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EOM Offshore form strategic link with Orcades Marine

Orcades Marine has been appointed to represent EOM Offshore in UK and Europe for their unique patented high power throughput stretch cable mooring technology. A new high power transmission product is planned for development for marine renewable applications particularly floating wave and tidal platforms and floating offshore wind.

•EOM Offshore’s Mechanically  Compliant EM Cable isolates the wave-induced energy • Robust, lasting through millions of cycles • Elongates 2.5 original length in rough seas, return to original length in calm seas • •Minimal watch circle •No disruption in real-time data or power transmission read more

Magallanes Install ATIR Tidal Turbine – Orcades Tow Master

On completion of the tow out and support duties for Leask Marine during the installation of the Magallanes ATIR at the Fall of Warness tidal site in Orkney the tug “Erlend” (operated by Orkney Islands Council Marine Services) with an Orcades Marine Tow Master on board departs.

Harbour Pier Extension Successfully Completed


Press Release

A new floating pier extension has just been completed at St Margaret’s Hope Pier in South Ronaldsay Orkney. The floating pier has been constructed from a steel flat top barge moored at right angles to the pier and provides approximately 20 metres of additional length to the existing pier, an additional 75 metres of berthing face for fishing, aquaculture and small workboats, and about 700 m2 of open storage area. The pier extension comes as a result of a business development plan that St Margaret’s Hope Pier Trustees commissioned to investigate cost effective ways to improve berthing and mooring facilities for users in the harbour at St Margaret’s Hope. The Trustees were keen to take into account any future expansion by existing users and the potential to encourage new business and visitors to St Margaret’s Hope. The floating extension to the fixed pier will accommodate the longer length of the new Pentland Ferries vessel. Orcades Marine Management Consultants Ltd based at Hatston were appointed as principal designers and project managers and the barge was sourced in the Netherlands and towed to Orkney by the multi-cat “C-Fenna” and the marine and shore works we carried out by Leask Marine Ltd. The floating pier extension is a temporary arrangement and the additional berthing, storage and protection it provides to users of the harbour at St Margaret’s Hope will be evaluated over the next two years.

Quote   from   Trustees/Chairman “The   floating   pier   extension   has   already   proved  its  worth, providing additional berthing and shelter for 11 vessels. It has proven to be a steady and stable platform in the worst conditions experienced so far this winter, and combined with the other pier improvements we are making, we hope it will encourage more vessels to use the Hope Pier. We engaged with local companies Orcades Marine Management Consultants as principal contractor and Leask Marine as sub-contractors to deliver this project for the Trust and we are very happy with the results, two local companies delivering to the highest standards”. read more

Welcome to New Staff Members! – Ingrid Muir, Marine Consultant and Akmal Hakim, Naval Architect.

Designated Person Appointment – Orcades Marine are delighted to announce that Captain David Thomson has been appointed Designated Person for St Margarets Hope Pier Trustees.

Orcades Marine Asia at the Asia Clean Energy Summit in Singapore

After a busy week in the Philippines attending and presenting at the Sustainable Energy and Ecosystems Conference (SEECON) in Cebu and meeting various colleagues and project partners in Cebu and Davao, Alex Ng, Operations Director of Orcades Marine Asia Pte. was back in Singapore to pick up the microphone at the Asia Clean Energy Summit

Visit to Astilleros Armon SA Shipyard

During a recent visit to the Astilleros Armon shipyard in Navia, Spain our consultants were fortunate to be invited to witness the launch of a new build tug, “Babor 1”

Naval Architect(s) – Situations Vacant – based in Orkney

1. Experienced Naval Architect and  2. Post Graduate Naval Architect

1.Experienced Naval Architect

Ideally with the following attributes

  • BSc/MSc in Naval Architecture or equivalent.
  • Prepared to work in office, on site and travel where the job requires it
  • Flexible and pro-active approach
  • Capable and experienced in using offshore mooring analysis software.
  • Practical experience as a Marine Surveyor and/or Project Manager
  • Good report writer
  • Prepared to undertake Project Management with minimum supervision
  • Enthusiastic and confident in their ability to deliver successful outcomes.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Must reside in Orkney.
  • Clean driving licence.
  • Excellent knowledge of maritime industry ideally with knowledge of the marine renewable energy industry.
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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