London, 13th March, 2012: International marine energy developer Atlantis Resources Corporation has been awarded SSIP (Safety Schemes in Procurement) accreditation following a successful assessment conducted by Safety Management Advisory Services (SMAS). This is a voluntary standard of best practice to complement UK HSE requirements and will assure potential clients and partners that the company employs health and safety systems in accordance with Construction Design Management regulations.
“Achieving this standard will make it easier for prospective clients and partners to audit our approach to health and safety”, explains Dave Rigg, project manager at Atlantis Resources Corporation. “It demonstrates that we have systems in place to identify, minimise and mitigate risks as every stage of design, construction, assembly and operation.”
Stuart Baird, Operations Director at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney, where Atlantis holds an open ocean testing berth, said: “We are not surprised at the award as Atlantis have always been fully engaged in the health and safety drives underway here at EMEC, the world’s first accredited, grid connected, test laboratory for marine energy converters. We encourage all voluntary standards recommended by the Health & Safety Executive. SSIP accreditation is a mark of industry best practice and our congratulations go to the team at Atlantis.”
About Atlantis Resources Corporation
Atlantis is an international marine energy company with offices in London, Singapore and Sydney. Its latest turbine, the 1MW AR1000, is being tested at the EMEC facility in Scotland and the Narec facility in England.
Together with its partners, Atlantis is developing some of the world’s first tidal power generation sites, including in the Pentland Firth, Scotland, the gulfs of Khambhat and Kutch in Gujarat, India, and at the Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy, Nova Scotia.
Atlantis’ shareholders include Morgan Stanley, Statkraft and EDBi . Its technical advisors include Lockheed Martin, Soil Marine Dynamics and Isleburn Engineering.
The European Marine Energy Centre (established in 2003) provides internationally recognised and independently accredited purpose-built, open sea test facilities for wave and tidal energy converters in the world class wave and tidal conditions of Orkney, Scotland. The Centre was established with around £30 million of funding from the Scottish Government, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, the Carbon Trust, the UK Government, Scottish Enterprise, the European Union and Orkney Islands Council.