The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in the Orkney Islands, Scotland provide the only dedicated and accredited facilities in the world to install, monitor and test tidal turbines.
During 2006, OpenHydro became the first company to install a tidal turbine at the EMEC facility.
The turbine in Orkney has been installed between a twin-piled structure enabling the unit to be raised and lowered. This structure will allow OpenHydro to test future generations of the Open-Centre Turbine at minimal cost.
All OpenHydro's commercial deployments will be mounted on the seabed where no part of the structure will be visible from the surface and will be deep enough not to interfere with shipping traffic.