Innovative Scottish technology developer, Orbital Marine Power, is to lead a €26.7 million pan-European project to accelerate the commercial deployment of floating tidal energy. The Forward-2030 (Fast-tracking Offshore Renewable energy With Advanced Research to Deploy 2030MW of tidal energy before 2030) project consortium will receive €20.5 million of grant support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme to develop a multi-vector energy system. This system will combine predictable floating tidal energy, wind generation, grid export, battery storage and green hydrogen production. The project will see the installation of the next generation Orbital turbine at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney where Orbital’s O2, the world’s most powerful floating turbine, is currently undergoing testing.
Inverness Courier 13th Sept 2021 read more »