Renewables contract a “huge boost for city”

Tuesday August 13th, 2019

A multi-million pound renewables manufacturing contract has been hailed as a “huge boost for the city” by council leader John Alexander.energy_10564874Sml

Orbital Marine Power Ltd (Orbital), which develops floating tidal stream turbines, have awarded the main manufacturing contract for the company’s first commercial O2 tidal turbine to Scottish based TEXO Group.

The work will be carried out at their quayside facilities in Dundee. A number of jobs are expected to be created.

The O2, capable of generating over 2MW from tidal stream resources, will become the world’s most powerful tidal turbine when it enters operation later next year as part of a long term project at EMEC and features several innovations focused on further reducing the cost of energy from the company’s disruptive technology.

Councillor Alexander said:

“This announcement is a huge boost for the city, both in terms of economic benefit and confidence in our facilities and workforce.

Following significant investments by a number of companies already this year, this is another example of the hard work that has gone into bringing renewables jobs and investment to Dundee paying off.

We have a good track record in this hugely important sector and we are strategically well positioned to supply the coastal infrastructure, world leading supply chain and skills needed to deliver high quality, sustainable jobs to the city that pay the Living Wage and offer future opportunities for our young people, but not at a cost to the environment.”

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