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SME INSTALLS WORLD’S FIRST SUBSEA ROCK ANCHORS IN A TIDAL SITE, AT EMEC ORKNEY
June 28th, 2016

Sustainable Marine Energy (SME) has successfully installed four subsea rock anchors in the challenging tidal flows of the Falls of Warness which will shortly allow the deployment of their PLAT-O 1 Tidal Energy Platform at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC).

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100 YEARS AFTER THE BATTLE OF JUTLAND GERMAN AND BRITISH FIRMS SHOWCASE INNOVATIVE NEW TIDAL ENERGY SOLUTIONS IN ORKNEY
June 1st, 2016

Whilst German and British dignitaries, including The Princess Royal, Prime Minister David Cameron and German President Joachim Gauck, commemorated the Battle of Jutland in Orkney today visitors to HMS Bulwark at nearby Hatston Pier, in Kirkwall, would have seen a great symbol of how much things have changed between the two countries over the last 100 years.

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SUSTAINABLE MARINE ENERGY SECURES FUNDING TO BEGIN ARRAY BUILD OUT AT EMEC
May 3rd, 2016

Sustainable Marine Energy (SME) has arranged a £4.5m funding package to commence the deployment of an array of its PLAT-O tidal energy systems at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney.

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SUSTAINABLE MARINE ENERGY BUYS 16 TURBINES FROM SHOTTEL HYDRO
February 22nd, 2016

Over the next two years SCHOTTEL HYDRO will deliver 16 SCHOTTEL Instream Turbines (SIT) with a capacity of 62 kW each to Sustainable Marine Energy (SME). SME has signed a long term contract with the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) and will build a platform array in Scotland, off the Orkney Islands.

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PLAT-O BECOMES THE FIRST TIDAL ENERGY SYSTEM TO GENERATE POWER OFF THE SOUTH COAST OF ENGLAND.
July 7th, 2015

Sustainable Marine Energy's (SME) PLAT-O becomes the first tidal energy system to generate power off the south coast of England.In doing so, SME has demonstrated that the cost of tidal energy is rapidly coming down with systems like PLAT-O coming on stream.

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SCOTLAND BECKONS FOR AN ARRAY OF PLAT-O SYSTEMS
April 21st, 2015

Sustainable Marine Energy (SME) Ltd is making a strategic move into the Scottish tidal energy sector having signed a long term testing contract with the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) Ltd.

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SUSTAINABLE MARINE ENERGY HAS BEEN AWARDED FUNDING OF £1.3M FROM THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT.
March 24th, 2015

Scotland's marine energy sector has benefited from WATERS funding of almost £3.7million to further test and develop new marine energy prototypes in the seas around Scotland.

Awards have been made to three companies – Albatern, Nova Innovation and Sustainable Marine Energy – to support total project costs of £7million for the development of new wave & tidal energy devices

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COMMERCIALLY VIABLE TIDAL ENERGY A MAJOR STEP CLOSER
November 26th, 2014

Sustainable Marine Energy (SME) has successfully completed its first round of sea trials with its tidal energy platform, PLAT-O. The tidal energy industry has struggled with high costs for installation and maintenance but SME is demonstrating that by using its innovative platform which is moored under the surface of the water, these costs can be significantly reduced.

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