Vattenfall snaps up final Emec berth in Orkney for Pelamis' P2

Swedish energy giant Vattenfall has signed up to take the last remaining berth at European Marine Energy Centre in Scotland’s Orkney Island with a view to putting a single Pelamis P2 wave energy machine through its paces starting in 2014.

The deal comes hand-in-hand with Vattenfall’s confirmation that it will buy a first next-generation device later this year from the Edinburgh-based Pelamis, so long as it is "confident” that it could move ahead with its landmark Aegir wave farm project off the Shetland Islands – a caveat that hinges on an electricity export cable being laid between the islands and the Scottish mainland.

“If Vattenfall is to use ocean energy to support its long term shift to low carbon generation it needs to be confident that the technology it uses Log in to read complete article.

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