES and EMEC release report on findings from Orkney supply chain project

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Wave Energy Scotland (WES) and the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) have released the findings of joint project to amass supply chain knowledge and experience in Orkney from testing wave energy devices in real sea conditions.

WES and EMEC said results published in a report today will help wave energy converter developers “check their readiness for deploying in real sea conditions by taking open-water testing into consideration at an early stage in their design process”.

Nine companies – Aquatera, Bryan J Rendall Electrical, EMEC, Green Marine, Leask Marine, Orcades Marine, Scotmarine, Sula Diving and the Xodus Group – participated in a series of workshops to gather collective knowledge, and generate the guidance documents as a reference point for developers.

WES managing director Tim Hurst said: “Information of this kind will be invaluable to WEC developers in the WES programme.

“We’re delighted to capture the accrued knowledge from an experienced marine renewables industry and EMEC are well placed to add their considerable wisdom to this invaluable guidance.

“The study will help our programme participants to make informed decisions at earlier stages of their device development. Ultimately, this will help avoid costly errors at the deployment stage.”

Image: EMEC Billia Croo wave test centre in Orkney (EMEC)

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