The Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters around the North of Scotland are home to some of the world’s best wave and tidal energy resources and is already the location of choice for wave and tidal energy developers from throughout the world.
The pivotal role that the area already has in developing the global marine energy industry is recognised through the creation of the Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters Marine Energy Park and this status adds further impetus to the drive towards commercialisation of the industry.
The Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters Marine Energy Park offers a coherent, supportive business environment designed to accelerate the commercialisation of wave and tidal stream technologies. Its focus is on the opportunities offered by the commercial leasing round in the Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters but its reach is throughout the Highlands and Islands and the rest of Scotland, bringing leading academic knowledge and unrivalled industry experience to accelerate the development of the marine energy sector.
“Working together to lead the effective and timely delivery of up to 1.6GW of wave and tidal energy in the Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters by 2020, and in doing so, supporting the creation of a new, commercial scale marine energy industry and secure maximum economic and social benefit for Caithness, Orkney, the wider Highlands and Islands, and Scotland”.
What Does Marine Energy Park Status Mean
Seizing the Opportunity
Location of Choice
Location of Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters Marine Energy Park
Ports and Supporting Infrastructure
Skills and Training
Contact and Further Information