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 […]
We are pleased to announce the successful delivery of the ASD tug ‘MOSCO II’ from Dubai, UAE to Safaga in Egypt, for our Client, Hamza Brothers. Despite the challenging circumstances created largely due to the COVID 19 pandemic the Orcades team worked closely with the previous Owners and our Client to reflag and have the […]
Our Operations Director Alexandra Thomson has successfully coded her first vessel “Gold Rush” as an SCMS Code Examiner – this included the change over of Certification Authority to the Society of Consulting Marine Engineers and Ship Surveyors (SCMS) and all relevant inspection criteria carried out. The SCMS is approved by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency as a […]
We are thrilled to welcome Jonathan Poynter to the Orcades Marine team as the Operations Manager! Before joining Orcades Marine, Jonathan was based in the Falkland Islands working as the Islands Harbour Master. He brings extensive maritime experience to the team and we wish him all the best in his new role! Photo credit: […]
We are excited and delighted to welcome Isla Kemp into our team as a Modern Apprentice in Digital Administration! She moved to Orkney from Brazil 2 years ago and she will be assisting the Finance Manager with key daily administrative tasks.
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 […]