A SCOTTISH firm is leading the delivery of a new flagship EU clean energy project.

Orbital Marine Power, an innovative engineering company based in Orkney and Edinburgh, has been selected by the European Commission’s Horizon Europe Programme to deliver a multi-turbine tidal energy project – EURO-TIDES.

This will include accelerating the commercial deployment of Orbital’s floating tidal stream technology, alongside partners including Ocean Energy Europe, European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) and the University of Edinburgh.

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The European Commission has identified that transitioning from single turbine deployments to multi-turbine is the next important milestone for the tidal stream sector as it moves towards contributing towards net zero targets in the UK, EU and beyond.

Andrew Scott, CEO of Orbital Marine Power, said: “Orbital is committed to ensuring tidal stream energy makes a material contribution to decarbonising energy systems while supporting a just transition through the creation of a new industrial sector.

“The endorsement that comes from this selection is a huge boost to that objective while also enabling us, and our project partners, to accelerate that positive vision.

"We are looking forward to moving forwards with EURO-TIDES at pace early in 2024.”