Two British marine energy companies currently testing tidal power devices in Orkney have been ‘recommended for support’ in the next round of the Interreg Europe-funded FORESEA programme. The awards will provide a real boost to technology developers by allowing them to test their technologies on the open sea, attract further investment, and move further along the path to commercialisation. The companies benefitting from the EU-funding boost are Scotrenewables Tidal Power and Sustainable Marine Energy. FORESEA is a £10 million project which helps to bring offshore renewable energy technologies to market by providing free access to a world-leading network of test centres – including the European Marine Energy Centre which is based in Orkney. Meanwhile, the Port of Milford Haven is spearheading the Pembroke Dock Marine project to develop a world-class centre for marine energy in western Wales as part of a £1.3 billion infrastructure investment.
Scottish Energy News 22nd March 2017 read more »