Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult is launching a series of half-hour lunchtime events, The Tidal Power Express Event Series, to introduce key tidal power innovators through:
- A Technology Walkaround
- Interview on Market and Export Readiness
- Explainer of the Supply Chain Ecosystem
- Audience Question Time
The second event, on Wednesday 1st December (13.00-13.30 UTC), will feature Orbital Marine Energy. Orbital Marine Energy is the developer of the world’s most powerful tidal turbine in Orkney – the O2. The 74m long turbine is expected to operate in the waters off Orkney for the next 15 years with the capacity to meet the annual electricity demand of around 2,000 UK homes. With funding support from the Interreg TIGER project, Orbital is investigating the limits of turbine rotors size and the economics of deployment at sites around the English Channel region.