Search results for: ORE Catapult

16537 results

A list of search results

  • 23 April 2020

    The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s centre in Blyth has resumed testing and validation activity after a pause of some ten days. ORE Catapult had suspended access to the Blyth site for approximately 10 days to implement COVID-19-related protocols and measures. During that time, engineering and analysis operations saw no interruption, according to a spokesperson […]

  • 11 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has named the University of Sheffield as the academic partner for its new research hub dedicated to offshore wind turbine powertrains. The GBP 2.5 million Powertrain Research Hub (PTRH) will focus on the development of next-generation turbines and future technologies and research solutions for improving turbine reliability and availability, ORE Catapult said. […]

  • 20 October 2017
    Contracts & Tenders, R&D, Technology

    ORE Catapult is looking to procure a Power Analyser System to be used in the 15MW wind turbine and 3MW marine drivetrain test facilities in Blyth, which will link into the Grid Emulation System (eGrid) to allow the measurement of current and voltage usage from the eGrid system.

  • 30 November 2017
    Business & Finance, R&D

    ORE Catapult marked its 2016/17 financial year with over 500 collaborations with industry and academia, a 10% increase from the previous year, including support to 134 small and medium-sized companies and participation in 35 international projects. 

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • 19 September 2016

    The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult is establishing a Wind Blade Research Hub and seeking to collaborate with a UK-based University to accelerate offshore wind turbine blade research and development activities. The Hub is aimed at building a stronger, complementary offering of academic research, innovation, demonstration and representative testing for the offshore renewable energy sector, and […]

  • 6 March 2018
    Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, R&D

    Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult expects to publish the contract notices and procurement documentation for the construction of its wind turbine bearing test facility in Blyth, UK, in March.

  • 26 April 2018
    Business & Finance, Technology

    The UK-based Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has launched the Offshore Wind Innovation Competition, which calls on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to apply with technological solutions for specific industry innovation challenges and connects them with potential investors and clients.

  • 2 November 2017
    Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has upgraded its lightning impulse (LI) test capabilities to help offshore wind operators reduce export cable failure rates.

  • 2 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has welcomed Andrew Walls C.A to its senior management team as Finance Director. Walls trained with the global firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, working with both private and public sectors delivering audit, financial diligence and consultancy assignments for the firm in the UK and abroad. He then joined the London and Edinburgh-based […]

  • 11 July 2014
    Business & Finance, R&D

    ORE Catapult has a requirement for a Consultancy Service Framework to provide technical assistance and support.   The Service will be utilised as and when required, on a call-off basis by ORE Catapult in Glasgow and Blyth relating to all required services, equipment and engineering services associated with offshore (wind, wave and tidal) power projects. Divided into lots […]

  • 14 March 2014
    Authorities, R&D, Technology

    Vince Cable, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, told an audience of senior stakeholders and academics from across the renewable energy sector that “Britain has the opportunity to be the world leader in offshore renewables bar none.” Dr Cable was speaking as he formally opened the headquarters in Glasgow of the Offshore Renewable […]

  • 5 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has revealed plans to open a base of operations in Grimsby which would service the offshore wind sector. The announcement is part of ORE Catapult’s expansion plans in the Humber, which would create 50 to 70 jobs in the region in the next 10 years. With a portfolio of […]

  • 7 May 2020

    Social distancing measures in response to the ongoing pandemic have taken their toll on offshore wind crew transfer. The industry is now seeking rapid solutions to increase physical separation of technicians on offshore crew transfer vessels (CTVs). According to ORE Catapult, the current COVID-19 situation has forced some operators to limit CTV operations to a […]

  • 29 June 2018
    Jobs & Recruitment

    The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has appointed Huub den Rooijen, the Director of Energy, Minerals and Infrastructure at The Crown Estate, to its Board as a Non-Executive Director.

  • 9 June 2015
    R&D, Technology

    Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) and Satellite Applications (SatApps) Catapults have joined forces to explore ways in which satellites can be used to drive forward the development of the UK’s offshore renewable energy industry. According to the Catapults, satellites present possible solutions to some of the sector’s key technology challenges. The UK’s nine Catapult centres are actively […]

  • 24 February 2015

    Three of the UK’s technology innovation, research and testing centres are working together on a joint project to test and analyse components in wave and tidal devices, to better understand issues around component reliability, improve performance and ultimately reduce the cost of marine energy. The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult is working with the European […]

  • 31 October 2013

    A new collaboration agreement announced today (Thursday Oct 31) will champion small and medium-sized (SME) companies’ ambitions to bring innovation to the energy industry. The agreement will see the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult working closely with the private sector backed Energy Innovation Centre (EIC) to bring new technology to commercial reality in the offshore […]

  • 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 November 2016

    The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has issued a call for applications to the UK universities as it seeks to appoint a new scientific leader of its Wind and Ocean Conditions Research Team.  ORE Catapult said it is seeking a UK-based university with a strong background in wind and ocean conditions research to work with the […]

  • 26 February 2018
    R&D, Technology

    Service robots, drones, automated motherships and 40-rotor turbines could become the norm for offshore wind farms by 2050, Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult predicts.

  • 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 […]

  • 13 March 2015

    The ECOWindS Consortium has welcomed the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult to the ECOWindS project as an official third party associated partner. ORE Catapult is the UK’s flagship technology innovation and research centre for offshore wind, wave and tidal energy, and is the UK counterpart to other innovation centres across Europe such as the Fraunhofer […]

  • 3 April 2017
    R&D, Technology

    The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult is installing a new test rig, designed to simulate the erosion caused by the impact of water droplets on a wind turbine blade during operation, at its National Renewable Energy Centre in Blyth.

  • 24 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    CWind and Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult have signed a collaboration agreement to focus on offshore renewables in the UK. The two companies will focus on delivering applied research projects and accelerating technology development, aimed at improving health and safety, the operational performance of offshore renewable assets, as well as reducing risk and cost. “ORE Catapult uses […]