West Orkney South
Agreement for Lease
Our agreement for lease with the Crown Estate gives us the rights to develop (subject to obtaining the necessary licenses from Marine Scotland) a demonstration project consisting of a single wave energy converter (WEC) or small array of up to 20 WECs with a total maximum capacity not exceeding 10MW for up to seven years. It also contains an option for us to develop a commercial wave energy array of up to 50MW for a period of up to 25 years.
The area is bound by the following coordinates:
Note: all coordinates are given in decimal degrees rounded to four decimal places using WGS84.
The West Orkney South site is earmarked for the deployment of Pelamis P2 wave energy converters (P2).
The P2 is a semi-submerged, articulated structure composed of cylindrical sections linked by hinged joints. The wave induced motion of these joints is resisted by hydraulic rams, which pump high-pressure fluid through hyrdaulic motors via smoothing accumulators. The hydraulic motors drive electrical generators to produce electricty. Power from all the joints is fed down a single umbilical cable to a junction on the sea bed. Several devices can be connected together and linked to shore through a single seabed cable.
Current production machines are 180m long and 4m in diameter with 4 power conversion modules per machine. Each machine is rated at 750kW. More information on Pelamis can be found online at http://www.pelamiswave.com/
We have started to compile our EIA scoping document and intend to submit this to Marine Scotland this year. A copy of the scoping document will be uploaded to this website once it has been submitted to Marine Scotland.
We are interested in hearing from you with comments on our proposals, questions and direction to any relevant information that may inform the environmental assessments of our project.
If you would like to get in touch you can email Marine.email@example.com.
Or you can write to
Marine Project Developer
E.ON Climate and Renewables