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Pelamis wave kit sold for £1

Orkney Islands Council buys P2-002 device from EMEC

Pelamis wave kit sold for £1 image

Orkney Islands Council (OIC) has bought the Pelamis P2-002 wave device from the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) for the nominal sum of £1.

The 750kW wave energy converter was developed by the now defunct developer Pelamis Wave Power and tested at EMEC’s Billia Croo wave test site by ScottishPower Renewables between 2012 and 2014.

The P2-002 is currently moored at Lyness, where EMEC had plans to use it as a test rig.

OIC is mulling using the device as a temporary breakwater but could be scrapped with decommissioning costs covered as part of its agreement with EMEC.

EMEC acquired the P2-002 from ScottishPower Renewables, which had been assessing the technology prior to Pelamis Wave Power going into administration in 2014. 

The device, which comprises five sections connected by hydraulic rams, measures 180 metres in length, four metres in diameter and weighs approximately 1350 tonnes. 

Image: Pelamis P2 machines

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