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European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) Ltd - Fall of Warness Tidal Test Site

The Fall of Warness tidal test site is located to the west of the island of Eday. The site consists of 8 cabled test berths at various depths in an approximately 8km² area.

EMEC hold a Section 36 consent under the Electricity Act 1989, which covers the generation of electricity for the whole of the  Fall of Warness site. This simplifies the application process for developers testing devices in this area and allows consent conditions to be applied to the whole site, as well as on specific developments.

The Fall of Warness site has 8 berths which are occupied by various different projects.  Details about the current and previous occupants of the berths can be found below.

Fall of Warness – Current Berth Listing

Berth 1

Magallanes

Berth 2

European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC)

Berth 3

Nautricity

Berth 4

Open Hydro

Berth 5

Orbital Marine Power (Orkney) plc

Berth 6

Tocardo

Berth 7

Sustainable Marine Energy

Berth 8

Orbital Marine Power Ltd (formerly Scotrenewables)

 

Project stage: 
Licence
Project type: 
Renewables - Wave

Project Applications and supporting documentation

Application stage Application type
Section 36 Consent (new proposal) - Fall of Warness Tidal Test Site, EMEC Pre-application Renewables - Tidal
Section 36 Consent Variation - Fall of Warness Tidal Test Site, EMEC Pre-application Renewables - Tidal
Section 36 consent - Fall of Warness Tidal Test Site, EMEC Post-consent Renewables - Wave
Marine Licence –Tidal Energy Convertor – Fall of Warness Test Site, EMEC, Orkney - 00009505 Application Renewables - Wave
Marine Licence – Construction and operation of tidal energy convertor – EMEC, Fall of Warness, Berth 1 – 07264 Licence Renewables - Tidal
Marine Licence – Decommissioning and removal of tidal energy convertor – EMEC, Fall of Warness, Berth 7 Licence Decommissioning of works
Marine Licence – Construction and operation of tidal energy convertor – EMEC, Fall of Warness, Berth 7- 06282 Licence Renewables - Wave
Marine Licence – Construction and operation of tidal energy convertor – EMEC, Fall of Warness, Berth 6- 06266 Licence Renewables - Wave
Marine Licence – Construction and operation of tidal energy convertor – EMEC, Fall of Warness, Berth 4- 06437 Application Renewables - Wave
Marine Licence – Construction and operation of tidal energy convertor – EMEC, Fall of Warness, Berth 3- 06269 Licence Renewables - Wave
Marine Licence – Decommissioning and removal of tidal energy convertor – EMEC, Fall of Warness, Berth 2 - 06785 Licence Renewables - Wave
Marine Licence – Construction and operation of tidal energy convertor – EMEC, Fall of Warness, Berth 1- 06718 Licence Renewables - Wave
Application stage Application type
Marine Licence Application – Tidal Energy Convertor – EMEC, Fall of Warness, Berth 1 – 00009541 Renewables - Tidal