Release Date: 22 November, 2019

Orbital Marine Power scooped the Rural Blue Award for Blue Economy Enterprise of the Year at the inaugural Scottish Highlands and Islands Rural Economy (SHIREs) Awards in front of a packed audience at the Kingsmill Hotel, Inverness last night.

The SHIREs awards celebrate the very best of Scotland’s vibrant modern rural economy.

Orbital Marine Power was founded in the Highlands and Islands, in Orkney in 2002 and has performed advanced engineering, development and offshore testing of its world leading floating tidal technology from its headquarters in Kirkwall since then.

The company is also widely engaged with the engineering and offshore supply chain across the Highlands and Islands region and works closely with research partners at the University of the Highlands and Islands and Heriot-Watt University – Orkney campus.