Pelamis P2 Device at the EMEC Wave Test Site in Orkney
In 2003, Pelamis Wave Power (PWP; formerly Ocean Power Delivery) selected the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), at Bilia Croo, off the west coast of Orkney, as the location for trialling its prototype Pelamis Wave Energy Converter device.
Since then, the company was keen to develop strong links with local companies to provide support for its business. Aquatera conducted the preliminary EIA for deploymnet of the the original Pelamis device at the EMEC wave energy test site. Moreover, Aquatera teamed up with Scotrenewables to provide a variety of additional logistical, light engineering, marine operations, PR and local communications support to PWP during its time in Orkney.
Subsequently, the Pelamis P2 device has been built for the energy developer, E.ON UK. At 180 metres in length, this second-generation machine is far larger than the original Pelamis prototype previously tested at EMEC's wave test site. This video shows footage of the P2 device's arrival at Bilia Croo in August 2010.