Orkney bids farewell to the Wello Penguin II WEC. It’s embarking on a long journey towards Bilbao, Spain, where it will be deployed to generate clean energy from waves. An excerpt from the Wello website describes the Penguin II design as follows: “The unique asymmetrical shape of the device is designed to capture the energy […]
Grangemouth, 13 September 2019 – GAC UK and leading marine consultants Orcades Marine have joined forces to offer an array of consultancy services and specialist personnel to the industry. The partnership was formed in response to rapid developments in offshore and shipping technology and the growing marine and offshore renewable energy sector. It unites Orcades […]
The new pilot boat “Scapa Pathfinder”, built for Orkney Islands Council (OIC) Marine Services, arrived today in Orkney after a smooth delivery trip from the Armon shipyard in Navia, Northern Spain. Orcades Marine were initially contracted to put together the specification based on the existing pilot boat the “John Rae” (delivered in 2010) but with […]
Orcades Marine completed its 100th ballast water sampling on 27th July 2019. The first ballast water sampling event took place 27th April 2017 and has followed the success of the increase in the number of tankers undertaking Ship to Ship Operations in Scapa Flow. Ballast water sampling is undertaken on all tankers wishing to […]
Orcades Marine have attended two interesting and informative workshops held this year by the fairly recently formed Scottish Maritime Cluster. The Scottish Maritime Cluster has been formed to promote Scotlands Maritime Industry.
A flurry of Ship to Ship Transfer operations took place over the weekend in Scapa Flow. The ballast water sampling team visited ballasted vessels at anchor in Scapa Flow on the Pilot Boat “John Rae” and undertook three sampling events in 36 hours.
Our portfolio of completed ports and harbours consultancy work has taken us in an interesting direction in the last few months. We have been successful in securing some important work in British Columbia, Canada for the Prince Rupert Port Authority and with a small team of specialist consultants we have recently finished the second of […]
Orcades Marine has been appointed to represent EOM Offshore in UK and Europe for their unique patented high power throughput stretch cable mooring technology. A new high power transmission product is planned for development for marine renewable applications particularly floating wave and tidal platforms and floating offshore wind. •EOM Offshore’s Mechanically Compliant EM Cable isolates […]