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AlbaTERN Ltd (Wave energy systems)

Midlothian based Albatern manufacture SQUID, their patended modular building block which can be used as a road transportable  standalone wave energy device, or applied in multiples in their WAVENET energy array system.

Aquamarine Power

Edinburgh headquartered Aquamarine have received full Scottish Government consent for a 40MW wave farm off the coast of north-west Lewis. Between 40 and 50 of their second generation Oyster 800 wave machine will be installed, with capacity to power up to 30,000 homes. It will be the world’s largest fully permitted ocean energy site.

Ardersier Fabrication Yard

This site is the former McDermott Yard, which opened in the early 1970’s for fabrication and construction of offshore platforms for North Sea oil and gas production. The Port of Ardersier Company has submitted a planning application for the massive 340 acre site to become a major hub for the offshore wind industry. Facilities already include a 1,000-metre deep water quay in close proximity to major offshore wind developments.

Ben Cruachan Expansion

In February 2014, plans were announced for a study into possible expansion of this pumped storage scheme from its current output of 440 megawatts to over 1,000 megawatts. A scheme of this size could power almost a million homes.

BLYTH, James MA LLD FRSE FRSSA (1839-1906) World’s First Wind Turbine Electricity Generator.

Born Marykirk, Kincardineshire, Scotland. In 1887 he built the world’s first electricity generating turbine in the garden of his holiday home in Marykirk, Scotland, to generate electricity which provided lighting for the house.

European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) Ltd

Established in 2003 on Orkney. It is the only centre of its kind in the world to provide developers of both wave and tidal energy converters with purpose-built accredited open-sea testing facilities.

Gaia Wind

Glasgow based manufacturer of small wind turbines. Its 11kW machines sell for around £55,000 in the UK, and are also exported to more than 10 other countries including the US, France and Germany.

Glasa Hydro Electric Scheme

08 May 2013. It was announced that SSE has received Scottish Government approval to commence construction of this  7.5 MW scheme near Ardross, Ross-shire. It will be able to supply power to up to 40,000 homes.

Glasa Hydro Electric Scheme

!n 2013 the Scottish Government gave the go ahead for this £30 Million, 7.5 Magawatt scheme located near Ardross in Easter Ross. It is scheduled to be operational by autumn 2015 and is expected to produce enough power for around 10,000 homes.

Glendoe Hydro Electric Scheme

Glendoe is located near Fort Augustus and is owned and operated by SSE (Scottish & Southern Energy). The scheme was opened on 29 June 2009. It is capable of producing up to 100 MW of electricity, enough to supply approximately 5% of the City of Glasgow’s demand.

Grangemouth Biomass Plant

June 2013 – the Scottish Government has given the go-ahead for a £465 million biomass plant at Grangemouth. When completed it is expected to generate up to 120 MW of electricity. Enough to power in excess of 90% of  the needs of the Falkirk area.

MayGen Tidal Stream Project

The world’s first large-scale tidal energy farm Located in the wild Pentland Firth between the north coast of mainland Scotland and the Orkney Islands where tidal streams can reach speeds of five meters per second. The initial installation will be four 15 meter high 200 metric ton turbines, each of which will produce 1.5 megawatts of power. The completed scheme will see 269 turbines producing 398 megawatts of electricity, enough to power 175,000 homes. The entire project will be completed by the early 2020s.


Glasgow based Nautricity producee CoRMaT, a second generation contra-rotating sub-sea generator. It is  due to be deployed in a tidal hot spot off the Mull of Kintyre. Their wholly owned subsidiary, Argyle Tidal, is currently involved in detailed planning for the site which is due to start producing electricity for the National Grid in 2015. They are also involved in a partnership with Fundy Tidal of Canada to develop a 500kw tidal project in Nova Scotia.

Nigg Energy Park (Global Energy Group)

Inverness headquartered Global Energy Group have revitalised the old Nigg Bay fabrication yard. Its functions are now refitting oil and gas rigs and servicing the renewables sector. It is a key site in the Scottish Government’s National Renewable Infrastructure Plan (NRIP) and is already employing in excess of 800 people.

Nova Innovation. (First Tidal Array in the World to be Connected to a National Grid)

Edinburgh based tidal power specialists and engineers, Nova, became the first company in the world to connect a tidal array to a national grid. Two out of a series of three 100kw turbines were deployed on 29th August 2016 on Shetland.

Pelamis Wave Power Ltd

Edinburgh Headquartered Pelamis are currently developing the Aegir- Shetland wave farm 1 to 10 km off the west coast of Shetland. Up to 14 Pelamis machines will be installed with a total capacity of 10MW.


Glasgow based Sgurr is a renewable energy consultancy which is part of the Wood Group. It operates internationally with several overseas offices specialising in  wind farms, marine farms, bioenergy systems and solar energy.

Urban Wind

This Glasgow based renewable installer has recently acquired rival Myriad Wind, almost doubling its workforce to 70 individuals.

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