Scottish-German tidal energy alliance commemorates WW1 Battle of Jutland in Orkney


Sustainable Marine Energy and German tidal turbine manufacturer Schottell Hydro commemorated the centenary of the World War 1 naval Battle of Jutland – 90 miles east of Orkney – by extending flags of friendship across their joint-venture project in the islands.

They rolled-out one of their PLAT-O turbines – decorated with the UK Union and German flags – at Hatston pier in Orkney, with HMS Bulwark tied up in the background (pictured).

Jason Hayman, Managing Director, Sustainable Marine Energy, said: “With many of our guys coming from a maritime background – including service in the Royal Navy – this was our way of showing our respects for all those who died at Jutland, as well as marking the strength of our alliances across the North Sea in our entirely peaceful renewable energy venture with Schottel.”

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