The Orbital Westray Project was awarded an Option Agreement from Crown Estate Scotland for 30 MW, which would equate to approximately 12 Orbital devices across the 3km² site.
The project commenced bird and marine mammal surveys in March 2023.
The area lies approximately 20 km north of Kirkwall, UK which is the closest port
In 2010, SSE Renewables was awarded an Agreement for Lease (AfL) from The Crown Estate for development rights to support a 200 MW tidal array in the Westray Firth, Orkney. This was passed onto DP Energy in 2014 and has now passed onto Orbital Marine Power Ltd in March 2023. The original project can be found here: Westray South Tidal Project
The new lease is now a subset of the previous leases and was awarded an Option Agreement from Crown Estate Scotland for a 30 MW tidal array.
Baseline Assessment: Orbital Marine Power Westray Firth
|Receptor||Study Description||Design and Methods||Results||Status|
|Marine Mammals||Marine mammal surveys||Not yet available||NA||Planned|
|Birds||Bird surveys||Not yet available||NA||Planned|