Invitation to Tender for the retrieval of a Wave Energy Converter at EMEC Billia Croo wave site, Orkney.   Featured photo credit: Link here
Bon voyage to the “Alpha Legacy” and her crew! She departed Orkney on 28th May 2021 and is sailing towards the port of Gibraltar. The 140 meter long feeder container vessel “Alpha Legacy” arrived in Orkney as the “Vega Omikron” in July 2020 for long term cold lay-up due to the effects from the on-going […]
It was a great day in Scapa Flow for the Orcades Marine team, together with the Masters and crew of the Orkney tugs “Thor of Scapa” and “Odin of Scapa” who completed the dead ship tow of the feeder container vessel “Vega Omikron” from its anchorage position in Scapa Flow to Lyness, Hoy. The Vega Omikron had been in cold lay-up for […]
Orcades Marine supported the transport of the world’s powerful tidal turbine by Orbital Marine Power called the “O2” by providing the Marine Warranty Survey (MWS) for the tow. The tidal turbine left Dundee yesterday and is on its way to be commissioned at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) tidal site at Fall of Warness. […]
It was great for one of our Orcades Tow Masters’ to be part of the highly successful operation on board the new Orkney Harbours tug “Thor of Scapa”, during the tow out and connection of the Magallanes Renovables Tidal Energy Converter “ATIR” onto moorings at the EMEC test site in the Fall of Warness in […]
The Scottish Funding Council (SFC) has awarded a Standard Innovation Voucher for a project between Orcades Marine Management Consultants Ltd. and Orkney College UHI. Together with the computer science department at Orkney College UHI, they will undertake the development of a mobile tool for assessing workboat vessel stability prior to sailing and ship manoeuvres.  The final […]
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 […]
**Job Opportunity** We are searching for personnel with the following qualifications to form a crew for a short delivery assignment of a tug on an international route. We are searching for a: – Master and Mate – Chief Engineer – 2nd Engineer The tentative start date will be around September 2020. Please get in touch […]