EMEC wins Rushlight Marine and Hydro Energy Award

Wave energy devices at EMEC Billia Croo test site. Photography by Colin Keldie.
Wave energy devices at EMEC Billia Croo test site. Photography by Colin Keldie.

The Orkney-based European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has won the ‘Marine and Hydro Energy’ award at the Rushlight Awards 2016-17.

Now in their 10th year, these awards aim to support and promote all the latest clean technologies, innovations, initiatives and deployment projects for businesses and other organisations throughout the UK, Ireland and internationally.

Accepting the award ceremony at the Royal College of Surgeons of England in London, Eileen Linklater,  EMEC marketing manager, said:

“The advances in marine energy that we’ve seen at EMEC demonstrate how wave and tidal energy research, development and innovation can create skilled jobs in coastal communities, as well as a nationwide supply chain – a clear fit with the government’s new Industrial Strategy.

“It was great to see and hear the breadth of energy innovation which is taking place all around us, with the potential to bring about transformational change in energy systems. With the first machines tested at EMEC now deployed in the first commercial tidal arrays in Scotland and Canada, marine energy’s place as an important part of the UK’s future energy mix and a valuable export opportunity is closer than ever.”

Also attending the awards were organisations leading the way in clean technology innovation and sustainable solution deployment, investors, advisers, specialist and general media, trade associations and government departments.

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