Scotland will support Japan in its journey to developing marine renewables and subsea technologies, Scotland's External Affairs Secretary said on Thursday.
Aquatera, a Scottish environmental services firm, was awarded a consultancy contract to support a major tidal energy project in Japan, Secretary Fiona Hyslop announced.
The Scottish company will conduct an environmental impact assessment for underwater turbines as part of Nagasaki’s proposed tidal test site, Hyslop informed.
“Scotland boasts flagship projects in this sector and we have a lot to offer countries like Japan," Hyslop said.
The country is home to the world’s leading wave and tidal test center, the world’s largest planned tidal stream array and the world’s largest tidal turbine.
Japan aims to learn from Scotland's expertise and develop their own marine renewables and subsea technologies.
By Zeynep Beyza Kilic