Tidal power giant Atlantis Resources and Edinburgh-based JDR Cable Solutions will enter a five-year collaboration at the end of this month to develop solutions for storage, installation, monitoring and testing of offshore subsea cables.
The two companies also said that they would explore opportunities to set up a subsea cable R&D facility in Scotland, “to service and advance the Atlantis portfolio of tidal power projects”.
Atlantis said: “This collaboration underlines Scotland’s role at the forefront of developing tidal power projects with the emergence of a regional centre of excellence around the Atlantis projects and its intended operations and maintenance facility currently being established at Nigg Energy Park in Invergordon.”
The collaboration builds on a partnership between the two firms on Atlantis’s flagship MeyGen project in the Pentland Firth. David Currie, chief executive of JDR, said he was “delighted” at the extension of the co-operation between the two.