Atlantis wins with ‘outstanding’ MeyGen

Atlantis Resources has scooped an award for the MeyGen tidal stream array project at the Scottish Green Energy Awards.

The Edinburgh-based tidal energy developer Atlantis Resources landed a prize in the Outstanding Project category for its MeyGen tidal energy array in the Penland Firth, off Orkney.

The event, which took place in Edinburgh on Novemer 30, 2017, saw winners across 11 categories receive trophies for their work in the country’s 26,000-strong renewables industry.

Last night’s winners were drawn from a shortlist of 40, compiled by a panel of 10 judges, from almost 100 entries, Scottish Renewables said.

Claire Mack, Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables, said: “This year’s Scottish Green Energy Award winners are helping Scotland change the way it thinks about energy – something that’s going to be increasingly important in future.

“They’re creating the organisations, projects and mindsets that we’ll need to tackle climate change, while continuing to power Scotland’s economy.

“They’re also developing the exportable skills and tools which will set Scotland at the forefront of the global fight against damaging carbon emissions. Our industry is incredibly proud of what these inspirational people and organisations are achieving, and I firmly believe the public should be too.”

Other winners include a community hydro scheme near Ullapool which was saved from closure by Locogen, an Edinburgh renewables business, which won the Best Community Engagement Award.

Also, Gareth Davies, Managing Direcotr of globally-active consultancy Aquatera and passionate advocate of marine energy won the Outstanding Contribution Award.

The Scottish Green Energy Awards were organized by Scottish Renewables under EDF Energy Renewables sponsorship.

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