An Orkney-based environmental consultant said yesterday it was eyeing expansion across the world.
Aquatera has already been involved in more than 400 projects across the globe, but the Stromness firm is now targeting Australia, New Zealand and Canada for further work.
The company, which employs about 20 people, said nearly half of its £1million annual turnover came from clients overseas.
Managing director Gareth Davies, who founded Aquatera in 2000, said the business was also looking beyond marine-energy projects. He added: “Over the past 12 years, we have sought to build a company that has the expertise and capacity to make a real difference in delivering new and better ways of providing global energy.
“Our specialist niche is in the marine energies of wave and tide, but many of the tools we have developed, the approaches we follow and the knowledge we have can equally be applied to offshore wind and even the oil and gas sectors.”
Aquatera’s work overseas was recognised last year at the Energy North Awards, with the company coming out on top in the export category and Mr Davies winning the ambassador award.
Nominations for this year’s awards must be submitted by today, with the ceremony taking place at Drumossie Hotel in Inverness on Friday, October 12.