Aquatera to Support Tidal Energy Project in Japan

Orkney-based Aquatera has been awarded a consultancy contract to support a tidal energy project in Japan.

Aquatera will conduct an environmental impact assessment for underwater turbines as part of Nagasaki’s proposed tidal test site, external affairs secretary Fiona Hyslop confirmed.

The contract was also confirmed by Toshiyuki Sakai, head of the Nagasaki Marine Industry Cluster Promotion Association, as he met Hyslop during a visit to Scotland House.

Fiona Hyslop said: “Scotland shares a bright future with Japan with regard to renewable energy. There is, naturally, a strong desire by our Japanese counterparts to learn from our expertise and develop their own marine renewables and subsea technologies, and Scottish institutions have been happy to host students from Nagasaki University to see our world-renowned facilities and engage in training.

“We already have historical, cultural and educational ties with the Nagasaki prefecture, and our work together on marine renewables will ensure this relationship continues to flourish.”

Toshiyuki Sakai added: “Nagasaki is now in the process of setting up its marine renewable energy industry. Our industry has a lot to learn from Scottish companies who are leaders in this field. Through collaboration and the exchange of people and information between Nagasaki and Scotland we want to work hard together for mutual success.”

Gareth Davies, managing director of Aquatera said: “Aquatera are delighted to be supporting the Nagasaki Cluster and the wider project team in this exciting work. We’re particularly pleased to be working alongside our long-term Japanese collaborator Shibuya Diving and long-term technology collaborators Open Hydro.

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