Orkney-based Aquatera wins ‘major’ Chinese wave power contract

Dr. Gareth Davies
Dr. Gareth Davies

Orkney based marine energy consultancy Aquatera has won a major contract from Chinese wave technology developer FINIMA.

Aquatera will provide programme management and technical support for FINIM’s upcoming technology development activities in the UK.

Headquartered in Stromness, Aquatera has been at the forefront of the marine energy sector in Scotland, and further afield, for the past 15 years.

And over the past 18 months, Aquatera has undertaken project work in, or connected with, 13 countries around the world and has established strong links within another 10 countries.

The growing volume of international work – which now accounts for 60% of the company’s turnover –  has led Aquatera to establish new satellite offices in Chile and France, with further businesses now being established in the Philippines and Indonesia.

Much of this work involves collaboration with local development partners who provide their own knowledge and experience to support the sector-leading expertise established within Aquatera and its home based team of supporting associates and partners.

Managing Director Dr. Gareth Davies said: “Aquatera has truly become a global export company and furthermore it is creating spin-out opportunities for its associates and partners to follow suit. We feel Aquatera provides an excellent example of what small independent companies can achieve in today’s global sustainable energy and environmental markets.”

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