Search results for: Levenmouth demonstration turbine

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  • 18 February 2019

    Wood has completed the first commercial lidar test at Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s Levenmouth offshore wind demonstration turbine. Wood tested its Galion lidar system at the onshore met mast of the 7MW Levenmouth Demonstration Turbine located on the Fife coast in the UK. According to the UK company, the test was completed ahead of schedule, in one month […]

  • 1 March 2016
    R&D, Technology, Training & Education

    The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult officially unveiled its 7MW demonstration offshore wind turbine in Scotland’s Levenmouth on 29 February, in the presence of the Scottish Government Minister for Business, Energy and Tourism, Fergus Ewing. The Levenmouth Demonstration Turbine offers UK industry and academia an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of a wide range of technologies as […]

  • 8 November 2017
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    Ten European partners have teamed up to develop novel offshore wind turbine blade technologies in an effort to lower the levelised cost of energy (LCOE).

  • 16 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    Pict Offshore has received a GBP 250,000 Regional Selective Assistance grant from Scottish Enterprise to expand production of the Get Up Safe (GUS) ladder-less access system at its site in Inverkeithing, Fife. The Get Up Safe system is a motion-compensated hoist solution that enables technicians to transfer between small moving vessels and offshore wind turbines […]

  • 15 November 2016
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    Ocean Array Systems (OAS) will use the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s 7MW offshore wind demonstration turbine to validate software designed to improve the control strategies of offshore wind turbines. OAS’s TurbineGRID simulation software is said to enable wind farm owner/operators to better predict how turbines respond to atmospheric turbulence, stability and wake interaction at […]

  • 10 June 2019
    Grid Connection, R&D

    Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and Synaptec have partnered in a project aimed at reducing the cost of subsea cable failures and accompanying monitoring systems. Synaptec’s Refase technology will be installed at ORE Catapult’s 7MW Levenmouth Demonstration Turbine for a year-long trial to establish cost savings and benefits of using distributed, passive sensors to monitor […]

  • 10 December 2020
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    Falco Drone Technologies will commence trials of a prototype of its new drone in 2021, which is said to play a vital role in floating offshore wind inspection and maintenance.  In summer 2021, launch and recovery trials will begin at ORE Catapult’s Levenmouth Demonstration Turbine off the Fife coast. The newly developed drone addresses limitations […]

  • 5 November 2020

    The BladeBUG inspect-and-repair robot for offshore wind turbine blades has carried out its first open door walk on an operating turbine. Over two days in mid-October, the six-legged robot repeatedly scaled blades on ORE Catapult’s 7 MW Levenmouth Demonstration turbine located off the coast of Fife. During the demonstration, BladeBUG walked 50m on a vertically […]

  • 26 January 2021
    Contracts & Tenders

    Vattenfall has placed an order with Pegasus Welfare Solutions (PWS) for the offshore wind industry’s first in-turbine toilet. Each of the eleven turbines at Vattenfall’s European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) will be fitted with the toilet cubicle, which represents PWS’ first entire wind farm order. The unit’s design was finalized at the end of […]

  • 25 June 2018

    Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has welcomed UK Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism, Michael Ellis, at the Immersive Hybrid Reality (iHR) Offshore Wind Turbine.

  • 29 November 2016
    R&D, Technology

    The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult will run a competition for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to gain access to its 7MW Levenmouth offshore wind demonstration turbine to prove and commercialise new sensing technologies. In a programme co-funded with the Scottish Government, ORE Catapult is developing a digital Clone of the Levenmouth Offshore Wind Turbine […]

  • 18 June 2018
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

    The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has launched a new open-access service offering a series of data sets from the 7MW Levenmouth Demonstration Turbine in Fife, as well as the turbine’s met mast and electrical substation.

  • 20 January 2020
    Operations & Maintenance, Technology

    UK company Energy Integrity Services has been developing new technology that is said to save the European wind industry GBP 250 million per year in maintenance costs.

  • 24 August 2017
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

    The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has announced a GBP 920,000 programme to advance offshore wind research in Scotland, based around its Levenmouth Demonstration Turbine.

  • 23 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    Ørsted has acquired a 22.5% share in the Scotland-based Pict Offshore with an aim to mature a new ladder-less access system for the offshore wind sector. The Get Up Safe (GUS) system is a motion-compensated hoist solution that enables technicians to transfer between small moving vessels and offshore wind turbines without turbine boat landing and ladders. […]

  • 16 June 2017
    Operations & Maintenance, Technology, Training & Education

    Scotland’s Fife College has opened an Immersive Hybrid Reality lab which provides ultra-realistic training environments for offshore wind turbine technicians.

  • 24 October 2018
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    Scottish company Span Access Solutions Ltd is developing a new way to access offshore wind turbine blades that could save GBP 1.05 billion across the current European fleet of offshore wind farms, the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult said.

  • 18 November 2020
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    Tethys Energy Services (Tethys) and Aerones have won a competition to demonstrate a novel remote blade maintenance technique for offshore wind farms to GE Renewable Energy. The two companies have won a blade robotics innovation competition launched by GE Renewable Energy, the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, and KTN, which called for robotics solutions focussed […]

  • 27 December 2021
    Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Scottish engineering innovator Pict Offshore has signed a deal with Ørsted to deploy the ‘Get Up Safe’ (GUS) motion-compensated lifting system at New York’s first offshore wind farms. The deal with Pict Offshore will see the system deployed at the 132 MW South Fork Wind offshore wind farm, as well as two further projects off […]

  • 24 June 2020
    R&D, Technology

    The two-year, Innovate UK-funded MIMRee (Multi-Platform Inspection, Maintenance and Repair in Extreme Environments) project has revealed breakthroughs achieved during its first year. The MIMRee project has made concrete steps toward reaching its ultimate goal of having an autonomous system capable of planning its own operational missions to offshore wind farms and deploying the system for demonstration. […]

  • 1 November 2018

    Source: Bureau Veritas/ORE Catapult; Fifth Ring Bureau Veritas and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult have entered into a collaboration agreement to jointly develop a Veristar AIM 3D “Digital Twin” of ORE Catapult’s 7MW Levenmouth Offshore Wind Demonstration Turbine in Fife, Scotland. “Digital Twins” can improve the operations and maintenance of offshore wind farms by […]

  • 26 May 2021
    Jobs & Recruitment, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    Two UK innovators have joined forces in a mission to develop a robotic solution for ensuring the integrity of bolts that hold wind turbines together. The new project brings together the six-legged BladeBUG inspect-and-repair robot for turbine blades and EchoBolt’s ultrasonic bolt inspection device, the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult said. This collaboration, funded by […]

  • 25 September 2018

    The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has launched an onshore LiDAR verification service at its Levenmouth turbine in Fife, UK.

  • 3 September 2018
    R&D, Technology

    The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has secured a ten-year extension for operating its 7MW Levenmouth offshore wind demonstration turbine in Fife.

  • 17 February 2016

    The photo was taken by Matthew Kelly, a site manager from SgurrEnergy, which is responsible for operations and maintenance of ORE Catapult’s 7MW offshore wind turbine in Levenmouth. In December 2015, ORE Catapult acquired the 7MW demonstration offshore wind turbine from Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), and then awarded SgurrEnergy with an O&M contract. The 7MW turbine was installed 50m off the […]

  • 2 December 2020
    R&D, Technology

    UK energy regulator Ofgem and the Scottish government have set aside up to nearly GBP 25 million to finance a project that will use offshore wind power to produce green hydrogen energy for heating homes in Fife, Scotland. Being developed by the gas network operator SGN, the H100 Fife project aims to use the electricity […]