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ScottishPower Renewables at EMEC
ScottishPower Renewables at EMEC

Project Overview

Customer: ScottishPower Renewables

Project: Deployment and testing of a P2 Pelamis machine.

Location: EMEC North middle berth, 2km off the west coast of the Orkney mainland, Scotland.

Capacity: 0.75 MW

Status: Under commission

ScottishPower Renewables at EMEC

“This project will play an important role in turning Scotland’s marine energy potential into a reality."

Alan Mortimer, Head of Policy at ScottishPower Renewables

ScottishPower Renewables at EMEC

Continuing the presence of Pelamis technology at the European Marine Energy Centre in Orkney, ScottishPower Renewables has ordered a P2 Pelamis machine for demonstration and testing.

The project will utilise the existing electrical subsea cables, substation and grid connection at EMEC. The Scottish Government has provided funding for the project through the WATES scheme and consent via Section 36 of the Electricity Act.

The order from ScottishPower Renewables is the second commercial order for the second generation P2 Pelamis machine and will be installed alongside E.ON’s machine which began tests in 2010. ScottishPower Renewables and E.ON have put in place a unique joint working agreement to maximise the learning from operating and maintaining the machines as a wave farm.

The experience gained from this project will play a vital role in ScottishPower Renewables' plans to install 66 Pelamis machines in a 50MW project off Marwick Head in Orkney, for which an agreement for lease has been awarded by the Crown Estate.

ScottishPower Renewables machine arriving in Orkney

Project Updates

After completing the assembly and commissioning of the ScottishPower Renewables Pelamis in our manufacturing facilities in Leith, Edinburgh, the machine was towed in a 36 hour tour along the east coast of Scotland to Orkney at the beginning of November 2011. 


Related links: ScottishPower Renewables page about Wave Energy