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PORTWASTE II: Blue Innovation in the Canaries to Improve Waste Management in Ports

PORTWASTE II: Blue Innovation in the Canaries to Improve Waste Management in Ports

February 28th 2024

Aquatera Atlántico was selected as RedCIDE's success case, through our work in the PORTWASTE II project, a Spanish Consortium which has come together to create a digital identity system which traces ports' waste.

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Offshore Solar Scaling up to Gigawatts: the BAMBOO Project

Offshore Solar Scaling up to Gigawatts: the BAMBOO Project

February 21st 2024

Aquatera Ltd, supported by Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency, is delighted to announce the launch of an EU Joint Industry Project, BAMBOO (Build scAlable Modular Bamboo-inspired Offshore sOlar systems) in which offshore solar technology is scaled up to standard formats of 150 MW enabling to build Gigawatt scale farms. These building blocks are to become a new standard in offshore energy farms. Placing solar farms within offshore wind farms makes better use of the sea space, increases energy output, provides more continuous power over the seasons, and will drive down costs for green electricity production and the energy system.

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INF4INiTY, a joint innovative floating offshore wind project launches in January 2024

INF4INiTY, a joint innovative floating offshore wind project launches in January 2024

February 16th 2024

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Innovate UK Funding for establishing Orkney and Shetland Rural Energy Hub

Innovate UK Funding for establishing Orkney and Shetland Rural Energy Hub

December 12th 2023

A joint decarbonisation project between Orkney and Shetland has been awarded £4.9 million in funding by Innovate UK. The Rural Energy Hubs project is one of seven projects selected from across the UK for Innovate UK’s £25 million Net Zero Living programme. Each project will receive Innovate UK funding of between £2 million and £5 million to run practical demonstrator projects to show how the non-technical barriers to implementing carbon-cutting measures can be overcome.

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We are hiring multiple consultant roles!

We are hiring multiple consultant roles!

December 8th 2023

Aquatera has recently won a number of exciting new contracts on a diverse range of projects and we are aiming to recruit multiple consultants, senior consultants and expert consultants to work across our project portfolio.

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Work begins for the Lochmaddy Strategic Visioning Exercise

Work begins for the Lochmaddy Strategic Visioning Exercise

November 20th 2023

The project aims to explore key drivers for future community and project development for Lochmaddy, and Aquatera is pleased to contribute to this project by supporting with public engagement and the community conversation process.

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Aquatera at the DataLab’s Data Summit, Edinburgh International Conference Centre

Aquatera at the DataLab’s Data Summit, Edinburgh International Conference Centre

November 9th 2023

On November 2nd and 3rd, Aquatera’s Thibault Gras and Luke Fraser, attended the DataLab’s Data Summit at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, as part of a team of the Islands Centre for Net Zero (ICNZ).

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Aquatera at COP 28 Announcement

Aquatera at COP 28 Announcement

October 31st 2023

Aquatera will be attending COP28 as part of The Scottish Government, Scottish Development International and the Scottish Chambers of Commerce partnership’s Net Zero Business Delegation.

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ReFLEX Orkney is hiring!

ReFLEX Orkney is hiring!

October 17th 2023

Based in Kirkwall, 37.5 hours per week. Salary £23,000 - £25,000 plus pension. This is a full-time post. (Aquatera is a flexible employer, part-time or job share may be considered)

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We are recruiting . . . .

July 18th 2023

Aquatera has opportunities to join our support team to provide first class administration support services to our international team and clients.

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Aquatera participates in Scottish Development International Ministerial Meetings – Jakarta and Singapore

April 4th 2023

Aquatera was invited by the Scottish Development International (SDI) to present and participate in the Ministerial Meetings of the Scottish Government in Jakarta, Indonesia, and Singapore from 13 - 17 February, 2023.

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Orkney and Shetland studies win Net Zero Living funding

Orkney and Shetland studies win Net Zero Living funding

February 10th 2023

Orkney and Shetland have been chosen as two of 31 innovation locations in the UK, to conduct three-month feasibility studies examining how to overcome some of the key non-technical barriers that are holding back efforts to reach net zero targets in their area.

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EVOLVE Project uncovers 70GW of viable ocean energy in GB, Ireland and Portugal, to unlock future net-zero energy systems

EVOLVE Project uncovers 70GW of viable ocean energy in GB, Ireland and Portugal, to unlock future net-zero energy systems

January 31st 2023

Official results from the pan-European EVOLVE project involving world-leading academics, research institutions and technology developers provide a firm evidence base supporting the acceleration of ocean energy in Europe’s future energy system.

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Islands Growth deal signed for Orkney, Shetland and the Outer Hebrides will release total investment of £393 million

Islands Growth deal signed for Orkney, Shetland and the Outer Hebrides will release total investment of £393 million

January 20th 2023

An agreement to invest £100 million in the future economic prosperity of Orkney, Shetland and the Outer Hebrides has been signed in Orkney by UK and Scottish Government Ministers and the Council Leaders of the three island groups.

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Aquatera hiring Expert and Senior Environmental Consultants: Hydrogen

Aquatera hiring Expert and Senior Environmental Consultants: Hydrogen

November 22nd 2022

We're looking for expert- and senior-level environmental consultants to help support the development of the green hydrogen sector.

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Aquatera hiring Expert and Senior Environmental Consultants: Offshore Renewables

Aquatera hiring Expert and Senior Environmental Consultants: Offshore Renewables

November 22nd 2022

We are growing our team of professionals and are looking for experienced, creative, visionary people to join our unique team of talent. This role provides an exciting opportunity to join our dynamic, international team of multidisciplinary experts who are collectively striving to help support the development of the global offshore renewable energy sector, whilst at all times promoting the three key pillars of sustainable development: economic growth, social inclusion and sustainable development.

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Aquatera Atlántico hiring Finance/Office Administrator

Aquatera Atlántico hiring Finance/Office Administrator

October 28th 2022

To meet the needs of growth in Europe, Aquatera Atlántico is seeking to develop its business support services. The office in Tenerife needs Finance and Administration support. The scope of the role covers administrative support and working with the wider Aquatera team to replicate the quality management system, assistance with finance administration and general administrative tasks and duties.

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Hydrogen powered hovercraft feasibility project gets green light

Hydrogen powered hovercraft feasibility project gets green light

October 24th 2022

A consortium, led by Blue Bear, has been awarded £569,067 in funding from the UK Government to help decarbonise the maritime sector. Project ZEHPHyr, Zero Emission Hydrogen Powered Hovercraft, is an 8-month feasibility study which aims to de-risk the key barriers to zero-emission hovercraft operations.

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Aquatera to host a series of presentations at Floating Offshore Wind 2022

Aquatera to host a series of presentations at Floating Offshore Wind 2022

October 10th 2022

Join Aquatera at the Floating Offshore Wind conference in Aberdeen this week as directors host a series of briefings on Orkney’s renewable energy story, opportunities for Scapa Flow – the largest natural harbour in the northern hemisphere – to service the UK's offshore wind sector, and Aquatera’s expertise to support delivery.

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Aquatera helps host Indonesian Energy Ministry and British Embassy delegation during COP 26

Aquatera helps host Indonesian Energy Ministry and British Embassy delegation during COP 26

November 8th 2021

The Aquatera team as one of the delivery partners of the UK-Indonesia governments’ Mentari low carbon energy partnership have been very busy over recent months preparing to help host the Indonesian Energy Ministry and British Embassy delegation around the COP 26 event in Glasgow.

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Maritime decarbonisation to cruise forward in Orkney

September 15th 2021

Orkney is to be the setting for an ambitious seven-month project demonstrating technologies to enable maritime decarbonisation.

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Explore the Sea Around Orkney’s North Isles in a New Virtual Dive Experience

Explore the Sea Around Orkney’s North Isles in a New Virtual Dive Experience

July 1st 2021

The diversity and beauty of Orkney’s underwater wildlife is revealed in eight new short films released this week by the North Isles Landscape Partnership Scheme.

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Community owned wind farms have paid their communities 34 times more than commercial counterparts

Community owned wind farms have paid their communities 34 times more than commercial counterparts

June 17th 2021

Recent high-level report finds Scotland’s community owned wind farms have provided, on average, 34 times more benefit payments to local communities than privately owned wind farms.

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Eco-cars now part of ReFLEX after buyout by Aquatera

Eco-cars now part of ReFLEX after buyout by Aquatera

June 7th 2021

Eco-cars.net, the well-known Orkney based electric vehicle sales business run by Jonathan and Ursula Porterfield, is now part of the ReFLEX Orkney project after the Porterfields sold Eco-cars.net to Aquatera Ltd - a lead partner in the ReFLEX Orkney project.

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AQUATERA ANNOUNCES MAJOR RESTRUCTURE AND NEW DIRECTOR AS COMPANY EVOLVES

AQUATERA ANNOUNCES MAJOR RESTRUCTURE AND NEW DIRECTOR AS COMPANY EVOLVES

April 29th 2021

Orkney based environmental and sustainable energy company Aquatera has embarked on a major restructuring of its activities to create a new Aquatera Group structure covering the 15 businesses that it operates and participates in. Gareth Davies will lead the group in a new role as Chairperson of Aquatera Group and Gavin Barr will be the new Managing Director of the Group’s Orkney based consultancy arm Aquatera Ltd.

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ReFLEX Orkney launches carbon calculator for Earth Day

ReFLEX Orkney launches carbon calculator for Earth Day

April 22nd 2021

The ReFLEX Orkney project has launched a new carbon calculator to help the Orkney community estimate its carbon footprint and monitor it over time.

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€1M PROJECT TO SHOWCASE ECONOMIC VALUE OF OCEAN ENERGY IN EUROPE

€1M PROJECT TO SHOWCASE ECONOMIC VALUE OF OCEAN ENERGY IN EUROPE

March 23rd 2021

Aquatera Ltd, the EVOLVE consortium and Scottish Enterprise are excited to launch the Economic Value of Ocean Energy (EVOLVE) project, an EU Ocean ERA-NET Cofund collaboration.

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WEP+ Project Biofouling of Marine Energy Environments in the Canary Islands

WEP+ Project Biofouling of Marine Energy Environments in the Canary Islands

January 18th 2021

As part of ongoing commitments to produce electricity from marine renewable energy sources, the Canaries waters have been targeted for large-scale deployment of marine renewable energy (MRE) and offshore wind devices. Success of the MRE and offshore wind industries is dependent upon maximising energy capture and minimising down-time. Device performance and sensor accuracy are negatively impacted by the growth of fouling organisms, leading to reduced efficiency and reliability; anti-fouling strategies are costly and time consuming. Biofouling also reduces accuracy of data buoys and sensors used to assess the hydrodynamic resource and device performance.

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5M€ awarded for development of a Hybrid Testing Platform for Ocean Energy

5M€ awarded for development of a Hybrid Testing Platform for Ocean Energy

January 8th 2021

VALID is a 3-year H2020 project, kicking off 1st of December 2020, specifically designed to develop a Hybrid Testing Platform for accelerated testing with methodologies by combining the virtual and physical environment, reducing cost in the product developing process, tackling scaling challenges and lowering uncertainties once fully demonstrated in the ocean.

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Maritime industry concerns over skills supply and demand

Maritime industry concerns over skills supply and demand

October 9th 2020

The EC-funded Blueprint project, MATES, has released a report identifying the skills gaps in the shipbuilding and offshore renewable energy sectors.

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BLOG: Potential of Marine Energy Projects in Great Britain

October 8th 2020

In August, the UK Government put out a call for evidence on the potential of marine energy projects in Great Britain. In the letter below, submitted as part of the consultation, Aquatera advocates for a path toward commercialisation for tidal and wave energy in the UK.

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Blue Economy Cluster Builder Programme Launched in Scotland

Blue Economy Cluster Builder Programme Launched in Scotland

August 24th 2020

Aquatera Ltd and Scottish Enterprise are excited to launch the Blue Economy Cluster Builder.

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Aquatera's Gareth Davies meets with Prime Minister Boris Johnson

Aquatera's Gareth Davies meets with Prime Minister Boris Johnson

August 4th 2020

Aquatera's Gareth Davies meets with Prime Minister Boris Johnson and other Orkney, Western Isles and Shetland Leaders to discuss Innovation Freeport

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SEA Wave & WESE launch a platform for ocean energy data sharing

March 12th 2020

An online platform, MARENDATA, has been launched in collaboration by the SEA Wave and WESE projects to disseminate environmental monitoring data collected within the marine energy industry.

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UK Research and Innovation gives green light to ReFLEX Orkney project

UK Research and Innovation gives green light to ReFLEX Orkney project

February 4th 2020

The ground-breaking ReFLEX Orkney project has passed the first stage gate review, enabling it to move from feasibility stage to demonstration.

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MATES – a Sectoral Skills Alliance in the Maritime Sector

MATES – a Sectoral Skills Alliance in the Maritime Sector

November 7th 2019

The partners of the EU-funded Blueprint project MATES, met in Thessaloniki, Greece on 16 and 17 October 2019. The partners made great strides during the hands-on sessions devoted to the MATES Pilot Experiences, with the design of all 11 now well underway. These 11 Pilot Experiences aim to tackle skill shortages in the shipbuilding and offshore marine renewable industries – two sectors of many which are experiencing both opportunities and challenges with the drive towards a greener, knowledge-driven economy.

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Aquatera leads the next stage of the LAkHsMI project trials around Orkney

Aquatera leads the next stage of the LAkHsMI project trials around Orkney

August 8th 2019

Aquatera has been busy working on the LAkHsMI project, which aims to investigate the potential development of novel electrical and optical ‘sensors for large scale hydrodynamic imaging of the ocean floor’.

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Aquatera's project development company visits its target beneficiary of a renewable energy hybrid system in the Philippines

Aquatera's project development company visits its target beneficiary of a renewable energy hybrid system in the Philippines

August 8th 2019

Oceantera, a joint renewable energy project development company between Aquatera and Philippine-based OceanPixel, conducted a site visit to San Antonio, Island of Dalupiri, Northern Samar, Philippines in order to progress its renewable energy hybrid system pilot project which is being developed in partnership with Poseidon Renewable Energy Corporation.

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Aquatera’s International Development Work

Aquatera’s International Development Work

July 9th 2019

Stromness company, Aquatera, may be better known for its Marine Renewable Energy Development and Environmental Services. However, in recent years it has turned its attention to international community development with the aim of supporting small communities to be more sustainable.

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MATES – A Blueprint for the Future

MATES – A Blueprint for the Future

July 8th 2019

The ambitious Blueprint project, MATES, which focuses on the shipbuilding and offshore renewable energy industries, held a project-milestone workshop on 28 May in Brussels, Belgium. The workshop, ‘Skills Intelligence to Boost Maritime Technologies’, provided a key opportunity for validation of the project’s results to date.

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Orkney company explores international market for energy system of the future

April 17th 2019

As part of the first phase of a new £28.5 million project to create a Virtual Energy System (VES) in Orkney, Scotland, project partner Aquatera has mobilised its UK and international teams to seek out suitable system replication opportunities.

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Energy system of the future to be demonstrated in Orkney

Energy system of the future to be demonstrated in Orkney

April 3rd 2019

The first phase of a new £28.5 million project to create a Virtual Energy System (VES) in Orkney, Scotland, has been launched to digitally link distributed and intermittent renewable generation to flexible demand

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Symposium on Global Market Opportunities for Marine Renewable Energy

Symposium on Global Market Opportunities for Marine Renewable Energy

March 7th 2019

Aquatera Ltd, the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) Ltd and Pacific Northwest National Laboratories (PNNL), hosted a symposium on Global Market Opportunities for Marine Renewable Energy in Edinburgh on 28th February 2019.

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Orkney Cloud Magazine Launched

Orkney Cloud Magazine Launched

December 13th 2018

Aquatera; in collaboration with IT University of Copenhagen, Laura Watts of Edinburgh University and Mozilla have just launched the Orkney Cloud magazine online

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SEA Wave to explore environmental impacts of wave energy

SEA Wave to explore environmental impacts of wave energy

December 7th 2018

A European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) project has been launched to address long-term environmental concerns around the development of emerging wave energy technologies

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Australian Marine Energy Taskforce Statement

Australian Marine Energy Taskforce Statement

November 26th 2018

Albany Wave Energy Project critical to future growth of global ocean renewable energy sector

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Waste to Wealth

November 10th 2018

Working with communities in Zambia to regenerate waste for use in a biogas system for cooking, heating and lighting

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Crown Estate Devolution in Scotland

November 1st 2018

The Scottish Crown Estate Bill (“the Bill”) made its way through stage two in the Scottish Parliament’s legislative process in September.

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New offshore renewable energy project developer launches in South East Asia

New offshore renewable energy project developer launches in South East Asia

October 31st 2018

Oceantera Energy Corporation (Oceantera)’s first Ocean Energy Service Contract has been approved by the Philippine Department of Energy (DOE).

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Hybrid waste water management plant to use 100% renewable energy and bring low-carbon energy to island communities

Hybrid waste water management plant to use 100% renewable energy and bring low-carbon energy to island communities

October 31st 2018

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A stark warning on Climate Change

October 11th 2018

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released their Special Report this week on “the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emissions pathways”.

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MATES Gaining Momentum in the Maritime Community

MATES Gaining Momentum in the Maritime Community

June 19th 2018

MATES is gaining momentum with five stakeholder workshops completed across Greece, Portugal, the Netherlands, the UK and Spain.

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We are hiring experienced EIA Consultants

June 11th 2018

We are hiring experienced EIA consultants. You could be based in Orkney, Edinburgh, Dublin, London or Wales. If you are interested, please contact gaynor.jones@aquatera.co.uk

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Maritime experts invited to identify education and training needs

Maritime experts invited to identify education and training needs

May 4th 2018

MATES, a four-year European Union funded Erasmus+ project coordinated by the Spanish foundation CETMAR, has recently kicked off its series of maritime-focused workshops in Athens.

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MATES to close gap between skills demand and supply in the maritime sector

MATES to close gap between skills demand and supply in the maritime sector

May 4th 2018

While it is evident that skills are a pathway to employability in the maritime sector, there is still a great divide between industry requirements and provisions made by existing education and training systems.

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Aquatera delivers aquatic energy roadmap to Peru

March 2nd 2018

Another example of the Orkney Islands helping to lead the world energy revolution

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Aquatera success celebrated at SCDI Business Excellence Awards

Aquatera success celebrated at SCDI Business Excellence Awards

September 13th 2017

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Aquatera Celebrating 15 Years of Success

Aquatera Celebrating 15 Years of Success

April 15th 2015

Established in 2000, Aquatera is celebrating 15 years in the marine renewables sector. Aquatera provides a modern and innovative suite of environmental services and products specialising in environmental impact.

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Open Ocean & Aquatera Join Forces

Open Ocean & Aquatera Join Forces

December 9th 2014

French company, Open Ocean SAS and Orkney based Aquatera Ltd. have committed to working together to support the acceleration of marine renewable energy developments in France.

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Global Growth for Aquatera

Global Growth for Aquatera

October 4th 2014

For Aquatera, a growing emphasis of the business involves exporting its expertise overseas. The company is currently operating in countries as far afield as Chile, Japan, France, the USA, Canada and Kazakhstan to name a few.

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Aquatera wins fifth Energy North award

Aquatera wins fifth Energy North award

September 9th 2014

Aquatera was delighted to collect the Best Exporter award for the fourth consecutive year, at this year’s Energy North Awards ceremony, which took place in Inverness on the 4th September.

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Aquatera Welcomes Japanese Students to Orkney

Aquatera Welcomes Japanese Students to Orkney

September 2nd 2014

Aquatera recently hosted a visit from six Japanese students and two teachers from the Kamaishi Super Science High School, in the city of Kamaishi, Japan.

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Aquatera Project Updates, June 2014

June 6th 2014

A selection of updates on some of our current projects, including the Performance Review of Maritime Support Services for Orkney, the Shetland Tidal Bridge, Annex IV and our work in Chile.

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Orkney Vessel Trials Project

May 19th 2014

This project, the Performance Review of Maritime Support Services for Orkney (PRoMSSO), was conceived to explore and characterise the performance of Orkney-located vessels and associated services in carrying out marine renewables operations.

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Final Vessel Trials

Final Vessel Trials

March 10th 2014

Final vessel trials were completed on the 20th February 2014.

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Clump Weight Friction Trial

Clump Weight Friction Trial

January 29th 2014

Sea conditions around Orkney have been challenging over the past few weeks, however all clump weight friction trials at sea have now been completed. The attached pictures detail the operations performed at sea.

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Clump Weight Friction Trial

Clump Weight Friction Trial

December 4th 2013

The first part of the clump weight friction trial was completed last week. This involved pulling two clump weights of different types and at different angles to establish the frictional coefficient for the weights on dry land. This will then be replicated in the sea to compare and correlate the results.

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Further Position Keeping Trials

Further Position Keeping Trials

November 13th 2013

Further position keeping trials were undertaken last week using a multicat work boat. These trials involved the vessels moving around a pre-defined 20m grid using different mooring combinations. Initial results look very promising, although detailed data analysis has still to be completed.

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Aquatera wins Best Exporter at the 2013 Energy North Awards

Aquatera wins Best Exporter at the 2013 Energy North Awards

November 6th 2013

Aquatera enjoyed a successful evening at the 2013 Energy North Awards, which took place at the Drumossie Hotel, Inverness on the 31st October.

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Position Keeping Trials

Position Keeping Trials

October 28th 2013

These photos show the team of vessels working on Position Keeping Trials using the gantry barge (GM 700). These trials were undertaken in our test area near the Falls of Warness last week.

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Orcadia Manoeuverability Trial

Orcadia Manoeuverability Trial

October 10th 2013

The multicat Orcadia pictured, completed a manoeuvrability trial on the 4th of October, in the tidal area known as the string between mainland Orkney and the island of Shapinsay.

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Vessel Trial

October 10th 2013

The Vessel Trial earlier this week involved the GM700 gantry barge, in conjunction with the Green Isle and Erlend, undergoing position keeping under tow in a tidal stream. The results were very encouraging and although not yet analysed, would indicate that this method of positioning is suitable for some operations.

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Orkney Maritime Support Project

October 8th 2013

The Orkney Maritime Support Project is a Scottish Government funded scheme, which is being managed through the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC). The main objective of the project is to co-ordinate a programme of experiments to validate the performance of safe and cost effective approaches to maritime support for marine energy projects.

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International Centre for Island Technology wins funding for 10 MSc. scholarships

August 7th 2013

The Orkney campus of Heriot-Watt University, The International Centre for Island Technology (ICIT), has been awarded ten scholarships for Scottish/EU students to study on its world leading Renewable Energy Development and Marine Renewable Energy MSc courses.

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Aquatera - possibly the most experienced marine energy consultancy in the world?

August 7th 2013

It's a bold question to ask but when you consider the pedigree and experience that Aquatera has in the sector it may well be that the question can be considered a true statement. Aquatera's history in marine renewables goes back over 20 years and the level of activity since then has been spectacular.

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Orcadian energy feature March 2013

August 7th 2013

A feature piece in the local newspaper.

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Heriot-Watt University appoints Aquatera for ICIT transition management role

November 19th 2012

Orkney based International Centre for Island Technology (ICIT) is Heriot-Watt's campus in the North with an ambition to be a world class facility specialising in marine studies.

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Project VIA: Valuing Intellectual Assets in Renewables Companies in the Highlands and Islands

July 16th 2012

Aquatera joined Project VIA in 2009, having previously worked briefly with the Intellectual Assets Centre (IA Centre) and Jackie Maguire of Coller IP Management, to determine its Intellectual Assets.

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Funding for RNLI Technology Improves Marine Safety in Orkney

Funding for RNLI Technology Improves Marine Safety in Orkney

December 21st 2011

SAFETY in the waters around Orkney has been improved after £4,500 was raised by local marine energy companies to fit Stromness, Kirkwall and Longhope lifeboats with advanced tracking systems.

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Double Success for Aquatera at Energy North Awards 2011

October 10th 2011

Energy North held their inaugural awards ceremony at the Drumossie Hotel, Inverness on 29th September. The event played host to the Energy industry across the Highlands and Islands. Companies and organisations celebrated innovation and successes across the industry.

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Preparations Progressing for Fishing Heritage Celebration

July 13th 2011

With a few days to go final preparations are being made for a series of events and exhibits which celebrate the rich fishing cultural heritage of Orkney and in particular Stromness.

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Wello's Penguin Device Making its Way to Orkney Waters

June 14th 2011

Wello Oy's Penguin wave energy device has left the Riga Shipyard in Latvia and is on its way to the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) wave energy test site at Billia Croo near Stromness in Orkney.

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Aquatera Client Announcement: Deployment of Voith Hydro's HyTide Tidal Energy Converter at EMEC's Tidal Test Site

April 6th 2011

Voith Hydro has been issued a Notice of Decommissioning by The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and the draft Decommissioning Plan has been prepared for review as required under the Energy Act 2004.

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Aquatera: Celebrating A Decade of Delivery 2000-2010

November 29th 2010

This year Aquatera, one of Scotland's leading environmental and renewables companies, is celebrating its 10th year of providing ground-breaking environmental services and products.

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An Ocean of Opportunities for Aquatera

May 17th 2010

Following a busy year around the Pacific, Orkney consultancy Aquatera is strengthening its links in 2010 with countries surrounding the world's largest ocean.

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Aquatera and Associates Providing a Turnkey Service for Marine Renewables

May 11th 2010

Why did man reach the moon before harnessing energy out at sea? One answer is that he did the simple things first!

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Aquatera Getting to Grips with the Grid

May 10th 2010

Securing suitable grid connections is a core requirement for any renewables project.

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Crown Estate to Announce Successful Bids for Pentland Firth Seabed Leases

March 15th 2010

THE scale of potential marine renewables developments in Orkney waters, including the Pentland Firth, will become clearer next Tuesday as the Crown Estate announces the successful bidders for seabed leases for wave and tidal devices.

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2009: A Typically Busy Year for Aquatera

September 15th 2009

Aquatera's MD, Dr Gareth Davies, provides an insight into a typical year at the leading environmental consultancy…

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Aquatera Successfully Expanding into Growing US Renewables Market

September 14th 2009

This week Aquatera, one of Scotland's leading environmental and renewables companies, is returning to Oregon for the Oregon Wave Energy Trust (OWET)'s Wave Week event.

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Aquatera Attending the 8th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference

September 7th 2009

Aquatera Ltd, the Orkney-based environmental consultancy, will be attending the 8th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC). The conference is being held in Uppsala Castle, Uppsala, Sweden, and runs from 7 to 10 September 2009.

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Aquatera Insight Being Used Around Pacific Rim

June 1st 2009

Experience gained in the seas around Orkney is guiding the development of wave energy generation around the Pacific coast.

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Aquatera's Model for Multi-billion Pound Investment

May 20th 2009

Five years of effort have gone into a new modelling system designed to maximise the success of the emerging marine renewables industry.

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Aquatera: Delving into the Depths of the Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters

May 20th 2009

Increasing numbers of marine energy developers are calling on local expertise as they embark on the huge challenge of generating marine energy in the Pentland Firth and throughout Orkney's waters.

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Stromness Focus for European Fishing Heritage Workshop

January 19th 2009

Next week Stromness, Orkney will be the focal point for a Europe wide initiative aimed at helping communities make best use of their fishing cultural heritage.

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Aquatera and ITRI Sign Contract to Conduct an Evaluation Study into the Development of Wave Energy in Taiwan

December 8th 2008

The leading marine renewables company Aquatera Ltd, based in Orkney, Scotland, and Taiwan-based Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) have commenced a study to assess the potential for wave energy development in Taiwan.

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Aquatera Publishes Images of Orkney as You Have Never Seen it Before!

December 3rd 2008

Aquatera Ltd, the Stromness-based company specialising in environmental services and products, is releasing a range of posters, entitled 'Satellite Views of Orkney', depicting the Islands of Orkney as you have never seen them before.

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Article by Dr Gareth Davies, Managing Director of Aquatera, Published in Energy World Magazine

November 28th 2008

An article written by Aquatera Ltd's Managing Director, Dr Gareth Davies, has been published in the energy publication, Energy World magazine.

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Reflections on the Prospects, Opportunities and Pitfalls of Marine Renewables Developments Around Orkney, Caithness and Sutherland

November 5th 2008

By Gareth Davies, Chair of Orkney Renewable Energy Forum and Managing Director of Aquatera Ltd, Stromness, Orkney, UK.

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Aquatera Begins HIE-sponsored Tidal Energy Data Survey

November 4th 2008

Aquatera Ltd has commenced a Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE)-funded tidal energy data survey to draw together current data relevant to marine energy developments in the Pentland Firth.

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Article by Dr Gareth Davies, Managing Director of Aquatera, Published in energyengineering Magazine

October 20th 2008

An article written by Aquatera Ltd's Managing Director, Dr Gareth Davies, has been published in issue nineteen of the renewable energy publication,energyengineering magazine.

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Ethnographer Investigating Orkney Innovation

June 30th 2008

How does the landscape, the people, and the location of Orkney make a difference to how the future is imagined there? How might that differ to the way the future is created in London or Silicon Valley - places very different to Orkney? How does the future get done differently, in different places?

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Aquatera Going Global with Marine Renewables Experience

May 2nd 2008

A presentation in Portugal earlier this year highlighted the international role Orkney companies are playing in the evolution of marine renewables.

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Aquatera Building Grid Links to the Future

May 2nd 2008

An Orkney company's expertise is helping to shape the debate over how best to deliver renewable energy from areas with the best resources to big centres of population.

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Banking Those Good Ideas - Plans for Establishing an Intellectual Property Centre in Orkney

May 2nd 2008

Time spent at a top American business school gave Gareth Davies a big idea - for a "bank" for good ideas modelled on a successful institution based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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