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CorPower expands in Scotland – preparing for Orkney deployment

Following a rigorous on-land test program with the latest generation Wave Energy Converters in Stockholm, CorPower and project partners are preparing for the upcoming installation at the European Marine Energy Centre in Orkney.

Supporting the growing activities in Scotland, the subsidiary CorPower Ocean Ltd has been established with offices in Kirkwall, Orkney.

The company is happy to announce two new key members of our Operations team, Robert Argo and Mairi Dorward. Robert Argo has taken the role as Senior Operations Manager in CorPower Ocean Ltd, bringing a wealth of experience from operating and maintaining marine energy devices in harsh environments. In his previous role Robert was responsible for installing and operating floating tidal energy converters. Mairi Dorward, has joined as a Senior Operations Engineer, bringing experience from project management, environmental impact assessment and risk based methodology from the oil and gas sector. Through her work at CorPower, Mairi is also completing an industrial EngD program IDCORE, focused on reliability and operational modelling for wave energy technology.

Patrik Möller, CEO at CorPower:

“We are delighted to have our Scottish operations up and running, and to have attracted some top talent to our operations team. We are already seeing the immense value of working in the Scottish ocean energy ecosystem, with significant lessons learned from previous wave projects. We are looking forward to working closely with Orkney supply chain that brings unique operational experience to the project, having deployed more ocean energy devices than anywhere else in the world.”

Tim Hurst, Managing Director, Wave Energy Scotland:

“To allow us to use the very best available technology, the WES programme is open to technology developers from across Europe. Scotland is THE best place to develop and demonstrate wave technology where the wave energy resources exist. This project is a new collaboration between a Swedish Power Take-Off technology provider and the Orkney supply chain to deliver a real sea demonstration of the device.”