Partnership welcomes Marine Energy park boost

Speaking whilst attending yesterday’s launch in Thurso of the Pentland Firth & Orkney Waters Marine Energy Park, CNSRP Chairman Sir Anthony Cleaver said:

“This announcement by UK Government Energy & Climate Change Minister Greg Barker is a very welcome boost to the profile of the north as a world-class centre for the testing and deployment of marine renewables. Since our first meetings with the Minister on this subject back in 2011 we have promoted the concept of Scotland’s first Marine Energy Park being in this area. Attendees at today’s launch event in the state-of-the-art Engineering, Technology & Energy Centre will have been left in no doubt that this area is well placed to become the key centre for deployment, operation and maintenance of marine energy devices. The Marine Energy Park will undoubtedly help to promote our ideal location, together with our excellent infrastructure and highly-skilled labour force.”