Orbital Marine Power Ltd are currently building the world’s most powerful tidal turbine and it is with no sense of concession they have engaged a supply chain here in the UK that is delivering over 75% (by value) of the turbine.
Steel from Motherwell, layering composites for rotors in Gosport, casting iron in Scunthorpe, fabricating in Llangefni, machining hydraulic cylinders in Sheffield, assembling mechanical systems in Workington, welding in Fife, wiring electrical connectors in Southampton, installing offshore infrastructure in Orkney, assembling the most impressive tidal turbine the world has ever seen in Dundee.
By building in the UK, they have enabled UK suppliers to commit their fantastic capabilities to deliver their vision and uphold their standards and principles.
Well done to Andrew Scott and the team at Orbital for believing in the flexibility and capabilities of the UK supply chain, rather than assume the default position of always tendering the use of foreign yards.
Thanks also for recognising the key role maritime SMES play in driving the success of projects, such as yours.
To any Maritime SME out there who wants to signify to buyers, consumers, and specifiers, that their business associates with the globally well-regarded UK brand of maritime excellence, you can register for free as a National Maritime ‘ Hybrid Blue Prime’ partner and we will send you the full suite of UK quality marks to get you started.
Thanks again Orbital for making the case for UK business.
Sourced, Serviced, Produced in the United Kingdom