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Orcades and DSA at Mari-Tech 2018 CIMarE Conference

Orcades Marine are sharing a booth with Dynamic Systems Analysis at the Mar-Tech 2018 Canadian Institute of Marine Engineering annual conference being held in the beautiful city of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Great conference with quality speakers!

The DSA team from the British Columbia Office with David Thomson, Orcades Marine.

Exploratory Meeting of Marine Renewable Energy Group – Singapore

OceanPixel is working with the Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS) to set up a Marine Renewable Energy working group in order to bring the various industry players together. On 10th of April, the first introductory meeting took place with David Thomson Managing Director from Orcades Marine attending. The meeting was well attended and an interesting discussion took place . We are looking forward to making further progress at the next event.

Industry participants after first meeting in Singapore

Alexandra Tait AVI eCMID Accredited

We are pleased to announce that Alexandra Tait, HSQA Manager and Marine Surveyor has been awarded eCMID Accredited Vessel Inspector status.

Representation in India

We are pleased to announce that Captain Vikram Mathur has taken over as our new representative in India. We first met with Captain Vikram in 2016 at the first Maritime India Conference in Mumbai. He is well connected in the shipping and ports industry in India, and we are looking forward to working on suitable collaborative projects. In his own companies Captain Vikram is providing safety training, and unique solutions to achieve a safe working culture in any industry, and cost and productivity solutions with his company “Safety Solutions Consultants”. He also operates  “VM Shipping and logistics” under which he is providing all services for container shipping and transportation to EXIM business. read more

Naval Architect/Marine Surveyor Vacancy

We have a vacancy for the above post – for further details please go to the link

Dr Gareth Davies wins “Outstanding Contribution”

Dr Gareth Davies, Managing Director of Aquatera Ltd and Co-Director of Orcades Marine wins the prestigious “Outstanding Contribution” to the renewable energy industry at the Scottish Green Energy Awards in Edinburgh on St Andrews Day, 30th November 2017. Gareth has been publicly acknowledged for his dedication, innovation and determination to champion the renewable energy industry by deservedly winning the “Oustanding Contribution” award. Well done Gareth!

Vacancy – Exciting Opportunity for Graduate Naval Architect

Please follow the link for further details

This post is part of the ScotGrad Programme and is part funded by Highlands and Islands Enterprise and European Regional Development Fund

Orcades Marine Asia – New office Singapore

Orcades Marine Asia Directors outside new office at CleanTech One.

Ballast Water Sampling Team

Awarded the contract by Orkney Islands Council Harbour Authority in March 2017 the dedicated team of ballast water samplers has become well practised meeting the challenges of the task. The image shows part of the ballast water sampling team returning from a job on board a tanker prior to a Ship to Ship cargo transfer operation in Scapa Flow.

(Orkney Harbour Authority operates a stringent policy on the control and management of ships’ ballast water; to provide protection for the important marine environment and the rich natural marine biodiversity within Scapa Flow). read more

Orcades Visit to Magallanes Renovables

Spanish tidal energy developer Magallanes Renovables has revealed it will install the blades for its ATIR floating tidal platform at the end of this September.

The ATIR floating tidal platform has been anchored in Ria de Vigo estuary, located in the Spanish region of Galicia, since July 11, 2017, in an area with the water depth of 25 meters.

The platform will be fitted with turbine blades in a diving operation scheduled to take place three weeks from now, at the end of September, to conduct trials, the company said. read more