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Orcades Marine provided the Third-Party Verification (TPV) service for the Mocean Blue X wave device. The scope of work for the Third-Party Verification included the review of the device’s structural integrity and mooring design and moorings and mooring component inspection. The Mocean Blue X wave device by Mocean Energy was successfully installed onto its moorings […]
Orcades Marine is looking to hire an experienced mechanical/electrical engineer to assist in project work which varies over the Marine Renewable, Ports and Shipping industries. The candidate will primarily be based in the office in Orkney but will also be required for site visits and practical work when required. The candidate should also be able […]
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 […]
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: […]