Project Site

The O2 will launch at The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC)'s grid-connected tidal test site at the Fall of Warness, situated just west of the island of Eday - lying in a narrow channel between the Westray Firth and Stronsay Firth. 

Established in 2003, EMEC is best known as the world’s leading facility for testing and validating wave and tidal energy devices in the sea. It is the first and only centre of its kind to provide developers of both wave and tidal energy converters – technologies that generate electricity by harnessing the power of waves and tidal streams – with purpose-built, accredited open-sea testing facilities.

      

Hydrogen Projects

In addition to wave and tidal sites, EMEC also has an onshore hydrogen production plant in Eday, where green hydrogen is generated from surplus tidal and wind energy.