EXCLUSIVE: Wave Energy quango seeks to hire Scottish wave power experts

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The quango tasked with saving the Scottish wave energy industry is looking to recruit a number of experts to assess key technical aspects of a range of pre-market energy converters and related products.

Wave Energy Scotland was set up by the Scot-government shortly after the high-profile collapse of major Scottish wave power companies such as Pelamis.

The quango is looking for a range of consultants but neither the wages they will be paid, nor the budget allocated for their services – nor the number of consultants required – has been published by the taxpayer subsidised organisation.

WES seeks people with expertise in Control Systems, Materials, hydraulics, hydrodynamics, foundations and Moorings, wave resource modelling, marine operations and mechanical design.

A WES spokesman added: “We are taking an innovative and unique approach to the development of wave energy technology in a new research programme. WES will support wave energy technology development until the technical and commercial risks are low enough for private investment to re-enter the sector.

“In order for WES to ensure the projects with the most promise are taken forward, independent external experts may be called upon to carry out assessment of project applications and to complement the WES team during final decision making processes.”

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